This has been a personal project that I have been working on, perhaps for a little too long. Based on the legend of King Arthur, using the composition from playing cards too offset opposing characters from the myth.
Steam punk jetpack badger. This was a character I came up with a good while back, unfortunately the first illustration didn't work out as I had hoped, so as an exercise I though another attempt was in order.
I have been trying to ink more work lately and push my self past the pencil sketching stage, hoping to include paint in this also.
I have been trying to brush up on my painting of late. To that end I signed up for a couple of art classes courtesy of the local councils adult education program.
The first was an oil painting class which resulted in a few still lives, this was the one I spent the most time on. A bit rough and unfinished but I was quite pleased with it, especially as I haven't used oils since my college days.
The other class was a weekend one using acrylics and this was the result.
Still a long road ahead of me to get my painting skills near to where I want them to be, but progress is being made (I think?)
As so often happens with my work this started out as an exercise to practice using pen and ink with a focus on drawing faces. The idea kind of took off on its own and these illustrations are the final result.
Based upon the biblical four horsemen of the apocalypse. I have tried to interpret each one in my own way while also experimenting a little with the kind of line and shading used.
Its been a criminally long time since I updated the blog so on this quiet Thursday morning I will attempt to get back on track.
First things first, here are a few of my entries for the Galway Pub Scrawl 30 day illustration challenge. This is a month long challenge where a drawing subject is selected for each day of July and everyone who wishes too can produce an illustration based on that days topic. It is very enjoyable to see how different artists interpret the ideas and trying to do a picture a day is tough but rewarding.
Day 1: Portrait of a friend
Day 10: Fetish
Day 11: Scenery Landscape
Day 22: Autumn
Day 24: Steampunk Shakespeare
Day 31: Anything you like
These were some of my favorite pictures and if you would like to see the rest and check out other artists illustrations head on over too.
I am currently having a go at the Galway Pub Scrawls 31 day illustration challenge. The mighty Donal Fallon and co. organise this every July. A topic is picked for every day of the month and anyone who wants to can then do a picture based upon that idea.
I have been attempting to do a picture every day and today's subject is "trapped in video games". The perfect excuse to do a little pixel art animation, so here is a little me marching happily along.
I will be posting a more complete rundown of my efforts soon, in the meantime check out the challenge so far at: Galway Pub Scrawl