2017

Old Age

Using a Buffy painting as the base and playing around with texture and the palette knife.

Porg

After just watching the latest Star Wars film the best thing in it was the Porgs!, so I thought I would try and put my …

Medusa

This was a rework of an original piece that I had painted on my rucksack when I was younger in acrylic, I thought it …

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James and Jue

A commission I imposed on myself for my sister’s birthday, a family portrait, this one took quite a while and I …

James and Jue Video

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Doll

I found a creepy reference of a doll face and decided that with a good texture brush I could get this to look quite …

Frank

I thought I would try a portrait with no colour in the reference so I could primarily focus on the tonal aspects. As it …

Frank Video

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Faith Front

A simple portrait painting using mainly the oil brush but really pushing the tonal contrast, I was quite happy how this …

Faith Front Video

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Evil Willow

An improvement on my original Dark Willow effort, much better blending and overall refinement on this one, I think now I …

Buffy3

I really wanted to change up the colours here, to obviously keep the essence of Buffy but to shine a much different …

Narrated Buffy

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Happy Frog

The initial reference was just of a frog ornament which I thought looked interesting and had some character. It took me …

Narrated Frog

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Khaleesi

A paint over and update to one of my first pastel type paintings in ArtRage, it is always useful to attempt this to see …

Khaleesi Video

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FloatingFireDemon

Something very strange, I just was having fun and playing around with just about all the tools in ArtRage.

Zombie Doll

Sometimes I like to take a reference of an innocent children’s toy and then tweak it to extraordinarily creepy …

Zombie Doll Video

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Jam Pot

A simple still life, and in the style of an old master, hence the dark backdrop. Surprisingly this didn’t take too …

Jam Pot Video

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Little Dragon

A spliced painting taking my dragonfly painting as a background and then the lizard painting to adapt into a dragon, …

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TeddyBear

I found a cute picture of a teddy bear online reading a book and thought that it could look pretty cool if it had a bit …

Lion

Initially I was just going to follow the reference of a lion faithfully while applying a little texture, but as it …

Narrated Lion

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Single Pear

A fun still life from a challenge suggested on the ArtRage forums to simply render a pear using just the oil brush, …

Single Pear Video

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Sandsnake

A Sand Snake from Game Of Thrones, I really don’t think I caught the likeness and it really isn’t done in my …

Narrated Tiger

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Tiger

A simple reference copy, and I think the key to this painting was its simplicity as I seemed to hold better control over …

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Supercop

I wanted to combine superman with robocop, so to start I painted based on a superman reference and then started to work …

Fantasy Landscape

Inspired by Bob Ross I had an idea to come up with an original fantasy landscape. With landscapes layers in digital art …

Fantasy Landscape Video

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DragonBee

An amalgamation of several paintings I had previously finished. I initially started with a simple rendering of a bee, …

Dragonbee Video

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Demon Baby

This painting changed quite a lot during inception as originally it was supposed to be a child of the forest from Game …

Demon Baby Video

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Child Of The Forest

Tried to use the oil brush for as much of the portrait as possible, but I am still struggling a little to blend colours …

Child Of The Forest Video

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FLower

Simply a fly on a flower, I wanted to try and channel the success I had with the dragonfly painting I did a couple of …

Batman

Another superhero!, I really do like getting a theme on and then bingeing on it. Again I gathered up a lot of reference …

Batman Video

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Catwoman

More superheroes, this time on of my favourite, catwoman!, I gathered quite a few references and realised that it should …

Catwoman Video

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Evil Jellyfish

A fun monster, overlaying many of my previous monsters combined with the use of the Warp tool, this turned out to be …

Evil Jellyfish Video

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Wonderwoman

I am certainly in the mood for superheroes at the moment. This one I completed on my new Wacom Cintique and wanted to …

Troll Spike

An experiment to adapt my original Spike piece into something else, a troll. My idea was to give me practice with the …

Troll Video

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Spike

I really pushed the palette knife to blend the oil paint as much as possible and actually ended up blurring at the end …

Spike Video

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Troll

This painting was based on my airbrush based Spike portrait as I wanted to experiment with the warp tool and to apply a …

Storm

A paint over from an old pastel drawing which is probably about 20 years old. From the scanned in picture I simply …

Storm Video

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Melisandre2

I wasn’t too happy with my original effort for this Game Of Thrones character, this time I wanted to blend better, …

Gremlin

A paint over for a very old painting I probably did 30 years ago, taking the original acrylic and applying a digital …

Gremlin Video

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Venom

Another superhero and again I wanted to create my own version, so initially I collected a multitude of reference and …

Venom Video

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Shireen

Of course this is Game of Thrones and I always had in my mind to apply a texture brush to her face to represent the …

Shireen Video

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LadyStoneheart

Continuing my Game Of Thrones art binge I thought that rather than painting a character that exists on the TV show I …

Cersei

A straightforward painting from reference, I would have liked to have worked a little long on this as I think I could …

Cyclogre

This painting ended up being quite the experiment. I started off by mangling a manga portrait I had already completed …

Cyclogre Video

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Eagle

A straightforward rendering of an eagle, I started with pastels but it seemed to hold me back a little in the final …

Eagle Video

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Blackbird

I took a piece I had originally finished with the aim of turning it into something very weird using as much image …

Blackbird Video

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Daenerys Profile

I decided to go fast and loose with a think oil brush and I left this piece fairly unfinished, and of course it is …

Daenerys Profile Video

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Arya Horseface

A paint over of one of the first digital paintings I ever did with ArtRage, as can be seen there are a lot of subtle …

Darth Thanos

An obvious combination, I was asked by a work colleague to do my own version of Thanos, I had fun after I had rendered a …

Darth Thanos Video

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Groot Faces

I had an idea that to truly test the power of the new Warp tool from ArtRage I could take the original Groot portrait I …

Narrated Groot Warp

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Rabbit Sorcerer

The main inspiration for this painting was my weird squirrel dancing fur ball, I thought that I could push the colour …

Warping

My base for this experiment was a portrait of Daenerys and I took the opportunity here to try out the new ArtRage warp …

Xenocorn

Another one of my hybrid creatures from old paintings, taking the alien queen and then combing a unicorn to form …

Xenocorn Video

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Stormtrooper

Started off as a straight forward render of a reference but while developing it struck me as being a little dull so …

Stormtrooper Video

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Cockerel

I wanted this to be very close to the reference but with some extra texture applied. I used my favourite bear fur brush …

Cockerel Video

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Dad

A portrait I printed out and framed for my dads birthday. I wanted this of course to be very close to the reference but …

Dad Video

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Erso

I simple render from Rogue One but with the colours pushed towards the end with an overlay and a little lens flare …

Erso Video

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Space Fiend

I wanted to go very digital with this painting and create a metallic type monster, almost a zombie Megatron! This was …

Baby Groot

Started with soft pastels and then really looked to apply a bark like texture. A lot of textural experimentation here …

Baby Groot Video

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