Saturday, 10 January 2015

Falcon, cyclops rocks and a background work in progress

We’re low on internet at the moment so I’m using references from my hard drive, the bird I think is a falcon? If anyone can identify that would be rad.

Also some rocks…a cyclops!

And a work in progress background. :D




Saturday, 3 January 2015

Meowser for tijjums

A friend of mine tijit, has been super kewl and been propagating my art about on tumblr so here's your request tijjums, Meowser! I can't believe that Meowser is Nintendo canon. Can't wait to play that game too, one day i'll own a wiiu. :D

warning: contains naps.



Friday, 2 January 2015

kangaroo guns

I take for granted kangaroos, growing up with their mascot identity attached to australia. But they've got rad guns and used to be bipedal before they evolved the large tail/leg. I like em. Plus tank girl roos are also rad.



Thursday, 1 January 2015

RedFang new years painting

Was drinking little for new years, listening to redfang and painting with my little sister.

I'm wearing a mastodon shirt with the reverse colours, I subconsciously blame that. 

There's a wallpaper here for those that are keen!~

Sabre-tooth tiger skulls are kewl.


Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014

Asterix Background painting practice

Got a new monitor for christmas, went from an old tv that had a monitor port to a gorgeous 27”. It’s barely got any edges and looks like it’s floating, I’m a spoiled human bean <3 Thanks Beeeen!

Also Ben said the picture isn’t done yet…Guess I might be working on it tomorrow too. P:





Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sharkjump Studio logo practice


I asked my friends at sharkjumpstudios if I could play around with their logo, I used the original and played around with the forms and shapes for practice, thanks for letting me use and post this Sharkjump. <3

Test chamber is my fav <3


Monday, 22 December 2014

Crocodiles with smiles.

A sketch for someone that I've been watching on tumblr for a while, her crocodilians are super adorbs.


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Tree sprite garden

An unfinished doodles that I’d might get back to at some point, inspired by some of the forest sprites posts and an old piece of mine. Totally uninspiring title.



Friday, 19 December 2014

A request from my little sister

My little sister asked me to draw her character Gravity today, he’s a teenager demon hound with a disdain for life in general, my sister is 14 such a cutey-per-tootie.







Sunday, 14 December 2014

Simple tree practice and the tutorial that inspired them

Saw that tree and rock tutorial floating around today and got me thinking about keeping it simple. It was a humble reminder. Have some trees. :3

Also here's the tutorial link!



Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A discussion about improvement and a quick gesture guide.



This is for all those people who are feeling frustrated about improvement in their painting skill. 

During periods of frustration it means that your actual technical skill is lower than your ability to see. We’ve all been there, looking at one of your favourite artists and seeing the paint strokes and knowing why they’re sitting there… so you you try that on your piece, but it doesn’t turn out quite the same.

This is when the practice-practice-practice up the technical skill mountain comes into play, you keep trying and and failing until you get what you’re missing and your technical skill meets your ability to see. 

This is where things get interesting, it’s quite rewarding figuring out what it was that was holding you back, learning that new thing to take you to the next step, we feel proud! We’ve accomplished! Our perceived technical skill is now higher than our actual technical skill and and our ability to see. At these times you wont feel frustrated.

And the more times you go through this process the quality of your work will improve overtime!

Keep patient, keep vigilant, learn the things that you hate (or find hard) and you can’t do anything but improve.

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I was practising some anatomy and realised I've been using a systematic approach to guidelines and anatomy. So here's a page on some small tips and the steps that I go through.