Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spacecraft has finally flown, to some fanfare and a lot of controversy the Virgin Galactic took its first commercial flight some weeks back. Aesthetically it's quite a pretty thing, something that looks quite swan like and graceful. Finding a picture that inspired me - I created this sketch. There a few … Continue reading Sketching of Vigin’s Galactic Spacecraft
I've been working a bit on my sketching, especially with portraits as they're quite interesting, my latest work was of a portrait of Scarlett Johansson. This was the finished sketch: The hardest bit I found with this is the charcoal pencils, the fine detail with them seems hard to achieve and I'm wondering if I … Continue reading Sketching Scarlett
After the fairly successful Horsehead Nebula I dived into a bit of planetary art this time the clouds of Jupiter were the subject. This took a fair bit of time this piece as the colours and patterns had to be shaped and merged and all of that good stuff. I'm quite pleased with this one … Continue reading Space Art – The Clouds of Jupiter
I had an urge the other week - that was to create the Horsehead Nebula, I've been shying away from digital painting and I simply decided to have a go and see where it took me. Taking a shot of it from NASA I painted, smeared and added stars and all of that - piled … Continue reading Space Art – The Horsehead Nebula
As part of my aim to create more art in both digital and traditional ways I wanted to re-create the space scene that I use quite a lot on my site and see how well I could make it using what I had. Unlike the previous times I have created planet rings I didn't take … Continue reading Space Art – Saturn and the Distant Sun
I've had a picture of this car for ages, it's so bright and red and the shine on it was amazing - I wanted to draw it or at least have a go. I don't know why it's one of those itches I think someone who does art gets...This is how it went. I got … Continue reading Color Sketching an Alfa Romeo
I've been playing with overlays again. This time I've overlayed the Gargantua black hole from Interstellar. What do ya think? I might try getting more daring with these... See what I can find.
I've been very much in a creative lull lately. Since pretty much the beginning of the year I've hardly written, drawn, sketched or done any digital art... I needed to rejuvenate my creativeness. So I looked about a bit and I found myself a book on creating Sci-Fi concepts! Mechanika from Doug Chiang is packed … Continue reading Drawing Sci-Fi and finding Imagination
I've been having a play, merging my pictures with images from others to overlay them and create something kinda cool. What do we think about seeing Saturn at sunset over the horizon. I made a few pictures of this, which one is best do you think? Saturn from Cassini (Credit NASA / JPL) overlayed onto … Continue reading Image Overlays – Saturn at Sunset
I've been having a play, merging my pictures with images from others to overlay them and create something kinda cool. This one is of Neptune and Triton taken from Voyager 2 overlayed onto a sunset picture that I took. What do you think? Neptune and Triton from Voyager 2 (Credit NASA / JPL) overlayed onto … Continue reading Image Overlays – Neptune Triton with Sunset
For Kate's Comic Relief Isolation Fun I thought I would see what I could do - as a first attempt I came up with this: Enjoy! I hope you're all well.
Hello everyone, I was going to share this ages ago - I have no idea what got in the way but it did. Anyway I created a howling wolf scene that had been stuck in my head.You know like sometimes you have something in your mind and you have to create it? Like scratching an … Continue reading Icy Moonlit Wolf Scene