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
As it's Halloween month I thought I would create some seasonal drawings. This pumpkin drawing is a simple and quick little sketch that quite cool. Layers Use the layer tool to create different layers for all the different drawing elements, this will help greatly in putting everything in the right order. Find it under Layer … Continue reading Digital Art with InkScape – The Spooky Scene