Sunday, 30 December 2012

Still life01

My first still life painting in oils. Not so great, need more practice. 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Winter in the park

My second attempt at painting a landscape in oils. I feel I am getting used to using a palette knife to paint certain parts and the fun thing is you never really sure how it will turn out.

Autumn woods

My first oil painting I have done for a long time, and my first landscape I have painted in oils. I forgot how fun and relaxing it was. I wanted to try out a more rough style of painting, focusing more on colour and light like Peter Fiore and Robert Lemler. I definitly plan to do more and hopefully improve as I go.

Friday, 23 November 2012

character doodle

Just playing around with brushes and shapes.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Speed painting of Toby

I thought I'd try paint someone else as my blog is starting to have too many paintings of me on it. Here is Toby Dixon :)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Self portrait08

Another self portrait with a little step by step process of how I do it. Definitly feeling more confident with painting faces :)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Self Portrait 07

I painted this one in the dark with my laptop and passage light as the only source. Was pretty fun.


A thumbnail  I randomly came up with for a possible painting. I thought I would post it up to give me a reason to finish it.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Self portrait06

Still have not got my face quite right. Guess that means I need to do more!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Self portrait05

Not such a great one today as my eyes felt so tired after wearing my contacts for too long. Found it difficult to stay awake for this one.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Self Portrait 04

Day 4 of my self portrait painting. Today I wanted to try and draw and paint my portrait within an hour. I really enjoyed it as it made me focus more on the tone and colours rather than fiddling with details. I tried to use a large brush for as long as I could to keep the roughness of the painting. Looking forward to tomorrows one :)

Friday, 2 November 2012

Self portrait 03

Day 3 of self portrait painting and I feel like I have learnt so much already :)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Self Portrait 02

Day 2 of my self portrait painting. I think this one is a slight improvement from yesterdays one. I might have found a brush that I like :) Hopefully I keep improving as the days go on.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Self portrait

I'm going to try and do a self portrait painting everyday to improve my painting skills.

Happy Halloween everyone

I didn't have much time to yesterday to do something for Halloween. So here is just a quick painted sketch. I wanted to do a  scary scarecrow and ended up with a evil cowboy scarecrow for some reason.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Pats Fireplace

I really like the light and colours of my boyfriends moms fireplace so thought I'd try and paint it. I took me longer than it should have but I had fun learning.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Speed painting

A quick painting study of my moms kitchen while waiting for dinner :)

Sunday, 7 October 2012


I have been inspired by Chris Sanders this last week. So I felt like doing a doodle in his style.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Friday, 28 September 2012

Lost in the savannah

This is my first attempt at painting a scene from my Hansel and Gretal addaption. Now to start the next one :)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Character Line up

Hopefully my next post will be a painted scene from the story which I have already started thumbnailing :) 

Sipho (Hansel)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Happy birthday Kelly

Took a break from my Hansel and Gretal Project to draw this giraffe for my sister for her birthday. She loves giraffes, so I thought it would be great to draw a giraffe who is just as much a fan of her as she is of them. Happy birthday Kelly.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Sipho (Hansel)

I have been spending a lot of time on the characters. I feel  I need to just make a final decision on the design for Hansel so I can start painting a scene. So here is the final design for the boy, he is being painted up at the moment. His design is simple but it will do.

Friday, 14 September 2012

oh what to wear

Some further design work for the little boy.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Gretel update

I made a few changes to her design and I am pretty happy with her overall loo. Next one to do is the boy.

Saturday, 8 September 2012


I decided to take the  final design of my witch and paint her in more detail. I  am pretty happy with the end product and think I will paint the other two characters in this way. And hopefully soon I will be able to post up a finished concept painting from a scene in the story, just busy roughing out some thumbnails at the moment :)

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Personal Project - Pearl Concepts

I have started a personal project which is based loosely on the story of Hasel and Gretel, however it is set in kenya. She is basically Gretel. I quite like her design, however I still need to explore further with the final painted style. Have not quite found something I like yet.

Sipho concepts

Still not really keen on his design. feedback would be helpful :)

Witch (Sangoma) concept

For the witch I wanted her to be a large woman as it indicates that she has a wealth of food and therofore can lure in the children. I feel I still need to experiment more with colour and the finished style for the characters however I think the final witch design will be the last one, she seems less goofy than the previous one.