Monday, 23 December 2013

30min Speed paintings

Underwater dragon no2
 Underwater dragon no1

Friday, 13 December 2013

Daily spitpaint

Here is today's spitpaint. I chose the masquerade theme and thought it would be fun to do some fan art with that theme. So here it is :)  

30min Speed painting - Three headed Ogre

Another  30min daily spitpaint painting. Having never ever painted a creature before I found this topic a bit challenging. So below was my shameful first attempt. I think I was trying to be too ambitious with trying to design each face and give detail in such a short time that it ended up looking really bad. So about is my second attempt and here I learnt from my mistake and focused on the composition of the character and its surrounding and kept the shapes simple with just enough detail to know what is going on

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Speed painting

My speed painting for today for the daily spitpainting group on Facebook. Today I chose to combined two topics they had up today which was fancy dress and sheep on a bike. So here is a man dressed in fancy dress as Shaun the sheep on a bike :) This one was fun

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Speed paintings

I recently join a group on Facebook called daily spitpaint, where you have to do a 30min painting based on a various themes of the day. I decided to join as I felt I needed to improve on my concept and speed painting skills. So here are my first weeks attempt at this and I can already feel my painting speed improving. Order starting from the more recent to my very first attempt.

Umbrellas and chain lightning

Hidden treasure

 That thing in the fridge

Statue of mushrooms

 Near future pickup truck

 Day 1 - Mark of the wolf

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Snowy forest

It's been a bit chilly today, so thought I would paint a snowy scene.

Tribal woodsman

A painting I did this morning. I was playing around with  few new brushes I made and trying out a different approach to painting. It was good fun and it might have given me a few ideas for future paintings :)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Artist Study

Decided to do an artist study as I have not done one in awhile and I really like Brittney Lee's work. Her paintings are so colourful and happy so I really enjoyed painting doing this study as it gave me some inspiration. Below is the original -

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Concept thumbnail

I realised that a lot of my work is really cute and happy and so I wanted to try something a bit more serious and futuristic. So here is my first thumbnail attempt and I plan on doing more thumbnails like these in the hope that I get better and quicker.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Doggy Doodles

For the last week I have been looking after a friends dogs, so had the urge to do some dog doodles.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Today's doodle

Just another random doodle for today. Trying to work on my use of shapes in terms of character design. I am having fun doing these as there is not pressure to do a good drawing.  

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Birthday clown doodle

I started doodling and this is what happened.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Dad at work

I have not posted anything for awhile because I have been so busy with other little projects and life stuff. So I though I would do a quick painting study of my dad whilst at work.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Plein air painting06 - Albert Dock

I have been in Liverpool for 2wks and today I finally had the courage to go out and do some plein air painting in public (Albert dock is a very busy place) I had some lovely comment from people which was great. With this painting I tried a different technique. I started off with a red undertone and worked wet on wet in oil from there, building up the layers. It was a challenging subject to paint as I had to be more precise in my perspective unlike painting trees and fields, but I can't wait to do my next one :)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Soft Edge study

I have been reading Andrew Loomis' book "Creative Illustration" recommended to me by Robert Lemler. It has been a really interesting and helpful read so far. I noticed with my recent plein air paintings that all my edges were hard and that seemed to flatten my paintings. So here I have tried Loomis' Soft Edge technique. where you use a combination of soft and hard edges in your paintings to help draw the eye to your focal point and to give it more depth. This is my first attempt ,using a photo to study from, it is not very good at all but hopefully I will get better with practice. This technique will definitly come in handy once I get the hang of it.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Plein air painting 05 - Marsworth Canal

This is my first plein air painting that I have painted in public, the others were done around my garden. I was a little nervous as I did not know what people might think, but I got some nice comments which made me glad I did it as it has boosted my confidence a bit. I am currently in Liverpool for the week so I hope to get some plein painting done, maybe of some more boats :)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Plein air paintings 3 & 4

Spent about 4hrs outside painting these two. I had a lot of fun painting today as the weather was beautiful and I got to spend some time with a couple of horses in the field from the first painting. Can't wait to do more! 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Plein air painting 02

Since we have been having some really great weather I went out yesterday day morning to do some outdoor oil painting near my back garden. I tried to work more thinly with the paint at the start this time as I started off too thick with my first plein air painting making it tricky to add in the lighter tones on top. I had a lot of fun painting this as I had a better understanding of the medium, but I still need loads of practice. Since the whole week is going to be great weather I will take advantage of this to do as many paintings as I can :)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Liverpool Sketches

Here are a few sketches I did whilst visiting my boyfriend in Liverpool. I spent a lot of time at Albert Dock sketching boats. They were a lot of fun to draw, though next time I need to muster up the courage to do some paintings of them. The last one is not in Liverpool but my nanas back garden :)

Friday, 28 June 2013

Meet Agnes

This delightful woman is one of our main characters from our grad film Holy She*p. Its been about a year since we finished it, so I thought it would be nice to do a character painting of Agnes :) And for some reason the colour of the image  comes up very saturated when you click on the pic to enlarge it. I will try fix that.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Plein air painting01

Here is my first plein air painting in oils. It's a picture of my back garden on a cold and cloudy day ( a typical british summer )  I painted it in about 3hrs, but I hope to get a bit quicker as I progress.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013


I had the urge to do an oil painting of the Drakensberg mountains the other day and as I could not do it from life I chose a photo to paint from. I have not painted in oils for awhile so it was good for me to paint from a photo as I would never be able to finish it in one day. It also gave me a chance to think and learn how to paint in oils properly. I want to learn to paint a lot quicker in oils so my next painting will be a plein air painiting which will force me to work faster.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Prehistoric tortoise bird thing

Here is a little sketch I did today, inspired by Toby Dixon. Its sort of a prehistoric tortoise bird thing, which cannot fly, but has strong legs and claws to jump on its prey. I cannot think of a name for it yet, so if anyone has any good ideas let me know :)

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Rainy day doodle

A quick little doodle to past the time on this rainy day. 

Friday, 24 May 2013

Dwight Schute

Had a bit of fun today painting Dwight. He makes me laugh so much :)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Here is my next painting in the series of death as a dad. Being death means working  random hours which is hard on his kid.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Italian Courtyard

Took a small break from film work to paint something of my own. I felt I needed to do something different to keep my creativity levels up. It was fun painting this :)

Monday, 18 February 2013


Here is the next painting in my seriers of Death as a dad. Here is his little kid at school, as you can tell he is not too popular with the other kids, which is not really fair as you can't choose who your parents are going to be. Sorry it took so long to get this one posted up. I have been pretty busy with other stuff lately. 

Friday, 8 February 2013

Catching the bus

Here is the finished painting of death seeing his son off to school. I am going to continue with this theme of death as a dad with some more paintings, so watch this space.