Friday, 20 April 2012


For all those Korra fans out there. Ahh this is a fantastic series, and I'm really excited to see where it goes in the future. So while everyone is just waiting for the next episode to come out like I am, you will be subjected to my fanart of it for a little while.

And I was messing around with some new brushes on Photoshop (as well as adjustment layers and such). I'm trying to do things that I wouldn't usually do because the more experience the better, right?

One day I'll think of an original title...

I found this sketch that I did a couple of years ago and I thought I would post it up as it's something that I still quite like.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Desert Scene

Daily (or so) speed paint. This one is pretty bad :x But I thought that I would upload anyway, get some fresh stuff up here as well. Tried out some different things as well with some new brushes and I'm not too sure about them, but hey I'll keep experimenting!
Stock photo was found here.

Monday, 16 April 2012

More Speedy Paintings

... But this time it was less speedy. This one took me about an hour, because I slowed down and tried to focus more on painting techniques and things. I played around a bit with various ways of doing things, but I only used 3 brushes in total and it was all done on one layer.

Going to try and do these as often as possible as I feel like I'm learning a lot from doing them.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Speed Painting

Just a quick upload of my speed painting that I did today just to get some practice in. As you can probably tell I have greatly fallen out of practice...

Took about 15-20 minutes in CS5. I'm going to try and make this a regular occurence, and I will upload them when I do them. Ohhhh I have so much to learn...

Oh! And the picture was drawn from a reference which can be found here.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Sketch Book Uploads

Just a dragon drawing from a different perspective

Planning some of my next 100 themes challenges- and at the bottom there is my idea for 'Insanity'

My finished drawing for 'Innocence' and above on the planning page you can see my rough sketch
Thought I would try some foreshortening on this last picture and now I'm actually really trying to put a lot of thought into my drawings, rather than just putting pencil to paper and seeing what happens. I feel that my drawings come out looking more visually appealing but I still have a long way to go. I will colour these at some point- well the last couple at least.

And these pictures were just some life drawings that I did when I went to the local Botanical Gardens. And I managed to draw the Pukeko before he escaped into the underbrush which is always a plus. Just trying to keep up the old drawing skills, and drawing from life always forces me to draw faster which is always good practice for me.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Quick Update

The lack of posts have been due to me going camping over the long weekend. It was a fantastic weekend, just isn't so good for my regular updates. And I have quite a few things to catch up with now that I'm back, so I thought I would just chuck up a few photographs that I have taken recently before posting any other art.

Just a couple of birds at the local Gardens. The top one is a common sparrow while the bottom one is a finch of some kind I believe. Just trying some close-up nature pictures. Man these guys don't stay still for long!