Monday, 30 November 2009


Speed painting for fun... Been playing Tekken 6 a lot recently. That game is too addictive!
Really like the new characters, specially Leo.

Been trying to play it online but its just so damn laggy, so been playing with my housemate. She says I cheat if I use combos on her, but she does spam a lot of Alisa's hard hits.

But yeah, that's all for now, just wanted to mess about with photoshop. Took about 1 hour. I did some progress shots, but I don't think there's much point posting it since they're quite big leaps in process...


Friday, 27 November 2009

Watah Corrors!

Meet Trish, the most boring life model ever. Good for volumes though, haha.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Study of Rubens

Been looking for ways to improve myself. So I did some more artist study that is quite different to how I would shade. It was recommended by one of my tutors. I knew that I wasn't going anywhere with my drawings because I looked through my work from 4 years ago and I saw the same style I had before, but just more refined...

When I was talking to my tutor that time, he said that it was a good thing that I notice my own weakness, because other people don't usually, once they get comfortable with what they have or if they've developed a routine or a style, they tend to stick to it, not knowing that they're stuck in a rut. He also said that I picked the best film to work on, because it suits my style, but it doesn't help me on the life drawing department because it's very graphic.

This just means I have to work harder eh?... Heh... I guess this really is my year of improvement. Need to crack on with some digital painting too. Haven't done that since Uni started...

But yeah, That's all for now.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Night Drawings

Some more drawings from last night... Nothing exciting...

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

A Levels

Here are some very old image I found in my sketchbook. These were done when I was in college, about 4 years ago? Yeah, I love painting with oils, need to practice them again because I have forgotten how to paint...

Went out to do some more night drawings, nothing much to draw except the road and cars. Got some fairly good results though. Would have done more, but there wasn't anything that interesting to draw really...

Today in life drawing we had a martial arts model posing for us. Quite exciting at first but then got extremely tedious towards the end, and I completely flopped it... They made us do 5 second drawings as our last exercise, and I don't think you'd want to see the result haha. But all in all a good session. Learned something new today, but I think the tutor was giving the same advice to everyone... Will post some up once I get a scan of them.

I also watched a film with my housemates, it was called 'The Descent'... According to people, it was one of the most 'scariest' film they've seen... But I didn't even jump one bit in that film... It just irritated the hell out of me because of the dumb characters. And the stupid monster looks like Voldemort.... So yeah. No. It doesn't even come close to being scary.

That's all for now.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Drawing Light

These were the images produced when me and Nat went out drawing at night.
That was the time I caught a cold... If you remember in my previous post...

Sunday, 8 November 2009

2nd Year Life Drawing

Yeah, I feel like I need to do more of these... Comparing them to my first year's work, they do look slightly better, but they still have the same sort of feel to it... Maybe it's just the way I draw.

I will be posting more of these soon. Got a huge pile of these in my USB.

As for news, I got nothing... I went to Brighton for the weekend, just to sort some stuff out. My mum's not feeling very well, so that's the reason I went down to visit. She's been away from work for about a month now so I got concerned.

I was rummaging through the storage closet last night and I found some of my old books from A-Levels haha. I was surprised with what I saw... I've came to a conclusion that i now suck at painting and I need to practice more. My books from A-Levels were so much better hahahahahaha. That's what I get for relying on digital painting I guess... I need to start using some oil paints again. I really like using them. But yeah, I'll post some of the pages from my old stuff here soon, just need to get hold of a scanner....

That's all folks!


Friday, 6 November 2009

Sculpture Studies

Went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

So did a few sketches of some sculptures. It's quite annoying drawing black sculptures 'cause they're not so easy to shade... But all in all a good trip!

I've got more stuff scanned now, so I'll be updating more often this time around!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009


Been finalizing characters this week. Did some tweaking with my old sketch. Had to redraw it and make it clearer since the shadows are quite confusing...

Anyway, here's some thumbnails.

Hope they're useful James, since you already know the process.