Tuesday, May 24, 2016

15% OFF COURSES!

For a very limited time only (48hrs), you can sign up for a nine week course for 15% OFF the usual price. Offer starts now, ends 26/05 @ 10pm!
Once fees are paid you can start your course whenever you're ready!


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

TEDx Reading- Nerves, Laughter and Kind Editing

Saturday was a big day for me. Not only was it my first public speaking experience, but I was doing it for TEDx Reading. I was honoured to be asked to do a presentation by the organiser Mark Binns. I chose the subject of 'The Psychology of Caricature'. 

Before the talk, when I first arrived, I was terrified. I thought listening to the first three speakers would distract me and stop any nerves building (I was on fourth), but they got worse the closer my time came. Moments before I was due to go on, I was almost considering pretending I was ill or locking myself in the loo, but my rational brain quickly stepped in. I'd rehearsed the talk to the point where I knew it backwards, so I trusted that this would get me through it. 

It did, but it was also the audience that made me feel relaxed on stage. Getting laughs from the start was more than I could have hoped for. The nerves didn't go completely, and there were a few stumbles along the way, but overall, I loved the whole experience and would do it again in a shot.

The whole day was a great experience, meeting and chatting to the other speakers and the audience, so many varieties of subjects, thoughts and opinions, this is what made it such a fun day!

The video should be up on the TEDx YouTube channel and TEDx website in a few weeks time, (with or without my stumbles edited out), looking forward to sharing it with you all.



Wednesday, March 02, 2016

New Promo!

Hi guys! Here is a new promo for my course. I have added a new feature: you can now choose how you want to receive your critique! You can have it live with me (and recorded) or pre-recorded if you're a bit shy. Please share if you like it. Thanks!


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Book Pages

Here are the first two pages of the oil painting tutorial I made for my book 'Heads & Shoulders: Anatomy of Caricature'. The special offer to get my first book 'The Art of Caricature' half price when you buy the hard back is still on. Here's the link: http://www.paulmoyse.com/…
My thanks to Neil Davies for the designing the layout!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sketching Stephen King



I recently read 11.22.63, knowing a TV adaptation was in the works, but when I finished the book I almost didn't want to see an adaptation. The movies are never usually as good as the book, the imagery we create in our heads is far more powerful and resonating.

Having said that, here is some imagery, sketched by me, of Mr King.

11.22.63 has it's premiere on the 15th Feb 2016. 





Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bernie Sanders, Course and Krita



Latest digital painting.

This was made using a split-complimentary palette. I go into more detail about using limited palettes, as well as pretty much everything I've learned so far (technique, sketching, structure, narrative, expression, digital and oil painting) in my classes at paulmoyse.com which are now OPEN! There are no term dates for my classes, all you have to do is register for a course or individual classes, and we can then discuss the date of your first lesson. Feel free to email me at pmoyse@hotmail.com, or leave a comment on this blog, to enquire further.

The Bernie painting above happens to be my first digital painting using the Open Source painting software Krita! And I have to say it was a pleasurable experience. Overall, it handles most jobs very well. The brush and zoom controls are very intuitive, and there are tons of customization options for the brushes. The only down side, if I were to compare side by side with Photoshop, as a painting tool, would be that Krita is a little glitchy. But these are very small glitches that can easily be lived with until there's an update, which they do regularly. For a free, open source painting software, I highly recommend it!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Masterclasses

Hi guys,

The masterclasses on my website are OPEN!

For more information feel free to leave a comment or email me. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Painting on the Galaxy Note 3

You can see more paintings I've done recently on the awesome Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on the new website at www.paulmoyse.com

Here's one I recorded the process of:


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Google Hangouts!!



Hi all,

Over the last two weeks I've been broadcasting a live event on Google+ that involves me sketching or painting for half-an-hour and then critiquing someone's work for the other half-hour. These are great fun, and a way of sharing a little bit of my process with anyone interested. Here's the link to next week's show:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cfgjgjjllbvt2omapo24h1hirko

To request a critique of your work (I choose one piece at random each week), leave a comment on the event page, preferably more than a day before the broadcast is going to start, giving a link to both the work and the reference used to create it.

I look forward to sharing my screen again with you next Tuesday at 9pm!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lucy In The Garden

Another piece I've finally got around to scanning. I've been in two minds as to whether this is finished or not, deliberating whether to render in some of the foliage, finish off the hands and dress a little, but in the end I came to the conclusion that I will never get around to doing those, therefore...it's done :)

Oil on Canvas 600 x 800mm




Hi-Res Scan and Christmas Book Sale!

Hi All!

Got lots of things in various stages of completion that I want to share, but for now here's a hi-res scan of a commission from a few months ago.



Also, there's a sale on all books at my store, ends 1st December! All are individually signed by the artist and delivered in time for Christmas!




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blog is back!

Hi all,

I'm returning to posting here because when I moved blogs, I realised I wasn't posting as much, so I guess I'm going to keep posting here in future!

Been working on some new paintings and various other projects in the works, but for now here's a recent one of Adam Sandler I shared a week or two ago on facebook.