Monday, September 16, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note Sketching

Yesterday whilst shopping with the family I took a few minutes out to try sketching on their Galaxy Note 8.0 (they had the larger 10.1 on display but it didn't have Sketchbook Pro). Straight away I was impressed by the feeling of control I had, it was closer to drawing with pencil and paper than I've found so far. It was just a shame I couldn't try it on the 10.1 because I felt a little limited by the dimensions of the narrower 8.0. When sketching digitally, pressure sensitivity is crucial for getting the feeling of sketching with a pencil. I'm not sure if this was being done by the pen itself or the tablet screen, I'm no expert on how they work, but it certainly did the job. Anyway, I did a quick sketch of Chris Pine aka Captain Kirk but then it was time to finish the shopping and the kids were screaming for food so I had to cut it short. :) 

Will definitely be wanting another play with this!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Danny Boyle!!

Recently I did a caricature oil painting of Danny Boyle. Here is a recording of the process.

I recently watched Danny's latest movie 'Trance' and was blown away. Danny is one of the UK's finest filmmakers, I highly recommend Trance to anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch/Kickstarter is live RIGHT NOW!!

Above is a recent acrylic on paper of Benedict Cumberbatch (18 x 25cm). Benedict has seen the painting and his quote will be in my new book, providing enough funds are raised to support its creation. 

Please check out my kickstarter campaign and pledge for some great rewards! I have added a special page to my website to help with any questions you may have. You can also visit the kickstarter website's FAQ section if you need any more information. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

"Heads & Shoulders" Rebirth! Coming soon!

Hi All,

"Heads and Shoulders" the book will be kicking off again VERY SOON with a new approach and new rewards. The physical copy will be £25.00 (was £35.00) and there will be lots of other great rewards to be had for your pledges. I will have an initial funding goal of £10,000 to make an 80 page hardback, with stretch goals to increase the page size and offer other goodies to backers once the goal is reached.

I will update here when it's launched, in the meantime I'm working on lots of new pieces that I'm really excited about; I've even made a page on my website that will be updated every time I finish new artwork. I would love to share them on here, but have to keep them exclusive to backers of the project. You can also subscribe to my newsletter to hear when I launch.