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Pin Ups

So after talking to a few friends I've recently drawn a pin up or two. At first it started off as some simple sketches, but eventually it's worked it's way into a fully fledged print.

In all honesty the cowgirl was inspired by a recent song I've been listening to: It's not often I end up having a youtube song on repeat as much as this but at least it got my creative juices flowing.

But I digress, upon looking at some guides on how to create alluring pin ups, I asked a friend of mine what sort of pin up I should try. Little did I know he had a clown fetish. And soon the work began! I used more new techniques but I'm very pleased with the result. I'm sure when I start uni in a couple weeks It will be a good conversation piece ;P

Well here it is anyway.

And if you'd like to see a quick look at the development process follow the link below.…

Hulya Portrait + Sketches

OK so I haven't updated in a month or so. I've just recently moved back to my hometown of Rugby and I have to say the area is quite dire, there's no comfortability and my ability to draw had been shot until recently. a few sketches her and there have kept me going so here's a few glimpses.

This was a picture of a friend of mine, Huly. I may not be great at portraits but as long as she liked it I'm happy with it :)

And here are a few more sketches I've managed to squeeze out.

As you may be able to tell from the lower image I'm a fan of Pokémon. Enjoying childrens games and cartoons can be a very interesting experience, going back to basics and really experiencing something from your early years can get your passion going again. Me personally... I just love Pokémon, it's an amazing game and couldn't resist drawing this when I tried my hand at a 'Nuzlocke', for those of you who don't know what a Nuzlocke run on Pokémon is I suggest you look …

More of the Swamp.

Ok, so to explain the title of this little blog. Nature and greenery in particular have fascinated me since I was a child, from finding field mice in the corn fields behind our families village home when I was 4 to climbing trees and skimming stones in ponds until well into my teens. I've had a strong fascination with nature. In fact upon travelling to Spain I recall being particular pleased just to see the colour green again. I think if I were to leave England I wouldn't be able to be too far from nature or I might lose myself. And so 'Into the Swamp'

Sure it could be into the forest, but this is about art, about losing yourself in a gritty place full of grime and dank. Those who view art as being some sort of beautiful thing with untouched beauty have never experienced creating it themselves. It's a tough ordeal where the thicker your skin is the better, you have to persevere through the good and bad and never stop pushing for fear of being left behind. And so th…

Available in Evil.

Quick update guys. Got some work done on my Succubus, may add to it at a later date but right now head is bustling with ideas I want to sketch and I know I'll lose them if I stay on one project too long, hence lots of WIP's and speed paints being created. Never stay on one topic too long or you'll lose yourself in it.

Anyway Succubus final image and Zombie WIP.

Oh Hello

I've never been one for 'painting' as such, I've always come short at my own expectations when attempting it which has frustrated me to no end on many occasions, however I feel to grow as an artist I'll have to learn to master this style of drawing in order to progress to the state I'd like to reach later on in life.

And so with the help of a book called 'Alien Race' I've been looking up and considering creature designs. Creature designing is ultimately what I'd love to end up doing, the idea of forming a fully functioning habitat of creatures from nothing but my imagination fascinates me.

So to anyone interested in creature designs I highly recommend looking up this book:

Alien Race - Amazon

Anyway here's my first successful attempt at speed painting, roughly 30 minutes this took. I've got to actually start timing myself! 

Experimentation and The Blanks

A little update on the Succubus picture:

After trying jumping straight into colour theory I have decided perhaps a little more work on the actual form itself might be required, this did help me figure out the lighting a bit better though, the image is far too 'cool' for it to really emphasize a deamonic succubus. More warmth to be added.

Linework so far:
Thankfully my trip to the National History Museum gave me a few references for horns and such so I think that definitely add a bit of realism to his image. Pondering more obscure piercings and tattoos, but still just an idea so far.

In other news I went to a local 'Blanks' gig, you may not know the name of the group but you'd recognise them instantly if you saw them. Also known as 'Ted's Band' from Scrubs, they were a fantastic group and we even met them afterwards and turned out to be thoroughly enjoyable people to talk to. And here's a photo to mark the occasion:

I hope they enjoyed the new hair.

And so the blog begins...

At the age of 22 I have finished a course in graphic design and the advent of studying Illustration in university is finally dawning. This blog is here to help you get an understanding of who I am and follow my work as it progresses both academically and professionally. And if there's anything amusic I find along my way in life I'll be sure to share that too.

Now to start off with my current works:

Designing a zombie is no easy task, the knowledge of anatomy is paramount when creating one and I hope this comes across in this image.

Set in an apocalyptic city, I always find the idea of portraying sexy undead girls to be quite an unusual one if amazing fun. Hopefully more updates on this one as I progress with it along with the help of the community.

Another image I'm working on is primarily to test lighting. Colours have fascinated me for a while now and I reccomend if anyone seeks a quick improvement in your art, look up colour theory.

Yes reading can be bori…