Then & Now – Painting Comparison

Hi again,

We’re all learning, and hopefully that leads to us all improving as artists. As a little challenge to myself I decided to repaint one of my earliest digital paintings, in order to take stock of where I am, to where I started – Kind of like an artist MOT. I chose the very first piece I uploaded to the internet in MAY 2012 which I believe was a test back then as well which seemed fitting.

You can see below the comparison between the two, taking the same time to do and using roughly the same tools. It’s a great thing to do & I recommend it to anyone like myself who are unsure if they are improving. You should see a steady improvement with each new piece of work you produce but it was interesting to see the contrast in images.




Batman Cowl Design

Batman cowl design

Haven’t posted in awhile so here is a Batman sketch I did for something later. More to come.

Book of Life Pin-Up


Pin-up piece done for the ‘Book of Life’. The hardback collection of Afterlife Inc. Volumes 1-3

Afterlife Inc. Created by Jon Lock, another of the oh so friendly creators I met at ThoughtBubbleUK last year!

Old Man Prophet

Old Man John Prophet

Love me some ‘Prophet’ from Image comics! Old Man John Prophet sketch

Wanna Fight? – Only God Forgives

My piece inspired by the Nicolas Winding Refn / Ryan Gosling film ‘Only God forgives’

Only God Forgives

Lady Trouble – Painting practice

Happy New Year Everyone! let’s hope 2013 is an incredible year.

I have trouble painting females, for some reason my pieces start off very pretty then slowly turn a bit on the masculine side. So I set myself a task to create a few portrait pieces of real life women in order to learn and pick up some tips on creating female characters.

Here are two of the pieces I have created, don’t forget to check out my Deviantart page page for updated artwork and fresh new art.

First up is the gorgeous Linda Le, this was more speedy and I didn’t quite get the likeness right so I may come back to this one when I get a bit better:


This next piece I was quite happy with, if I would change anything it would probably be the background but that’s me just being picky I think:


This is of the awesome Charlotte Herbert (massive crush).

Thanks for taking a look and if you have any tips on painting women or on these pieces just leave me a comment down below.