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.

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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

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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:

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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:

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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.