World building in Roma

I Recently spent a weekend in Rome at the IDEA Academy doing a workshop on ‘world building on your doorstep’ with Ian Mcque. It was a bit of a whirlwind three days with a lot to take in but I enjoyed it immensely.  I am a huge fan of Ian’s work and was really excited to get a place on the course.  Getting to go visit Rome at the same time was an obvious added benefit.  Ian was as calm,Read more

Castles in Shropshire

Just back from family holiday in Shropshire. Staying just outside Craven Arms we had a huge house in a rural setting with loads to see and do close by. Got out for a run most days and managed to get a few sketches done in between child care. Used a biro for most part then laid down some quick tone at the end with a Copic C2 marker. Marker didn’t mix great with biro so maybe need to find aRead more

Fountains Abbey

After a bit of camping in the Yorkshire Dales we headed home, stopping at Fountains Abbey on the way and I managed to get a little bit of sketching time. Very beautiful ruined Abbey and gardens, now designated a World Heritage Site.  Last night I added a few tones and some lighting to a couple of the sketches.  Read more

Plein Air painting in California

Been meaning to write this post for a while, but because i’ve been away there has been so much to catch up on at work. Recently I went over to Santa Monica to do a digital plein air course run by Shaddy Safadi and Eytan Zana and it was bloody, ruddy brilliant! Five days. First one in the classroom talking through the current state of concept art, games and films and a whole load of tips tricks and methodologies fromRead more

Randalls Department Store Uxbridge

Heloo, There is a very cool, Art Deco department store in Uxbridge called Randalls.  I walk past it each time I head into town and it’s a great looking building.  Unfortunately it’s currently lying abandoned but I think there are plans afoot locally to revamp it. I did a quick study of it on the way home one day on my IPad.  It was a pretty overcast day so actually quite good for getting down the forms and local colours. Read more

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas all, No chance to do any new Chrismassy art stuff, away till after New Year, so here is some old bits from the MMX Racing days and some Vis Dev, the white bits look like snow, from early Top Drives.Read more