Friday, 21 September 2012

Where Giants Roam - EOW

I did another Environment of the Week recently, it's actually a pretty small and rough picture, don't really know why I'm sharing it here, (and dude this image is a bit pixellated!) but I felt it was a bit of a triumph because I tried out a new technique with it. :)


I really need to get into better practices when creating artwork, such as creating B/W thumbnail sketches to generate ideas and to get a good sense of form and lighting. I see artists doing it all the time and they're like amazing so I figured I need to get into the habit of doing this. I also, painted the whole thing in B/W and coloured it after, it's a really neat technique! :)

Here's the WIP if you're interested.



Tuesday, 4 September 2012

18th Century embellishments

When I recently visited Mount Saint Michael in Cornwall, I had a bit of an art-geek moment looking at some amazing embellished 18th century maps.
This is not my photo :p (

Mount Saint Michael is a really cool castle on top of a little island just off the south coast of England, but it's actually just a short boat trip away, and you can even walk across to it when the tide is out.

Anyway, I couldn't help sketching some of the beautiful embellishments I found there...

I love this shit! Why can't we decorate things like this nowadays?