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Sketchbook Studies


I put some of my recent sketches from various sketchbooks together. These are some random ideas I’ve been working on.

sketchbook studies

I also found some observation studies of acorn tops in pencil  I did last year.
Acorn tops

These are some fine liner pen studies I did of birds over a few days in January for some pen drawing practice. I scanned them into my computer and put a shade behind them in Photoshop to show the silhouette’s better.
Bird Pen Sketches

Just a little update


I have not posted very often lately so I thought I had better update this blog with something if anyone thinks I’ve vanished.

I went to France again for about a week recently. It was very cold and the plumbing was broken, so I took the opportunity to learn how to wrap pipes with insulation when everything was eventually fixed. Despite all of that the countryside was beautiful and the weather was nice, we even saw some blue skies.

France Gate France Countryside Normandy

I’ve taken the opportunity to do courses teaching myself Anime Studio on Udemy (McCoy Buck is awesome!) and developing my art and drawing skills over the last several months, with particular focus on perspective, environments and architecture as it’s not much use drawing characters without any backgrounds for them to live in is it? It’s been a great way of keeping the winter blues at bay and I’ve discovered new interests and renewed energy for doing art in general because of it.

I have found some really great tutorials on Gumroad and Youtube in the last few months which I am working on going through and I’m just drawing all the time. Hopefully I’ll have some things to show you soon.

Hello 2017


I finished off some small illustrations I’ve been working on and thought I may as well post them here before the year was out.

foxy
Foxy
startail the squirrel
Startail the squirrel
Butterfly
Butterfly

I have plans to keep learning new skills, improve on existing ones and work on my portfolio. I am going to work on, prune and refine my existing portfolio in the coming year.

I think I’ve made progress this year in finding techniques and processes that work better for my creation of Illustrations and I’m excited to learn how to animate in Anime Studio Pro and maybe learn a bit of 3D in Blender as well.

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