Saturday, 30 August 2014

He may be artificial...

But that doesn't stop me from fancying the pants of him ;-)

L. Bishop
Managed to finish this one in between watching 'Hard Target' and the X-files episode 'Millenium' because... LANCE HENRIKSEN.
What an awesome guy - fantastic actor, charisma and looks to boot and a voice that's the vocal equivalent of a full body massage :-)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Watched 'Aliens'...

... fell in love.

Artificial person in progress

'Know what?' my brother said. 'You should paint Bishop from Aliens' he said. 'It'll be fun' he said.
Yeah... thanks a ton bro'... Here we blinkin' go again... Obsession is go, go GO!

Wip of my favourite android... I mean, artificial person ;-)

Friday, 22 August 2014

Eirian - Battle of the sleeves

Just for the fun of it... Here's a little compilation of my previews that I was saving as the painting of Eirian progressed. As you can see it took me a little while to decided on the clothing ;-)

For better resolution watch it on my VIMEO channel ;-)

The king of sleeves

Eirian - the Grass King

It's been a while since my last post. Still struggling with artist's block. I've often found that I get 'blocked' when I'm procrastinating. I love painting faces, 'cause faces are fun... and they allow me to ignore clothing - which I suck at. I also tend to avoid jewelry 'cause I find metallic surfaces difficult to render. But it ain't gonna get better unless you have a bash at it. And so I decided to focus on this painting of my elf king Eirian - face inspired as per usual by handsome Bradley James/King Arthur from Merlin - and deal with some textiles and accessories. And it's taken a little while... but it's been fun. It's so easy to get stuck in your comfort zone... and then you forget how awesome it is to tackle new challenges, even when they frustrate the crap out of you. 

The bling is inspired by the beautiful jewelry I recently purchased from Raven Eve. Visit her store here - Raven Eve Jewelry
Check it out, it's amazing.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Meanwhile in Finland...

Isaac - wip
... I'm sure someone is having a much better time than me... So I tried this to see if it would help with my artist block... it didn't... I'm bored with it already, so it might remain a wip indefinitely. I'm going to go and eat some dried figs now.