Thursday, 26 September 2013

Couple of Nice Commissions

Rough artwork
Felt like I haven't posted for a while, but I am major busy. I've got a couple of book cover commissions that I'm currently working on. One is almost finished and the other is just starting, plus I've got a couple of personal projects that I'm working on too - sneak preview of one of my roughs. Can't wait to start painting these up. I'm hoping to get these on sale for Christmas.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Seed and Other Fairy Tales

My Gift
My faith in humanity has been restored - a little. I received a lovely gift this morning from a gentleman that I created a book illustration for. I will definitely enjoy reading the other stories in this book and looking at all the other illustrations. The short story that I illustrated was "My All". Thank you Joseph, I hope your book is a success.

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The Seed & Other Fairy Tales by Joseph Hillenbrand

Friday, 13 September 2013

Slate Sculpture at the Lake District

Slate Sculpture, Lake District
The weather wasn't that wonderful at the Lake District, so I only managed to complete one life drawing whilst visiting a slate mine. Also visited the John Ruskin museum which was amazing and very inspirational. Some of the detail in his work is incredible, definitely worth a visit.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


I was asked if I could paint some Orc target faces for my local archery club. These will be put on dummies for next years Middle Earth show in Birmingham, but I'm sure once the kids at Hamstead Hall School get hold of them, they might have to print some more :) .

Orc Archery Target Faces