Saturday, 29 September 2012

Advanced Lighting - Lesson I

Earlier this week I finally enrolled in a class over at Schoolism that I've been wanting to take for over a year now - Advanced Lighting. It's taught by the incredibly awesome Sam Nielson, who's blog I've been following before I even really knew what a blog was. Go take a look at his stuff now!

 I'm only one lesson in at the moment but already I'm more excited about it than before I started - (who knew learning about light could be so much fun ;) )

Here's my assignment for Lesson 1 - Properties of Light & Advanced Lambertian Reflection. I won't say too much about the lessons themselves except to say that so far they've been great and I'm rearing to go for the next.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sexy and She Knows It

A present for Kovah of her character Damien, inspired by some pretty cool dress designs she did for her.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

A Watery Grave

Not your usual take on the saying but a fitting title I thought for this pic. I'd like you tell you more about what's going on here but you guys will just have to wait and see ;)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Boy

An illustration-in-progress to go along with a chapter from the novelised southern story. It's not finished yet But I thought I'd post what I've got so far.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Black and White

Another greyscale pic, this time a portrait of a character of mine. He's pretty old by now and every time I draw him he changes slightly but I'd say he's 90% there now. Huzzah.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Sunday, 9 September 2012


Here's a lady you guys. She's the sketch at the moment because I haven't quite decided how to go about colouring her.

Suggestions are welcome ;) 

Thursday, 6 September 2012


Trying out some more sketchy stuff. Can't tell you how much effort it took not to start on a colour. Really need to get out of the habit of taking everything into colour.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Busy Busy

It's now been just over two months since I finished university and since then life's been pretty hectic.  Life after uni is a little bit frightening but also quite exciting - for the first time in twelve years I won't be going back to school in September! Wow.

Like most of my fellow graduates it's all about the job hunt, which I think is part of the fun seeing just how many creative roles there are out there. However while looking and applying is all very good it's also great to have something to occupy yourself with while you wait for those all important responses. So here's what I do to keep myself entertained - I hired myself! A pretty elegant solution really...;)

I've decided to set myself up as a freelancer to which end I've now become the proud managing director of Logic Fairy Limited (Look us up, we're a real company ;) ) It has been mostly paper work the last couple weeks, and I've still been at it today working on some business document templates. I also got to have some fun, though, creating the overall look for the company's letterhead, logo, and business card.

It's not exactly art but I thought I'd share with you guys. I've also gone and given my portfolio a shuffle round so go check it out!

Business Card



Portfolio Cover version 4.0

In other news as I've mentioned before my good friend Kovah and I have been rewriting part of the story where my characters hail from. We've only got a few first drafts of some of the chapters down but we'll get there in the end I am sure. In the mean time expect more art from the southerners as we get going :) 

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Animals I Didn't Own

Coming from South Africa I was asked if I owned a lot of weird animals when I moved to the UK.  Here's some loose sketches of just a few African animals I never owned - tis a shame really!