Saturday, 29 October 2016

Bagheera


I saw the new Jungle Book film as soon as it came out, and began this drawing the day after, but due to a house move and a new job I have only recently completed it. In the film, I was so taken by the new rendering of Bagheera (the ultimate hero of The Jungle Book) that I just had to draw him. His mix of grace, bravery, cunning and morality make him by far the most compelling character in a story where the character bar has already been set very high. I used a screen grab from the film as a starting point, and referenced some photos of real panthers to increase the realism.

Unfortunately Blogger is eating some of the quality of this image during the upload. I think it's time that I moved to a new platform. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Izzy


It's been a while! Life is crazy right now with work, moving house, travel, my sister's wedding and all sorts. I am finding the occasional moment to create, but not that many to update my blog. So here's a quick one, a portrait of Izzy the cat. Izzy was a house guest with us for a little while a few months ago and is simply darling. Sadly we had to give her back to her owners, but not before I'd managed to make a little portrait of her!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

How to Lip Paint a Red Eyed Tree Frog


My video tutorial on how to lip paint the Red Eye Tree Frog from Shyre's 'Sunday' music video. Have a go yourself!