Friday, 6 March 2015

Colour Theory and finding my palette

Since I started painting I've really been working on developing my use of colour, my colour mixing until now has been based on instinct and hasn't always helped me get the results I wanted.  Flesh tones in particular weren't always matching what I could see.  I think I just assumed there was a formula to follow and that a bit of this and a bit of that makes skin colour.  Of course that's rubbish.  It's all about observation and comparing the colour you've made with what you see and continually mixing until it is spot on.

To build on my understanding of colour and to help me find my colour palette I spent some time reading and practising exercises on colour has really helped!!!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Queen's Guard - Now Available!

Just added another item to my Etsy shop of a Queen's Guard.  Famous for their red coats, bearskin hat and stony faces I think my illustration captures them pretty well.  

As an aside, there are loads of great YouTube videos of them in action.  My favourites are definitely them shouting at the general public who are either climbing on fences or generally getting in the way!


Tuesday, 3 March 2015


My Mondays are spent at The Art Academy London where I'm studying painting.  On my way home I had some time to spare at the station before my train arrived so I did some quick sketches of some fellow travellers and luggage that caught my eye.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Etsy Store Now Open!

Good news!  I've now got an Etsy shop so you can buy some of my original artwork. 

Each piece is hand drawn by yours truly and would make a great gift for someone (even if I do say so myself!).  Hope to see you there soon.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

TV Commerical

Here is my TV directorial debut on various channels now! Its also

Its great to see our work on telly and it was a fun project to work on:

I'msure Commercial from RJDM Studios on Vimeo.

Skwigly Banner

Here is the banner I designed on behalf of RJDM Studios for Skwigly Animation Magazine in November.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Quick Oil Portraits

Here are some 30 minute oil painting portraits I did recently. These were quick exercises where we exaggerated the lights and darks: