Wednesday, 29 February 2012

man with glasses

i think i need to do more charcoal drawings. Especially with the process so close to painting. I will need to experiment getting variety in the ways in which i apply the charcoal to the paper.

This was done on standard A2 cartridge paper. in an afternoon from stock ref.

Monday, 27 February 2012

monotone study oil.

16x12" oil study.
using only 1 color.
transparent oxide brown

Sunday, 19 February 2012


oil on canvas
 For my second oil portrait i have attempted a portrait of my fiancee so she better hang it up on her wall. haha!!!

Ive learnt alot on this one and have made alot of mistakes along the way but its better to make them now and not later

thanks for looking

Sunday, 5 February 2012


my first oil portrait.
It is loosely based aim will eventually  work from live models but as i have little experience using oils i need to build up my confidence with the medium. Im happy with the final result and think it  surpasses what i have achieved digitally from previous work.

canvas board 18"x12"

Saturday, 4 February 2012

a few life drawings from the first freezing week of febuary.

A few improvements.. i think im taking measuring alot more into consideration now (in my head) although i still cant capture the personality of the particular model. I will be jumping onto charcoal for the longer pose next week.