Friday, 20 December 2013


Worked on this at work on break over a few days, about 1 hour 30.

Saturday, 14 December 2013


Downloaded alchemy a drawing tool, its pretty cool! taken it in Photoshop to add a few things after messing around with shapes :) 10 mins.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Trying new techniques..

Finally learnt how to use clipping masks! don't know why i haven't used them before!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Another one......

Another one...cant sleep! feeling super creative to the point where it feels like its stopping me focus on one thing!

More sketches

More quick sketches.....I really need to start some sort of project soon! i just have so many ideas and different plans that i need to flesh out into something interesting!

Sunday, 24 November 2013


Calling this one done now, time for something new!.....thinking maybe an exterior or interior environment, or both! :D

 Here are some close up shots.

And some steps, more can be seen throughout the rest of the blog.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Sketchbook dump!

Here's a few drawings from my sketchbook that Ive been doing at work on my breaks :)
Ive spruced them up in Photoshop a little.
Time to fill the rest of the pad up! :D

Monday, 11 November 2013


More progress....still playing around with a few things. Not sure if ill keep the guard right in the foreground or not? ?

Monday, 4 November 2013


Another 30 min sketch for the Spitpainting page on Facebook..i say this everytime, but its sooo hard! :D

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Been ill this weekend (Seems to be a regular thing at the moment!) so i had some time to work on the new painting i started the other week. Getting there i think! ill have to start more challenging environments after Ive finished this one...............................

Friday, 1 November 2013


Another 30 min sketch for the spitpainting page on Facebook. This one was so hard....ran out of time badly but meh still fun to do! :)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013


Another one for the Spitpainting group on Facebook, 30 mins.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Game Project WIP

Something a little different for this blog post!
Ive been messing around with RPG Maker VX Ace for a while now and decided to start making something a while ago after i brainstormed some ideas and concepts.

I initially went with something quite complicated that snowballed out of control... so i scrapped that project and went with something i thought was much more simple and managable.

Even though i went with something simple again it has still developed into something a little more complex along with more detailed artwork.... but meh! i want to make it look simple but nice!

Here is an initial concept i drew up... not actually for anything, more just to get an idea of how i could use pixel blocks and just duplicate them to make an environment quickly and efficiently! :)
I  then starting blocking out some area of the game.
After this step i then began to work out how i wanted the world to look... this is where i got carried away but i guess it sets the visual level straight away for the rest of the game to aim towards. There still things i want to do but that could all be done on a final sweep.

Here's two screenshots of what i have worked on so far. 

 (Ignore the characters in there.. just placeholder)

Friday, 25 October 2013

Ancient woods

Warm up painting, from one of the topics on the Daily Spitpaint facebook page.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Monday, 21 October 2013

New painting in the works! (WIP)

Working on an environment piece, i plan to actually polish this one up and get it finished! its all good doing studies and sketches but now and then i think you need to actually put some time in and see what you've actually learnt while doing those studies! a good way to see some progression in your own work.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wreck Diving

For a weekly sketch thread over at Polycount, good thread to get you motivated to just draw and paint!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Environment sketches

Some more black and white sketches... starting to enjoy these so that's good!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Environment sketches

Some environment sketching... decided im not going in to colour for a while, i struggle just with black and white for environments at the moment... lots to learn!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Sketch... been a while!

Been a while since Ive found any time to do anything! kind of depressing, forcing myself to make some time though, so here's a quick doodle to get things going!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Thursday, 4 July 2013

New painting wip

A quick sketch that i kinda like so hopefully ill still like it when i put some more time into it..
done a few colour thumbnails for it as well.

Edit: Update, changed the colour scheme again... think it was a bit extreme!

Thursday, 27 June 2013