Sunday, 30 December 2012

Watercolour pencils and paints with some indian ink for the neon pink :)
this is on A3 canvas paper from WHsmiths!
maybe selling this piece of work :)

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Following some advice from one of my tutors, i decided to work with pencil crayons... most pet hate, though its worked in my favour.
This is a tabby cat, a present for my grandma for christmas :)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Being back home:
Going through some old artwork that i produced through college until uni, and editing up my work.
Really loved this piece and always thought what if it was based more at night time...so here is the answer.
The three images show the process of the begining to the end of editing it up.
:)








Friday, 7 December 2012

Going home for christmas.
So im going to celebrate with "the doors, jim morrison" portrait, yes this has been overly used way too many times.. though im more than certain i'll add my touch to this and "light his fire".
Scale wise this is around A3 size.. giving me enough time to detail this or leave it how it is over the next week or so.
Its on matte paper.. cost me around 5.50 for a big A2 sheet ..eurgh!
Pencil Sequence of eating a slice of pizza:
The frame around is just a thicker version of paper, though it isn't card.
Editing with warm colours around the sequence so its more eye pleasing than plain white.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Going through old paintings:
Ok so i found this gem going through my old project, after learning basic photoshop and editing skills through my phone and using it through most of my work recently i decided to take a step back and use it within other pieces of artwork i have produced.
Comming across a 'William Turner' inspired sunset painting, i decided to scan it in for a crisp look capturing each and every detail..then editing away.
Heres the process of what i have come to now: making my work look so much more appealing!







Tuesday, 4 December 2012

 Melting away my images..having a 7 hour train journey home is really brain melting!!!! so heres a few more edits of the "time to think" lady, these will be the last i do of her..mainy due to art juices are lacking more and more after writing my essay over the past 2 days.


Sunday, 2 December 2012




Lost marley:
Here are two pieces from my train journey that took me a while " especially the first image"
the first edit is more carnival type colours, bright vibrant, giving this more of an album cover feel.
I chose to use yellows/pinks/purples and greens as they as mix with one another, making each colour stand out when next to the other.. kind of like a pop-art feel.








Right now im in Wales, its pretty cold outside and i've still managed to get some editing work done on the "time to think" piece of artwork... the more im editing it the more im seeing it as a graffiti type of work than a painting that it was originally.
Heres some few examples: absolutely love the first image, with the blue/black and red dripping..i think the solid black tones give this so much more emphasis than the other two.

Friday, 30 November 2012


Taking my previous post into consideration, I took the "time to think" watercolour further with editing.
Im finding this more fun playing around with different colours and adding textures into my paintings and it can sometimes bring certain works to life.





Scanned in some previous works of my Bob Marley painting and a random "time to think" watercolour painting..
Then played around with them to see how i could make them more appealing.

Thursday, 29 November 2012


 Taking a past painting of my dog, I ended up scanning it in for a more crisp look...then editing it through photoshop for a more magical appeal.
I wont be updating for a good couple of days as i will be in Wales, visiting a special person/writting my essay.


Wednesday, 28 November 2012






Yesterday was manic, no sleep or hardly any at all. Scanning in previous paintings then editing them around till i was fully happy overall.

The Lion painting: I simply distorted the image with a fisheye effect to adjust the mouth with more of a "ROAR" so it seems more that the painting is comming at the audience.

The Elephant painting: I only adjusted the colours on this one( warmer colour choices and darkening the main dark areas) and added a swirl effect on the left elephants ear, so it looks like the left elephant is actually infront of the right elephant.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012




Started working on this piece around 12.30pm, literally not going to sleep tonight as im heading into the library at 7am to do additional photoshop work on this piece.
This isn't for my project, though im hoping it turns out good enough to give to my girlfriends mom as its her two dogs :)
have to keep working in that art zone, keep the juices flowing :)




Ended up walking into University at 7am to find the computer room i needed wasn't open until 8.30am,
waited patiently and scanned this in for a more crisp look than taking a picture.
Heres the outcome with some editing/adjustments..



Monday, 26 November 2012




So i ended up handing in my project a few days early.. so i can relax and try not to stress too much!
Here are some pictures showing the process of printing and cutting them down to scale..
I simply chose to work small mainly because all of my other outcomes were on the scale of A3.





Heres a few pictures of my final prints from this morning and what my artwork on the wall currently looks like :)
First picture is how my prints turned out like, so happy with all of them!
Second picture is all of my conclusions including my final 4 images on the right side of the wall
My project was based on a number; the number 2, then calling it "Phrase 2" as i took certain phrases that included the number two and tried to communicate with my Artwork a message using that certain phrase to the audience.

Phrases used:
"two heads are better than one"
"two faced"
"20ft of blood vessels covers a square inch of human skin"

Other piece's of work are additional prints, additional edits of originals and extra work as i had so much to give towards this project.
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Sunday, 25 November 2012


This morning she is on my mind, this isn't anything different..yet im travelling on saturday to see her and i am beginning to become impatient!!!!

So heres a few more edited images of my artwork that i'm going to be printing out today on more expensive paper, just to give me something to do as i feel like im so close to finishing 2 of my projects by this week.

I have time management down to a T, yet im paying the price of 7 hours sleep. not enough.

Spending most of my morning coming up with extra prints i could do to boost my portfolio and outcome of this print project...so heres a taster ;) big things are comming!