Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Burial at Sea

Here's a detail showing a burial at sea from the book I am just finishing up now.
I've got a ton of work still to do but I can't believe the end is finally in sight!

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Incredible Belly Boy

Thanks to Brian Gallagher for organising another great IGI exhibition, "Mythical Beasts", at the United Arts Club. 
It was great to see everyone there, as well as the very impressive artwork.
This is "The Incredible Belly Boy", my second piece in the show.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Doubtful Centaur

'Mythical Beasts' is an exhibition by members of IGI (Illustrators Guild of Ireland), which will be opened at 8pm on Thursday 17th July by Kevin Gildea at the United Arts Club, Dublin.Come along if you are in the area.
"The Doubtful Centaur" is one of my two digital pieces in the show, and is from an ongoing menagerie project that might become a book one day.
Many thanks to Brian Gallagher for organising the exhibition.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Naked Portrait of Darren: Process Pix

Some process pix of a life painting I did of Darren.
The technique I use at my workshops is a simplified version of this.





 My portrait sketch workshop in September at Kennedy Art has been set for Saturday the 6th.
I look forward to seeing some of you then.
info@kennedyart.com
ph + 353 (1) 475 1749

Monday, July 7, 2014

Another Great Workshop

We had another lovely workshop painting the portrait sketch at Kennedy Art on Saturday. Brian was a great model, and everyone worked hard, had fun and got great results.
My demo painting is at the bottom.









Friday, July 4, 2014

The Portrait Sketch from Life...My Palette

Here's a nice tidy photo showing the palette I use for most of my portrait sketch workshops. 
There is one tomorrow, July 5th, at Kennedy Art in Dublin, and I am very much looking forward to it.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Fairy Kiss

Here's a gif showing a 3d image I did for the cover of Helen Maguire's book, The Fairy Kiss.
I enjoyed the idea of working in 3d very much. Having very little experience in the area though, I approached it in the style of the old Disney multiplane camera.