Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Million Dollar Baby - final pic

Finished off the Million Dollar Baby picture (Clint Eastwood and Hillary Swank) in Photoshop in the end, tried a lot of different background ideas - not sure if this works or not! It has a nice feel about it I think.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke, R.I.P.

Very sad that this great author has died. Still, 90 is a pretty good innings as they say. His books had a huge influence on me, in particular Childhood's End, A Fall of Moondust (an absolutely excellent 'disaster' thriller) and of course the amazing Rendezvous with Rama and 2001: A Space Odyssey (and their raft of sequels). An amazing man and a great loss.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Yeeee HAAA!

This was fun. Not sure whether to take it to a finished state digitally or do an acrylic painting of it. Wonder if the wife will mind having pictures of a semi-naked Jessica Alba hanging about the house...? Hmm. :)

Monday, March 17, 2008


Working on a couple more digital paintings at the mo, here's a teaser (a very appropriate name) for one of them. It's a lot of fun!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

So it goes...

Quick study of an author I'm just discovering - Kurt Vonnegut. Slaughterhouse 5 is a great book.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I do love varnishing... really deepens colours, blacks especially, and has brought this painting back from the brink. Still kind of not happy with it, but it's got the right mood I think.

Ooo I'm a poet and I don't know it lol :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

That Mitchell and Webb look...

A quick go at a favourite double act :)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Progress on Iron Man

Still painting this, it looks much better in photos than in real life oddly! Finding this one difficult because I'm not really sure what I'm doing... nearly finished though. Will look much better when varnished, that's for sure.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Elizabeth I

Always liked Cate Blanchett especially in Elizabeth. Watched the sequel (The Golden Age) the other day, not so impressed with that but she was as brilliant as ever. This is another digital sketch, not sure where I'll go with it yet.

Throw in a little hot rod red...

Working on the Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man painting now - metal is a b@*~#! to paint and I'm not sure it's going all that well... here's the progress pics:

Oh and while I think of it, here's a link to the latest trailer for the movie - which looks to be literally made of awesome. Iron Man and The Dark Knight - looking like two great (non)superhero flicks! Compare and contrast... ;)