Wednesday, July 01, 2015

James Rhodes portrait

Digital portrait painting, so much fun to do. Trying out new (and old forgotten) Photoshop brushes and getting the look, texture and detail in was enjoyable. The reference photo I used is here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Orphan Black and Person of Interest

Both of these TV shows are amazing in all sorts of ways. With these two pieces I wanted to try a different style, more along the lines of Drew Struzan and Paul Shipper. I know, silly to try to emulate incredibly talented people like that - asking for failure. I learnt a lot doing these, that was the point, and there are parts of both that I think work really well. Plenty of both don't work that well of course! Still, you have to start somewhere, right?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Movie director caricatures

This is a set of three paintings I did for fun, the idea popped into my head and I had to get it done! The fun part was picking out which toys each one would be playing with...

The three are: JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon and Zack Snyder.

To see much more of my work, please visit my website: Neil Davies Caricature & Illustration.

Recent work

Here are some of my recent illustration pieces, mainly for The Week magazine (plus a couple for Money Week magazine). Although I have my new website and blog, I think I'll keep posting things here as well anyway! Thanks for following :)

Friday, April 10, 2015

New website and blog!

So I've spent some time putting together a new website to combine both my illustration and gift caricature work, which is now done:

Neil Davies Caricature & Illustration

It also incorporates a blog, so I'll be posting new work there from now on - so please follow me there and keep checking in to see new work! Many thanks!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Oil painting practice

I've not really painted much with oils before, a couple of small paintings and maybe one larger one - oils always felt so alien compared to the acrylics I was used to and so I never got into the habit of using them regularly. Trying to do that now though, and I'm really enjoying it. Here are a couple of oil paintings I've done recently as practice:

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Adam Savage

Co-host of Mythbusters and Tested.com - Adam Savage :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

An Oscar winner and a Grammy winner...

Two new pieces: Julianne Moore who just won an Oscar, and the incredible band The Civil Wars who have one several Grammys.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

This piece was done for Trent Burton and Robin Ince, creators of the awesomely fabulous Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome app and website.

From left to right:

Robin Ince

Chris Hadfield

Brian Cox

Ben Goldacre

Helen Czerski

Stewart Lee

Alice Roberts

Josie Long

Stephen Fry

Richard Wiseman