Sketchs, WIPs

Sketches, doodles, concepts, warm-ups, things that never quite got finished and general rough work.
ink werewolf skeleton00  Media: Black and red brush inks (Pentel brush pens).  Skeleton practice : werewolf, skeleton, undead, ink, red, black, full body Snarlycat  Sennelier 'Abstract' acrylics and Pebeo 'Dyna' iridescent acrylic paint on A3 FaberCastel mixed media paper.  Another snarly kitty.. Mostly done with a pallette knife until I caved in to temptation and set to with a paintbrush instead. Savannah Ink - Big Cats designs  Media: Derwent 'Graphik' Line Painters on A4 Canson black paper Spring 2017  T-shirt designs for Savannah Ink Tattoos.  These are the designs we went for in the end. : tattoo Savannah Ink - Antelope design  Media: Derwent 'Graphik' Line Painters on A4 Canson black paper Spring 2017  More dynamic. I like how the horns worked out and interesting angle but not sure on it as an option for a tshirt and neither was the store owner.  We both like the big cats better. : tattoo
antelope  Media: Derwent 'Graphik' Line Painters on A4 Canson black paper Spring 2017  More things pulled out of my head. It's... ok I guess? Not exciting for a t-shirt though so it's a nope. linepainter skull2267  Media: Derwent 'Graphik' Line Painters on A4 Clairefontaine 'Natural' mixed media paper.  Concept sketch, just feeling around inside my head for t-shirt ideas for Savannah Ink. Moon Crow - angle shot  Moon crow - same as in the 'paintings' gallery but a photograph at this angle displays the sheen of the interference/irridescent media a bit better than the scan. Smilodon  Pentel brush pens.  Preliminary sketch, reffed from my model and otherwise made up. : smilodon, chaos star
Ammonite  Media: Goache, Schmincke Aqua Bronze silver powder on A5 hot press watercolour paper  I'd had ammonites on the brain.  More in the silk painting gallery. : ammonite, art in herts, art society, goache, watercolour, painting feathereddragon wip  "Feathered Dragon" Media: photoshop over scanned lineart Worldbuilding: The Rooken are a feathered bloodline of dragons. Not so much magnificently plumed, regal beasts and more like the equivalent of that manky pigeon with the mangled foot you saw pecking at a pool of vomit in soho last Friday night. : dragon, feathered, feathered dragon, antlers, digital acrylic sketchskel  Media: Acrylics on textured acrylic paper.  Quick practice in acrylics. I've a starter set of W&N Galeria ones I use on holiday.  There is sooo much difference between them and W&N's 'Artist/professional' range - Galeria's much more watery so it took a bit of adjustment to get used to them.  Also having the limited starter palette (process cyan/magenta/yellow, black, white and sienna) is good practice for mixing from scratch. Because I'm lazy and like to use premixed colours direct from the tube. : dragon skeleton, dragon, skeleton, ribcage, ribs, acrylic, sketch, painting, blue, cyan acrylic sketchtrees  Media: Acrylics on textured acrylic paper.  Trees! Really need to practice my backgrounds more so forced myself to sit down and make an effort.  All the time my brain was trying to pursuade me that it needs a dragon in there somewhere... : trees, dark, woods, forest, acrylic, sketch, painting, scenery, nature
acrylic sketchvulture  Media: Acrylics on textured acrylic paper.  Bearded vulture (lammageier). More practice work from being on holiday, again forcing myself to mix colours from primarys instead of straight from tube. : bearded vulture, vulture,  bird, animal,  lammergeier, acrylic, sketch, painting, scenery, nature wc sketch old dragon  Media: Watercolour markers, Pentel brush pen on watercolour paper.  Quick sketch with watercolour markers. : dragon, head, old, portrait, bust, watercolour, watercolor, blue, markers acrylic bearded vulture  Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier). Reference: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bartgeier Gypaetus_barbatus_front2_Richard Bartz.jpg  At Art in Herts (my local art soc) there's typically a weekly theme which I try to stick to as it usually pushes me out of my comfort zone. This week I managed to misread the program and came prepared for a free evening instead of the colour study it was supposed to be. Whoops. So what we have here is a ~2hr speed painting in acrylics of a bearded vulture. This is as far as I got and I quite like it (even if I eyeballed the ref instead of measuring my sketch properly) but still I should have stopped 30 seconds sooner instead of ruining the nearside wing with those white lines.  Knowing When To Stop, kids. It's a really, REALLY important thing you should learn sooner than later. : bearded, vulture, lammergeier, acrylic, painting, bird, animal, nature knightmare progress  Media: Acrylic paint on mixed media paper. A4.  Progress images of acrylic painting of Knightmare, just galloping happily along through what seems to be a rather large pool of blood. As you do. : knightmare, dire, unicorn, dire unicorn, painting, progression, acrylic, OC, original character, character, daemonslayers
acrylic purple black dragon  Media: Acrylic paint and acrylic ink on A3 mixed media paper.  That feeling where you spent too long on something you didn't like that much in the first place. wc dragon attacks  Media: watercolours and photoshop  Somewhere, under all the photoshoppery, there was a humble sketch done in watercolour marker. : dragon, flight, dive, attack, watercolor, watercolour, photoshop, digital, full body wc yupo dragon  Media: Watercolour on yupo paper. A4  First attempt at using yupo synthetic paper. Best described as 'there appears to have been a struggle'. Also, importantly, learned DO NOT TOUCH THE PAPER! It likes to retain fingerprints that you don't see until they act as a resist to the paint. : dragon, yupo, watercolor, watercolour, green, blue, sketch, fantasy, full body wc yupo fox skull  Media: Watercolour and ink on yupo paper  The red is watercolour, the black acrylic ink. Reffed from one of my skull collection. Fox skull. : yupo, paper, fox, skull, fox skull, animal, nature, ink, watercolour, red, black
wc yupo werewolfskeleton2  Media: Watercolour and ink on yupo paper  This chap's seen better days. Have also discovered that the black ink I used for the lines (pentel brush pen. I think it's indian ink but don't quote me on that) doesn't dry on yupo. : werewolf, skeleton, bones, undead, standing, yupo, watercolour, ink, sketch wc yupo sepuket  Media: Watercolour on yupo paper Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Species:  Sepuket   Thought I'd try one of my sepuket beasties. : watercolour, undead, yupo, sepuket, skeleton, monster, unique, original, skull, head wc yupo werewolfskeleton  Media: Watercolour on yupo paper  Looks like he's just getting up after a fall. Not surprising given yupo paper has quite a slippery texture. : werewolf, skeleton, bones, undead, crouch, yupo, watercolour, ink, sketch watercolour skel werewolf  "The Ghost of Full Moons Past" Media: Watercolour, pigment pen for lines on A4 cold pressed watercolour paper. : werewolf, skeleton, bones, undead,crouch, yupo, watercolour, full moon, flames, green, yellow, red, painting, watercolor, sketch
eyeses  Media: Various.  Eye studies. Derwent Inktense pencils and watercolours. : eyes, pencil, inktense, eyeballs, fantasy, Sepuket sketch  Media: Watercolour markers. Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Species:  Sepuket : watercolour, undead, sepuket, skeleton, monster, unique, original, skull, head ink skull  Media: Black and red brush inks (Pentel brush pens).  I love Pentel's brush pens and have been using their black for a while now. So I got all excited when I stumbled across other colours and got the red one.  Then was bitterly disappointed to find the red goes kinda pink when it dries. One does not do pink. So this is slightly doctored in photohop, as are the other red and black ink pictures in this gallery. : demon, demon skull, skull, dragon, smoke, red, black, ink, ink werewolf skeleton02  Media: Black and red brush inks (Pentel brush pens).  Skeleton practice : werewolf, skeleton, undead, ink, red, black, full body
ink werewolf skeleton01  Media: Black and red brush inks (Pentel brush pens).  Skeleton practice : werewolf, skeleton, undead, ink, red, black, full body aih caracara145  From art society: the evening's theme was to take a photo from a newspaper or magazine, cut it in half, stick one half on your paper and then draw the other part. My first issue with this is I buy neither newspapers or magazines (beyond the very occasional ImagineFX when I'm on holiday). Luckily one of the nice people there let me take a picture from her BBC Wildlife mag of these two striated caracaras here. Second issue - this exercise was harder than I thought it would be! It's not a large picture but still took 2.5 hours. Think I managed something acceptable in the end though ^^ (All credit for the photo goes to photographer Anthony Smith.) : caracara, bird, birds, raptors, art society, ink, pen, study, wash, exercise, animals, nature sketch carcassonne  Media: Pencils in A5 (so A4 across the spread) Layflat sketchbook  Sketch of (a very small bit of) Carcassonne. I was very happy to get a visit in and took many, many photos. Had a go at sketching this one up (minus the tourists). : carcassonne, castle, pencil, sketch, pencils, graphite, study, moat, bridge, wall, wc anubis  Media: watercolours on watercolour paper A5  Theme was Ancient Egypt or something to that effect. So here's one of the Anubis statues from Tutankhamen's treasures. : anubis, statue, sitting, watercolour, watercolor, sketch, lying
pencil LadywithanErmine  Media: Pencils on brown paper A5  Art Society: theme was a painting by an old master. So I went with a poorly executed rendition of Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'. : leonardo da vinci, lady with ermine, pencil, sketch, study watercolour padlock  Media: watercolour on hot press watercolour paper. A5  Art Society piece. Theme for the evening was a padlock on a gate. I like how the texture of the wrought iron came out.  Stock photo: https://pixabay.com/en/padlock-gate-locked-private-219689/ : study, lock, gate, wrought iron, iron, padlock, watercolour, watercolor, painting glitterskull  Media: brush pen, distress ink, glitter, distress pewter stain  Having some fun with mixed media. : fox, skull, animal, skull, nature, glitter, mixed media, ink, sketch inktense auroradragon  Media: Derwent Inktense pencils on 180x240mm watercolour paper  So called because the colouring kinda makes me think of an aurora. : aurora, dragon, inktense, pencils, anthro dragon, anthro, blue, purple, green, yellow
Le Mont Saint Michel  Media: pencils, brush pen, white gel pen on A5 brown paper. 2015  Done on a 'free evening' at the art society. Thought I'd try painting from a photo I took at Le Mont Saint Michel a few years back. Bit of a challenge and it's not perfect but this was really satisfying to draw. : mont st michel, mont saint michel, cathedral, building, sketch, art society, Watercolour Sketchy Dragon  Media: Watercolours  Result of a Sunday afternoon sketchy painting. Partly for pleasure also to try out a cheap watercolour pad for rough work.  The paper's terrible for painting on (you get what you pay for!) but will certainly do for tests and sketches because, unusually for a cheap pad, it's gummed at all the edges. : red dragon, dragon, ruins, full body, wings, watercolour, painting, sketch watercolour knightmare01 Sketchy Sepuket  Media: brush pen. Background added digitally. 2014 Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Species:  Sepuket   Quick brush pen drawing. Thinking about making adoptables of this just to see what will happen. Maybe. : sepuket, undead, monster, original species, skull face, skull, fluffy, spikes, pen and ink, line drawing
Watercolour landscape01  Media: Watercolour Working on my watercolours using holiday photos for practice:  I don't remember what this castle was called :-\ Or entirely where it was - might have been in Provence or the Italian side of Switzerland. I liked this bit with the pool of water by the walls (green - lots of algae, wouldn't have recommended paddling in it but it looked nice). : watercolour, watercolor, painting, practice, landscape, scenery, photograph, study, studies, castle, moat, water, stones, rocks, alps, italy, switzerland Watercolour Landscape02  Media: Watercolour Working on my watercolours using holiday photos for practice:  Italian Alps. This is the river at the bottom of the valley where we stayed. Bit of a steep slope to get there from the chalet but I spent happy hours hunting garnets on the river banks :) : watercolour, watercolor, painting, practice, landscape, scenery, photograph, study, studies, swiss, alps, river, mountains, water, trees, rocks, switzerland Watercolour Landscape03  Media: Watercolour Working on my watercolours using holiday photos for practice:  Somewhere in the Swiss Alps. : watercolour, watercolor, painting, practice, landscape, scenery, photograph, study, studies, mountains, mountain, swiss alps, alpine, swiss, swizterland, trees, green, grey Watercolour Landscape04  Media: Watercolour Working on my watercolours using holiday photos for practice:  Tenerife. We stayed in the hotel at the foot of El Tiede in the middle of the national part. Didn't mix the colours very well here, should be much more arid and much less 'green'. El Tiede with, I think, El Toco (? I think that's what it's called) rock formations in front of it. : watercolour, watercolor, painting, practice, landscape, scenery, photograph, study, studies, volcano, tenerife, el tiede, volcanic, crater, jagged, rocks, el toco
Soul - Jumping  Media: Digital Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Character:  Soul (wereform)   Panel from a comic which I decided to colour for a bit of practice. : Soul, wereform, werewolf, female, lycanthrope, brown, jumping, full body, digital, anthro, furry, daemonslayers, character, OC, project Pages from 'Wolf and Raven'  Media: Pen and ink, tidied in Photoshop. Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Character:  Shade , Shadow Priest daemon.  Pages from 'Wolf and Raven'. Had a lot of fun experimenting with layouts for this comic. : daemonslayers, shade, demon, daemon, shadow priest, evil, monster, comic, graphic novel, layout, pages ink bloodbane stippled not-your-pal
Bloodbane sketch  Media: pencils Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Character:  Bloodbane (Blackjack)   Quick sketch of his true form.  Needs something in for scale really - as dragons go he's huge. : blackjack, syrax, dragon, bloodbane, full body, sketch, black, black dragon, daemonslayers, oc, character, project, Sitting Dragon  Media: Pen and ink : dragon, sitting, lineart, black and white, pen and ink, pen, fantasy, Smile  Media: Pencils  Sketchymajig : skull, sketch, creature, monster, dead, undead, eyeball, eye Eye in the Sky  Media: Digital  Doodling. : eye, eyeball, sky, clouds, black, smoke,
shade dark nature  Media: Pencils, texture added digitally Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Characters:  Shade ,  Raven   and Ymmu.  Shade again, in a fun new outfit. This is him quite a long way along the DS timeline. fyi, Blackjack's responsible for that unpleasant looking 'scratch' in his chest (long story). In the back there is Ymmu the Necroclast, Shade's dire werewolf form and of course Raven. : shade, warrior, fighter, human, male, blonde, daemonslayer, daemonslayers, OC, project, undead, raven, lycanthrope, werewolf, dire werewolf, dark nature, ymmu, necroclast, pencils Watercolour doodles  Media: Pen and ink, watercolour Characters:  Blackjack , random dragon.   Doodles. : blackjack, project, character, OC, daemonslayers, cursed black dragon, cursed, black, dragon, syrax, bloodbane, hybrid, dragonwolf, dracosvulf, dracolf, anthro, warrior, furry, winged, male, dragon, head, face, paynes grey, neutral tint, watercolour, watercolor, doodles, sketch Grief  Media: Pencils Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Characters:  Blackjack ,  Back in '03 the first of my grandparents passed on. It was the first time I'd lost someone from my immediate family and really it shouldn't have happened then if the hospital hadn't messed up the way it did. I still greatly miss my Grandad.  At the time I drew this because I was sad and since I'm not particularly good at talking about my feelings drawing is a good way for me to work through what's going on with me. : blackjack, project, character, OC, daemonslayers, cursed black dragon, cursed, black, dragon, syrax, bloodbane, hybrid, dragonwolf, dracosvulf, dracolf, anthro, warrior, furry, winged, male, pencil, sketch, grief, sad, sitting, drinking Hide and Seek  Media: Pen and ink. Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Characters:  Blackjack ,  Soul  and  Shade .  Clearly they chose the wrong cave to shelter in for the night! : daemonslayers, shade, soul, blackjack, hiding, oc, characters, dragon,danger
The Coming Storm - lines  Media: Pen and ink Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Character:  Blackjack   Lineart from 'The Coming Storm'. : blackjack, project, character, OC, daemonslayers, cursed black dragon, cursed, black, dragon, syrax, bloodbane, hybrid, dragonwolf, dracosvulf, dracolf, anthro, warrior, furry, winged, male, the coming storm, line drawing, lineart, pen and ink, black and white, Bad Week  Media: Digital Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Character:  Blackjack   A bit of vent art.  I'm not really given to vent art but sometimes, just sometimes... : blackjack, project, character, OC, daemonslayers, cursed black dragon, cursed, black, dragon, syrax, bloodbane, hybrid, dragonwolf, dracosvulf, dracolf, anthro, warrior, furry, winged, male, vent art, face, head, black ink, The Dragon of Despair - bw  Media: Pen and inks, watercolours (neutral tint).  'The Dragon of Despair'. I quite like the uncoloured version of this chap here.  Happily this one, along with some other progress images, were included in the Dragonworld book.   'Dragonworld: Amazing Dragons, Advice and Inspiration from the Artists of Deviantart'  published by Impact Books. Features a few of my pictures in various media, and an artist interview where I explain how awesome dragons are... : dragon, despair, black and white, watercolor, watercolour, greys, full body, published, dragonworld, four wings, black Someone's going to get hurt - colour  Media: Pen and ink, Prismacolor pencils Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Character:  Blackjack    Having heard so much about them I bought a set of Prismacolor pencils to try out. They're not bad. I like my old Karisma's better but since they're discontinued I figured I should learn to love the future.  But then at the rate I actually use colour pencils it may be the case that I'll be dead before they need replacing anyway.  Still, now I do have the choice of which to use. : blackjack, project, character, OC, daemonslayers, cursed black dragon, cursed, black, dragon, syrax, bloodbane, hybrid, dragonwolf, dracosvulf, dracolf, anthro, warrior, furry, winged, male, pen and ink, tria marker, markers, colour
Blackjack - lines  Media: Pen and ink Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Character:  Blackjack   I did colour this... but I prefer the lineart. : blackjack, project, character, OC, daemonslayers, cursed black dragon, cursed, black, dragon, syrax, bloodbane, hybrid, dragonwolf, dracosvulf, dracolf, anthro, warrior, furry, winged, male, portrait, line drawing, lineart, pen and ink Shade - The Necromancer  Media: Indian ink, brush. Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Character:   Shade    Redraw of Shade as he features in 'Summoning The Dark'. This is because Shade was originally drawn for it as a pencil sketch done on my way to work. For the stippled madness I used a lightbox to copy the pencils. For this I just laid marker paper over the pencil sketch and painted away ^_^  Given that he's blonde, his hair's looking a wee bit black but I had too much fun painting it to care : shade, warrior, fighter, human, male, blonde, daemonslayer, daemonslayers, OC, project, undead, raven, lycanthrope, werewolf, dire werewolf, f'lair, brush ink, ink, indian ink 'Heritage' - sketches  Media: Pencils Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Character:  Blackjack , Geirrodur, that zombie griffin and Knightmare.  Little sketches from "Heritage". : blackjack, project, character, OC, daemonslayers, cursed black dragon, cursed, black, dragon, syrax, bloodbane, hybrid, dragonwolf, dracosvulf, dracolf, anthro, warrior, furry, winged, male, heritage, comic, knightmare, dire unicorn, geirrodur, zombie griffin abstract01
Sepuket Skull  Media: Watercolour Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Original Species: Sepuket : sepuket, undead, monster, skull, face, creature, original species, daemonslayers, tymaera Lion Skull  Media: Watercolour  Quick sketch of a lion skull. : lion skull, lion, skull, sketch, watercolour, watercolor Red Dragon - lineart  Media: Pen and ink. : dragon, lineart, lines, pen, ink, drawing, scales, detail Dragon Head  Media: Watercolour  Quick sketch : watercolour, dragon, head, black, spikes, spines, viscious
Sketch Commission - Drake  Media: Pencils Sketch commission. I've lost the details of who.  The character is called Drake, I think. : man, boy, hawk, falcon, dragon, flute, pencil, sketch, commission Red Heat  Media: Photoshop  Rarr. : red, dragon, fire, heat, smoke, flames, portrait, head, digital, painting harpy  Media: Pen and ink : harpy, pen, ink, female, feathered, wings, anthro, hybrid, bird flowers  Media: Watercolours. Pen and ink.  Painted to go on a Mothers' Day card for my Mum :) : flowers, roses, mothers day, watercolour, watercolor,
ACEO - watercolour dragon  Media: Watercolour, pen, white gel pen  2.5"x3.5" artist trading card.  A little ACEO : ACEO, ATC, artist, trading, card, watercolour, dragon, black, purple, painting ACEO - Wolfything  Media: ink, white gel pen, watercolour marker 2.5"x3.5" artist trading card. : ACEO, ATC, artist, trading, card, watercolour, wolf, demon, daemon, monster ACEO - Winged Skull  Media: ink, white gel pen, watercolour marker 2.5"x3.5" artist trading card. : ACEO, ATC, artist, trading, card, watercolour, ink, skull, human, tattoo, winged, feathered Sepuket Portrait  Media: Pen and ink, pencil shading, tone added digitally. Project link:  "The Daemonslayers"  Species:  Sepuket : sepuket, reference, original species, oc, project, tymaera, worldbuilding, creature, undead, skull, face, fur, feral, dark, moons, portrait
Winged Sabre Skull  Media: Photoshop over pen and ink lines. Print available: Zazzle .  Looks good on a mug ^^. : winged, skull, smilodon, sabre toothed tiger, sabre, toothed, tiger, fangs, red, bat wings, tattoo Watercolour Black Dragon  Media: watercolour over pen and ink lines. : black, dragon, watercolor, watercolour, flightless, serpent, wyrm, green, yellow, back, head, neck Swamp Beastie  Media: Watercolours  Just a beastie. : swamp, watercolour, watercolor, beast, monster, big mouth, dead trees