My design for a character for Jason Connor's The Wren. She's either a Mab or a Meabh, what do you think?
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
My painting of tigers and other big cats continues unabated. I like adding a tiger here and there 'cause they add a big splash of orange to a piece. I used to hate orange, but I think I might love it now. This is quite a small painting, 7 x 5".
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
This is an illustration for a story I wrote myself. I do like to ink now, but when I first tried it I was trying to be all neat and precise and it wasn't really working for little ol' clumsy me, but after looking at people's work like Dave McKean and Bill Sienkiewicz, you know the greats, I realised inking didn't have to be slick to be good. This is just an initial illustration, the story's half written, so I haven't submitted it to anyone yet. I'm working on other things at the moment, but hopefully I'll get round to completing it one day.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I've submitted this and one other painting to the RHA annual exhibition. My grandmother and aunt both had work exhibited at the annual exhibition years ago. If I get accepted I'll be continuing a family tradition and thus have to force my offspring to take part.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I'm currently approaching galleries and showing them my work. This is one of the paintings I'm showing. I borrowed my Dad's digital SLR and took some proper photos of my paintings finally. It took an age to set everything up and they looked all grainy, then I realised I had it on the wrong ISO and had to take the photos all over again, sigh!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Ah, spring light, it makes me so happy. Maybe I have season effective disorder or something. I'm just so strongly effected by the light quality. There's a cute little cafe at the top of Waterstones, but I always avoid it because the lighting in the place is intensely blue.
Above is a close up of a painting I was working a couple of days ago. Her figure takes up all of the canvas. I gave myself seasons as a theme and she was supposed to be summer, but I'd rather not tie the painting down to it's theme, just let it grow in a subconscious sort of way.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This had been sitting round for a while being almost complete. I finally put the finishing touches on it today, and I've just got to sign it now. I'm very fond of this painting, it just came together so nicely and so easily. It was done over a painting that just wasn't working, but the old painting did help to shape the composition, so it wasn't wasted in a way.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This painting's still in progress. There are a lot of stages it went through already, which helps add to the texture. The lighting's is bleaching the photo in the top right corner, but that's kinda nice, maybe I'll lighten it.
The big face on the left was based a little on the Curio robot, but it's starting to look a bit like Eve from Wall-E.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Watch out, I'm going to get you with a snowball!
There hasn't been snow like this in Ireland since I was a little kid. I'm remembering what it was like to play in the snow 'til your gloves get soaked through and your fingers go numb.
Yesterday Stephen and I made a snowman out the back of the local Starbucks (and the back of Subway too. Okay, maybe we're not in Ireland, this could be anywhere). I scrounged around in the rubbish and came up with two Volvic bottle tops for the eyes, which couldn't have been better. Stephen called him Paul Newman since they are blue.
We got some photos of the two of us holding Paul Newman's hands, thanks to a couple who were passing, but only some of the photos would work on my femputer. Well, Stephen has them, let's see what he posts.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Stephen's started something magical and I'm very proud, like peacocks. It's his first graphic novel and you can follow the creation process on his blog. It's deadly!
We're currently enjoying the snow, sleet, hail, lightning and thunder from our warm apartment. You can usually see the city past this victim of the economic downturn pictured below.