Thursday, 8 October 2009

Poorly sick today

Poorly today, didn't sleep last night so feeling rubbish. Found some pieces lying around to add to my online collection, including Geoff and Ted!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Oh and also

My friends band have one of my paintings as their album cover!!!

Check out their myspace:

and their album can be bought on Itunes with my cover :D.


Sketch book

Today as a start since I had some spare time i thought Id post some pen outlines from my sketchbook. These are all watermarked as I don't want them stolen (paranoid I know) bit of extra effort but let me know what you think.

I have two basic skull outlines I use, I have called them Geoff and Ted. I started a painting ages ago of the Hula skeleton that only has then background at the moment. At this point a confession, I'm not very good with colour.... sometimes I colour my sketches in and it just looks wrong. I have tried to colour the flower skull page using colour theme to try and simplify it but it didn't work. I will hopefully post some sketches and finished small bits today, later on.

The Koi is something I try and keep practising, I found a very useful tutorial on Ink Trials Tattoo Forums (

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Just another quick one before bed.

Thought Id quickly post some pikkies of recent work in progress. I am planning on water marking finished items but not items in a development stage. Here are a couple of pen drawings and some ink skulls from things Ive started in my sketchbook.

The tattoo type sketches are for my own amusement really. When I graduated University (DMU, Leicester) last year in Fine Art I was unemployed for about 5 months and I started looking at tattoo drawing tutorials etc online. I am a fan of flash and tattoos generally so these are some that I have penned out but yet to be inked, I always get nervous at this point that I might make a mess of it so generally I scan the outline into my computer to re-produce if necessary.

The idea behind the ink skulls is the ace of clubs. I want to do some digital work producing all the aces in a pack of cards in an ink drawn fashion but printed on nice paper and produced in a set of 4. This was my first provisional sketch and I have also looked at fonts.

I have lots of other works in progress, swallow skeletons, skulls and Hawaii day of the deads so I will post again when I am more prepared lol. I only decided today I would start a blog and these are just images I had to hand.

I'm getting tattooed tomorrow. Cant wait :D

Hello cruel world

Today is my first blogging day YAY!!! I have decided after being inspired by other peoples talents and work on the Internet and a difficulty in keeping in contact with people I have previously worked around in a studio at university etc, that this would be a good tool for feedback on my work and to also keep everybody informed of what I'm up 2 generally. I will try and keep this art and image based, but I do apologise if you get snippets of my general existence as well. I don't do as much as I would like due to the obvious time based restriction. I am also hoping this will motivate me to do more!

We shall see................... Watch this space.