The third colour theory practice piece, which is themed heavily on 1980s kitsch and beaches. There are palm trees, peacocks and voluptuous lady-parts; I’m blaming Vice City for this one. Original is in A2 and completed with Copic Markers. Title (for now) is ‘Malibu’.
Another colour theory practice image, this time in hot shades. Original is A2, again entirely in Copic Markers. Title is ‘Bombtangstic’ because it’s bright and zingy and the first word I ever heard it described with was ‘bombastic’. I’m not sure if you can still see it, but I drew most of this image around a doodle of a Gorilla’s head. I bloody love Gorillas, they’re amazing.
One of three colour theory practice images I’ve played around with. Original is A2, done entirely in Copic Markers. Title is ‘Fetallic’ as I was thinking of waves, water and the concept of a Mother Nature.
A very good friend of mine took the time to compile a bunch of photos he shot during the creation of one of my canvasses. He set them to Secede - Born in a Tropical Swamp and faded the images sequentially to show the process. The resulting video is really pretty good, I think. The subject is the one I posted earlier.
Painting this took three days to complete, but it’s so detailed that I could probably still keep adding to it forever. I’m always stuck for titles, but I think in honor of construction time/subject matter I’ll name it ‘Three’. The majority of the work was done in Krink and Proline marker pens, as you can see in the video, because I really enjoy the quality of the ink/control they provide.
I really feel like the whole thing was a collaborative effort between myself and the multitude of people who wandered in during its creation. They each commented on what they saw and told me about their interests and hobbies, so in some way maybe those feelings made it into the mix? Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys it~
A quick oil pastel - or adult crayon picture, as I call them - that took around four hours to complete. Original is A3, thin paper. The title is ‘Octopodes’, but I’m hoping it’s clear what he is. :)
This is a picture by my good friend Jamie Wright, who is a fellow Scottish comics/sequential artist. He has some mad skills, so you might want to check him out if you get the chance. We met in University and have been pushing one another to improve ever since. We’ll both be down at the UK Arts Festival Thought Bubble later this month, so come check us out and say hi~
An A3 metallic marker painting I titled ‘Dark Train’. Original, I know.
There are too many security cameras in the world and that feels slightly invasive to me.
My favourite Artist Salvador Dalí used to practice sleep deprivation in order to bring on hallucinations, such as the ones gained from the use of psychedelic drugs. He’d wait til he was about to nod off, then wake up and sketch what he’d seen.
♏y starsign is Scorpio and therefore my Patron Trolls in Homestuck are Aranea and Vriska Serket. Their colour is Cerulean, which is just…really nice to work in. Their powers are mind control and reading minds. I’m really fond of them both and weirdly, I can relate to both. That may just be the Forer effect though.
EvEn iF SoMe pEoPlE HaVe lOsT FaItH In yOu, I StIlL BeLiEvE YoU’Re a gOoD GuY GaMzEe~ :o)
A traditional marker/ink piece I’ve been working on lately of my partner’s favourite Homestuck character. I think he’s really great too, and his blood colour is righteously pretty so I always jumps at the chance to draw him. I tried to merge my styles together a little more with this design since Gamzee sort of suits psychedelic swirls.
Wow, so my dashboard just got an awful lot more crowded. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with everyone I just followed. I don’t have any art to post at the moment, so here’s a picture of my pet rats instead.
This is a two-page comic I did for a Scottish comics exhibition in Brussels. It was intended to represent the theme of ‘Creativity’. Both pieces are A1. They are high-quality prints, being shown in Scotland at the moment after having travelled back from Belgium. Some are available for purchase, e-mail me at email@example.com.
Just a sneak preview of a piece I’m working on in the long term for a friend’s gallery. Very excited to share this with people!
This is a painting in acrylics I did one day, listening to Malambo nº 1 by Peruvian artist Yma Sumac.
This piece was done over a blissful weekend staying at a friend’s tiny art, paint and smoke-filled apartment. I spent most of my time doodling and listening to a band practice, staring through the window of a glass tank holding a Chilean Rose Tarantula. I felt a little sorry for her all cooped up in there, but fascinated by the beauty of her webs and anatomy. She’d recently shed and I was able to look closely at her empty shell, so I think she must have inspired and influenced this piece.
Original is A3, created with Sharpie markers and metallic felt pens. You can’t really get a good impression of it from this image alone, but the actual picture is somewhat iridescent and shimmers in the light.