Monday, 28 October 2013

Themed Portraits - Dragon Ball Z

Here's another Themed Portrait for you, though this one is slightly different to the others.
Instead of doing a flat out realistic style portrait as the others have been, I decided to caricature my friend in an anime style to better suit the Dragon Ball Z theme!

So here he is, Stephen is Goku! Kamehameha!!

These portrait's don't stop at cartoons! If you'd like to see yourself as a caricatured as your favourite cartoon character, then get in touch!

For information on pricing and the types of portrait I offer, click here!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Themed Portraits - Rocket Death Dog

This latest themed portrait is a rather unique one, just like that guy who commissioned it!
It kinda meandered slightly from the original pitch of being a Bioshock 1/Fallout 3 portrait and mutated into an amalgamation of this guys favourite things.

Wearing the Pip Boy from Fallout and the Nike shoes from Back to the Future 2, brandishing the Wrench from Bioshock and riding his fearsome steed, a Tibetan Mastiff called Rocket, into battle. I give you Izaak!

Do you have loads of favourite things, and can't choose which to theme your portrait with? Well, do what Izaak did and mix it all up! Get in touch and I can sort it out!

For information on pricing and types of portrait I offer, click here!

Please note, as with portraits featuring vehicles, if you wish to include a large animal to ride the pricing is subject to change.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Spider-Man vs Jeff Hardy - Watercolour Commission

Aside from the Themed Portrait commissions I've been getting in, there have been the odd request for something completely different, this post is about one such request!

A short while ago I was asked wether I might create an illustration to the theme of Wrestlers verses Marvel Superheroes! I was given complete free reign as to which characters to use, how they'd be fighting, everything! So thinking this could be great fun I gladly accepted! 

So I chose a pair if evenly matched rivals. In the blue corner we have Mr Swanton Bomb himself, Jeff Hardy! And in the red corner, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man!
This is what I came up with,

After some rough thumbnails to work out composition and pose I worked up a full size pencil sketch, refining everything and working out the lighting.

As the final illustration was to be watercoloured I next worked up a few colour concepts to experiment with lighting once more and colour. Once I settled on a colour scheme I liked best, I used a lightbox to trace the developed pencil sketch onto watercolour paper and stretched it up onto my art board.

And here we have the finished thing!

Considering I haven't used watercolours in a good long time (and was actually quite nervous about doing so) I am very pleased with the job I did here! I feel despite the lighthearted nature of this commission it has been very beneficial for me in re-kindling my fondness for watercolour, I'll certainly aim to work in this medium a bit more in the future!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Themed Portraits - A Man and his Moto

Here's the other half of that double commission with a biking theme.
This time Jonathan stands with his pride and joy, a Moto Guzzi V7 racer!

If you have a vehicle that is your pride and joy and would like an original artwork of yourself with it, or you know someone who would, then please get in touch!

For more information on pricing and types of portrait I offer, click here!

Please note, the pricing of portraits including vehicles are subject to change due to the added complexity and detail.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Themed Portraits - Tron

They haven't built a circuit that could hold Jonathan!

Requested as part of a double commission set of portraits following a biking theme, Jonathan here living out a bit of a fantasy riding a Tron Light Cycle!

If you would like to live out a film vehicle fantasy, or you know someone who would, then just get in touch!

Please note, the pricing of portraits featuring a vehicle is subject to change due to the added complexity and detail.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Themed Portraits - Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey

Here's a portrait I've been waiting to share with you for a long while, and I can now finally post it up!

Commissioned as a Birthday present, this is Gareth as the 10th Doctor!

Happy Birthday Gareth!

If you would like to see yourself as your favourite incarnation of the Doctor, or you know someone who would, then don't hesitate to get in touch!