I’m back in 2015!

So having two young children, working and house renovations has been completely and utterly time consuming in the last few years. Luckily for me this year, 2015, things are getting easier.

Need to update this whole website … sometime, but for now I think I’ll focus back on my blog posts 🙂

Nicky Paint Detail

Nicky’s portrait took just over 3 hours to paint, probably due to the size of it more than anything. I layered more colour to the background of this one, there’s something magic about the way watercolours move across the paper and combine. I’m very conscious of not over painting, knowing when to stop before it loses the loose, free feel. Actually I’m a little paranoid of over painting … it’s constantly on my mind.

One of the reasons I love digital art so much is I don’t have to worry about making mistakes (ctrl + z).

This picture is now in getting framed at Nelson City Framers and I should be picking it up this Saturday.

Nicky Painted

The thing I love most about this portrait is sense of drama and movement. There’s more chaos in the paint which marries nicely with the ultra refined line art in a strange way. Combining the two styles which are so radically different some how works. The layering of paint creates a mood of excitement, almost explosive, which is like the energy of children.

Nicky’s Line Art Ready For Paint

Here’s Nicky’s line art ready for paint. I went for the same size as Sophia’s portrait, it’s big without being huge.

Captain Paul Watson Uses My Art

A while back I created a digital portrait of Captain Paul Watson using line art and halftone shading in Photoshop. I was completely thrilled on Sunday to see he used it on a post on facebook! I’m a huge fan of this great man and the important work he does, so it’s a real honor for me. Read his post it’s inspiring!