Friday, 17 December 2010

Doodles, days off and ultrasounds

Hey folks,

Those of you who may know already I have been suffering from abdominal pain for the last month. Today I had a scan which eliminated gallstones or liver problems; everything fine apparently. So it's more or less a mystery for now :/

Yesterday and today I took some time off, was feeling mildly burnt out and cranky. Felt good to do nothing, so ofc I doodled. Little bit of practice R&R really, no pressure. Most of my colour work lately has started off greyscale then coloured over that to get the values right so decided to challenge myself and go straight in with colour. Turned out pretty well (and yes the self portrait is supposed to look cranky!)

Also in freelancery i've been working on various fun things and one, Dark Harvest: Legend of Frankenstein, was announced where I found out my work is being printed alongside the superfab Scott Purdy! He's a bit good and a cool friend to have :) (which reminds me Scott, need to send you an email ;))

So things I suppose are good :) Changed my hair up a bit and lightened the ends ombre style just for giggles, it's almost Christmas so I can spend time with the folks and see the inlaws for Hogmanay in the highlands, with cocktails as per :) Andrew and I have decided not to get each other presents and instead save some cash for when we get a kitten for it's vets bits and bobs and general cat paraphernalia.

So if I don't post before then have a rocking Christmas and Hogmanay :D

Love Me xxx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

I'm ALIVE... kinda

Yes, long time no post. Lot has changed; now full-time freelance and struck with gallstones WOO! Talk about making life easy?

Day 13 of feeling like crap and resigned myself to the fact i'm gonna feel like shit regardless of what I do so i'm knuckling down. So far this afternoon i've got a commission finished and a folio piece done which I started AGES ago. But it's done now. All in all a productive afternoon apart from stabbing pains and having to make coffee by boiling a pan of water since the kettle assploded the other day. This causes fun when one remembers an hour later that there was a pan on the stove full of useful hot water.

So yes, also nuked the folio and doing new stuff for that inbetween work and gallbladder attacks.

So, enjoy.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

horse sketches

Following a forum topic on linkedin and a challenge on cghub I thought i'd do a bit of practice. Here's some very loose horse sketches taken from ref photos. Need to study the anatomy in more depth then move onto some sketches from imagination. Dissapointed with some of them but we learn from our mistakes, one mistake being i'm not sketching nearly enough.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Rowena teh zombie WIP5

Well, gonna call it a night. 1:43am and i'm up for fun rather than work. If I don't go to bed now i'll never get up and tomorrow is a busy day :)

Pleased with the results, that Hepworth character knows what he's talking about!

Rowena teh zombie WIP4

Decided that all my grey work IS TOO DAMN DARK! So, took some advice from Andy Hepworth and working between 10-60% grey then darkening/highlighting at the end. Happy so far :)

Saturday, 4 September 2010


Hi watchers and new time viewers :)

Sorry for the disgusting lack of updates but I have been working like a mad thing AND moving house AND started a new fitness regime (woo!)

Got a little update for you guys, a nice little treat since Aunty Rowena hasn't visited in a while.

Here is a full page illy I did for Necromancer's upcoming release, Fane of the Fallen. Really proud of everything I produced for the project and everyone at Necro/Frog God have been superawesome to work with. Long may it continue!

Friday, 16 July 2010


I am now a cover and interiors artist for Necromancer Games!


Thursday, 1 July 2010

bloody slavers anyone?

Mmmmmm juicy

Managed an entire half an hour on this tonight thanks to having a tooth yanked out yesterday of which I am many suffering. Twas about all I managed to do in fact.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Monday, 21 June 2010

battlebitch b&w complete

now for the colour!

battlebitch continued

Should be doing paid work but feeling totally exhausted, this doesn't need my full concentration as it's just for me (well it does, but you get what I mean!)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

ooooh pvc trousers!

I have a pair just like that; just kidding, i'd look like a walrus in a binbag.


Friday, 11 June 2010

bitch render

done a little bit, she will be more clothed than that but wanted to get some practice painting black skin.

terminator hyena

that is all.

front wheel drive don't you know?

Monday, 7 June 2010

It's arrived!

Sorry the photos suck but here's Andrew's sensationally late birthday present!

Monday, 31 May 2010


Painted this yesterday, I love love love drawing organic lines!

Think I need to do more traditional stuff :)

Mixed Media

Photo ref used to the octopus anatomy but the pose came from my fingertips.

This is for sale, framed in an ikea frame if anyone is interested. I accept paypal and can ship worldwide!

Send me an offer and I might just accept it

Monday, 24 May 2010


That's it, done. No more. I could noodle this for infinity.

Monday, 3 May 2010

can't draw today

Redrawn that f$%*ing koi about 8 times, noooo couldn't do it before I started painting. Too impatient to get in there with the colour wern't we.

Going to go and do something else not drawing related. *grumble*


Prob gonna be a wreck in the top left for a sense of scale and depth. Going to be a challenge since I'm not keen on non-organics.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Florence and the Machine pt2

Feel like i'm def 60% through with this!

Florence and the Machine

Couldn't think of what to call this so just called it what I was listening to.

Been painting this on my livestream since about 10. My neck is killing me and has been for about a week, any suggestions?

Love how he's going now, need to make him whiter though... suggestions too?

Monday, 19 April 2010


Might go mad and add some irridescent jellies XD

Erm yeah

Amazing what a dramatic effect changing the border has given.

Andrew's dragon

Hey, I know this is taking ages but I am only getting 1 day a week to work on this. I am loving how it's coming out. Knocked a lot of the colour into the water and popped out the horns and face. The eye is poppin'!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

inky koi

messing around with some artwork for the bedroom - usual PS and wacom

Monday, 5 April 2010

Rather a lot got done

Awesome day today, really love parts of this - others not so happy with but it's getting there! Don't know when I can work on it next as I am working the rest of the week - maybe if he's off climbing or something I might be able to attack it.

Available on my livestream

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Just done a bit of work on it, need some ideas how to deal with the fins?

more detail

still a huge way to go with this, my eyes are fried.

Monday, 29 March 2010


it is rather humorous trying to paint using an xl tablet and a 15" laptop XD

koi dragon shading

just working on the shading :D pretty awesome watching LA Ink at the same time :D

koi dragon flats

Flats for Andrew's birthday present (his bday is tomorrow, but he can get it a bit late ;)) i'll do the koi after i've done the dragon - I know it's a bit backward but I just want to get the big guy done.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

tinkering with fishy textures

Well I am working on a birthday present for someone rather close to me, he might get it a bit late since things have been a bit topsy turvy lately.

In other news, I am now an inhouse illustrator for a greetings company - woohoo! Start of Furzday.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Uncle Fungus

Well given the lack of updates I hoped you guessed i've been helluva busy and neglecting my daily sketch warm-ups. So here we go, I call him Uncle Fungus.