Monday, 2 May 2016

A Sketchy (pun?) Restart

After a protracted hiatus, here I am trying to get back to making regular offerings for the graphite gods. Feeling somewhat rusty. My muscle memory seems to have atrophied a little. :( Oh well, onwards and outwards...

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

DS Dump: Final Batches I

Oh, it's 2015 already. Hmm... Hopefully this will be the year I finally get back into regular pencil sketching. I do miss it.

For now, here's the first batch of odd DS sketches & speedpaints from the last two or three years that I never got around to posting initially, or finishing a series off, in some cases. It's time to wind down my aged DS and give it a decent retirement, rather than continue to hammer the poor thing until it finally gives out on me mid-paint.

For the last few months I've been trawling my SD card in an attempt to gather all the remnants of scribbles I considered interesting enough to cull, or render up a little more. Little batches, such as this one, will be posted throughout January.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Further Experiments In Animation Background Art

Another experiment inspired by anime background art. This one was a head scratch of layers and masks (something I have never used to any great degree) so various effects and animations could (theoretically) be added later. The car is a placeholder for future tests. Now all I need to do is drum up the cash, and the courage, to invest in a copy of Adobe After Effects. -_-

I might create a mini secondary blog if I pursue this kind of work further, as I'm not exactly comfortable posting these among my usual landscape scratchings.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014


Here's a couple of test paintings I did for a personal project I've been mulling over in my head for a good few years now. The first painting ended up looking too much like there are 3D elements involved, but the second is closer to what I have in mind. Certainly inspired by anime background art.