Sunday, November 15, 2009

Great Tits

Finally finished Woooo! *prepares herself for barrage of terrible jokes and comments*

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Life drawing

I've found a life drawing class near me and I went last night. It was a bit weird and frustrating at first, but then it was almost like I hadn't been away from it. Here's my piece from the 50 minute pose at the end.
I've even drawn the face! I've always had a weird mental block about drawing faces - I've always been paranoid I'll get it wrong or offend people or something, so I just haven't done it. And that in turn makes me think I can't do it and feel horribly self conscious and it becomes a vicious cycle. But weirdly I'm starting to get over that, without really having done anything about it.

When I progress in art, it seems to feel like the knowledge or ability of how to do that thing has always been there and that the walls are just falling away rather than learning a new block of information. Almost like there's more space in my head for stuff rather than less. Does anybody else get that?

Saturday, October 03, 2009

XSS Poster

I thought I'd put this up on here, it was a pretty fun project and got lots of good responses. It's a poster for XSS (Extreme Street Sports), a Southampton university club which Tim co-founded. The poster was for their fresher's fair, and Tim went around wearing the featured top hat recruiting people.

Monday, July 06, 2009


Crossposting this from facebook. This is a dragon I painted for my Mum to go up in the local library. I normally end up painting something at least once a year to do with the summer reading scheme. A year or two ago it was nature and I made loads of googley eyed bugs and painted lots of animals. Recently I ended up painting up a wooden Pterodactyl, I wonder where that's gone...
But anyway! This is bigger than A0 and painted entirely with poster/ powder paint! Who needs photoshop when you have the primary colours, black, white and green?

Friday, June 05, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009


From photo reference. About 10 - 15 hours

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Export to reality!

Run through export to reality program:

I suppose technically it is some kind of exporting to reality... even if it is just papercraft.
Well, here's my tester, and it definitely worked! Only unforseen problem was that because the model had an open base, the papercraft wasn't particularly stable and the edges were wibbling everywhere, so I made a rough base for it.
Here's the net, it's 3 A4 pages:

So the plan is now to do a few more things, I was thinking of doing this lot as a group, lots of nice boxy shapes:If anyone wants, I can run their models through pepakura and try to make the unfold as user friendly as possible, but I will NOT test build anyone's models for them. Also if anyone does want to do this, the lower poly the model, the easier everyone's life will be.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Deer Full painting

There we go. I've decided I do quite like it now, painting it has just been a very frustrating process at times.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I'm doing a proper version with a full background, but it's not coming out the way I want it, so I've done a 'illustration in the corner of a book or something' version. I will post up the full background one once I've finished it, but I just don't think I'm ever going to be happy with it, whereas this I quite like.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Other sideline activities

I've been busy with the final project lately, but I did find time to make this monstrosity for Tom O' Brien's birthday (it was only a little bit late)

And here he is in the lab, waiting for his new owner to arrive

Monday, February 09, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I did a paint

Speedpaint: Can. Took an hour and a half as I was just doing it on my own. Yay Stoppit and Tidyup!