Thursday, 13 November 2008

A Celtic/Oriental feel

I created this character today. She started as an old sketch I did years ago (while I was still at school, I think). I thought that she was worth re-visiting. For such a quick image I thik I'm really happy with her. Her costume and setting is kind of a clash between oriental and celtic, but I think it works OK. She has kind of a Briar Rose look about her.


Here is an image I created in Adobe Illustrator a few months ago. I'm still not completely happy with it, but like so many of my images, it will probably just be left as is (at least for the time being). I may come back to her and add some more detail and colour. I think she is too bland for a geisha - she needs more colour!!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Back to Basics...

It has been a long while between posts I know! I thought I would start off again by refreshing my basic skills. Here is a really quick pencil portrait from my sketchbook. I thought I would copy one of my favourite old portraits. The original just intregued me - and I had to copy it! Well, they do say; if you're going to copy - copy from the best! Hope you like it :)