Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Leah's Woodland Painting

This is a name painting I produced for a little girl named Leah. It was her first birthday so I was commissioned to paint a woodland themed painting including her name. Here is the final painting and my sketches and character designs.

I hope to do more work like this, it is so enjoyable to get the acrylics out and spend time over a painting. I usually work digitally for illustration commissions as it is fast and can be easily amended if the client needs things changed. I love being able to paint at my own speed. The hours just disappear, I look up and find I have been painting squirrels for 4 hours! Not a bad way to spend an afternoon!

If you want to commission me, or know someone who might, please don't hesitate to email me to discuss themes etc.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


I absolutely love the ancient greek heroes and mythical monsters, so decided to use the characters in a little project to help me develop some black and white work for my portfolio. This is the first character Perseus in his helm of darkness and winged sandals.