Wednesday 27 March 2013

The little train that could

This is an A4 painting I'm doing for someone who was the successful bidder in the Solid Saints auction I contribute to every year.

It shouldn't take me too long to do, here's the source image:

Yes, I've flipped the image - Ketar (who it's for) sent me a lower res image without the text this way round, but the image was too low to use, so he sent me the cover art instead. I flipped it so it was the same way round as his original image, but will be leaving off the text.

Here's my pencil outline:

I'm going to work on it today.

Friday 22 March 2013

Vice image is finished!

Here it is at last! it's taken longer than I expected it to, for a variety of reasons, but it's heading off to it's new owner tomorrow:

Sunday 17 March 2013

Vice magazine cover almost done

I've painted hard for a day or so - really need to get this painting finished, as I've a small matter of 4 bridesmaids dresses to make in the next 8 weeks! I start them in a week's time, and have a small Child's Play painting to do as well, before I move on to the next person on my list.

Here's where I'm up to:

Whole thing:

Close-up left:

Close-up right:

I've realised I've made her body too thin, I'll widen it slightly.

Sunday 10 March 2013

Vice magazine cover for Zilla update

As the title suggests, I've made a bit more progress. 

It's getting to the stage where I'll be changing colour every 10 minutes, and I'm having to hold back on starting any outlining. 

So tempting, as it will completely change how the painting looks, but I'm going to hold off until I've finished all the colours!

Close-up left:

Close-up right:

The whole thing:

Friday 1 March 2013

More of Zilla's painting done

I've done the clothing now, quite enjoyed painting concentric circles!

I'm hosting a Fair Trade coffee morning tomorrow, so I probably won't have much time to paint. Maybe in the afternoon!