Photo Copy

Danny Santos¬†has some wonderful photography on his website. The digital painting is a copy from one of his “Portraits of Strangers”. Check him out ->¬†http://dannyst.format.com/

It’s been a while…

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and enjoy drawing. Life gets busy and making time for drawing gets pretty low down on the list. Drawing is a perishable skill and I’ve definitely found how much it perishes over time. Hopefully I’ll be able to do more drawings regularly. The first three are sketches from a …

Life Changes

On the 28th of October 2014, my beautiful son Gethin was born. Unfortunately he was born with a rare muscle weakness called Congenital Nemaline Myopathy. He spent the first two months of his life in the Neonatal unit of Cardiff hospital while his condition was diagnosed and my wife and I were trained to look after him. Gethin came home …

Snow, and new Photoshop CC Features

Yesterday the weather man got it wrong. I thought we were looking forward to a long day of wind and rain. Instead I woke up to the this lovely site. It didn’t stick around too long as the rain did come later in the day. By the end of the day the hills which were covered in snow were covered …

Charcoal Portraits

I have an upcoming job that I think might work well in charcoal. Only problem is that I haven’t picked up a stick of charcoal in about 9 years. I have a little bit of time before I’ll be starting this next project so I thought that some practice might be in order. See the results below. Reference used from …

3 portfolio improvements

Recently I’ve been doing student portfolio assessments. It can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of the semester, it can also be one of the most soul-destroying. You spend a semester teaching students, investing your time, energy and emotions in the hope that they will submit a good portfolio at the end of the semester. Some do, others don’t. …