Friday, 15 March 2013

Mr Little

In case you didn't see me post this on every other online thing possible...
A portrait of Omar Little from HBO's The Wire - if you've never seen the show before what have you been watching all your life?!

It wasn't quite what I'd had in mind, but I think it actually ended up better than I'd planned.  The picture I had in my head was mainly the multicoloured scratches, which I've got, so I'm happy!

I've been neglecting my blog quite a bit this year.  It's been my own fault for keeping things secret; I've not been sharing progress and processes so as to not spoil any surprises for people.
I can tell you what I'm working on though:

- 2 costume design mini-projects
- a comic strip for my other gentleman half
- pin-up style portraits of my girl friends
- quick designs of my character Andi from my Andona project
- ideas and scripting for a graphic novel (check back with me in 10 years)
- sketching and painting for fun in between
- and then there's the next TV portrait! I've not done a film portrait yet - any suggestions?!

All that on top of working full time and trying to keep up learning languages.  It is tough and slow!
I do love personal challenges though, so I'm enjoying the struggle in a twisted kinda way.
What are all you guys working on?
Do any of you keep things secret until a certain point of completion?


P.S.  I'm now on Tumblr and Society6

Monday, 4 March 2013

Baddabing baddaboom!

Furio Giunta from HBO's The Sopranos.
I painted this a couple of months ago.  Purely for fun and practise!
My two aims were: achieve a cartoon style; design a pattern.
Like my previous 'Al Swearengen' image I enjoyed using a solely 2D pattern/texture with (very basic) shading giving a sense of 3D.

I've now made this available on my Society6.
If you know any Sopranos fans in need of a very classy and beautifully artistic pillow that's the place to get it ;)