Tuesday, 31 December 2013


"Hermit" Prismacolor pencil on black paper 11" x 14"
This one was a bit painful to do, the over all idea was mixed, from her being a hollow shell for the hermit crab to live in and also that her vagina was a giant crab. I thought the hermit crab's shell would integrate nicely, but it didn't, having to give up the girls legs which wasn't a compromise I liked.
Overall though she is not horrible, which was my fear. I put so much time into the layers that you can't see the out come for days, I can't tell if the face will look okay until it is practically complete, and some times the outcome is horrible and must be scrapped. Some are salvageable but not many.    

Play Thing

"Play Thing" Prismacolor pencil on black A3 paper,
 297 x 420 mm, (11.7 x 16.5 in)
A Barbie's head on a My Little Pony's body.
Anna (my daughter) and I did a photo shoot with her barbies and ponies, to match up the lighting.
I thought it was quite a original idea, but after the fact I found a lot of doll heads jammed on pony and horse bodies in a Google search.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013


The yellow outline with a bit of  base colour

Progress of "Feeding."

First was the yellow framing and outline, to get everything in shape and the proportions of the face right, with a bit of the base layering then more layering with a bit of tone,
then in come the eyes, and more colour to the skin,
then the neck is sea snailed up, this idea came to me at work waiting tables, I did not want her whole neck and shoulders in this drawing, not unlike the "Garden", just this idea of a floating head.

This was a day by day scan of the image, some days get more work done by a few hours due to work or watching the kids, making sure they don't die or damage the house.
Now and then I want to do a "W.I.P." with a step by step, but it is such a pain in the arse to scan the thing being A3, and my scanner only A4, fusing it all together on photoshop, lining it up, plus it stops me from drawing. This time I scanned before starting on the new day.
getting started on the skin colour and tones

in come the eyes and teeth.
Teeth have become a new favorite thing, along time
ago I hated doing teeth, and would avoid them 

the shells to seal the neck

the mouth and tentacles. there is still the hair and
 tentacles to go, as well as the ear, and desire
 whether to commit to a background or not


finishing her off with eyelashes.
the background is out, it is cluttered enough 

"Feeding" Prismacolor pencil on black A3 paper,
297 x 420 mm, (11.7 x 16.5 in)