Tuesday, 30 March 2010

No good work..

Today i’ve been pretty busy updating my galleries on my website – http://www.simonrudd.info so not made a good picture – started to work on one but it didn't really work out – boo!  Also found some git trying to steal one of my pictures…


He even stated he took the photos – what made me laugh is that i’m a white bloke, but the man claiming he took them is an Indian.

Monday, 29 March 2010



not done anything dark in a while so have this…

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Keep it simple

I’ve not had a lot of time to do any work today :(  so i thought i would point you in the direction of a post by Tim Shelbourne - http://www.tjshelbourne.co.uk/?p=124 – enjoy! :D

Saturday, 27 March 2010



not very happy with the blending. 

Friday, 26 March 2010



more of this thing :D

Thursday, 25 March 2010



something i’ve been playing with :)

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Manikin - finished


I think i’m going to finish this picture now! :D  i’ve enjoyed doing it – but dont think i’m making any more headway :D

Tuesday, 23 March 2010



just a quick sketch!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Old man sketch


an old man wearing a hat :D  quick 10 minute sketch :D

Sunday, 21 March 2010


I’m pretty happy with this now – may leave it as it is :)

Saturday, 20 March 2010



bit more work on this…!

Friday, 19 March 2010

quick sketch!


not had a lot of time today so have a silly sketch type thing

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Manikin – work in progress


spent a bit more time on this today :D  hope to finish it soon :D 

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Water scene


not 100% sure this is finished yet…!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Part of a picture


today i’ve been working on a photoshop picture – but havent finished it – so i thought i’d post a bit of it! :D

Monday, 15 March 2010

Orange Painting


Digital painting of an orange

Sunday, 14 March 2010

talk-talk = mute-mute

For almost 24 hours our talk talk connection has been so bad that almost nothing will work :(  i can get spoitfy to work – but cant access msn, e-mail or most of the web – the odd page will load but you cant navigate from it.  i’m not sure what the hell is up.  for a few weeks its been bad – then a few days ago i thought i had it sorted.

I’m not sure this will even upload :( 

UPDATE – well i phoned them at 10 o’clock ish and they said they would check the line and phone back! well its now 11.42am and so far nothing – grrrrrrrr!!!  although i have painted an orange – not that i can upload it!!

talk-talk = mute-mute

For almost 24 hours our talk talk connection has been so bad that almost nothing will work :(  i can get spoitfy to work – but cant access msn, e-mail or most of the web – the odd page will load but you cant navigate from it.  i’m not sure what the hell is up.  for a few weeks its been bad – then a few days ago i thought i had it sorted.

I’m not sure this will even upload :( 

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010



two tone painting

Wednesday, 10 March 2010




2010_03080021 2010_03080023 2010_03080025

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Google Chrome Vs AVG Link Scanner

Consider this something of a cautionary tale – told to you by and old sea dog with long grey hair and matching beard, clothes in a yellow slicker, beige woolly jumper and  black / blue jeans…! 

“‘tis a dark and stormy night when the it began..” the ancient force began.
”Google Chrome, my faithful and long standing companion was feeling the forces of the open sea” the descriptive tale continued. “for more years ** than i care to remember we wondered the world wide web seeking out strange and new creatures and discoveries.”
He reaches up and brings his fingers through his thinning grey hair, his eyes settles on a framed picture of the wall – himself holding a new born Firefox browser – so fresh and fast, he remembered how it would race through the fields of facts and seas of links.  Years before it too had begun to feel the weight of the world reduce its speeds and sap its strength.  Sadly old Firefox had to be put to sleep, his successors came and went but nothing was quite as good as that first one. 
His eyes refocused and his tale continued.

“Then one day from the Google labs they released into the wild streams of the internet a new browser – chrome they called it.  nothing had been seen like it before”  he wiped a tear away from his wrinkled eyes and a smile stretched across his face.  “i managed to capture one and it was just like the old days again.”  he sighed “everything worked so fast and so free – until recently that was”
he reached for his hanky and blew his nose - “you see” he said replacing the sodden item back into his pocket. “A few weeks ago i found out old Chromey wasn’t working well, he must be getting old i thought.  but i checked his status and he was up to date – in fact he had recently updated himself.” 
Hs cough a rattled and drew upon his pipe.
”nothing for it i thoughts to my self – i shall have to clean out the kennel and start again, so’s i pulled out my gun and shot him dead in the head, as well as my faithful xp. The tears i wept for the loss of them both”
“luckily i knew how to start again and within a few hours i had to new little snappers going at it like never before” he chuckled to him self “not in that way – you understand”
”Everything was working fine but then i gave both of them an AVG anti virus pill, and suddenly things went wrong again…The speed was gone, they only chugged along.  Steam power would have been faster.”

a spiral of blue / grey smoke issued from the pipe and a red glow filled the bowl - “I figured that maybe AVG had also updated recently and maybe that was causing the problems, i looked into it and disabled the Link Scanner.  And wouldn’t you know it”  he laughed out loud. “They started to work again – and fast too.  this old man couldn’t be happier. well maybe if he could stream video – but thats all really!” with the completion of his tale it was if years had been lifted from his aging skin.

i lean forward and stop the tape and thank him for sharing his story, as i leave the little cottage i look back at the old man and his newly restored chrome.  This is one of those tales – i tell myself – that will give hope, for future generations to come.  i close the door and leave.

** Editors note – well for at least a couple of years

Monday, 8 March 2010

Until we meet again…

I’ve put away my pin-up painting for the time being – i’m beginning to “not see the forest for the trees”.  I think if i carry on at the moment i’m going to end up messing it up.  i tired to paint the beginning of the face on today but it looked so wrong i painted over it – which then also cocked up and made it look really really wrong – so time to take a step back…!


Sunday, 7 March 2010

Ok, Computer!!

Right so I have been having problems with my computer for a while now - this morning nothing would work so i decided to kill it all and start again - the only problem was - when i formatted my hard drive - i then discovered that my windows XP re installation disk would not boot!! :( Luckily my neighbour has my old windows XP disk so i asked for it back.... unfortunately she cant find it - ahhhhhhhh!

I did - however find a way of making a bootable cd using the disk and some other programs - i'll find the link for it later :)  sadly that only fixed 1/2 the problems.  But in the end i managed to use both disks to get it to install - now just the job of getting all the programs back on here :)  fingers crossed it will be okay for a couple of years now .

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Pin-up (Cont…)

continuing my pin-up painting – still faceless – i’m tempted to leave it this way.  I also got my replacement paint from bradbury graphics – woo! :D i will be buying more from them soon – lovely paint! :D

also christened my new palette – i’m thinking about getting some disposable ones :D 

Friday, 5 March 2010

Busy Busy Busy Day

its been a very busy day today – had problems with Harvey over night (up at three – bad belly etc!)  i also made a new pic for the book of the dead…! :D

also went to the library, shopping and tried to sort out my new site – http ://www.simonrudd.info :D

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Self Portrait


made in photoshop :)

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Pin-up (Cont…)


More of the Pin-up painting, it continues to evolve…

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Pin up (Cont…)


I also got some new paints from https://www.bradburyart.co.uk/


Flesh tint, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Paynes Grey.  Sadly the Flesh Tint was a bit odd and was mostly clear medium – i contacted Bradburt Art and they told me they would send out a new tube.  which was nice of them. 

Monday, 1 March 2010

Striped – part nude

stripes part nude

Part vector, part brush work