Thursday, 30 June 2011

Cherries finished



Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

GL finished?


I'm not happy with this. Not at all but I'm finding it hard to see the wood for the trees so I'll give up for now and return later ;)

Monday, 27 June 2011

Friday, 24 June 2011



Added some more to this painting :) for example the face :D

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Green lantern redux


I realised a few says ago that I had painted the ring on the wrong finger. So I've been repainting it. I'm unsure what to do with the background now as it's a little plain at the moment. I wanted to do a space scene but not 100% sure how to do that with acrylics.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Swiss cheese text

Swiss Cheese Text


I love typography – its fun and easy. Today I wanted to show you how to make a simple “Swiss cheese effect”.


Step 1.


Start by making a 1024x768 pixel document and colour it #3f2004, Next choose select the text tool and using a bold Font type something. I'm using the Font Badaboom (


Step 2


Next we want to duplicate the text layer, we do this by pressing Control & J together on the keyboard or by going to Layer>New>Layer Via Copy. Name the top layer Cheese and the lower text layer Holes. Select the Holes Layer and add a Colour Overlay Layer Style (Layer>Layer Style>Colour Overlay) and set the colour to black/#000000.


Step 3

Now select the Cheese layer, as before add a Colour overlay Adjustment Layer and set the colour to yellow / #f2df06. Follow this by adding a Inner shadow, Inner Glow and Satin Layer Style (please see pictures for settings)


Step 4.


Using a hard edge brush with the foreground set the black start to add dots to the Cheese Layer, Layer mask. This will “cut” holes in the cheese layer. Change the size of the brush to make the holes random sizes.


Step 5.

Create a white ellipse under the text, next add a Stroke Layer Style. Change the size to around 9/10 pixesl and set the colour to blue. Next add a Gradient Overlay (black to white), set the style to Radial, Angel to 0 and scale to 50%.


Step 6.


Finally make a new Layer above the Ellipse and using a soft edge brush paint some shadows under the text to ground it.








Saturday, 18 June 2011


 i know this isnt fantastic...!

and it seem to movie waaaaaaaaaaaay to fast! but i was trying this out :) also i only had a crappy youtube movie to play with.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Green Lantern

I've been a fan of DC's GL since my late teens - not that i collect the comics any more (wish i could but i dont) but i thought i'd try and do a green lantern inspired painting :) the whole thing feels off - the fingers are two big for example but to be honest does that really matter? 

WIP...!  more to come.  

oh and i think the movie comes out soon - should be interesting :)

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Pirate painting

print here 

Acrylics on paper (painted with white and paynes grey only) 



two tone painting

Friday, 10 June 2011


more work since yesterday :)

Thursday, 9 June 2011


Based on the alien Paul from the movie Paul, Acrylics on paper 14"x10" WIP :) 

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Robot painting

acrylics on paper 7"x10" 

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Robot Painting

Acrylics on paper 7"x10" WIP :) 

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Sitting painting...!

Acrylics on paper, 14"x10"