12 November 2010


I'm currently doing a course on drawing a graphic novel. One of the exercises was to think of a famous person and draw a one page portrait of that person's life/achievements.

Here is my response:

Please let me know your reactions in the comments below..

04 May 2010

Catch up

I might as well put some of my digital recreational sketches up here...

I'm scared of colour, that's why I kept the face grey for the time being...


These are all drawn with MyPaint.

09 March 2010

A Post...

...just thought I might as well post a little experiment I did with the new release of myPaint.
I won't even start to compare it with commercial software, but it's free and in the creative industry it's the person who sits at the computer who should be creative, not the software.

17 October 2008

Breeze - a Graphic Short Story

Have a look at it. Let me know what message you take from it. I hope to get to write something about my thoughts about the story at a later stage.

02 July 2008


It's been a while since my last blog entry... As I don't believe in excuses I won't give any. I just didn't write anything for a while.

While waiting for a job I went to the National Gallery today. A brilliant place. The BP Portrait Award Exhibition was very inspiring. All those different styles, and incredibly precise craftsmanship of the artists. If you look through them online, some of them look like photographs - but they aren't. I found interesting that quite a few of the models were either girlfriend or house mate of the artist. The people closest to their daily lives. Close enough to sit through sittings spread over several months.

After that I went to the "Radical Light" Exhibition about Italy's divisionist painters 1891-1910. I knew Giovanni Segantini's work, but I was impressed with the way the whole group - especially Agnelo Morbelli - depicted the North Italian sunshine. It made me realise how limited our daily intake in colours is if we only look at a screen all day long. There's so much more colour out there! (The illustration in this Wikipedia article shows the visible spectrum and how little of it is covered by a traditional CRT screen, I guess a LCD screen isn't much better).

The majority of the contemporary paintings in the portrait exhibition had a very white lighting. Almost like taken with a flash. The light in the old Italian's work is a lot richer with lots of red commas wherever they could put them.

This day at the museum made me want to paint...

12 February 2008