Sunday, 20 August 2017

Pick a number...

The Prisoner
I was commissioned to paint a portrait of Patrick McGoohan in his role as number 6 in The Prisoner. It was soo much fun to do. I was entirely unfamiliar with the show and only knew the delightful McGoohan from an episode of Columbo, but it turns out the The Prisoner has it's 50th anniversary this year, hence the request for the golden background. There is an anniversary event taking place in Portmeirion where the series was filmed, and I have been asked if the portrait can be displayed at the event. How cool is that! :-)

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Lil' brothers

Llyn/Mizūmi

I've been rather undecided recently about what to paint... so while I couldn't decide I made a first attempt at my character Yudaina's youngest brother. His name is Llyn or Mizūmi depending on the language used. His face is inspired by Japanese actor Takayuki Yamada. :-)

Friday, 4 August 2017

Just let it grow

Micky
A bit busy at the moment, so another wip for now. Little Micky, once again, by popular vote, sporting a beard.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The chain

Micky
Like Fleetwood Mac, I can't seem to break it... and I do love a little bit of Fleetwood Mac. Wip of my 45th attempt at painting little Micky.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Heading for the light

Tywyll - wip
... the demonic, red, glowing light in his eyes that is. Wip of my possessed demon hunter, the lovely Tywell O Fewn, based on the equally lovely Danny Midwinter.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Trying to quit

Precious
... he really is, actually. Face number 16 of Precious the pilot, revisited and done. :-)

Saturday, 20 May 2017

All the faces


29 Faces February 2017 - all the faces
Completely forgot to post all 29 faces together. Arranged by hue. Some of them are still wips, but hey.

You can also see them as a slideshow on my Vimeo Channel :-) A few of them have been finished since the video was made. Just fyi. :-)


Like the ripples on a windy forehead

Precious
Sorted out face number 9 tonight. Precious the pilot, all done. :-)

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017

Mr Blue Sky

Precious
Coming to you aaaaall the way back from Christmas.. because I totally forgot about it... I have now finished this one of Precious the pilot sporting his favourite cap - with eyes as blue as a cloudless sky and the attitude of an approaching thunderstorm.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Once you start with the clippers...

Micky
So, a fair few of my 29 faces were still works in progress. Now begins the slow process of pulling myself together and finishing them. Here's the face number 15, all done. I had so much fun with Micky's haircut for face number 29 that I decided to chop off the ponytail in this one as well.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cream of the crop

Micky - wip
Aaaand... here it is! Face number 29 for the 29 Faces. Woot woot. Still a few things to sort out on it, but other than that. Another one of little Micky, from that one time when he decided to cut his hair short. :-)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Do NOT spill his coffee!


Gibbs
Face number 28... rough sketch of the long suffering leader of the NCIS pack Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who spends ninety percent of all his time looking one hundred percent done with everything and everyone. :-)

Saturday, 15 April 2017

He sees dead people...

Ducky
... on a daily basis :-D Face number 27... So they're showing NCIS on three different channels on any given evening at the moment - a series that has been running for more than ten years, but I watched it for the first time ever a  few weeks ago... and I can now conclude that there has been something missing from my life... the kindly, cute as a button, pathologist Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard played by David McCallum. Why has no one pointed me in the direction of this adorable Scotsman before? A most grievous oversight.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Somewhat lagging

Micky - wip
Still at my parents' house gently trying to convince the ancient computer here that running Photoshop is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. We're not entirely in agreement on this matter... and so this is where I leave face number 26 for now - a wip of little Micky. :-)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

possibly pastel

Micky - wip
Face number 25 brought to you by the old and struggling computer at my parents' house where I'm currently having a little Easter break. Little Micky sporting pastels. This is about as much as the poor machine here can handle, so I'll have to leave it as a wip until my return. Also, not sure what the colours are like exactly, this monitor is a law onto its own. :-)

EXPOSÉ Awards coming up


Me and my EXPOSÉ nominated painting. Taken today down by our local Danish sea front and it was blowing a gale.The award ceremony is this Saturday! There is still time to get your hand on a copy of the book right here.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

I can smell the lavender from here


Face number 24 in progress. My nomad king, Yudaina, based on that fella with the face I so adore, Hiroyuki Sanada :-)

Thursday, 30 March 2017

These days...

Micky
At long last... face number 23. Little Micky looking a bit like a Smartie... Just too tired at the moment.

Watch out, it's always gonna get me
I know it's never gonna let me
That's just the way it tends to be these days
I try, but it's never gonna let me
I wish that it wouldn't come and get me
That's just the way it tends to be these days

Monday, 20 March 2017

Shave and a haircut

Al
I've given my marshal a shave and a fresh shirt in this little sketch for face number 22. As always based on the wonderful Anthony Zerbe :-)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Nomination for the Nomad King


One of my paintings of Yudaina will be featured in EXPOSÉ volume 12 by Ballistic Publishing and it has also been nominated for an award in the Portrait Painted category  :-) I'm so happy  :-D
Their books are awesome and I have several of them myself, didn't think I'd ever make it into one :-D
If you love digital art books, go get one!

There are 367 nominated images in 34 categories by 270 artists from 57 countries and the awards ceremony will be live-streamed over the web on Saturday 8th April at 2 pm GMT.


Monday, 13 March 2017

Handsome devil

The Earl - wip
Face number 20 for the 29 Faces. Another one of the Earl from the western I'm writing, this time being the actual age he is in the story. Quite a rough wip tonight, but I gotta get up early, so that's all for now.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Earl-y days

Young Earl - wip
Face number 19. Another wip, this time of the Earl... a lovely fella from the Western I'm writing... who is absolutely, one hundred percent based on Tom Petty :-)

You can leave your hat on

Micky - wip
Face number 18. Wip of little Micky in another one of his amazing shirts, with hat this time :-D

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Let's face it

29 Faces - Feb 2017
In the words of Bon Jovi 'Wo-ooow, I'm half way the-ere!' So here's the fifteen faces I managed during Feb. I'm gonna keep going until I have all 29, because I'm stubborn and I hate leaving things unfinished... Onward!

Monday, 27 February 2017

Presentation!

Tom
So... I have yet to read any of the Harry Potter books, and I've only watched the first four films... Because of this I was until yesterday completely unaware that at one point Voldemort turns up in a kick-ass black suit... and he looks smokin' hot in it. Also, he's got really beautiful eyes. He is the villain, yes? 'Cause I would so date him ;-) Wip of face number fourteen for the 29 faces.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Real savage like

Tusks - wip
Two things happened... someone put on Tusk with Fleetwood Mac, also the tendons in my neck are so tense it feels like they're about to burst out. So here's face number thirteen, still have a bit of tweaking to do, but that'll have to wait.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Shush

Tirion - wip

Micky - wip

Sticking with the rough sketches still... my tinnitus is still driving me crazy. Face number eleven in hues of yellow, elf lord Tirion - as always based on magical Mansai Nomura and - not quite as rough as the previous three, but still a wip - face number twelve, Micky in hues of blue and teal.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Etcha sketch

Micky - wip

Precious - wip
Two rather rough wips for face number nine and ten. Precious in hues of blue, and a rosy little Micky.
My tinnitus is screaming like a banshee at the moment and I'm just exhausted, so as it stands I'll consider even a rough sketch a result. At least it's something :-)

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Rose tinted

Yudaina
Right... ok, number eight. My nomad King, Yudaina, in rosy hues... based on possibly the most beautiful man on the planet, Hiroyuki Sanada. And now... food, I'm so hungry!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Interloping face

Micky
Ok, so I know that technically this doesn't really count because I started it last month. But I finished it yesterday, so have it anyway. A younger little Micky, growing his hair long :-) Stand in for face number seven. Let's just blame it on the boogie ;-)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Vitamin C

Micky
Face number four, little Micky again... Purely for my own annoyance I picked my least favourite of colours for this one... hues of yellow and orange. Unless they feature in a glorious sunset/rise they can just stay well away from me ;-)

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Red hot and bothered

Micky
Little Micky for face number three... not quite finished, but I kept nodding off, so that's all for now.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Moonlighting Viking

Wulfric - rough sketch
That's all the time I have for this one tonight. A very rough Wulfric in the moon light. G'night.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Politely giving you hell

Wulfric
So, yesterday I finally managed to watch the film Outlander in it's entirety. It's a little gem of a sci-fi flick starring probably the poshest Viking in history - Wulfric, king in waiting. Rough and ready looking but with an English accent as delicate as his arms ;-)
'Would you mind awfully if I beat the shit out of you?'
Give 'em hell, Wulfric, give 'em hell :-)

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Across the ocean

Micky
Spent a bit of time today finishing one of the holiday wips. Little Micky and his amazing shirts <3

Touch wood

Micky - wip
OMG I have painted a banister... I think I need to go and lie down now ;-) Still a wip of little Micky.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

When using the stairs...

Micky - wip
Another wip of little Micky. He is supposed to have his hand resting on a banister, hence the flailing arm... i just forgot how much I hate painting architecture, so it's currently not in there ;-)

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The boys are back in town

Precious

Micky
Doing a spot of painting while on a little New Year break at my parents'. It's lovely... only trouble is... the computer here can barely handle Photoshop, the monitor has a resolution reminiscent of an 8-bit 80-ies game and I have no idea what the colours are like :-D But I can at least start some stuff and then finish them once I get home :-D
So for my first two paintings of 2017 have a wip of Precious and little Micky :-D

And speaking of 8-bit... here's an awesome rendition of the Monkey Island Theme :-)

Happy New Year everyone!