Thursday, 4 June 2020

Lady gothic vampire with pet during apocalypse - digital illustration

Lady gothic vampire with pet during apocalypse - digital illustration

Digital illustration of vampire with pet artwork

After an apocalyptic event of some sort a different world is now offered. In a ruined church a tall, attractive female gothic vampire, dressed in black attire is having a stroll with her pet creature. It is on the end of a chain but happily resting while its mistress surveys the scene of devastation while enjoying the shade on her umbrella. The pair are not alone as in this strange world, with its dominant red, cloudy sky and barren landscape. There are a number of flying creatures in the air and other, land based ones are scurrying around the building ruins.
This illustration is painted digitally. It is initially painted on a tablet using 'Sketchbook Pro'. When it has been developed to a point the file is then exported to a larger computer where the image is enlarged are repainted to a much finer standard. It measures 6000 x 4500px and was done in early spring 2020.
The gothic horror illustration can be seen in better detail on this link.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Working on closeup 74

Working on closeup 74

artist at work creating landscape art Martin Davey
A small snippet of a Southampton park landscape painting...

Thursday, 7 May 2020

closeup working progress 10

closeup working progress 10

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A small snippet of a gothic horror illustration....

Sunday, 3 May 2020

St Paul's Cathedral London in early Autumn - WIP stages

St Paul's Cathedral London in early Autumn - WIP stages

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Stages of the oil painting of St Pauls, in central London
St Paul's cathedral, situated in central London is the famous subject of this painting, created during late 2019 and early 2020. The building is seen from Cannon Street, with various buses using the road. The panel above shows three stages of the painting in progress. In the first panel can be seen the drawing of the scene, done in dark brown acrylic paint on a brown ground or 'wash'. Tonally bright areas, such as the sky, have been painted in white acrylic paint. The idea at this stage is to suggest the underlying forms in the painting and how the tones will work throughout the image. Moving on the second panel shows a half way stage where colours have been added using diluted oil paint. This is the under-painting, and the colours are there to give an indication of the placement of the paint and there tonal range. The final panel now shows the finished painting. Here the paint has been applied over the previous paint in a thicker, but more careful manner. At the same time details are painted in. The artwork of this London scene can be seen in greater detail by following this link.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Southampton Common view towards Hill Lane - oil painting

Southampton Common view towards Hill Lane - oil painting

Southampton common in autumn art Martin Davey
Completed painting of strollers at Southampton Common art
 A late summers scene at Southampton Common is the subject of this oil painting, sized at 20” x 16” and painted on canvas. The view is looking west with the busy Hill Lane running across the picture hidden behind the trees in the distance, the painting showing the west entrance/ exit for the common. The 'Bellemoor' pub is just beyond the entrance as is the residential area of Shirley. Some trees have started to shed their leaves and the early evening shadows are quite long at this time of year. This painting was partly done in public during a publicity event at the Marlands Shopping centre, Southampton during late January/ early February 2020, where the public were encouraged to ask questions about the artwork as it was worked upon.The painting can be seen in greater detail on this link.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

St Paul's Cathedral London in early Autumn - oil painting

St Paul's Cathedral London in early Autumn - oil painting

Martin Davey artwork of St Pauls London
Completed oil painting of St Pauls cathedral, London.

The world famous landmark of St Paul's cathedral, London, is the subject of this oil painting, created in late December 2019 and finished off a few days in to the New Year. The building is shown in early autumn light from a south easterly aspect. The main road populated by mainly buses, including one of the famous new Routemaster buses ( Boris Bus) is Cannon Street. The building itself has hosted various important public events and is a big landmark in the city. It was the tallest building until 1967. Its designer was Sir Christopher Wren, who also built a number of London's famous churches surrounding the area. Work was started not long after the fist St Paul's was destroyed in the great fire of London in 1666, and was opened for use in 1711.

The artwork is painted in oils on acid free mounting board, as is sized at 33” x 23”. It can be seen in greater detail on this link.

Monday, 13 April 2020