Thursday, 15 June 2017

working on closeup 25

working on close up 25

Snippet of a small oil painting featuring the Dorset coast....
artist Martin Davey hengistbury head dorset WIP

Monday, 5 June 2017

Girl and Dragon fantasy - drawing vs painting comparison

Girl and Dragon fantasy - drawing vs painting comparison

Girl and Dragon fantasy - drawing vs painting comparison
The picture shows the initial drawing and finished painting of 'Girl and Dragon Fantasy' together. Both the drawing and painting are created digitally using 'Auto Sketchbook Pro' app, to be found on tablets and desktop computers. To begin, the drawing would have been created with each object, for example the dragon, within the composition on a separate layer and cleaned up on a further layer until the drawing looks reasonably good to work from. 
After this step is done the sketch is then enlarged in Photoshop to the required output size and saved, and again each element is placed and painted on separate layers to make working on the file easier and more flexible, using Auto Sketchbook pro again.
Sometimes the drawings will be changed slightly, because it can be found that the content need some improvement The drawing is just to act as a starting board, so the subject to be revised when being painted would in effect be redrawn at the same time, rather than go back and alter the drawing level. It can be seen that there are a few subtle changes between the drawing and painting on close examination.
The finished painting can be seen here in closeup.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Bournemouth Pier late summer morning - acrylic painting

Bournemouth Pier late summer morning - acrylic painting

M P Davey artist pier Bournemouth Dorset painting
Bournemouth Pier late summer morning - acrylic painting

This acrylic painting shows the famous 1950s pier at Bournemouth, Dorset, found on the South coast of the UK. The painting shows a sunny morning in late summer, with the golden sandy beach that the seaside resort its known for, and some tourist enjoying the pleasant weather.

The pier, seen here from the Boscombe side, in its current form was built in the 1950s, replacing an earlier Victorian structure. Until recently the pier did feature a theatre (in the large building), but is now used for sporting activities. In addition other equipment for sporting activities have been added to the pier recently.

The 20” x 16” painting is done in acrylics on stretched watercolour paper, and was completed during march 2017. It can be seen in greater detail here.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Girl with Dragon Fantasy - digital painting

Girl with Dragon Fantasy - digital painting

castle with black dragon and woman painting Martin Davey
Girl with Dragon fantasy - digital painting
This fantasy digital painting was done during the latter part of January 2017. The subject is a girl armed with sword with a large black dragon behind her. In the background can be seen an abandoned castle.
It was painted using 'Auto Sketchbook Pro' running under windows, with final grading and some extra textures added using Photoshop.
The painting can be seen in detail here.

Friday, 19 May 2017

working on closeup 24

working on closeup 24

 A small snippet of a painting featuring a forest in Hampshire...
hampshire forest WIP acrylic art brush painted
WIP hampshire forest acrylic painting

 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Beach Boat Under Cover - WIP

Beach Boat Under Cover - WIP

painting hengistbury head Martin Davey WIP acrylic painting
Beach boat under covers -WIP
This picture shows four stages in the creation of a painting called 'Beach boat under covers'. It is painted in acrylics on paper, and is sized at 16" x12". The first panel shows the drawing, drawn in acrylic brown paint on the watercolour paper which has been stretched. The second panel shows work on placing the base (underpainting) colours down, slightly darker than the intended finished colour.In the third panel we see the colours and detail becoming more refined, with the forth panel showing the finished painting.
The location is at Hengistbury Head beach, near to Christchurch, Dorset, with the water being Christchurch bay and the small suburb of Mudeford on the land beyond. 
The finished painting can be seen in greater detail here.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Southampton Artist & Artwork revised site may 2017

Southampton Artist & Artwork revised site may 2017

 During April I decided that some of my sites needed updating in that they were not compliant for displaying on mobiles devices such as phones and tablets, although they displayed fine on a conventional computer. This site was the first to be dealt with, being only a small one, and was built in 'Weebly'. It looks overall like the one it replaces and uses many of the same elements, but now is easier to view on whatever it is seen on. Some newer paintings were also added at the same time. The other sites will take longer to do as they have far more work to display.
The site is to be found here.