This is the Blog of artwork by Martin Davey. The artwork is a mixture of digital illustrations created in Photoshop, and paintings created on canvas using oil and acrylic paint media. The entries give some idea of the dates of completion, and influences and inspirations if any. The work is not listed in any particular order or time frame though generally the more recent work is at the start of the blog.
My two main websites are www.martindaveyfineart.co.uk, and www.martindaveyillustration.co.uk.
This painting was done in oils on a canvas board measuring 10” x 12”. It is based on a small photograph taken outside an old farm building, of the watering can sitting on a piece of wood against a stone wall. I have no idea what plant/ flowers are contained in the can. I enjoyed painting the bent and tarnished metal surface of the can, with the hints of rust appearing. The spout is no longer connected to the strengthening base either.
The painting was done quickly in a few hours, painting in oils on a red acrylic base.
This vector based illustration was created during the autumn of 2013, and depicts a little girl stroking her pet cat. The couple seem very happy together, in their garden. The girl, with her massive mop of hair and the cute, wide eyed cat are drawn with a black line around the outline and features. To make a nice contrast to the main characters, the background elements are drawn with no defining black line around them. The drawing is created in a 'manga' style, and output at A3 size.
This digital illustration of a Dinosaur Santa was created in Oct 2013. It is painted to A4 size in photoshop, and shows a Dinosaur, based around a T-Rex, dressed as Santa Claus stomping through the winter snow. He is carrying a large sack on his back, full of gifts for lots of little dinosaurs. As well as the usual red costume the Dinosaur Santa is also donning a pair of half moon glasses and a big white beard. The full moon gives some illumination to the scene and the Northern lights in the sky provide a colourful backdrop.