Friday, 28 December 2018

Winchester Hill Area In Hampshire During Summer - oil painting

Winchester Hill Area In Hampshire During Summer - oil painting

Winchester hill painting Martin Davey
oil painting of "Winchester Hill Area In Hampshire During Summer"
This oil painting depicts a site within the Old Winchester Hill area, situated in the county on Hampshire, southern England. The area offers fantastic views of the surrounding area, including the Solent, and the cites of Portsmouth and Southampton, and is part of the South downs national park. The area features an iron age fort, most of which has not been excavated by archaeologists.The gate leads to an area which is cordoned off from being used as it was used for by the army for training during WW2, and possibly contains unexpolded bombs.
The painting is created on mounting board, sized at 20” x 16”, and was painted during autumn 2018. It can be viewed in greater detail here.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Girl watering horror plants - WIP stages

Girl watering horror plants - WIP stages

creation of horror plants art Martin Davey
WIP stages of girl with monster plants in garden illustration
This illustration features a girl watering some 'monster' plants. It was completed during Summer 2018 and was painted digitally in 'Auto Sketchbook Pro'. The image above shows some stages in the creation of the 'dark art' illustration. In the first panel can be seen the rough drawing, done on an Android tablet using the prevoiusly mentioned program. The second panel now show some rough painting of the drawing. As the program works on layers the drawing is held 'above' the painted layer so I can use the drawing as a guide. This second stage is still done on the tablet, so the image is a small file in reality with limited definition, but fine for working out colours and tones. Once the second stage is completed and i an happy with the working out at that scale, the entire file is then exported to a W10 desktop computer, again running 'Auto Sketchbook Pro', and in which the file is then continued to be worked on. However the file is also greatly enlarged from the small it was, so that the finished illustration can be hightly deatiled for printing etc. The third panel shows the completed illustration, which can be seen in detail on this link.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Dinosaur and son with a parasol - WIP stages

Dinosaur and son with a parasol - WIP stages

T rex with child Monet the stroll painting Martin Davey
'Dinosaur and son with a parasol' in stages, based on the Monet painting.
'Dinosaur and son with a parasol' illustration was completed during October 2018. It is based on the famous impressionist painting by Monet - 'Woman with a parasol', painted in 1875 in oils. My version which has a Tyrannosaurs Rex as the mother, with her son beside was painted digitally using 'auto Sketchbook pro' software. 'Wet oils' were used to help create brush strokes that blended together almost like natural paint, and done could make the paint drier and heavier on some chosen strokes.
The first panel shows the drawing done using the software using a galaxy tablet with 'S' pen. This was then roughly painted to mimic the original painting. Then the file (in PSD format) was exported to a windows 10 machine running the same software, but the image was enlarged by about 6 times and repainted more carefully, with time taken to look at Monet's brush strokes and try to copy the general feel of the original. I did not actually sample the colours off the original, but just went by eye.
The final illustration can be seen here.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Boat Out Of Water With Dumped Parts At Marina - WIP stages

Boat Out Of Water With Dumped Parts At Marina - WIP stages

Work in progress stages of the boat yard at Northam, Southampton Art
In this WIP compilation, work can be seen on the creation of the 'Boat out of water with dumped parts at marina' oil painting, produced on mounting board. The first panel shows the drawing, painted with a dark coloured acrylic line on top of a lighter brown base. Some areas of brightness have been roughly painted in white acrylic paint, such as the sky. The second panel now shows the base under-painting applied in oils, with the third panel showing a continuation of this process. It can be seen in the foreground areas where the paint has been built up and the detail refined. Finally the forth panel shows the completed oil painting, sized at 20” x 28”. The finished painting can be seen on this link.
The subject is a marina on the banks of the river Itchen, in the Northam area of Southampton.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018