Thursday, 24 January 2019

Girl Watering Horror Plants - digital illustration

Girl Watering Horror Plants - digital illustration

monster plants being watered by girl illustration Martin Davey
Giant monster plants being watered by little girl illustration
Strange and dangerous plants feature in this illustration. A girl, seemingly happy and content is quite happy to be watering these monstrous specimens using her toy watering can. These plants may like the girl, as it can be seen that some previous gardeners have not been so lucky. Hidden away the viewer can find an arm and a skull with one eye ball in the undergrowth of a long disappeared gardener.

'Auto Sketchbook Pro' software was used largely in the creation of this artwork. Initially work started on the concept using an Android galaxy tablet to sketch out and work out the colours. Once this was achieved to a satisfying level the file was then exported to a W10 desktop computer running the same program but in a more powerful environment. Here the image was greatly enlarged and repainted to produce the final artwork. It was completed during August 2018.The artwork can be seen in detail here.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Dinosaur And Son With A Parasol - digital illustration

Dinosaur And Son With A Parasol - digital illustration

M P Davey T Rex with son and parasol illustration
digital illustration - Dinosaur And Son With A Parasol
Created during October 2018, this digital illustration features a 'take' of the famous painting by Monet, 'Woman with a Parasol/ Madame Monet and Her Son'. It is also known as 'The Stroll' and was painted in 1875. My version does not feature humans but a Tyrannosaurs Rex and dinosaur son, out for a stroll in summer in the same field. It is painted in 'Auto Sketchbook Pro', initially using an android tablet, and then later exporting the file to a desktop computer running the same painting software to produce a final version. Some time was spent studying the original painting to create similar brushmarks and use of colour and light, as painted originally by Monet.

The digital illustration can be seen here in detail.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Winchester Hill Area In Hampshire During Summer - WIP

Winchester Hill Area In Hampshire During Summer - WIP stages

oil painting creation summer hill countryside Davey
WIP of 'Winchester Hill' oil painting
The panel above features stages of the creation of a painting showing a scene at Winchester Hill, located on the South Downs, Hampshire. It is located in Southern England. The landscape painting is done in oils, but the first stage (in the first panel) shows the drawing of the scene done in acrylics on a brown acrylic wash. It should be added that an inital application of oil paint had been added to the sky, when the photo was taken. The second panel shows an application of diluted oil paint, to act as the underpainting for the finished painting, much like a foundation using darker colours. The final panel now shows the finished painting, which the oil paint applied on top with a heavier body, basically using paint straight out of the tube.
The finished landscape painting can be seen on this link.

Boat out of water with dumped parts at marina - oil painting

Boat out of water with dumped parts at marina - oil painting

Oil painting of boat dumped at a marina, Southampton
This marine based painting was finished during August 2018.It depicts a scene at a boat yard in Northam, East Southampton. The yard is on the banks of the River Itchen, and the marina features a lot of boats under repair or in dry storage. This part of the yard has older boats, some poorly maintained and various spare parts littering the site.

The painting is created in oils on primed mounting board, with the image sized at 20” x 28”.
By following this link, the painting can be seen in more detail.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Working on closeup 53

Working on closeup 53

WIP brush oil painting river taxi Hampshire
A small snippet of a marine scene based in Hampshire...