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

Monday, 26 November 2018

Happy SteamPunk Witch - digital illustration

Happy Steam Punk Witch - digital illustration

Steam punk witch digital illustration Martin Davey
 A Happy SteamPunk Witch preparing for Halloween
This digital illustration was created during October 2018. It feature a happy steampunk witch going about her business of creating potions and spells at her cauldron. It can be seen that the coven has a number of technical refinements including a gas fired cauldron, a steam pump for pushing various chemicals around the area and in to the cauldron, and some evidence of electricity for various experiments. The witch still prefers to create her potions the manual way when possible. As found in many covens a black cat is a customary addition to the surroundings, and is perched up on a stool watching activities. The witch herself still wears the typical pointy hat but has a number of 'steampunk' additions in the way of goggles, corset with straps and stylized jewellery.

The illustration is painted in 'auto sketchbook pro, initially drawn on an android 'galaxy' tablet to find the composition, with some basic colour work being done on the device too. At a later stage the file is exported to the same software running on a Windows 10 machine, where the image is greatly enlarged and repainted to a finer standard for final output, which can be seen on this link.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Working on closeup 52

Working on closeup 52

fence oil painting WIP Hampshire meon valley davey
 A small snippet of a countryside scene oil painting...

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Line of trees in Hampshire during Autumn - oil painting

Line of trees in Hampshire during Autumn - oil painting

oil painting trees at fall Martin Davey
Oil painting of Autumn trees in Hampshire
During September 2018 this oil painting was created, main as an exercise in [painting trees in a simpler (impressionistic) way, rather than falling in to the trap of painting each individual leaf and branch. Oil paint on a board, which was sized at 20” x 16” was used. The subject was based on a photograph taken a number of years previously, just with the intention of finding a way to painting trees in a quicker and 'slicker' way.
The finished painting can be seen here.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Happy Steam Punk Witch - WIP stages

Happy Steam Punk Witch - WIP stages

steampunk witch halloween art WIP Martin Davey
WIP stages of  'Happy Steam Punk Witch' illustration
Completed during October 2018, this illustration features a witch happily working in her coven. She is dressed in 'Steampunk' attire and also has technology installed which is in keeping with the theme. A black cat is perched on the stool looking on.
The artwork was created digitally using 'Auto Sketchbook pro' software. It is begun on an android tablet where the drawing and layout are decided, followed by 'roughing' in the basic colour information for the artwork. The first two panels show this and it can be seen that a little ghost was going to feature popping out of the cauldron. The final panel shows the finished work, where the ghost has been dropped. This stage is performed on a powerful Windows computer, running the same software. The image is greatly enlarged from the original file and the subject is refined when repainted at this size.
The finished artwork can be seen here in greater detail.