Sunday, 16 September 2018

closeup working progress 05

 closeup working progress 05

love romantic vampires artwork Martin Davey
A small snippet of a cute, vampire based illustration for Halloween...

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

New Forest Path In Summer Evening - oil painting

New Forest Path In Summer Evening - oil painting

oil painting countryside Hampshire Martin Davey artist
oil painted artwork - New Forest Path In Summer Evening
Created in June 2018 this landscape oil painting shows a path in woodland leading in to open countryside. The location is the 'New Forest', situated in Hampshire, on the south coast of the UK. It is based on a photograph taken during a late afternoon one summers day, so the long shadows play a role in the look of the picture. The painting is sized at 28” x 20” and is painted on primed mounting board. It can be seen in greater detail here.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Death Queen On Throne With Skulls - wip stages

Death Queen On Throne With Skulls - wip stages

digital art stages of fantasy death queen with skulls
working stages of 'Death Queen On Throne With Skulls' illustration
Finished in July 2018 digital illustration features a queen of some mysterious fantasy underworld. She sits on a stone throne with two unknown creatures as guards. She holds a spear with a skull dangling on the spike.
The initial sketch was done on an electronic tablet, often just by scribbling, when an idea may pop out. The sketch is developed as in the first panel, followed by the second stage which is to find a way to paint the scene, and look at colours and tonal values within. The second panel shows colour notes applied to the drawing, so that I now have a good model from which to do the proper painting. The next stage is to export the file out of the tablet in to a windows desktop machine, where the file is enlarged (from 768px x 1024px to 3000px x 4000px) and the fantasy illustration is repainted and refined to greater detail, still using auto Sketchbook pro as before but in a w10 environment. One good thing about the software is that I am able to work on different layers, and these layers are retained. The final stage is some tweaking within Photoshop to get to the final image, which can be seen here.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Working on closeup 48

Working on closeup 48

painting boat oil landscape painting WIP martin davey
A small snippet of a marine based oil landscape...

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Boy With Airplane On Hilltop - digital illustration

Boy With Airplane On Hilltop - digital illustration

Martin Davey boy pilot with wings illustration
illustration art of  'Boy With Airplane On Hilltop'
Created during July 2018, this illustration features a boy standing on a hill top imagining himself as a pilot flying through the air and zooming upwards at fantastic speeds. He has a helmet and wings made out of cardboard. Behind him a large, powerful (but impossible) airplane suddenly roars past him, pulling up grass and flowers from the hill.
This illustration was painted digitally in 'Auto sketchbook pro' with final details added in photoshop. It can be seen as a larger, more detailed image on this link.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Monday, 27 August 2018

Death Queen On Throne With Skulls - digital illustration

Death Queen On Throne With Skulls - digital illustration

queen with skulls on throne art Martin Davey
digital painting - Death Queen On Throne With Skulls

During July 2018 this fantasy illustration was created. The image contains a 'Queen of Death' sitting on her large and ancient throne. Either side of her are alien bodyguards in armour. The malevolent queen herself is adorned with fine jewellery and clothes, and is holding a spear with a human skull perched on the end, and thinking about her next victim. The location is some old temple, hidden from the real world and daylight.
The painting was produced digitally using 'auto Sketchbook pro' software. It was started on an android tablet and after a small period of development is then exported to a W10 computer where the file is enlarged, repainted and refined to create a high quality image.
This link takes you to a high quality version of the image for closer inspection.