Thursday, 15 April 2021

Monster alien experimentation with human specimen - WIP stages

 Monster alien experimentation with human specimen - WIP stages

stages of WIP alien experiment retro illustration
Stages of artwork progression.

This sci-fi horror illustration features a giant monster about to experiment on a human subject.

It was painted digitally in 'Auto Sketchbook Pro' during January 2021. The first panel features a rough sketch with a digital pencil, while the second one shows colour now roughly painted into the illustration to give an indication of colour placement. It can be seen that the position of the human figure has been changed too. In the third panel can be seen the completed illustration. The painting and details are finer and it should be noted that between the 2nd and 3rd stages that the image is enlarged to about four times its original size and worked on at this larger scale to produce a fine resolution image. The hexagonal background was taken from a beehive image and altered in photoshop.

The illustration can be seen in greater detail on this link.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

closeup working progress 15

 closeup working progress 15

head of dinosaur monster with open mouth  WIP art

 A small snippet of a prehistoric like creature illustration...

Monday, 5 April 2021

Monster alien experimentation with human specimen - digital illustration

Monster alien experimentation with human specimen - digital illustration

man in insect alien experimentation art M P Davey

Digitally created in SketchBook Pro during January 2021 this retro Sci-fi illustration features a giant insect like creature about to experiment on a human prisoner. He is kept in a glass jar on a platform that cannot be escaped from, sited within a mysterious 'hive' like laboratory.

This horror illustration artwork can be seen in finer detail by following the link to an external site.



 

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Plein air painting 13

 Plein air painting 13

plien air art Southampton city gallery entrance

This plien air landscape art shows the entrance to Southampton City's Art Gallery during a sunny September morning. It is painted in oils on a piece of primed mounting board sized at 12" x 10. The gallery is a grade II listed building and opened in 1939 and situated within the city in the county of Hampshire, UK.

Southampton city gallery painting sketch

Monday, 22 March 2021

Herd of cattle in the New Forest countryside - WIP stages

Herd of cattle in the New Forest countryside - WIP stages

M P Davey New Forest cattle WIP stages art
Four stages of the creation of the New Forest scene.

Painted in late December and through to early January 2021 this painting shows a countryside scene within the New Forest, situated on the south coast of the UK. It is painted in oils on mounting board, sized at 20” x 16”.

The first panel shows the drawing of the countryside scene, done in brown acrylic paint on a lighter brown acrylic wash. The second panel shows where white acrylic paint has been added to indicate areas of a lighter tone, namely the sky area.

Moving on to the third panel shows where oil paint has now been introduced in to the process of creating the artwork. Here paint has been added to indicate the basic colours of forms within and acts as an underpainting, which will be painted over again. This layer of paint is thinly applied, using a medium (similar to white spirit, but more refined) to thin it out. The last panel displays the completed painting. Here the paint is thicker, basically as it comes out of the tube and is applied more carefully. Detail and colour are of the prime concern at this stage. Once the paint was dry (after a week or so) a level of glazing was added. This is when a wash of almost transparent colour, held in a thick, clear oil is applied to help emphasise the colours and make slight alterations to tonal values, such as making the trees darker than originally painted.

The finished forest scene can be seen on this link in greater detail.

 

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

closeup working progress 14

 closeup working progress 14

drawing anime girl face art

A small snippet of an anime based subject...

 


Sunday, 14 March 2021

Herd of cattle in the New Forest countryside - oil painting

Herd of cattle in the New Forest countryside - oil painting

M P Davey herd of cows in hampshire art
Completed painting of cows in the New Forest.

Completed in early January 2021 this painting depicts a scene within the New Forest, Hampshire, situated on the southern coast of the UK. A herd of cows are shown on a hot, summers day with a horned member enjoying the shade offered by some trees. The location is very near a campsite situated at Aldridge Hill, not far from Brockenhurst. Painted in oils on mounting board, sized at 20” x 16”.

For those wishing to view in detail the artwork can be seen on this 3rd party link