Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Created during December 2017, this digital illustration features a cute mistress character, dressed in a latex cat suit and armed with a long whip. She is styled with a nod to 'manga' design, and set upon a background made up wooden crosses, a tool of her trade and roses, beautiful flowers with an element of danger and pain!
The illustration was drawn and painted in 'Auto SketchBook pro' with final details and colour balance done in Photoshop to complete the image.
The artwork can be seen in detail here.
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Southampton open art competition 2018 winning ART
|Martin Davey with the 'Winter Shopping Season Southampton' oil painting on display at the gallery|
All three paintings are landscape in subject, and based on local places. One is of a location in the New Forest, very near to the city of Southampton. The other two show locations in the city, the first one being the Cenotaph in one of the main parks within Southampton. The remaining picture shows a pedestrian crossing along one of the main streets used by shoppers.
The prize giving was held on the 3rd February at the gallery with many in attendance, with the Mayor of the city awarding the prizes.
|Picture label with judges comments|
|The painting with the other top winning entries|
|The three paintings at the gallery, submitted for the 'seasons' open art competition 2018.|
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Winter Building Site Breaker - oil painting
|Winter Building Site Breaker - oil painting|
During November 2017 this painting was created showing a scene on a building site within central Southampton, UK. The digger like machine is a breaker, which is being used to break up the old concrete on the site before building commences. It is a wet and damp winters day and some workmen are looking at a small hole during the work. In the background can be seen some of the common landmarks of the area, though this scene has now disappeared and some new flats and houses now occupy the land.
The painting is done on mounting board using oil paints, and the image is sized at 20” x 28”.
The finished painting can be seen more clearly here.
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Cute Mistress with Whip and Roses WIP stages
|WIP Stages of 'Cute Mistress with Whip and Roses' illustration|
The illustration is drawn and painted digitally using 'Auto Sketchbook Pro', using an android tablet for the drawing and basic colouring, as shown in the first 2 images. Later in the creation process the file was opened on a more powerful W10 computer, also running the same programe. To finish off the image was then placed into Photoshop to allow final touches to be made.
The final image can be seen here.
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Zombie Party drawing vs painting
|Zombie Party drawing vs painting|
The illustration was done in September 2014, and can be seen here.
Sunday, 11 February 2018
Animal Supermarket drawing vs painting
|Animal Supermarket drawing vs painting|
Above is a comparison between a drawing (done digitally in photoshop) with the finished painting, also done digitally within photoshop. It can be seen that a series of lines, to indicate a base of prospective indications was planned form an early stage to aid in placement of the interior of the supermarket and animals to populate it.The artwork of 'Animal supermarket' was created in 2010.
The finished illustration can be seen here.
Saturday, 10 February 2018
Summer New Forest Picnic - oil painting
During October 2017 this oil painting was created displaying a common and timeless scene that takes place in the new Forest, Hampshire. It is one with a family gathering together for a camping holiday during the summer. In the background can be seen a camping site. Separating the family and the site is a small stream, hidden in the painting.
Oil paint was used, a sheet of mounting board being used as the support. The image is sized at 20” x 28” and took approximately two weeks to create.
The painting can be seen in greater detail on this link.
Disposing of Art 03For the first time this year more old and tired paintings were destroyed to allow for space. They are on wooden stretcher bars so to allow them to be put in to rubbish sacks I use a wooden mallet to smash the bars apart so that they can be easily disposed of, rather than a special and inconvenient trip to the tip. There is still quite a lot to still get rid of! All of the paintings have been photographed to a high technical standard.
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Sunday, 4 February 2018
Winter Building Site Breaker - WIP stages
|Winter Building Site Breaker - painting in stages|
The above image shows 3 stages of the artwork, which is painted in oils on mounting board, sized at 20" x 28".
In the first panel can be seen the initial drawing, done in brown acrylic paint over a reddish ground. Some white paint is also used to help suggest areas of light tone. The second panel now shows some base (darker) colours applied using oil paints on top of the acrylic, tonal painting. Also at this stage more detail is suggested. In the last panel can be viewed the final oil painting, correcting tone, colour and detail. This final piece of artwork can be viewed in greater detail via this link.