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.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Tea Set Monster Spiders Fantasy - digital illustration

Tea Set Monster Spiders Fantasy - digital illustration

creepy spider monsters as tea pot and cup illustration Martin Davey
Tea set spider monster fantasy art
Depicted in this digital illustration are the unusual subjects of two creepy and monstrous spiders which happen to also look like a tea set. One is a tea pot like creature with green goo emerging from the spout and the other is a cup and saucer combination. Both are sitting on a web which includes some cocooned tea spoons, awaiting their fate in this nightmare web scenario.
The digital illustration was painted in 'auto sketchbook pro' during July 2018, initially on a android tablet and the later exported, enlarged and refined on a W10 computer.
The spidery illustration can be seen in greater detail here.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Sleeping Cow On Grass On Sunny Day - oil painting

Sleeping Cow On Grass On Sunny Day - oil painting

art of cow at rest and alsleep by artist Martin Davey
painting of a Sleeping Cow On Grass
This oil painting features a cow relaxing and falling asleep while resting on grass, during a hot summer in Hampshire, UK. It is based on a photograph taken in the small town of Lyndhurst, deep within the New Forest national park It is painted on stretched water colour paper and the image size is 20” x 16”. The painting can be seen at a larger scale on this link.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

closeup working progress 02

closeup working progress 02

A small snippet from an underworld darkly themed illustration...

 

New Forest path in summer evening - WIP stages

New Forest path in summer evening - WIP oil painting stages

oil painting new Forest WIP build up Davey
'New Forest path in summer evening' - painting in stages
The picture panel shows the progression of a painting featuring a scene of a path in the New Forest, Hampshire, winding its way through the countryside on a sunny evening during the summer.

It is painted in oils on mounting board, which has been primed with 'gesso', basically a sealant to make sure the oil does not soak in to the paper fibers of the board. The image area is 28 x 20”.

The first picture shows the scene drawn in 'paynes grey' acrylic paint to put down the composition and indicate the tonal values (light and shade) within. White paint washes have been used to indicate bright areas, such as the sky. The second image now shows an oil wash has been applied to build up the base colours, to help indicate the overall placement of colours. In the third panel further details are added as well as more refined colour application. The last panel shows the final painting of the scene.

This painting can be viewed here on this link in greater detail.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Boy With Airplane On Hilltop - WIP stages

Boy With Airplane On Hilltop - WIP stages

art stages boy jet plane Davey
digital painting steps - 'Boy with Airplane on Hilltop'
During July 2018 this digital stylized illustration was created. Depicted is a kid on a hill top wanting to be a pilot, and dons wings made of pieces of cardboard. Behind him a large jet aircraft swoops past.
The panel above shows three stages in the artworks creation. In the first can be seen the rough drawing done on an android tablet. The drawing does start up as very much a scribble, but gets refined as as time goes by. This is the finest it needs to be for my purposes. In the second panel the drawing is used as a guide while the picture is roughly painted and to find a pleasant set of colours and tones, but is still done on the handheld tablet and a small size. The last picture shows the completed picture. In this, the image file has been taken and exported to a w10 computer, running the same software but with a lot more power. In addition the picture has been scaled up so that when it is painted it will be painted with fine details and print well at a larger resolution.
The finished artwork can be seen in full detail here.







Friday, 10 August 2018

Tea Set Monster Spiders Fantasy - WIP stages

Tea Set Monster Spiders Fantasy - WIP stages

spider monster tea set WIP painting
WIP digital painting stages -Tea Set Monster Spiders Fantasy
This digital illustration was completed during July 2018. It features an unusual design of tea set which happens to be in the form of monstrous spiders. The first panel shows the drawing as done on an android tablet using 'Auto Sketchbook Pro' software. Once one gets an idea from just scribbling around it does not take too long to start to produce an actual working drawing. The second panel shows a rough painting, still done on the same android tablet in which the colours and values are experimented with. The final panel shows the completed illustration, which is achieved by exporting the file in to a W10 computer, on which the file size is greatly enlarged and the scene is painted 'properly', but using a desktop version of the same program. Finishing touches and final grading are done in Photoshop.
The finished fantasy horror illustration can be seen here.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Working on closeup 47

Working on closeup 47

trees forest painting with brush Davey
A small snippet of a woodland based oil painting...