For the last six months I’ve been a storyboard artist on The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, working for Wild Child as part of an amazing team. The series is based on Liz Pichon’s bestselling Tom Gates books. The first episodes are now on Sky Kids in the UK, either as part of a SkyContinue reading “The Brilliant World of Tom Gates”
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I’ve been working on improving my colour studies and digital painting. There’s a lot I need to keep practicing, but I’m pleased with the sense of distance in this study.
And now for something completely different … I don’t think I’ve ever posted any of my photographs on this site, but I’m pleased with some of the ones I’ve been taking recently so I thought I’d give it a go. In early October I visited Spain for the first time. During my trip I spentContinue reading “Segovia, Spain”
Pieces of Sky #21
A surprisingly clear evening!
Pieces of Sky #19 & #20
I had an amazing time in LA, but didn’t draw the sky because it always looked like this. There were no clouds, there was no rain, there was nothing but sunshine. Returning to Scotland was a bit of a shock. It’s cold, wet and grey. But our sky is much more interesting.
Pieces of Sky #18
A very simple sky tonight, caught as the last of the light faded.
Pieces of Sky #17
Another dramatic evening sky. I’m really pleased with how the watercolour effect looks in this – it’s all digital! If you use Photoshop, I really recommend Kyle T Webster’s watercolour brushes (and indeed all his other brushes): check them out here.
Pieces of Sky #16
Now my computer is feeling better I want to get back in the habit of posting these! There was a lovely sunset outside my window, and as I began to draw another plane flew past leaving a bright orange trail. I find I’m struggling to get the orange parts as bright as I want withoutContinue reading “Pieces of Sky #16”
Pieces of Sky #15
My laptop, after four years of faithful service, has gone on a freezing and shutting-down spree. Despite being completely wiped, it’s still acting up … and I now can’t use Photoshop or my tablet. Today’s sky sketch was created on my phone!
Pieces of Sky #14
Quick pencil study.
Pieces of Sky #12
Some sunshine, some cloud.
Pieces of Sky #11
Light shining through clouds. Very cloudy, but little rain. Using my iPhone I often create slow-motion videos, but this is the first time I’ve tried time-lapse: you can see the result below!
Pieces of Sky #10
I was ready to paint a glorious square of blue. Then I saw how light from the city was glowing in the clouds.
Pieces of Sky #9
We had some sunshine today, but the day was cold. Autumn has come!
Pieces of Sky #7
There was a lot of cloud cover today. I drew this using a couple of brushes from Kyle T. Webster’s Real Watercolours set. I recently treated myself to them and they’re great fun to use. Plus they have the bonus of “Undo”!
Pieces of Sky #6
One thing I’m hoping to take from this project is that I become extremely good at painting clouds.
Pieces of Sky #5
As the sun set it seemed to merge into some of the clouds.
Pieces of Sky #4
Sunshine today, and clouds that evaporated more quickly than I could draw them!
Pieces of Sky #3
It was very cloudy today, but from time to time blue sky poked through!
Pieces of Sky #2
I paid more attention to the sky today. Though most of the time it was completely cloudy, there was one moment when the cloud thinned just enough for the sun to be seen as a white disc. This one I drew on my phone, using an app called Sketch Club!