Thursday, 22 November 2012

Tiny Rex

I should have posted this up immediately so I'm a tad late but... fair play to Bob Robinson who gave me this model he made for my birthday of a picture I painted a few months ago for a small auction... which he subsequently bought. Thanks man, it's cool and I'm chuffed with it. You can check out his website here which I highly recommend you do. I'd also like to take this moment to say the iPhone 3's camera fucking sucks...
For the sake of scale
And his little house where he goes to sleep

Bob, please don't expect as good a pressie from me on your birthday........ hope you like boiled eggs with hilarious faces painted on them!

Sunday, 18 November 2012


This one is a bit of a double-edged-sword for me. I did this photoshop painting for my girlfriend's neice's 3rd birthday. Due to time constraints I used the eye-dropper tool on the original photo for picking colours. So while I'm happy with the finished painting, I also feel like I cheated which dilutes the satisfaction.

I try not to use the eye-dropper tool as much as possible and pick the colours myself to help improve my colour theory.

So am I a big fat fraud or does the end justify the means? If anybody has any opinion on what I'm talking about, I'd love to hear it.

Lifedrawing 6/11/12

The drawings above were 1 and 2 minute drawings. The drawings below however, the model would do a pose and we had 2 minutes to draw how we thought it looked from 90 degrees to the right of what we were looking at. Pretty interesting exercise, fun too.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Lifedrawing 23/10/12

A couple of quick 2 minute sketches from last week's lifedrawing session. Haven't done lifedrawing in ages so it took most of the session to shake out the cobwebs. Good craic though.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012

Childhood Hero

I did this for the art blog we have here at Boulder, the theme for September was 'Childhood Hero'.... I had many. I'll do a post showing the stages at some point cuz I like that sort of thing when I'm looking at other peoples work. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Animation Art Show

I can't believe it took me this long to post this but here's my submission for the art auction we did back in July. It was in aid of The Children's Sunshine Home & LauraLynn House and we raised 8,600 euro, not too shabby! I sold this for 135 euro which I was delighted about, great day had by all.

Acrylic on A4 watercolour paper and I call it 'Chesire Cat', a name which took me hours to come up with.

Thursday, 12 July 2012


.... the last time I posted something was November, ridiculous. I've been very lazy, I mean busy! Still working like mad on Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, a show we're doing at Boulder for Disney XD channel. I think this is the first time I've mentioned it on my blog, it's a lot of work but I get to flex the aul' animation muscles quite often so I'll have some good stuff for my reel when it's all done! I think it premiers this Autumn so keep an eye out.

Now, some art...

Gill recently started up a new Boulder Media Art Blog which you see here. Every month a random theme is picked and everyone runs with it whatever way they wish, it's a fantastic idea and going strong I'm happy to say! This was my piece for the theme 'How I See Myself' and I call it 'Easily Distracted' ........... HA, pigeon.

This was my submission for an exhibition/auction that was held in the studio a few months ago to raise money for charity. Estrella and Bianca did a great job organising it, we were hoping to raise a few hundred but I think the final figure was around 3,000 if I remember correctly which was amazing! I sold this fella for 30 or 40 quid, not quite sure which.

Lastly, Estrella, Bianca and now Simon are holding another exhibition/auction at the end of the month to raise more money for charity. This time though it's not restricted to Boulder employees as it's open to the public so hopefully even more money will be raised. I'll be doing a piece for that too which I'll post here when it's done. All the info can be found here.