Motorbike commission part 4

23rd March 2019

in part 3 I mentioned the wheels, in this photo I have added both wheels being careful to keep the tonal balance the same for both, once i was happy…

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Motorbike commission part 3

23rd March 2019

now onto the Motorbike, treated completely different to the leathers, the light that hits the bike is more sharp you do not want the bike in a soft tone like…

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Motorbike commission part 2

23rd March 2019

now you can see almost all of the rider, you can very clearly see the soft leathers compared to the metallic surface on the helmet, there is no hard and…

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Motorbike Commission part 1

23rd March 2019

a typical Motorbike Commission I always start with the Helmet, if its a portrait I always start with the eyes, a Football stadium I always start with the roof, sorry…

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Borussia Dortmund Arena Stadium part 6

23rd March 2019

at this stage I am adding finishing touches, one thing that I have not mentioned is the detail that I add in side the Stadium although there is not much…

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Borussia Dortmund Arena Stadium part 5

23rd March 2019

as you can see I have worked my way around all 4 sections of the Illustration, at this stage I call this grounding the Stadium in the last photo you…

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Borussia Dortmund Arena Stadium part 4

23rd March 2019

in this photo you can see that there is an order to follow, I am working from left to right, notice that I am working vertical, if you want to…

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Borussia Dortmund Arena Stadium part 3

23rd March 2019

now the fun starts, with all my Stadium Illustrations I always start with the Roof, most Stadiums have roofing struts, I first of all check to see the pattern the…

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Borussia Dortmund Arena Stadium part 2

23rd March 2019

I am now defining the areas picking out the finer details, bear with me it does get better,

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Borussia Dortmund Arena Stadium part 1

23rd March 2019

one of a series of Sporting Stadiums in my portfolio, the attached image is where it all starts from a few pencil out lines, if you look carefully most of…

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Commissioned Artwork of a Ford Anglia

23rd March 2019

Continued, you can now see from the completed Artwork the importance of getting the overall balance right from the start, I will break down the montage into the stages that…

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Commissioned Artwork of a Ford Anglia

23rd March 2019

I was approached by a client to Illustrate his pride and joy a classic Ford Anglia one of only a few in the Country I felt that this special Edition…

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Caterham continued,

7th January 2019

now its time to talk about the wheels, they are not just black shiny things that go around and around, I will give you a tip that I use when…

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7th January 2019

I have moved onto the wheels and lights, lights spend a little extra time on the shadings and colours collected from the surroundings, the blue of the sky, the brown…

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Caterham continued,

7th January 2019

Now its time to show you the photo against the artwork, I have tried as much as possible to keep the tonal values as close to the original as possible…

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Caterham continued,

7th January 2019

I have now concentrated on getting the equal balance in tonal value of Car and background, things to remember follow all the reflected light across the car do not make…

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Caterham continued

7th January 2019

Top half of the artwork finished I have moved onto the car, it probably worth mentioning at this stage, this is the level of quality in a photograph that gives…

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Caterham Continued

7th January 2019

I took a different approach to handling this commission, normally I would concentrate on detailing the Caterham, I decided that the background commanded as much attention as the main subject,…

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Caterham continued

7th January 2019

stage one, sketched details of caterham, airbrushed the sky addded cloud features, 220gsm cartridge paper,

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Reminds me why I am an Artist

7th January 2019

every now and again a commission comes along and reminds you why you are an artist, I want to thank Rob Oldland who owns probably the best looking Cateram I…

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Pride of Britain meets the Spirit of Great Britain

20th September 2018

Pivital to the planning process was giving equal balance to both vehicles the way I balanced this was to have the Home of the British Motor Racing the B.R.D.C. Building…

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tugged on my heart strings, Pride of Britain meets the Spirit of Great Britain

20th September 2018

finally put pen to paper, I have been looking for a reason to explain my thought process behind planning to completion of my Tribute Montage, even today fans of the…

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Capturing the moment 7

13th September 2018

finishing touches, I am happy with the overall layout, the tonal balance of the montage, I would like to say it is finished at this stage, but it never is,…

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Capturing a moment in time 6

10th September 2018

now I have added all sections linking Jamie to the car, lettering and what will be the last section the celebration on the podium, that will be the last posting…

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Capturing a moment in time image 5

10th September 2018

added definition to the portrait and race suit, I now have a balance between Car and Driver,

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Capturing the moment 4

28th August 2018

just to give you a close up of the detail from the previous posting, materials used to produce this artwork, Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, used on Car and portrait, the…

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Capturing the moment 3

28th August 2018

I have now moved on to Jamie's portrait, I am now linking the connection between Jamie and the Car, turning what was a Racing Car picture into a montage,

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Capturing the moment (2)

18th August 2018

continued:- next stage giving the artwork some definition, depth of colour, all of the livery is sharpened, shading and tonal values balanced, the finishing touches to Jamie's Race Car I…

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Capturing a moment in time

17th August 2018

as a Motoring and Motorsport artist I am constantly challenging myself looking for that fire in the belly moment, the chance to capture on paper or canvas a moment in…

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