September 18, 2018
I came across Ossi Saarinen online and fell in love with his photos, they are so cute - check out some of these:
If you want to see more - click on any of the images above, or on his website:
September 16, 2018
I was tasked with creating a fire wolf - the details I was given were quite detailed - black fur, with cracks on the skin showing magma coming through, with yellow eyes.
Here is the prep work I did:
And here is my final design:
September 15, 2018
For an exercise I had to create a swamp creature.
I wanted him to be living in the bayou in New Orleans. I've been there and used some photos for inspiration:
I love the creature of the Black Lagoon as well, so thought I'd use that as an influence:
I also liked the idea o...
September 8, 2018
Continuing on from my previous post, I came up with these designs which mix human and animal forms:
I then tried adding on some wings but I wasn't too fond of them:
September 7, 2018
Continuing on from my previous post, I started sketching some bones and skeletons:
September 6, 2018
Next challenge - design a character:
"Create a humanoid creature featuring a minimum 50% human bones. Exaggeration, design, extra parts like flesh and armor expected. Include at least 4 roughs of part or the whole of your creature. The final version can be draw on paper...
September 1, 2018
This is part two of my re-imagining of a tiger in art. Here is my original:
I started to think about the negative aspects of a tiger's beauty and how it's beautiful skin became a curse as well as a blessing, because it has been hunted to the edge of extinction. But how...
August 31, 2018
So a while back I studied tigers for a project I was working on. Here is my original digital painting:
I tried to make him as realistic as possible and give him some personality by adding an inquisitive look to his face.
Now with a new project I will use the same subject...
August 29, 2018
The latest exercise was picking a celebrity and seeing what animal you could turn them into.
I am a huge fan of Gordon Ramsay, but when he scowls (which is very often!) he reminds me of a Shar pei dog!
Take a look for yourself...
So I did a few "roughs" (get it, roughs??...
August 9, 2018
I lived on the West Coast of Canada for a long time, and although I heard many stories of people running into bears, I only saw one once.
I turned a corner in my car, and there he was, plonked right in the middle of the road. Luckily enough I wasn't going too fast or I...
My love of 'The Iron Giant'
August 9, 2019
Artist to look up: Luke Pearson
August 1, 2019