14 January, 2014

Stockwell Stocked well

Totally didn't expect to see so many heads at stockwell;
there wasn't enough space to put up a decent piece, so I did a real quick tribute to Sky Doll.
Roll on summer; I can see some awesome days down here
Check out Sky Doll


Eye Ring Gallery

During December this is where you'd find me;
sizing rings in The Great Frog workshop
There were lots of orders and are many stages to finishing the ring...

The polishing machine has different wheels
for removing scratches and giving a high shine
Getting the ring caught up in the machine still scares the crap of me,
 but it doesnt happen so often now :)

Here's the Great Frog online page^

A massive THANK YOU goes out to everybody that has orderd one!

Especially to Jimmy Q who continues to wear it in all his shoots.

Photorealism Spray Painting

This was a really good days painting. 

I referenced a photo and had a random selection of paint;
with the aim of improving my can control and technique.

It was my first attempt at photorealism. I really enjoyed the shift in mindset;
blending colours and creating fades rather than trying to create crisp lines.

I shall have another go soon :)

Many Thanks to Jim at End Of The Line Studios for inviting me down 

'Rebel With A Claus' Xmas Window

This job was a real test.

Painting on glass, pleasing the owner, and thinking of a 'metal' Christmas pun pushed me to my limits.

Stoked with how it came out...

I used acrylic paint mixed with an anti cracking medium 
to ensure the image would stay on the glass for the Christmas period.


I needed to paint in reverse so the image could be viewed from both sides; 
this perhaps was the trickiest aspect, as i've never painted on the inside like this before.

Here's some black and white images to fend of the glass reflections...

Using Acrylic meant that the paint was easily scraped off 
without scratching the glass come January.