Iron Man Marvel

Caran d'Ache have been running a competition over the past week or so asking for artists to draw an original superhero. At first the instructions of the competition were a bit unclear, at least I pick them up wrong.

Lest We Forget

As a result of my career, I always get quite sentimental around this time of year, remembering lost friends and so I wanted to try and paint something with a beautiful set of Unison Pastels I have had for some time now.

Caran d'Ache Pablo Apple Drawing

I absolutely love looking at botanical art, especially colored pencil and watercolor art in this genre, so I decided to give it a go for the very first time. Ordinarily if I was going to do a piece like this I would have recorded it for a speed drawing and I would have used my special paper, the Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate, however, I wasn't very confident and was quite cautious. 

SpongeBob SquarePants

I know, I know, I know, what is a forty something year old bloke doing drawing SpongeBob SquarePants. Well, I have just done a video talking about Art and Depression, which I hope to edit and upload soon, but in that video I talk about the importance of color in the healing process.

Spiderman

A while ago, I was fortunate enough to have been sent some of Spectrum Noir's Illustrator and Graphic Markers. At the time, there were very little reds in the sets I had been sent and I commented about this in my review, not long later, I was very lucky to be sent a couple of sets containing beautiful shades of red.

Black Panther Marvel

As always, even though I have done the speed drawing, I have taken images of the art work at various stages, so that you get a chance to see the process. The drawing was completed using StyleFile Markers on Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate, my favourite paper. I also used Caran d'Ache Luminance and Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils for detail. 

DC The Flash And Zoom

I love combining marker and colored pencil mediums, the markers allow for a rich underpainting with the ability to deliver soft gradient and remarkable flesh tones. The colored pencil then allows you to achieve the detail required to make the drawing as life like or as close to the original as possible. 

DC Superhero Girls

My youngest daughter loves, Wonder Women, Harley Quinn, Super Girl and all the other awesome female superhero's we have today. I was asking my kids for something to draw as I occasional just run out of ideas to try and DC Superhero Girls was mentioned. 

R2-D2 Star Wars

This is my drawing of R2-D2, that loveable droid from Star Wars. I was sent Spectrum Noir's new Graphic Markers and with them I drew this bit of art. Along with the new Graphic Markers, I have also used Spectrum Noir's ColourBlend pencils. 

 

Captain America

I absolutely love drawing Fan Art, I love the effects you can achieve with good markers and colored pencils combined. The markers can give you a quick under layer of vibrancy and the pencils allowing for the top layer of detail. 

Batman

So another one of my projects. I originally seen this drawing on an awesome artists Instagram site called Stephen Ward and so I decided to have ago myself. One of the biggest problems I face with drawing is portraiture. The reasonI chose this particular image was due to the fact that it is only half a face. 

BB-8

I am a huge Star Wars fan, a child of the 70's and so there for a fan of the original trilogy. However, I did really love the latest Star Wars movie and especially BB-8. As much as I love the little guy, he's definitely no R2-D2. 

Venom, Spiderman

This is my second Venom drawing, my purpose for drawing this was simply to gage how much, if any, my drawing had improved. Below is a series of images from start to finish of my drawing.