Monthly Archives: July 2017

Bullocks

Sketched in the field

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Hand Studies

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Conan the Grandad

Mongol General: What is best in life?

Conan: To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

(Qt. from ‘Conan The Barbarian’)

Another experiment for me in gouache copying the head of Conan from a Frank Frazetta painting: Conan the Avenger. On the book cover Conan has a different head to the one I’ve been looking at. My version looks more like his grandad!

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Dancing Feet

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limbering up with some foot and leg studies

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BoJo

Today a few sketches of the glorious BoJo and from yesterday Theresa May, Damien Green and Amber Rudd of the Conservative party.

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Frazetta, Dark Kingdom

 

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colour study

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pencil study

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From Dark Kingdom by Frank Frazetta,

A small gouache colour study of a Viking character from Dark Kingdom by artist Frank Frazetta.

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The Killing, Kubrick

These are the main members of the gang in Stanley Kubrick’s film noir ‘The Killing’ from 1956. The film has great diversity of characters, some of the more sinister ones I have yet to draw. George Peatty the ticket teller played by Elisha Cook Jr. is my favourite in this, with his hangdog look and thwarted expressions but it’s a great cast all round and full of noirish atmosphere, striking shadows, litter and cigarette smoke.

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