Friday, June 27, 2014

The Fairy Kiss

Here's a gif showing a 3d image I did for the cover of Helen Maguire's book, The Fairy Kiss.
I enjoyed the idea of working in 3d very much. Having very little experience in the area though, I approached it in the style of the old Disney multiplane camera.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Upcoming Workshops

Here's a painting of Tony from one of my portrait sketch workshops. I tidied it up a wee bit afterwards.
My upcoming workshops at Kennedy Art are at on July 5th and August 2nd.
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And I will also be doing demos and workshops at "Draw In" organized by my friend Julie Douglas which takes place in my home town of Belfast from 25th August  to 5th September 2014.

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Bee-Man of Orn Adapted for Theatre

I got a nice email from Tony Trigwell-Jones, Director of Arlington Arts  to say that he had recently adapted The Bee Man of Orn for Newbury Youth Theatre, who would be performing the show in Newbury and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they have previously been given five star reviews and won awards for their productions.
I wish I could make it to one of the performances as it promises to be a really buzzing event.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Profile Study of Alicja

I got a chance to do this little study of Alicja while I was teaching a lovely group of artists at the RHA yesterday. 
Alicja is a beautiful girl, but it is difficult to catch a likeness of her because she has such strong features. I was pretty pleased with this effort though.
My class did really well working in charcoal and emphasising tone over line. I'll get some shots of the group next week.