Octopus

While on a ferry to Ireland a couple of months ago I was inspired by the waves and landscape to digitally paint this image, featuring this quote by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Below the thunders of the upper deep,

Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,

His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep

The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee

About his shadowy sides; above him swell

Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;

And far away into the sickly light,

From many a wondrous grot and secret cell

Unnumbered and enormous polypi

Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.

There hath he lain for ages, and will lie

Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,

Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;

Then once by man and angels to be seen,

In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

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Jellyfish

I’ve been thinking a lot about the ocean. I’ve always loved aquatic life, I’ve always loved drawing it. I keep thinking about jellyfish, so I decided to draw one after seeing so many lovely paintings of jellyfish everywhere…I drew this in photoshop, actually from the top of my head, I downloaded some lovely photoshop brushes from Matt Heath¬†which is how I got the textured painterly effects.¬†jellyfish

Odds ‘n’ sods

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I’m going to try to do one post or one picture a day at least on this blog. This image is a very rough very quick sketch of my dungeons and dragons character. Her name is Soheila, she has an Arabic complexion and a scar and specialises I’m duel daggers and is a neutral evil rogue. I’m going to try and do a better drawing in time for when we play, that took about 5 minutes with no references so I’m pleased with it for what it is…even if she is wonky.

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I did this little guy while I was in work last night. I wanted to draw a dragon and I was feeling pretty inspired by Appa from Avatar the last air bender, so there is a similarity. I tried to get the feel of Komodo dragons and basically did a cute version of their structure. I originally did him as a design for a short anti bullying comic I’m working on but I’m not sure if he fits or if I’m going to finish the comic.

I’m currently working on a short article about gendering of robots which I’m going to post in a few days.