Thursday, January 1, 2015

New year. New guns!

This time using the technology of the distant future I am converting a 3d printed sci-fi handcannon! Based on the computer game destiny this is going to be a beast! 

Going to coat the entire gun in miliput and recurve the entire gun using it as an armature. Really want a super smooth finish. 
3d print courtesy of the amazingly talented Sam Rowan!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

finished pistol

custom mounting frame all painted and finished. silencer all sooty and grubby, I wipe my hands of ye!!

buy your tickets buy this gun!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

pink pistol FINISHED!

So here it is! What a beauty! I've changed the black plastic cable ties to bad ass metal ones. once everything is dry again ill weather the silencer then its all about the frame and poster! 

Now its time for me to play with my dog Colin! Thank you for all your views and support for Art Vs Cancer. (

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pink pistol 99%

So the handle has been weathered, the trinkets added and roughed up with soot and pigment! And here is the result! Time to get the frame made and work on the poster!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pointing the pink pistol! mk2

So heres round 2 of the WIP for my project for the Art VS Cancer group which can be found here ( arranged by the amazingly dedicated Sally Wilson! Buy tickets.

So the base coat was dry this morning and ive spent today making a plastic molded gun look and feel real.
(british law states that at least 51% of a replica or deactivated fire-arm must be painted in a bright colour! lucky for me that i wasn't doing a black one. also such a garish replica can be legally sold by and to anyone! go laws!)

I've gone for a post apocalyptic look for the silencer, making the iconic coke can home made one.

Here's the step by step!

1: Using the graffiti artists friend, the trusty Montana Gold, my airbrush and and sealant for an unbreakable base that I could paint on I separated and painted the components. 

2: starting small I used pure artists silver pigment to rub n' buff the surface to give it a painted iron look, focusing on the hard corners to make it look slightly worn. This will act as the base for the every day wear and tear in the zombie infected future. Regular use, holstering etc. 

3: Do the rest!

3.5: hand painting the larger chips is the most time consuming part of this. Using a hand steadying device (a stick) to lean on, and painting solid silver along the edges most likely to receive a knock. Around screws, buttons and release mechanisms. Close ups below. 

4: Pushing the blacks in the most regularly oiled places was difficult. As it meant using pure pigment over detail and hoping for the best. I may end up sanding this down later.

5: to push the lettering I used ink and a pippet to drip into the letters and wiping gently off with a towel. You can also see where I have softened the paint and pushed my thumb into it. To give it a rougher look as it was looking a little too much liked dyed plastic than painted metal.

6: the trigger mechagnism is one of the few genuinly metal parts of the gun (apart from the interior weights to give it the heft of the real thing) and also the bit that would get the most attention apart from the grip. As you can see I have painted the black back in and scratched down to the bare metal then added paint over that to give it a really worn look. 

7: the silencer was made following a guide for making a real coke can silencer for a real gun. bar the superglue used and the blocked barrel. The base is a broken tactical light (that you may have around the house) in that is a plastic rod from a paint roller, and then a toilet tube covered in gaffer tape to maintain the stability of the can. 

8: cutting the fuck out of my fingers by trying to fold the top of the red-bull can in on itself was a nightmare, and inserting the gaffer taped roll inside. then stuffing the lot around the metal tube with toilet roll to pack it tight. 

9: I used a lot of powdered pigment on the can without much effect. I may resort to black spraypaint in a last ditch effort to make it look like soot. 

And there you go. Round 2 for this piece. Lots more to do but you can start to see it come together now. 
And if you wish to buy this among many other amazing pieces of work from amazing artists then buy a ticket to the show and bid bid bid! You might just get a bargain! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

From Porn to Predator

Quick sketch to kick off the week. Watched predators last night and it got me thinking. Wouldn't mind actually finishing a character!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

drawing porn 2

not so much porn as a quick sketch. i need to work on my finishing.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

new sketch

just sketching proportions, using photos for the tights, might finish the face at some point.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Finished Mandy Morbid

Just blasted this piece! The subject matter always helps but painting it genuinely put a smile on my face and kept me motivated. I'm calling it done before i ruin it, may go back to it anon.
cheers for reading!

My wonderful model Mandy Morbid
Heavily inspired pallet courtesy of Jeremy Geddes

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Drawing porn.

Havent finished with this one yet so i thought i would throw up a quick breakdown on my method.
more for me to look back on than a tutorial but feel free to share!
first picture is the close up of my nearly finished face.

quick line drawing following reference. and put down my pallet of colours from the beautiful Mandy Morbid.
Please show some love at shes under the weather atm so any support im sure would be greatly appreciated!

gradually get rid of the outline

practice practice practice!

please click for original size! the thumbnail makes it look weird.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

lizard man! all my manimals end up looking like old men tho.

Monday, April 9, 2012

looking for animals?

had a mind blank about what animals to base my latest series of sketches on but thanks to this little bad boy from Spipes on deviant art has made my life a lot easier.

new sketches

couple of creature sketches, working out a new technique.

Monday, May 23, 2011

born in '84? then you have sucessfully survived 340 raptures! go team!