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Life Drawing Sketches

Output from tonight’s 3 hour session. Again using Art Rage on Wacom Cintiq [singlepic id=217 w=600 h=600 float=none]   [singlepic id=218 w=600 h=600 float=none]   [singlepic id=219 w=600 h=600 float=none]

LSoA Practice

Good to be back ¬† It is very nice to be back doing some digital life drawing down at Leith School of Art. this was the first time using a combination of the Wacom Cintiq hybrid and Corel mobile painting program. The first three images above were 15 minute sketches. the one below was a […]

Older Digital Painting – Part 4

So this set of digital painting images is a slightly different set – I was playing around with the snap-art plug in for Photoshop that I sometimes use. The idea was to get a sense of what an image might look like when painted, and to use it as part of the workflow to refine […]

Older Digital Painting – Part 3

Back to reviewing the digital painting I have done this year. This #digitalPainting was to play with texture and digital tools but also to bring a slightly surreal element with digital tools. It again plays with the concept of multiple views using mirrors, but also with multiple time elements which was interesting. 109b Josie Standing […]

Older Digital Painting – Part 2

Continuing the review of my older work digital painting work. I have been surprised already how useful this has been – reminding myself of some good work done previously as well as many lessons learnt and then forgotten. 104 Digital Painting of Josie sitting This was an attempt to a digital painting focussing on tonal […]

Older Digital Painting – Part 1

I thought I would go back and review all the digital painting #digitalPainting work I have done over the last couple of years and do a little bit of introspection. Have I learned anything or made progress? Did I achieve what I was trying to do? Are there good ideas that I have subsequently lost […]

Digital Life Drawing on iPad

3 hours of digital Life Drawing and #digitalPainting¬†compressed ¬†into 90 seconds. (Or maybe I just work this fast ) [youtube_advanced url=”″ width=”380″ height=”540″ responsive=”no” controls=”yes” autohide=”alt” showinfo=”yes” loop=”no” rel=”yes” fs=”yes” modestbranding=”no” theme=”dark”]   Digital Life Drawing on the iPad Having been working on the PC recently to do more digital texture work, which is making […]

Today’s Digital Painting of Fingers and Toes

Digital Painting of Hands and Feet For today’s digital painting I wanted to change the perspective and do a more close up image. The idea was to allow me to try and get a better blend of abstract and detail work. I think this is a little soft on the drawing (didn’t do any pre-drawing […]

Cockenzie Power Station

Went for a walk down the beach yesterday and took a few shots with the new camera. Decided to have a play with a landscape image. still work in progress. The original image   Started with some abstract work:   A couple of hours work:   Not getting enough texture into it, so starting to […]

Drawing Courses Now Available

The Basement Picasso Basic Drawing Course and Intermediate drawing course are now available. The Intermediate drawing course includes 16 videos to go along with the PDF, all of which have been made available for free. I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to send the link on to your friends.