Busy Old Week

Opps! Forgot to update my blog yesterday so apologies all. As the title says its been a very busy week work wise and at home.

As summer ends the coughs and colds have made an unwelcome return so everyone in my house has been feeling various levels of meh.

I’ve avoided most lurgies so far but dealing with sick kids has nibbled into art time.

I’m looking to swap to water based oils when cash allows but in the mean time its continuing making progress on the jade forest.

Background detailing.

And a little more details

Game wise I was mulling over trying the new Rift Prime server but definitely on the fence atm.


Blocking and Detailing

Its been nine hour work days at the moment so by the time I get home from work its straight into dinner prep and kid wrangling which has left precious little time for any art.

I’m sure that as they get older my free time will return but for now art and writing and gaming time takes a back seat.

At the end of March there is an exhibit I have been invited to show a few pieces of work at and I did want to try finish one or two new bits before then but we will see.

Next post I’ll put up a short list of works and take a vote on what people think I should frame and display.

Anyway, I managed to block and detail a little of this work.



Exciting Arrivals & Tabletop Map Fun

So on the 22nd of February 2011 at 12:51 p.m. local time (23:51 21 February UTC) we all had a life changing earthquake registered 6.3 on the Richter scale. The city is still in ruins, although a lot of rebuild has been made its a long process.

Below is a link to the wiki article


Since then its been a fairly glum day for a lot of us, however this year it changed with the arrival of my grand-daughter,  Ellodie.  I’ve yet to meet her in person but the photo’s are adorable and my son & daughter to be are settling in nicely to the role of dad and mum.

It now will be a lot happier 22nd of Feb around here, although the events will not be forgotten, they are for us, eclipsed by the happiness.

The week itself was consumed with life events, above and others but I did manage to make a tabletop rpg map for a new game I’m starting to run on Wednesday nights. I also picked up a pure red and cobalt blue paint that should increase my ability to make purple (due to the hues in my other red all I get is brown)



Raven redux and ink scribbles.

Well I finished my repaint of my raven, turned out okay but hit the wall a bit with paint hues and brush quality.

Raven redux

Raven 3 years ago

Some improvements but I do still like aspects of the first one.

Asides from the raven I doddled the acrylic ink picture below, its a bit of a nothing piece but still was fun enough.

Guest Post Zeta.

My cat Zeta decided to post a whole load of pictures of herself as a guest post.

This has nothing to do with the fact its been very hard this week to get any painting done!

Computer is still away at shops. The graphics card is being sent away with a max turn around time of 20 days…

Anyway, pictures of my floof. The internet was designed to upload cat pics right?

For those with keen eyesight she said that you may spot a bonus non cat picture, umm bonus points if you do!

PC is a sad Panda

My computer decided that at nearly a year old it would have a graphics card corruption.

After tinkering about with drivers I gave up and took it in for a service.

This means until its repaired my phone is it for blog updates.

On the flipside I have new glasses so painting is a lot clearer!

Anyway, finished this…

And current WiP

Hopefully PC is fixed soon but till then brief blog update.

Chocolate Kitty

Tis been a rather busy week so I didnt manage much art but I did do a quick ink sketch of my cat Zeta, she is a black cat who like many turns very brown in direct sunlight.

She is also the most wriggly model, painting her live had me swap various bits of the painting on the fly.

Next week should be a little less crazy and I can will continue onward with my main painting.