We went for a nice dog walk around Chopwell Woods today :)

alliebirdseed:

Inktober day 9 - My favorite witch!

alliebirdseed:

Inktober day 9 - My favorite witch!

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Cate Blanchett, Zhou Xun, and Emily Blunt for Portofino, A Sparkle to the Wrist.

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Submerge. The fight to keep your head above water can be a tough one sometimes. 

Photoshop CS6, Wacom Intuos 5 and an hour or two of messy sketching. 

Submerge. The fight to keep your head above water can be a tough one sometimes. 

Photoshop CS6, Wacom Intuos 5 and an hour or two of messy sketching. 

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Anonymous asked: Hey there Charlie! I've been doing art for... gosh, a few years now. And I keep doing so many studies but I keep getting caught doing things stylized even if I want to draw them semi-realistic. Any advice?

Oh boy, that’s such a difficult question to answer as I haven’t figured that out myself yet! It’s getting caught in the trap of your own style. I find it easier to step away from my style if it’s *more* stylized or cartoony, etc. I struggle with pushing realism. I’m throwing it out there really if anyone has good suggestions? Using a -lot- of reference and always having it in view seems like a good idea. Just as a constant reminder of the style you’re going for rather than being left to your own devices and drifting off. 

The sketch choices I did for my recent ImagineFX 114 cover and workshop!
Photoshop CS6 & Wacom Intuos 5.

The sketch choices I did for my recent ImagineFX 114 cover and workshop!

Photoshop CS6 & Wacom Intuos 5.

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nevver:

Undo the Damage of Sitting

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Just sharing the fact that after much faffing, my shiny new portfolio website is all done! :)

www.charliebowater.co.uk

Just sharing the fact that after much faffing, my shiny new portfolio website is all done! :)

www.charliebowater.co.uk

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Posting the final signed artwork for my Imagine FX issue 114 cover :) 

Posting the final signed artwork for my Imagine FX issue 114 cover :) 

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New tutorial and cover art from me in Imagine FX issue 114, out Friday in the UK. WOOP. 

New tutorial and cover art from me in Imagine FX issue 114, out Friday in the UK. WOOP. 

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spookykaiju asked: Your beautiful drawing (painting?) of Linden and Holder punched me right in the heart. It's so beautiful, and so perfect.

Thank you! That ending punched me in the heart <3

I had to do a little drawing for The Killing, I COULDN&#8217;T HELP MYSELF. 
The Killing was such a wonderful show and the ending was so, so perfect. I adored it, so much so I just had to doodle something for it. I ugly cried my way through the entire thing, it was beautiful. SO MANY FEELINGS. “I never had a real house to grow up in. You know, home. I never belonged anywhere. And all my life, I was looking for that thing, you know. Thinking that it was out there somewhere. That all I had to do was find it. But I think, maybe, that home was us. It was you and me, together in that stupid car, riding around, smoking cigarettes. I think that was everything. I’m sorry. I should have known that you were one person who always stays. And you were my best friend.”Linden &amp; Holder &lt;3 

I had to do a little drawing for The Killing, I COULDN’T HELP MYSELF. 


The Killing was such a wonderful show and the ending was so, so perfect. I adored it, so much so I just had to doodle something for it. I ugly cried my way through the entire thing, it was beautiful. SO MANY FEELINGS. 

I never had a real house to grow up in. You know, home. I never belonged anywhere. And all my life, I was looking for that thing, you know. Thinking that it was out there somewhere. That all I had to do was find it. But I think, maybe, that home was us. It was you and me, together in that stupid car, riding around, smoking cigarettes. I think that was everything. I’m sorry. I should have known that you were one person who always stays. And you were my best friend.

Linden & Holder <3 

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"I never had a real house to grow up in. You know, home. I never belonged anywhere. And all my life, I was looking for that thing, you know. Thinking that it was out there somewhere. That all I had to do was find it. But I think, maybe, that home was us. It was you and me, together in that stupid car, riding around, smoking cigarettes. I think that was everything. I’m sorry. I should have known that you were one person who always stays. And you were my best friend."

- Sarah Linden, The Killing (via maliabooty)

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