a few quick lunch-break doodles. drawn from ref pics that i took this morning with my phone on my jogging route!
Adding the credit to this, it pains me to see art floating around without credit!
Anonymous asked: Hey Charlie! I just wanted to ask if there have been moments where you regretted your decision to do art for a living / working at a concept art studio? Because I'm at that point of my life now where I have to decide what I wan to do in my future.. :/
This is a great question.
No, I don’t regret it at all. There are some days where I might be sick of working on a particular piece of work, but I never regret my job or decisions on the whole. I think it helps to have the right mindset for it. We generally do art because we love it but when it becomes your job: more often than not you’ll be drawing things you don’t exactly love. When you do get to draw the things you enjoy, it’s great! but all in all you’re still creating for other people.You still have to create even when you don’t feel like it. I find it very beneficial to have a strong separation between the art I do at work and the art I do at home. It might not work for everyone, but it does for me. If it helps, I’d still choose to make art my job, every time. I kind of have the view that regardless of whether or not my job revolves around art, it doesn’t make me any less of an artist. Whatever decision you make it’s not the be-all-and-end-all.
The magnificent creature that is Gwendoline Christie!
"The 6"3 actress went on to speak about how her height has affected her relationships with men saying: "I wouldn’t say it has increased my options. But I’ve always thought that the height is a very good detector of the good ones: because if they can get over that, they have got good mettle."
Coming in at 6”2 myself, this is gospel.
Preview of centaur art being created for Order of the Phoenix chapters on Pottermore later this year #pottermore #harrypotter
Hehe! I was at the HP Celebration at Universal Studios this past weekend, doing some live painting… and this is what I was painting! :)
A huge part of my job working at Atomhawk has been to illustrate the moment artworks that appear on Pottermore.com. I’ve been working on them since I joined the company (along with the rest of the team) and sadly we’re not really able to share the work. But, every now and then something official is released or posted and we get to share a snippet! So, whilst neither myself nor Atomhawk is credited, we created this! I painted this :)
If I could include all the artworks I’ve done my portfolio would be bursting at the seams, but alas - I’ll share what I can.
I watched the Blackfish documentary last week and I couldn’t find the words. Just heartbreaking.
"Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000 pound orcas, or "killer whales," soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black and white mammal is like a two-faced Janus-beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who-unlike any orca in the wild-has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong?”
A little doodle break whilst I was working on other things. About 45 minutes! :)
Wacom Intuos 5 & CS5