Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive reviews. The support was overwhelming so thank you to everyone that took the class!
It was my intention to release the follow up on Skillshare.com again, but the site has changed considerably in the time since my first class, and it’s not the most straight forward option this time. 

The new tutorial, which is indeed a direct continuation of my first class, is now available through gumroad instead!

It’s 36 minutes long and gives you a pretty good general overview of my average colour process. I’ve tried my best to explain things as thoroughly as possible for any beginners watching, info on layer ordering, colour choices, layer modes etc. I’m sure most of you will understand what I’m doing and why I’m doing it, but I haven’t assumed that everyone will know by default. So explanations a-plenty! 

The full size PSD is included, with the B&W character from the previous class and the new colour version so you can toggle between the two. My brush pack is also included, which is available all the time regardless (you aren’t paying for it!) but I’ve included it in the pack as well for convenience.

The tutorial is $9 and available to download right now! The only real difference between my previous Skillshare class and this new tutorial - is just that there isn’t a written guide to accompany it, and that’s reflected in the price. 

I’m totally open to releasing more tutorials and there will be freebies along the way, so if you have any specific requests then fire away! I should probably say that the next tutorial I have in mind will be all about painting skin! I’ve talked about it as much I can in this video, but a more in-depth tutorial is certainly on the cards. 
Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive reviews. The support was overwhelming so thank you to everyone that took the class!

It was my intention to release the follow up on Skillshare.com again, but the site has changed considerably in the time since my first class, and it’s not the most straight forward option this time. 
The new tutorial, which is indeed a direct continuation of my first class, is now available through gumroad instead!
It’s 36 minutes long and gives you a pretty good general overview of my average colour process. I’ve tried my best to explain things as thoroughly as possible for any beginners watching, info on layer ordering, colour choices, layer modes etc. I’m sure most of you will understand what I’m doing and why I’m doing it, but I haven’t assumed that everyone will know by default. So explanations a-plenty! 
The full size PSD is included, with the B&W character from the previous class and the new colour version so you can toggle between the two. My brush pack is also included, which is available all the time regardless (you aren’t paying for it!) but I’ve included it in the pack as well for convenience.
The tutorial is $9 and available to download right now! The only real difference between my previous Skillshare class and this new tutorial - is just that there isn’t a written guide to accompany it, and that’s reflected in the price. 
I’m totally open to releasing more tutorials and there will be freebies along the way, so if you have any specific requests then fire away! I should probably say that the next tutorial I have in mind will be all about painting skin! I’ve talked about it as much I can in this video, but a more in-depth tutorial is certainly on the cards. 

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I’m Selling an original! Something that only happens once in a blue moon being as I rarely (never) finish traditional work. 

Anyway, this painting has been with me for a while and I recently added the finishing touches. I love this thing and it pains me deeply to sell it, hence why anyone crazy enough to buy it might need to consider selling a kidney to fund it. 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/195779743/xii-original-painting?ref=pr_shop

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My quest to not suck at Environments continues!
PS6 & Intuos 5. 

My quest to not suck at Environments continues!

PS6 & Intuos 5. 

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A Sky Full Of Stars 
Put aside a little time to paint something for the sake of my sanity! Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5. 
Hand Signed Limited Edition Prints available in my Etsy.

A Sky Full Of Stars 

Put aside a little time to paint something for the sake of my sanity! Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5. 

Hand Signed Limited Edition Prints available in my Etsy.

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I felt like painting some gold! Hand signed prints available in my Etsy.CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5

I felt like painting some gold! 

Hand signed prints available in my Etsy.

CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5

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I haven’t sketched for myself in what feels like ages. So it was time for Damien Rice and short haired girls <3 

I haven’t sketched for myself in what feels like ages. So it was time for Damien Rice and short haired girls <3 

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Another lunch break thinger-ma-jigger and WHAT DO YOU KNOW, IT&#8217;S A GIRL! Very Yoshitaka Amano inspired.
Around 2-3 hours I think? Photoshop CS6 &amp; Cintiq.

Another lunch break thinger-ma-jigger and WHAT DO YOU KNOW, IT’S A GIRL! Very Yoshitaka Amano inspired.

Around 2-3 hours I think? Photoshop CS6 & Cintiq.

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Doodle doodle doodle. 

Doodle doodle doodle. 

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Finished the doodle I started! :)
Photoshop CS5 &amp; Wacom Intuos 5.

Finished the doodle I started! :)

Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5.

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Some recent cover work for Max Kielsmeier&#8217;s new book: Necropolis www.amazon.com/Necropolis-Part…

Lots of fun to work on!

Photoshop CS5 &amp; Wacom Intuos 5
Some recent cover work for Max Kielsmeier’s new book: Necropolis www.amazon.com/Necropolis-Part…
Lots of fun to work on!
Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5

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Another lunchtime doodle that I wish I&#8217;d more time on! Around 40 minutes. 

Another lunchtime doodle that I wish I’d more time on! Around 40 minutes. 

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A little doodle break whilst I was working on other things. About 45 minutes! :)
Wacom Intuos 5 &amp; CS5 

A little doodle break whilst I was working on other things. About 45 minutes! :)

Wacom Intuos 5 & CS5 

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Kind of feels like some faery-ish follow on to Fools Gold? I don&#8217;t know! Lots of fun anyway c: 

This is available as a hand signed and numbered, limited edition print run in my Etsy shop; https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/170534416/tithe-limited-edition-fine-art-printAdobe Photoshop CS5, CS6 &amp; Wacom Intuos 5.
Kind of feels like some faery-ish follow on to Fools Gold? I don’t know! Lots of fun anyway c: 

This is available as a hand signed and numbered, limited edition print run in my Etsy shop; https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/170534416/tithe-limited-edition-fine-art-print

Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6 & Wacom Intuos 5.

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I vividly remember a few moments from when I was growing up that - as corny as it sounds, felt like they&#8217;d altered my life a little bit. One was when I was six years old and I watched The Little Mermaid for the first time and the other: Sailor Moon when I was 13. I can&#8217;t even describe how much they blew my young mind and I&#8217;m sure they&#8217;re some of the biggest influences that nudged me into art. 

Both have a certain reverence with me and as much as I drew them growing up neither of them are something I&#8217;ve painted now that I&#8217;m all grown up, there&#8217;s definitely a feeling that whatever I paint won&#8217;t do justice to it but; I adored Sailor Moon from the very first second I saw it on tv. I would wake up at the crack of dawn before school to watch this and then race home again afterwards to watch the repeat. I think it&#8217;s about time I paid homage to one of my favourite anime&#8217;s ever; Sailor Moon!

I am also totally effing stoked for the reboot coming soon!

Photoshop CS5 &amp; Wacom Intuos 5

I vividly remember a few moments from when I was growing up that - as corny as it sounds, felt like they’d altered my life a little bit. One was when I was six years old and I watched The Little Mermaid for the first time and the other: Sailor Moon when I was 13. I can’t even describe how much they blew my young mind and I’m sure they’re some of the biggest influences that nudged me into art. 

Both have a certain reverence with me and as much as I drew them growing up neither of them are something I’ve painted now that I’m all grown up, there’s definitely a feeling that whatever I paint won’t do justice to it but; I adored Sailor Moon from the very first second I saw it on tv. I would wake up at the crack of dawn before school to watch this and then race home again afterwards to watch the repeat. I think it’s about time I paid homage to one of my favourite anime’s ever; Sailor Moon!
I am also totally effing stoked for the reboot coming soon!
Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5

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So here&#8217;s the end result of the character design demo in my soon to be released (Tuesday 8th Otober!) Skillshare online class; Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.

I&#8217;ll be around for the first ten days after the class is released to help and dish out some feedback. You can read all the details here and sign up here!

So here’s the end result of the character design demo in my soon to be released (Tuesday 8th Otober!) Skillshare online class; Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.

I’ll be around for the first ten days after the class is released to help and dish out some feedback. You can read all the details here and sign up here!

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