Thursday, 24 November 2016

Diving Photos!

So over the last year I've been scuba diving with my dad! Since February we've completed a number of courses with PADI including Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Specialist Dry Suit. We've also invested in an underwater camera so we can take photos of our watery-adventures! 

These photos were taken from dives in Cromhall and St Brides Bay. Diving in the UK usually has pretty murky conditions which isn't ideal, but it's still fun!

I'm super excited to show these photos. I love being underwater and I'm planning on using these images as inspiration and reference for art work over the next few months.

Phonebox at Cromhall

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Syndrome

Well it's been a while since my last game review (2 years or so). I'm getting back into writing as a hobby as well as a job so I took a look at indie survival horror game, Syndrome!


The survival horror genre has become increasingly popular in recent years with titles such as Dead Space, Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Alien: Isolation showing many unique variations. When playing Syndrome it’s easy to see where its inspirations came from, which can be irritating. I would have liked to see more originality with the plot.

In Syndrome you play as Galen; a man who has just woken up on a space ship where everyone is dead, except for two survivors who communicate with you and all the monsters. You have to repair parts of the ship, avoiding the monsters and steadily unravel what happened to the crew.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Inktober 2016: Days 19-27

Another update of Inktober! Nearly at the finish line now ^_^

Day 19 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #bird

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"Show me your 'everything is okay' face" Day 20 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #BobsBurgers #TinaBelcher

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Day 22 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #wolf #silhouette

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Day 23 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #portrait #gypsy

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Day 24 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #rabbit #rabbits #bunny #bunnies #cute

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Day 25 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #Hellboy #comics

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Day 26 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink

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Day 27 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #skull #sugarskull #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Inktober 2016: Days 10-18

A little late, but here's some more inktober! Catching up slowly and liking some of this year's drawings ^_^

Day 10 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #ballet #dancer #silhouette

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Day 12 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #StrangerThings #Eleven

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Day 13 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink Thank you for inspiration @tiffanyadelee 💕

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Day 14 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #BB8 #StarWars

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Day 16 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #mermaid

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Day 17 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink

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Day 18 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #mandala #pattern

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Inktober 2016: Days 1-9

Another year, another inktober! Here's my first 9 drawings ^_^

I don't draw myself often so here we go. Day 1 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #portrait

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"Here comes a thought... " Day 2 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #StevenUniverse #Stevonnie

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Day 3 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #bird

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Day 4 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #portrait

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Day 5 ✒ because @tiffanyadelee asked nicely 💙 #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #portrait

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Day 6 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #lotus #flower

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"Get schwifty" Day 7 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #rickandmorty #getschwifty

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Day 8 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #portrait #marilynmonroe

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Day 9 ✒ #inktober #inktober2016 #drawing #ink #stag #antlers

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Panel ReDraw - Pearl

I've been watching Steven Universe the last year or so and completely missed the last season that aired over the last month. Naturally I've started binge-watching and completely fell in love with the song "It's Over, Isn't It" from the episode "Mr Greg". 

I've noticed Steven Universe has this amazing ability to be a totally innocent kids show that can make me cry for the entire duration of an 11 minute episode. Seriously, the emotions on this show are unbelievable. 

My latest batch of ugly-tears came from this episode about one of my least favourite characters, (I like her, I just like the other characters way more) singing about how she's trying to move on from her past. It's such a beautiful song and the imagery that accompanied it was gorgeous so I decided to try to redraw my favourite part. Original reference below taken from YouTube because I can't stop listening to this song!!



Tuesday, 14 June 2016

An Overdue Update

I'm finally back to blogging!!

It's been 8 months since my last post and a year since I finished uni. I've found that leaving uni left me unmotivated. I thought I could finally take a well-deserved break which turned into avoiding going back to personal projects. Before I knew it I felt I couldn't draw at all. 

Friends convinced me to try Inktober and that helped a lot. I regained some confidence and learned to love drawing with inks. I had a project which kept my mind focused and I felt I had something to do every day.

It was after Inktober that I hit the worst art block I've ever experienced. I don't know why it took so long to get out of it or even why it was caused, but I finally found my way back to my roots. Paint. Good old fashioned messy paint that always finds its way onto my socks and ruins them. I haven't been this happy in months. 


I was rewatching Jessica Jones while taking a week off work and realised how much I loved the style of the show. The painterly style of the opening credits was pretty much screaming at me to paint. A work friend had also been talking about how much fun he'd been having drawing on cardboard at the time. I had some cardboard lying around and this finally happened. I didn't realise how much I missed messy blending.

Since then I've been doodling whenever I can, usually in work. I like doing a small drawing on bills, it makes people smile and even if it's a really bad drawing, I feel I've achieved something.

SO. Today I was mindlessly scrolling through the internet and discovered a Palette Challenge and it seemed like fun. I've always had difficulty selecting colours for works, so having ready-made palettes would force me to use certain shades I wouldn't normally use. Hopefully I'll do more of these, it was surprisingly fun!


(Please excuse the next sappy-feelings paragraph)

The years in school and uni forced me to be motivated. They made drawing into a chore. I even started to think of drawing as a punishment, it was something I avoided. But I feel differently now. I've enjoyed getting back into art. I've realised how I'm always surrounded by inspirational people who give me the ideas and motivation I need to create art. Thank you, friends! 

I'm determined to keep this up!