Monday, 7 August 2017

Colin Portrait


Can finally show this one.. This pencil portrait is a memorial piece in remembrance of good ol' Colin Eagle. Huge thanks to the Eagle's for the opportunity  x

and here's something rather lovely that Colin's sister wrote to me - 'Thank you so much Steve for the most amazing portrait. You have captured my late brother's expression exactly and brought him back to life for my family. Such a brilliant likeness. I wholeheartedly recommend Steve's work to anyone out there looking for something special. You have a unique talent Steve. Thank you again."

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sketchdump Sunday 6/8/17





Some anatomy and unfinished thing. 1) sketchbook 2) digital and 3) watercolour. That nose...sheesh...so flat. Need to work on hands and noses! Don't get bored of my studies, they'll make me better ;) Should have a new pencil piece to show you during the week!



Sunday, 23 July 2017

Sketchdump Sunday 23/7/17










Here's a couple of things from the week. Trying out this Sunday sketch dump approach because I'm trying to stay offline as much as I can but also know I need to post more consistently. I do a ton of stuff for the sake of study. They're not always things I want to declare as 'finished' or a portfolio piece but useful none the less!




Saturday, 27 May 2017

I want your skull


"I want your skull, I neeeed your skull!" Hey - thought I would share this as it's a really powerful exercise if you are interested in doing human portraits. I'm looking at references for male and female skulls (quite different btw) and trying to sketch what lies beneath the surface. Front, side and 3/4. This is the kind of thing I'm doing for my own study, not always sharing. You may or may not find this interesting but if you've never tried it - try it.