Rise Watercolour Study – Youtube

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to film the process for a quick watercolour painting/study I was doing. I’ve thought about starting a channel for a while, but never got around to filming any of the processes for my work. I decided to start with some some small things like sketches and studies like this one. You can find my Youtube videos here.

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Rise, watercolours on paper, 2017

Secrets of the Night

Creative Allies has some great opportunities to create cover art for music bands and individual singers. This was from a contest a while back for Loreena McKennitt’s album The Journey So Far. Inspired by the lyrics of ‘All Souls Night’, I did this painting initially as a contest entry but I liked the process and results enough to consider it an addition to my portfolio.

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Secrets of the Night, watercolours, 12×18″, 2014

Cassandra Clare’s, Mortal Instruments

I remember picking up City of Bones as a recommendation from a friend. I believe I was at City of Lost Souls within 2 weeks. I’m generally not an avid reader of teen books, but I did enjoy reading Cassie Clare’s work. It was fun and lot of geeky references that any anime nerd will have no problem connecting the references to…oh and there are vampires.

So it had to happen that I would be creating artwork from all the inspiration I got from the characters and the world of ‘Shadowhunters’. These are older pieces, and I had planned to do 2 others; perhaps of the vampire Raphael Santiago and the Silent Brothers, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will find some spare time in the near future to squeeze in more personal projects…if I’m not busy gushing over all the ‘fine’ cast of the TV adaptation from Freeform.

process.