Wednesday, 14 October 2015

How To Draw Zombie Spiderman

How To Draw Zombie Spiderman
Drawing Zombie Spiderman came about after I had done a Zombie Superman commission over on and this inspired me to have a first attempt draw at Spiderman as a Zombie. The following drawing video from YouTube was the end result.

I'd like to do more Spiderman zombie drawing stuff, mainly because it was fun to draw, but also I think I need to develop variations on the theme to make it look better or just work on some more ideas. Watch this space!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 is No More

As you may know by now my website is no more. I still have the domain name and that's why some of the traffic has been redirected here through the domain. I got rid of the hosting site as it was always getting hacked and despite my attempts to get it sorted out, files still kept appearing here and there for chinese shoe website redirects lol.

I was going to save a backup of stuff over there, but thought I'd just start over.

So I will now be trying to create more stuff back on this old website with new resources and videos I create. On the plus side it will save a lot of money in the long run and let me devote my time to this website and creating new artwork for sale.

Let me know what you'd like to see here on this blog.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Letraset Promarkers Review

letraset promarkers review
Letraset Promarkers available from eBay,
Amazon and other good art shops
Letraset Promarker pens are alcohol based markers that are professional coloring pens for Artists. The markers themselves are quite thick although they do have a knack of running out quite quickly or drying up. I've been using them a lot this year on various illustrations and they are great for coloring in layers.

Promarkers come in various colors and you can buy them individually from Ebay or elsewhere or even better in marker packs. I personally buy the marker sets because they organize the color sets that you need such as grey tones and vibrant colors.

Of course the Industry standard for professional markers are geared more towards the Copic markers, but the Promarkers are a cheaper alternative to the Copics which can be more expensive.

My very first attempt at using these pens was in the following video of me coloring a Halloween pumpkin design -

The Promarkers when used with good quality archival ink pens such as the Pigma Microns or the Uni-Pin pens by Mitsubishi Pencil the inked lines won't bleed or smudge after being colored over with the Letraset pens. And this is a plus point because I used to hate that with inferior ink pens.

Using good paper is key with these markers although not important, but I will stress that if you are sketching in a sketchbook and you begin to color with these pens, block the next piece of paper with a thick bit of card to prevent the color bleeding through onto other paper. Because these markers will bleed through thin paper. I use a 300gsm white card that seems to hold the color and doesn't bleed through easily.

The pens have a double tip which makes it better to use. The smaller tip is for fine coloring work and the chisel tip makes much more broader color lines for larger areas.

There is a color chart of the various colors available on the Letraset website - Promarker colour chart

I certainly want to try out the Aquamarker and flexmarker ranges and even the refillable Tria markers because they look good and am pleased with the range of uses with the Promarkers I do have now.

Friday, 1 May 2015

The Launch Of My Artist Patreon Page

Patreon is a crowd funding website which is for creative people and so I decided to launch my very own Patreon webpage in which anyone who might like my particular style of horror artwork can fund anything from $1 or more and also there are rewards for fans to become a patron, such as receiving art prints and exclusive scans of artwork and even previews of upcoming art and illustrations.

My aim for this page is to try and get a good group of us together and share some cool ideas and inspirations. I want to get a few projects underway with your support. The projects I have in mind are ones that involve me going through the creation process of various projects and showing you the way I work and how obstacles can be overcome with some creative intervention.

My Patreon Page - Wayne Tully Creating Horror Art officially launches on the 1st of May 2015 and that's when the promotion begins of this page.  and I can try to alter and improve my approach to providing some of the best Artist insights and process of art creation, plus the rewards you can get for being a Patron hopefully will be cool.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Practice Drawing The Killer Klowns From Outer Space

I've been practicing drawing lots of 80's horror stuff from my childhood to create some good art print illustrations that will be for sale and so this is some practice drawing of the Killer Klowns from outer space which was a fun but weird movie that was a classic.

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A rough pencil sketch of a Killer Klown from outer space. This clown drawing was drawn very quickly just to give me an idea on drawing these killer klowns.

killer klown drawings
Inked with a 0.8 uni-pin ink pen which gives a nice thin line that looks solid.

killer klown drawing
A Killer Klown coloured with Letraset Promarkers and Paintastic brush pens. Nice and colourful.

I wanted to draw a couple more killer klowns and so I did. The practice really helps you draw these clowns. If you look at the actual Killer Klowns in the movie you'll see that each one has a different shaped face and structure to it which makes them great to draw. The clown below looks like some sort of a carrot top and the other below that is a chubby klown.

Pencil drawing the killer klown idea with a carrot shaped head 
killer klown drawing
Inking the face makes the head pop out

Coloring in the klown head with promarkers and paintastic brush pens

Another Killer Klown drawing of the head drawn roughly with a mechanical pencil

Inked with a uni-pin ink pen the Killer Klown head looks more clearer to color

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Colored with paintastic brush pen and promarkers. the final design looks quite striking for this Killer Klown
Update: 14/10/2015 I did this video of me drawing another variation of a Killer Klown from outer space. Another fun clown drawing to have a go at or be inspired to draw your own versions of this cult movie classic.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Strain Vampire Acrylic Painting Work In Progress

The Strain Vampire acrylic art in progress. Painting with acrylic paint on a 50x60cm canvas from the beginning loose paint strokes to some slightly more detailed efforts later on. My hope for this painting is to actually finish it as I rarely complete a painting as I either get distracted or just lose interest in an acrylic painting.

Starting off the painting I always do a light colour glaze over the whole canvas and this was a very watered down Crimson Red and whilst it was wet I used a light brown acrylic paint to sketch with the paint brush the basic vampire in the middle and the two at either side of him. I didn't want to draw with pencil before hand as that would have been a waste of time, so instead paint sketch helps mark everything out that you want on the canvas, because you can paint over anything that becomes a mistake anyway.

the strain vampire painting
The middle Vampire up close painted with a light brown acrylic paint

the strain vampire art
Painting the general shapes with brown acrylic paint helps create an under layer for more layers on top

The Strain Vampire Art
The middle Vampire is starting to take shape slowly with the huge Vampiric tongue with blood drips

the strain vampires
The left hand side Vampire isn't meant to look as impressive as the middle one, but I still want to add some cool detail in on it.

The Strain Vampire Artwork
Only half the head is showing on this Vampire, I wanted to get a sense of them stood in a crowd and I'll probably add a few more figures in the background later on in the shadows.

the strain vampire painting art
Taking a step back to look at my painting I noticed that the background needs to be darker and so that's what I did next.

Here in the final photo I left it for the night. The next thing to add is more details, more colour and quite possible more glazed areas to enrich the colours more. I want the Vampires to pop off the canvas and really look like the Vampires from the horror TV Series. So, please do look for updates on this one! I hope to finish this painting and have it up for sale very soon.
the strain vampire art
The Vampires are looking more defined now that I've added a huge amount of shading, a few areas need cleaning up slightly as I've over shadowed them somewhat.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers Review

I recently bought some Sharpie Metallic permanent markers in the hopes of using them at some point. Of course you can use them on white paper or usually any other surface type except porous surfaces such as concrete etc. So in this review I've decided to draw on black card and this black card has a similar texture to white cartridge paper meaning it has some tooth to draw on.

First of all if you are familiar with using Sharpie markers they are often permanent markers which are resistant to water and also fade resistant and quick drying.

Here is the 3 pack I bought for £1.99. The pack includes a Gold, A Silver and a Bronze marker and these are the three main metallic colours you can obtain.

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The unopened pack of Sharpie metallic art markers

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The 3 metallic sharpie art markers ready for drawing with

I like the use of these art pens, although the uses could be limited in some respects as it's not often you might need these three colour combinations, but still there will be some uses for these pens in card making and other crafts. Here though I've thought about drawing something that would have some sort of mechanical metallic sheen to contrast against the black paper.

At first I was going to use a white pencil to sketch something in, but I decided to just throw myself into it and use these markers boldly with confidence. On first use of the markers I quickly realized that the markers are not great at layering colours over each other the Silver showed through the Bronze on the Helmet illustration, the Gold however seems to cover the Silver, so some trial and error is advised in using these pens in conjunction with each other.

It is possible to create a total covering of each colour but sometimes that might mean going over the same areas twice with each pen. Again some more experimentation could be used to try and let some of the black show through from the paper. Like most permanent markers these pens stink and it is best to use these in a well ventilated room or else you may feel light headed like I am now lol!

Sharpie Metallic Marker art

The Silver in the final drawing left some streaks, but again if you want total coverage you will have to cover it a couple of times once the under layer has dried. Now I am wondering if you can add other inks over the top. Well you can but the ink doesn't glide very well over the surface and in some cases with the Uni-pin and the Pigma micron pens I used the ink starts to disappear slightly with a 50% reduction.

As a small test I thought about comparing the pens against using them on white paper and the results are not as effective I think, however the bronze colour shows up well, the silver is dwarfed by the white of the paper and also the Gold doesn't have the same mid tone brightness as it does on black paper. Mixed results Black paper is best.

The best thing about these art markers is that on black paper if you use the bronze as the darkest colour, then the Gold as a mid tone and finally the Silver as a highlight, then it creates a nice effect which is perfect for drawing tribal designs of any sort or highly detailed armour and weaponry and this is something to do more of in the future on this blog.

What do you think of these art markers? Let us know in the comments!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Horror Movie Original Art Prints In The Works

I am working on some original horror movie art prints that I am going to be selling in the near future and this will be a fun sketching time to try and realize some cool childhood memories as I pick some of the most iconic horror movies I can remember. (the bulk of them are from the 80's, that classic era for tons of movies)

Here is the current list of horror movies that I will be delving my creative imagination into.

The Fly
The Thing
Dawn Of The Dead
Day Of The Dead
Killer Klowns From Outer Space

I'll be adding more to this list as I go along. Look for updates and links to new sketches along the way.  Here is one I'm working from The Thing

Are there any horror movies you can remember that would make a great new horror art print? Please let me know!

upcoming horror art prints