Saturday, 13 November 2010

How To Draw A Robot Two Part Drawing Video

In this two part drawing video I go through the process of drawing a robot and it's fairly straight forward as it begins with a sketch that progresses further as I go along, just take a look at both videos and try and become inspired by drawing a robot of your very own.

Drawing a robot - First part....

Drawing a robot - Second part....

How To Draw And Create A Treasure Map Part 2 - Inking The Map

Now in part 2 of our drawing video series of drawing a treasure map we take a look at inking our map and really bringing the whole thing together, of course I do mention that you could start naming the places in on your map, but I chose not to at this stage.

I'm using my ever trusty gel ink pen to ink the line work on the map and so, watch the video to see how it turns out.....

Drawing a treasure map here's how the final inked drawing looks!

Treasure map art Copyright

Friday, 12 November 2010

The Art of Meredith Dillman: Announcing 3 new products

The Art of Meredith Dillman: Announcing 3 new products

I've been interested in others fantasy art and fantasy inspirations for a long time and Meredith Dillman was the first one that I admired and still check in on her blog from time to time,especially when she has new products and art for sale and on display.

Her art is very pofessional looking and something that has been lacking within my own art lately, but I do so want to tackle painting more as it really is a fantastic art medium the way you can push the colours around the paper or canvas.

She has a range of products available featuring her art and there are some wonderful fairy art and cool fantasy art inspirations too, so I urge you to check them out and subscribe to her blog to be notified of any new releases!

The Art of Meredith Dillman: Announcing 3 new products

Thursday, 11 November 2010

How To Draw Lightning Video Post

How to draw lightning is a rather simple drawing video as I wanted to just explaining it with the way I draw and also you can find lightning photos online to draw from, the best lightning is the ones that are coloured quite well and you capture that unique spark of lightning that could be fork lightning or some other intricate form of lightning.

Drawing lightning is all about providing a contrast from the background, so to create a black background and then draw the lightning on might be even better, so draw lightning however you want, just remember that the contrast has to be there for it to look effective.

Watch the lightning drawing video I created here.....

Drawing A Skeleton Hand - A Drawing Video

Drawing a skeletons hand is something of an anatomy insight that if you have been to art college or have studied a book on anatomy, then you'll know all about the main bones of the skeleton and the bones in the hand could be useful if you are trying to draw some skeleton warriors or zombies, so that you are able to draw the underlying frame of the skeleton.

In the video I created below, I started to draw a simple looking skeletons hand based on basic lines to map out the fingers and then build up the bones of the hand from there, remembering to draw in the knuckles where they should fall realistically for the hand.

Watch the video to see how to draw a skeletons hand....

Fantastic Origami Art

I recently saw a blog post ( Well I say recently, it was a few months ago) but was revisiting that blog just this week when I came across it again and I thought I'll link to that as it has two of the most fantastic examples of origami I've ever seen. I'm sure if you're anything like me, you may have seen simple folded paper swans and other animals like a Giraffe or something, but these are really detailed and intricate works of art.

There's one and it has three statues that look awesome and apparently had no cutting, tearing or pasting to create them. The other is an oriental dragon which just looks amazing....Go and take a look at them, because I found them to be stunning examples of Origami Art.

Awesome Origami Art

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

How To Draw And Create A Treasure Map Part 1

Drawing treasure maps used to be my number one hobby as a kid and I loved to draw them often, I think it was The Goonies that made me want to create my own treasure map....Hey you guys!!!!!!!!!

Drawing a treasure map can be fun, because you don't have to draw existing islands or anything as you can just make it all up. What I like to do is draw in areas that could make the search of treasure difficult, like crocodile pits, quicksand, lakes and rivers and any other obstacles. Obviously treasure masp become associated with Pirates, but that doesn't always have to be the case when drawing your own treasure map as you can make it more fantasy based with castles and dragons lairs on the map.

One of the things about creating a treasure map is to try and draw it as detailed as possible, so that you can fit in all the important stuff, but so it all connects to each other and really makes a superbly illustrated treasure map.

Here is the first video of a 4 part video series on creating your very own treasure map....enjoy creating, crafting and drawing some cool stuff!

Check out part 2 of drawing a treasure map here

How To Draw A Skull

A drawing video work through of me drawing two examples of a simple skull design. Follow the video to try and get a grasp on drawing your very own skull art.

I show you a large skull draing in the first half of the video and the skull is facing more forward, so that you can see how I draw it and then the second skull is on a side profile and a much smaller skull, but skulls should be fun to try and draw, so go on try it!

Evil Skulls Greetings Cards

Nice to be back creating a few more designs for my Zazzle store or even showing ones I haven't linked to. This evil skull art drawing was another quickie design that I finished recently and just had to get the word out.

Buy this evil skull greetings card for whoever you like,I'm sure they'll appreciate it....

Commissioned sketches available on request, just drop us a line or comment below.

Merry Christmas Everyone! Zombie Santa Face Design

A zombie Santa claus design I quickly created and it's available on a range of Zazzle gift items.
Merry Christmas everyone....remember to tell Santa what you want for Christmas! and he'll try and deliver.

Zombie Christmas Santa Art shirt
Zombie Christmas Santa Art by waynetully
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Horror Movies That Have Inspired My Art

Horror movies are my secret addiction (although not really secret, it just sounds dramatic!) I've always been into horror films of any sort ever since being a young child and my grand parents bless them, used to take us down to the video rental shop and let us buy some nice 18 rated horror movies, me and my brother would like to just peruse the videos and sometimes we would buy a sfae movie like The Goonies or Monster Squad, but more often than not we would rent out a really nasty Horror like Hellraiser or even the very friendly titled movie Child's Play.

I suppose as a child those movies have stuck with me, not affected me in any adverse way or anything, I just like the horror films for the creative creatures and the horror make up that just seems like another world entirely. And as a result of this quite memorable past time I have been able to draw some horror stuff of my own, but there are a handful of movies that I can pin down to say that's them movies that made me draw this stuff!!

First up is The Thing, a John Carpenter movie that was a remake of the 1950's Thing From Another World and this movie at first really scared me as a 7 year old as I never would eat tinned tomatoes again because of watching this film. Some of the alien creature effects at the time seemed very realistic and some of them even stand up still today in a court of law(?) I actually was in awe of this movie as time went on, as I got older I began to sketch stuff that seemed more alien and tentacle like and that really did impact my art in a big way.

Plus on a fear factor the movie did a surprisingly great job of amping up the tension because you didn't know who could be the Thing that tried to mimic one of the Antarctic Scientists. I hear they have done a remake or a prequel which I don't hold out much hope, because the original movie will always have a special place in my mind as the movie that kickstarted my horror artwork progression from the scribblings of a child to the here and now of a 31 year old artist.

Another movie that was really influential in a big way was Hellraiser, it brought darker elements to my young imagination (I was possibly around 9 years old when I saw this movie!) and the very fact of seeing someone just being born and brought back from hell in such a gross way was just amazing and the nasty Cenobite demons were a great inspiration too with their S and M clothes and their twisted prosthetic make up, just made me think of new characters and creatures and I used to sit for hours drawing some cool demons that would have half of their faces stretched or ripped off and again more tentacles flapping all over the place.

The movie was more darker than something like the Thing, because it dealt with elements of Religion and Hell, but still it was a very good movie that also helped to shape my own artistic and creative thought processes, particularly in the genre of horror.

Another horror movie that I think is worth a mention is The Evil Dead as this movie made me laugh, but also was filled with some creative stuff and had a kinetic energy about the film as a whole. Although the second Evil Dead was way funnier whilst the original was scarier if you are scared by these movies, but I've become desensitized to them now, even the most recent movies that attempt to shock you, just don't really.

The whole idea of the dead rising or people getting possessed is just a great creative idea that you can have fun with with your art, as you can have an almost human like body structure but demonic qualities appearing in the design of your creatures which makes it more fun to create this kind of stuff.

The other movie that really inspired me to draw a lot of zombie stuff was Day Of The Dead directed by the legendary George Romero back in the 80's and what set this movie apart from the two movies that cam before (Night Of The Dead and Dawn Of The Dead) was that the zombies looked even better with better make up effects that made the zombies look putrid and rotten and how zombies should look and not with green faces like in Dawn Of The Dead.

This was probably the best zombie movie I remember looking back to my childhood and it got me interested in drawing anatomy and skeletal stuff which did realy come in handy when actually drawing zombie art, because you could draw the underlying bones and rib cages and stuff and really make this art look authentic and something really creative. I look at the recent TV show The Walking Dead as a fine example of a TV show that is just fantastically creative and also a celebration of the previous era of zombie horror movies.

Inspiration comes from many different mediums, but perhaps the movies is the best example of becoming inspired by visual media.

What movies have inspired you?

Monday, 8 November 2010

Drawing Lessons - Wondering What To Draw

When wondering what to draw there always comes a question to challenge and block us from creating anything like What the hell to draw? but like anything there are ways and means to get creative with drawing based on other artists work that you may see.

But really it's about how you approach the task of creating some of your own work that helps you to create some cool looking stuff and quite honestly it does require you to be in that state of mind of wanting something to happen and being creative with your pencil. A busy pencil is a great tool, so get your pencil busy when sketching, create lines and marks that are not only random, but really meaningful in what you are trying to convey.

A blank piece of paper

Every artist starts off with a blank canvas or an empty piece of paper that is just itching for it to be filled with some masterpiec work of art that you feel you want to get down on there and sometimes it can be quite intimidating to see an empty blank sheet of paper as you may feel quite daunted by it, but really there is nothing to fear, watch the video below to see how I tackled this problem it's just a case of starting the sketching and see where it takes you....

Sketches make many ideas possible

A wider range of sketches can bring one or more ideas to the front of your mind and really offset each other in terms of how they could be developed further down the line with new and even more improved sketches. I look at how the first sketch came about and see if I can draw variations of it in different ways, to see if I can stretch it out and create something much better, usually I can it just takes a little bit of time to do so.

If you don't like one way of drawing, then try another, because experimenting with different ways of holding a pencil can produce different results, so don't always feel limited in any way with art.