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Based on a photograph, this drawing was a study for a sequence of ‘pre-visualisation’ images that I did for a World War I mod for Medal of Honor called ‘Trench Rats’.
A private commission undertaken for the owner of one of the more beautiful mansions in the West Cork area. Drawn from life initially, then continued back in the studio using photographic reference. Currently hangs in the residence.
Image used courtesy of the client.
A shamelessly commercial commission undertaken for the tourist board of County Cork. Prints of some of the key pubs of the West Cork town of Skibbereen made an excellent souvenir for visitors to the area.
In the late nineties, inspired by my former art teacher John Nankivell, as well as the work of Paul Calle, I undertook several hundred pencil drawings of architecture in Ireland. This was one piece from that era.
Continuing my love for portraiture, this study of the two Jedis from ‘The Phantom Menace’ was based on a pencil drawing which I then colourized in Photoshop.
Inspired by the progress of my beloved Bristol City football club in so nearly securing promotion to the Premier League, I took it upon myself to paint the key members of the squad. It wasn’t long before I was in conversation with the commercial department of the club, and they were very keen to be given permission to stock prints of the image in the club shop.
The image was based on pencil sketches of the players which were scanned in, and composited and reworked in Photoshop and Painter. I was aiming for the style of movie poster artist Drew Struzan, an art hero of mine.