Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Nightmare Victorian Flesh Creature Horror - digital painting

Nightmare Victorian Flesh Creature Horror- digital painting

steam punk creature on victorian trolley digital illustration
Nightmare Victorian Flesh Creature Horror - digital painting
This nightmarish scene with a giant creature of some sort on a trolley was created in January 2018. The setting is an underground industrial setting, set in a possible Victorian/ early 20th century time frame. Additionally a 'steam punk' visual flavour was added.. The men cleaning up help to add a sense of scale. It was painted in 'Auto Sketchbook Pro', with final work being carried out in Photoshop.
The illustration can be seen clearly in this link.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Manga Vampire and Woman WIP stages

Manga Vampire and Woman WIP stages

manga monster vampire with woman painting WIP Davey
WIP stages Manga Vampire and Woman
This illustration was created during March 2018, and was initially painted digitally in 'Auto Sketchbook Pro', using an android tablet. The horror based, manga inspired picture was worked up to a point (as in the centre image), where- upon it was exported in layers (as a PSD file) on to a windows computer also running Auto Sketchbook pro, and also enlarged to create a better quality image. At a certain stage the image is then worked on in Photoshop for extra details and colour grading, with the finished image seen on the right. Using this link the illustration can be studied in better detail.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Winter shopping season Southampton - WIP stages

Winter shopping season Southampton - WIP stages

Southampton wet day urban painting Martin Davey
Winter shopping season Southampton - WIP stages
This painting was created during late November/ December 2017. The subject is a rainy day along a street in central Southampton, UK. It was created in response to an 'open' exhibition at the Southampton main gallery, the subject being 'the seasons'. This painting came 1st place the competition out of over 500+ entries.

Above is an image showing a composite of the painting being worked up in stages. In the first panel can be seen the initial drawing, done in brown acrylic paint on a reddish ground (base). In the second panel work can be seen on the application of oil paint, though these are just the base layers or under-painting. In the third panel it can be seen that quite a few layers are now being applied with details added as the work progress. The fourth panel shows the finished painting.
Follow this link to view the final painting at a larger scale.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Nightmare Victorian Flesh Creature Horror WIP stages

Nightmare Victorian Flesh Creature Horror WIP stages

 
horror illustration digital drawing in stages davey
'Nightmare Victorian Flesh Creature Horror' wip art stages

This scif/ horror image was completed in January 2018. It is drawn and painted digitally in 'auto sketchbook pro', firstly using the program as an app on an android tablet, and then moving the project on to a W10 computer running the same program. At the final stage the artwork is imported in to Photoshop for final colour grading and other details. 
The final digital illustration an be seen here.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Cute Mistress With Whip And Roses - digital painting

Cute Mistress With Whip And Roses - digital painting

manga lady mistress art with whip
Cute Mistress With Whip And Roses - digital painting

Created during December 2017, this digital illustration features a cute mistress character, dressed in a latex cat suit and armed with a long whip. She is styled with a nod to 'manga' design, and set upon a background made up wooden crosses, a tool of her trade and roses, beautiful flowers with an element of danger and pain!
The illustration was drawn and painted in 'Auto SketchBook pro' with final details and colour balance done in Photoshop to complete the image.
The artwork can be seen in detail here.


Sunday, 25 February 2018

Southampton open art competition 2018 winning ART

Southampton open art competition 2018 winning ART


Martin Davey winter street oil painting seasons
Martin Davey with the 'Winter Shopping Season Southampton' oil painting on display at the gallery
During January 2018 I participated in the 'open art' competition held at the important Southampton City art gallery, UK. The subject was the 'seasons', and this subject could be interpreted in any way, not just the time of the year. I produced 3 paintings during the last few months of 2017, for handing in during January the following year, and was pleased to find that all three paintings were selected for the exhibition. One painting however actually won the exhibition (Winter Shopping Season Southampton), coming in to win the 1st prize in the main category, beating over 500+ pieces of other artwork..

All three paintings are landscape in subject, and based on local places. One is of a location in the New Forest, very near to the city of Southampton. The other two show locations in the city, the first one being the Cenotaph in one of the main parks within Southampton. The remaining picture shows a pedestrian crossing along one of the main streets used by shoppers.

The prize giving was held on the 3rd February at the gallery with many in attendance, with the Mayor of the city awarding the prizes. 
M P Davey picture plaque in city gallery
Picture label with judges comments
gallery winner space 2018 art exhibition
The painting with the other top winning entries
https://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/summer-new-forest-picnic-martin-davey.html
https://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/winter-shopping-season-southampton-martin-davey.html
https://martin-davey.pixels.com/featured/southampton-cenotaph-autumn-martin-davey.html
The three paintings at the gallery, submitted for the 'seasons' open art competition 2018. 


Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Winter Building Site Breaker - oil painting

Winter Building Site Breaker - oil painting

building site painting workmen breaker Davey
Winter Building Site Breaker - oil painting
During November 2017 this painting was created showing a scene on a building site within central Southampton, UK. The digger like machine is a breaker, which is being used to break up the old concrete on the site before building commences. It is a wet and damp winters day and some workmen are looking at a small hole during the work. In the background can be seen some of the common landmarks of the area, though this scene has now disappeared and some new flats and houses now occupy the land.
The painting is done on mounting board using oil paints, and the image is sized at 20” x 28”.
The finished painting can be seen more clearly here.