Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Patrol on the evening of the 4th August 1870

A painting in progress. A patrol of Prussian hussars hails some German infantry taking a breath in a back street in Wissembourg after the battle of the same name that day. That's a French Chasseur lurking in a back garden on the right..

Acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Homage to Rochling

Been messing about in Adobe Illustrator again. this time painting with vector brushes. Redrawing one of my favourite Carl Rochling paintings with a view to maybe producing a huge print. 'The Attack of the First Foot Guards at St Privat'. It's work in Progress as usual. Finding the time to add a couple of figures a day...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fairey Swordfish MK I

Another work in progress aircraft profile i've been drawing. This is Swordfish W5856, one of the Royal Navy Historic Flight's aircraft. Sporting the livery of 810 squadron embarked on Ark Royal, 1939. I love the old 'stringbag', and have always been proud that these obsolete warhorses fought with courage right through WWII.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hurricane MK I, 303 Squadron, Sept 1940

Something i've been working on in Adobe Illustrator. It's the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain this year, and Hurricanes and Spitfires have been flitting around in my head.

Reflecting the international composition of Fighter Command, this machine was Flying Officer Z K Henneberg's, a member of the famed 303 (Polish) Squadron.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A very good photographer

Posters for the Navy

Some time back, I decided to create a couple of posters about some of the Fleet Air Arm's hardware. Colourful was the idea. I'll be sad when the Harriers retire.

Hey look where my hand was

Messing about with David Byrne and a Lincoln Continental. Text manipulated in Illustrator using Object > Envelope Distort, and Distort in Photoshop.


Untitled I

After seeing the work of Mico Toledo in The Guardian the other day, I got inspired to mess around with some Beatles lyrics and type too. An excercise in using limited elements on the page. Illustrator and Photoshop.


I decided to create another blog to upload some of my creative stuff that's not directly linked to the other blog concerning military modelling. I'm sure the military stuff will leak into here though.