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Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Huge Challenge!

Ive been asked to do a large (A2 size) portrait of a fellow worker's parents.
Her father has passed on a couple of years ago and her mother is quite ill so the family wants a nice portrait to remember them by. They are from Samoan / Chinese background and the reference picture chosen for me shows her mum in a very complex head dress with a detailed colourful costume!

A BIG challenge but one Im very happy to take on and so far, so good! I can sense a LOT of glazing to come tho..

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari

Completed now... All the twiddly bits smerged over or tidied up and the road markings completed
(I assume these are actually white markings that have been rubberised over by the F1 cars going over them. ) The rubber peels off on to the crevices and cracks etc..
It does give more of a curve / corner feeling to complement the turning of the wheels and where the driver is looking.
Will be up on trademe very soon for sale of prints!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Red red and more RED!

Ferraris are red, right! and my arm is SORE!  but its looking cool! if I do say so myself...

Just some touch ups and the curving track marks to go.. phew...

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Flame spitting Turbo

Finally found some more time..
Started to fill in the driver and a bit more round the rear of the engine etc. Leaving the big areas of RED till last...

Looking forward to a wee holiday in 3 weeks. over to Martinborough and down to the coast past Lake Ferry.. should be nice and relaxing... Im not cut out for this working lark I reckon.. pity that I need the dosh! Lotto failed this weekend for me too.. Oh well the odds were agin me really!! :)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Red 27

Topped and tailed! That red is funky man!

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Started a nice Overhead picture of Gilles Villeneuve in his Ferrari (126K?) in the early 80's.
Good solid work on the tyres for a kickoff.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mazda Montage

Finally completed the Mazda Montage... The chocolate side panel was quite tricky in the end.. had to get some special pencils and then I applied a wash of acrylic paint to darken it and then after that dried, some more pencil on the top. Quite the mixed Media image in the end.

ps: the pic is a photo and the lights caught some parts at a funny angle! The scan should be way better.