Thursday, 18 July 2013

Work in progress... Part II

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Nearly there now with my Palaeolithic scene! There's still some finer details to go in, but most of the subjects are about as detailed as I want them to be. Around lunchtime today I started seriously regretting my decision to make this a summer scene so that we could see the scrub - thick snow would have been much easier to paint!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Work in progress...

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Sometimes it's nice to see paintings in various stages of completion - much as I'm looking forward to adding the finer details, I quite like the current loose finish of this Pleistocene panorama. It features Woolly Mammoth, Woolly Rhino, Homo Neanderthalensis, Megaloceros, Saiga Antelope, Cave Lion and Arctic Lemming. The landscape is inspired by my recent trip to the Isle of Mull.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Concept art

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Been doing some concept pieces for a potential exhibition this week - this one started as an idea in my sketchbook during the initial ideas phase. I liked the idea of having a living wall of prehistoric plants instead of just flat walls.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

3D work (red blood cells)

I used to work as a sculptor & miss working in three dimensions, but sadly no longer have the space to produce even small-scale models at home. Hence, I have been working with Blender to see if I can recapture the joy of sculpture! This initial project is very simple, as it's a long time since I last did any digital 3D work, but I must say I'm pretty happy with the results & am looking forward to the next one.

Red blood cells, Copyright A V S Turner

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Magyarosaurus & Hatzegotperyx (preparatory sketches)

I've been pretty lazy with my blog updates over the past few months, mainly due to work commitments. Plus, I've been looking for a new subject to paint that I can really get my teeth into. This scene depicting a small herd of Magyarosaurus fending off a curious Hatzegopteryx may not be ground-breakingly original in terms of subject matter, but I do feel it's pretty unfair that the poor Magyarosaurs are always shown getting bullied by the much bigger Hatzegopteryx. For this painting, I wanted to show the plucky little saltasaurs showing a united front against their antagonist, just to show a different side of the relationship between these two.