The blog of David Michael Wright - Freelance Illustrator

Hello, and welcome to my humble blog!

If you too like the drag of Graphite on Paper, can appreciate the flick of a well executed Brushstroke, and like I favour subjects of the Dark and the Monstrous, the Weird and the Wonderful, the Abominable, Diabolical, Fantastic, Dramatic, Adventurous, Ghastly, Nightmarish and Phantasmagorical!

…Or like myself, seek to devour all sources of the Technical, Practical, Methodical and Inspirational!

Then perhaps this blog is for you.

It is (I hope) to become a progressive ongoing account of my endeavours as a Freelance Illustrator specialising in mainly the Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror art genres. As is always the case (except perhaps on Sundays) I will do my very best and veritably strain heart and nerve and sinew to write a faithful accounting of all my latest Discoveries, Resources, Technical Explorations and Inspirations, in addition of course to featuring regular posts of my current Creative Exploits and Works in Progress.


Monday, 7 March 2011

New Painting!

Title - The Guardians of Nihl
Client - Portfolio work.
Media - Acrylic on Bristol Board.

New portfolio painting fresh off the board!

Media = Acrylic + Pencils, Sponge, Water, Paper, Sticky tape, Masking fluid, a dash of Airbrush hither and thither, and all sorts of random gubbins like that.

"Drawing is the cornerstone of the graphic, plastic arts. Drawing is the coordination of line, tone, and color symbols into formations that express the artist's thought."
- John Sloan (1871–1951)


  1. Bvaaddrrrr!. This is cool man.

    Jamie. :)

  2. Thanks Jamie! I've been experimenting with a few new ideas and techniques lately. Mainly building up to opacity more gradually from a wash/watercolour foundation in acrylic, this image was one of those experiments, and I was for the most part pretty pleased with how it worked out - definitely be doing some more using this method (one on the board at the minute!). Thanks for your comment, appreciate it.