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.

Enjoy!


Thursday, 31 March 2011

New Paintin' - Goblin Hunters



New image! All suggestions, comments, and constructive criticism most welcome.


“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing”

Aristotle - Greek Philosopher 384BC - 322BC)

Monday, 21 March 2011

Barnburgh Art Club Demonstration

I was invited back to Barnburgh Art Club last week, and gave a demonstration on how I would approach going about making a reasonably accurate drawing from a photograph, and the general practice, techniques, pitfalls and benifits of using photographs as reference to aid in realising ideas. I chose Robert Redford as my demo subject (Original photograph sourced from internet). Here's how it turned out...


Media – Charcoal Pencil, Raw charcoal, White pencil, Black pencil, White paint pen, on Toned paper (parcel paper).
Time - 2 hours.


"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt."
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Friday, 11 March 2011

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Tea-Break Sketches - 7 (ArtOrder, Concept Tuesday)



I decided to use my 'tea break' time to have a go at the ArtOrder Concept Tuesday project last week as it looked like fun!

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)