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.


Saturday, 23 June 2012


New painting...

Title - Onwards
Client - Portfolio Work
Medium - Acrylic & Gouache
Size - 9.5 x 9.5 inches

"From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached." 
Franz Kafka

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

His Masters Voice

In this painting I've experimented with knocking the horizon a little off kilter, to try and add a sense of drama by suggesting that the viewer is off balance themselves as they partake in the scene. I think it worked quite well, and I'm pretty pleased with the result - So I'll definitely be doing a lot more of this in the future.
I think perhaps next time I'll also try to add a little foreshortening and a clearer sense of 'design' into the image too (if I can, without dropping the extra balls!) - just to try and crank things up a bit and push things some more.

Title - His Masters Voice
Client - Portfolio Work
Medium - Acrylic and Gouache
Size - 11.25 x 9.25 inches
Original artwork - £100  

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." 
Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

New Paintings - Bhadane of Khulte & Others

Some of my latest pictorial escapades...

Title - Bhadane of Khulte
Client - Portfolio Work
Medium - Acrylic on Illustration Board

Title - Karpanthian Reaver
Client - Portfolio Work
Medium - Acrylic on Illustration Board
Title - Dark Elven Wanderer
Client - Portfolio Work
Medium - Acrylic on Illustration Board

"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." 
Alfred Hitchcock