It's nice when you're asked to paint a scene from your favourite film (full painting on the Commissions page). I started this one in black and white and wrestled with it for a while, but it just wasn't working. As soon as I started adding colour, I could see it coming together and I feel like I really hit my stride. I probably could have painted any given scene from the movie with some success - the cinematography is epic and the whole film is so atmospheric.
It also had me reminiscing about my favourite quotes from the film. I could fill page upon page with them, but instead, here are my top 5 Daniel Plainview buzzwords...
TOP 5 DANIEL PLAINVIEW BUZZWORDS
Is there a scene from your favourite film that you can see hanging on your wall? Why not drop me an enquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org?
I made a first venture into the world of acrylic colour with my commission of 'Jazz' the beautiful Bengal, with my studio finally set up in London. Lots of testing the water and learning as I went; I particularly enjoyed the landscape elements. More to come, for sure...
Part II of the Ike Inc overhaul is complete! New web address, new logo, new location and a new focus. I've recently relocated to London to find a graduate engineering job and I'm looking forward to new projects on a number of fronts in 2017...
The Ike Inc site has had its furniture shifted around a new lick of paint on the walls to reflect a swerve in creative direction. I'm going to be focusing more on producing original artworks, limited edition prints and taking commissions.
However, don't fret, t-shirt enthusiasts, I'm still selling the graphic tees I have left in stock on the site, and may yet release more down the line.
I finished my portrait of Ian Brown in late 2016. After a lot of doing and redoing, I finally ended up with a painting I'm really proud of. I learnt some important lessons about creating the base tones before trying to add detail, which I've already taken into my first acrylic portrait commission. I do love detail, but I think I'm going to try some more expressive and abstract pieces next.
Here's a progress video I made (there's a longer version with soundtrack on my YouTube channel, that can be watched on the desktop site. Damn you, copyright laws!):
I have finally finished my never-ending university course, and will be graduating with a Master's Degree next month!
An original painting of one of my favourite music personalities that I have been working on (very intermittently) will be online to purchase soon, hopefully followed by more original works and limited edition prints.
In the mean time, have a look at the Ike Inc Instagram page. I made it half way through Iketober (Inktober as it's known to most) with a scribble each day, before a holiday interfered.
I've been using Pinterest and Tumblr a lot more recently. There's plenty of creative interest to be found on both and I've updated my pages on each. They can now be accessed directly from the Ike Inc site by clicking the links at the bottom of each page, in addition to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.