Piarelle's Sketch Pad

Site Update (04/06/2014)

On June 4, 2014, Posted by , In Blog Posts,News and Updates,Uncategorized, By , With No Comments

I’ve successfully moved the website to a new hosting provider and have managed to import my previous blog posts (yay!). Unfortunately I had to reupload the blog images but thankfully there weren’t too many. Also, I’ve found a really nice WordPress theme to work with! Hopefully now it won’t be…

Manga Jiman 2013 Exhibition

Last year (2013) I entered the annual Manga Jiman competition (held by the Japan Embassy in London) and found out early on this year that I was shortlisted as a winner! I wasn’t really expecting to win anything at all, mainly because I rushed my entry and pushed myself to…

The Sun King

A stylised, characterised version of King Louis XIV (who was given the name “The Sun King”). He had the longest reign as a monarch in Western Europe (75 years)! Anyway, I had a go at painting him as I want to include him in a comic I am planning. I…

Cat and Fiddle

I wanted to create a simple cat avatar for my new tumblr blog (my main one can be found here) but I ended up drawing a fairly detailed image ^^;. I love cats and I love violins so I really enjoyed drawing this  (I based the design on my own cat…

I Entered the Voltage Character Design Contest Last Year…

…But I didn’t place as a winner so I’ll post up my entry here on my blog :). I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to enter the competition but decided to give it a shot with only one week remaining (I really had to rush my entries, I should’ve…

Watercolour Practice – Keanu Reeves (again)

I wanted to experiment and compare a watercoloured, “young and happy” portrait to the digital “serious and more mature” version I did previously. I actually completed this one before the digital one (I started this one shortly after I begun the other). Traditional mediums such as watercolours allow little room…

Digital Painting Practice – Keanu Reeves

A digital painting of Keanu Reeves I did recently. Yep, I actually worked up the nerve to attempt painting a portrait directly on Photoshop. I was going to give up before even getting halfway through but I told myself not to (I think I did pretty good overall :))! I…

New Blog, First Post.

On July 30, 2013, Posted by , In Blog Posts,News and Updates, By ,, , With No Comments

While I’m still working on the main portion of my website, I may as well start on my new blog :). This blog is a new addition to my website and here I shall mainly post updates to my site and generally use it to share any new artworks or…