Even More NEVER SEEN BEFORE Failed Paintings From My Sketchbooks :)

2015 Artwork sketchbooks November sketch

Well, I was kind of stressed out a while before I was going to write today’s article (due to technical issues. On the plus side, I now know how to oil a computer fan). So, instead of an actual article – here are four “never seen before” failed paintings from my sketchbook. None of these pictures got past the initial drawing stage, but I hope that they’re interesting.

Originally, I'd planned to make an extra painting for Halloween. It would have been a "Left 4 Dead" fan art piece, featuring the characters from my "The Horror At Hardtalon Hall" comic. Unfortunately, I was too busy with the comic at the time to really finish this painting.

Originally, I’d planned to make an extra painting for Halloween. It would have been a “Left 4 Dead” fan art piece, featuring the characters from my “The Horror At Hardtalon Hall” comic. Unfortunately, I was too busy with the comic at the time to really finish this painting.

This was going to be a painting of a private detective but, for some reason, I lost enthusiasm/inspiration shortly after starting it.

This was going to be a painting of a private detective but, for some reason, I lost enthusiasm/inspiration shortly after starting it.

This was going to be a painting set on a rainy mountaintop of some kind. But, I think that I was feeling uninspired or unenthusiastic at the time, so I ended up abandoning it.

This was going to be a painting set on a rainy mountaintop of some kind. But, I think that I was feeling uninspired or unenthusiastic at the time, so I ended up abandoning it.

This was going to be a gothic painting of some kind, but I thought that the background looked too random - so I ended up abandoning it.

This was going to be a gothic painting of some kind, but I thought that the background looked too random – so I ended up abandoning it.

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Anyway, I hope that this was interesting 🙂 Hopefully, I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow 🙂

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NEVER SEEN BEFORE! Even more failed paintings from my sketchbooks.

2015 Artwork sketchbooks October sketch 2

Well, when it came to writing today’s article, I was too tired to really write a proper article. So, instead, here are a few more failed paintings (none of them got past the sketching/ inking stage) from my sketchbooks. Hopefully, there will be a proper article or review posted here tomorrow 🙂

A few hours after I wrote my article about painting from memory (which was posted here earlier this month), I tried to paint the picture from the article from memory. Unfortunately, I could only remember the basic details by then - which is why you should try to sketch out things you've memorised as soon as possible after memorising them.

A few hours after I wrote my article about painting from memory (which was posted here earlier this month), I tried to paint the picture from the article from memory. Unfortunately, I could only remember the basic details by then – which is why you should try to sketch out things you’ve memorised as soon as possible after memorising them.

Although this painting started out well, I was feeling pretty uninspired at the time and I couldn't really think of a good idea for the background (even though I started sketching someone else before I abandoned this painting).

Although this painting started out well, I was feeling pretty uninspired at the time and I couldn’t really think of a good idea for the background (even though I started sketching someone else before I abandoned this painting).

This was my first failed attempt at painting the current background image for this blog.

This was my first failed attempt at painting the current background image for this blog.

Even though this painting started out quite well - I couldn't quite think of a good idea for the background, so I ended up abandoning it.

Even though this painting started out quite well – I couldn’t quite think of a good idea for the background, so I ended up abandoning it.

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Anyway, I hope that this was interesting 🙂 Again, hopefully, I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow.

NEVER SEEN BEFORE! More Failed Paintings And A Page From My Sketchbooks

2015 Artwork sketchbooks September 2 sketch

Well, I was running slightly late when it came to writing today’s article, and, well, I was in too much of a stressed/panicked mood to write a proper article (I don’t know, I really don’t react well to time shortages of any kind).

So, instead, here are two failed fan art paintings and a random page from my sketchbook (with some of my abandoned plans for a sequel to my “Diabolical Sigil” comic). Sorry about this, but hopefully, I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow.

This was a (miserably failed) attempt at making a fan art paitning of the "Dopefish" character from an old computer game called "Commander Keen IV". Since the Dopefish turns up as an easter egg in lots of other games, I wanted to see if I could paint him in my own art style. Unfortunately, I can't...

This was a (miserably failed) attempt at making a fan art paitning of the “Dopefish” character from an old computer game called “Commander Keen IV”. Since the Dopefish turns up as an easter egg in lots of other games, I wanted to see if I could paint him in my own art style. Unfortunately, I can’t…

This drawing was originally going to be the basis for a gothic "Dracula"-themed painting. Unfortunately, I quickly realised that I couldn't draw Drcalua holding his cloak in the traditional movie-style way. So, I ended up abandoning this picture a while after I started it.

This drawing was originally going to be the basis for a gothic “Dracula”-themed painting. Unfortunately, I quickly realised that I couldn’t draw Drcalua holding his cloak in the traditional movie-style way. So, I ended up abandoning this picture a while after I started it.

A while after I'd finished making my "Diabolical Sigil" comic (posted here in late July/early August), I'd planned to make another comic featuring the same characters. This comic would have been in the style of a 1920s/30s "Wordless Novel". As for the characters, Roz  would be a communist agitator, Harvey would be a Gendarme, Derek would be an office clerk and Rox would be a film noir-style "femme fatale" character.

A while after I’d finished making my “Diabolical Sigil” comic (posted here in late July/early August), I’d planned to make another comic featuring the same characters. This comic would have been in the style of a 1920s/30s “Wordless Novel”. As for the characters, Roz would be a communist agitator, Harvey would be a Gendarme, Derek would be an office clerk and Rox would be a film noir-style “femme fatale” character.

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Sorry for the short blog post today, but hopefully I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow 🙂

NEVER SEEN BEFORE! More Failed Paintings And Doodles From My Sketchbooks

2015 Artwork sketchbooks September sketch

Well, I was running slightly late with everything – so, for today, I thought that I’d show off some more failed paintings (most of which never got past the drawing stage) and random doodles from my sketchbooks. Hopefully, I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow.

Anyway, in the meantime, enjoy this “Never seen before” look at some of my failed artwork and random scribbles:

This was going to be a random gothic cartoon, but I ended up abandoning it both because I was in an unenthusiastic mood at the time and because I was worried that I'd got the French grammar wrong.

This was going to be a random gothic cartoon, but I ended up abandoning it both because I was in an unenthusiastic mood at the time and because I was worried that I’d got the French grammar wrong.

This is a painting that I'd originally made for one of my daily art posts. But I ended up making another painting for that day instead because this painting  was so badly-drawn,  that it actually looked kind of creepy.

This is a painting that I’d originally made for one of my daily art posts. But I ended up making another painting for that day instead because this painting was so badly-drawn, that it actually looked kind of creepy.

This was originally going to be a memory painting of part of my old school but, well, it looked almost as boring as the real thing was - so, I ended up abandoning it.

This was originally going to be a memory painting of part of my old school but, well, it looked almost as boring as the real thing was – so, I ended up abandoning it.

This was my failed first attempt at making a painting called "View Over The Gate" that I posted on here on the 5th September.

This was my failed first attempt at making a painting called “View Over The Gate” that I posted on here on the 5th September.

This was a random drawing of some plants that I made when I was feeling slightly bored.

This was a random drawing of some plants that I made when I was feeling slightly bored.

This was my initial plan for re-making one of my old pictures from 2012 called "Mystery Hand Over Aberystwyth". The final version of my re-make (posted here at the very beginning of this month) ended up using a different perspective to the one shown in this drawing.

This was my initial plan for re-making one of my old pictures from 2012 called “Mystery Hand Over Aberystwyth”. The final version of my re-make (posted here at the very beginning of this month) ended up using a different perspective to the one shown in this drawing.

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Anyway, I hope that this was interesting 🙂 Hopefully, I’ll post a proper article or review here tomorrow 🙂

More Random “Never Seen Before” Doodles And Abandoned Stuff From My Sketchbooks

2015 Artwork sketchbooks July sketch 2

Well, although I’d planned to write a proper article for today – I was kind of tired at the time of writing. So, instead, here’s some more random doodles and unfinished paintings from my sketchbooks.

These were some fairly elaborate doodles I drew when I was trying to think of ideas for articles recently.

These were some fairly elaborate doodles I drew when I was trying to think of ideas for articles recently.

These were some random fast sketching exercises (whilst watching DVDs) I failed miserably at recently.

These were some random fast sketching exercises (whilst watching DVDs) that I failed miserably at recently.

This was a failed attempt at a cynical cartoon I'd planned to make about the UK election in May. Not only did I forget to include enough space for one of the main parties (sorry Plaid Cymru), but I was also worried that the cartoon would be too trite, too controverisal, too cynical etc... So, I ended up abandoning it.

This was a failed attempt at a cynical cartoon I’d planned to make about the UK election in May. Not only did I forget to include enough space for one of the main parties (sorry Plaid Cymru), but I was also worried that the cartoon would be too trite, too controverisal, too cynical etc… So, I ended up abandoning it.

This was an abandoned painting from a few months ago. I can't remember exactly why I abandoned this painting, but it was probably going to be something set in the 1990s.

This was an abandoned painting from a few months ago. I can’t remember exactly why I abandoned this painting, but it was probably going to be something set in the 1990s.

This was a random boat that I doodled in my sketchbook. I'm surprised at how well it turned out :)

This was a random boat that I doodled in my sketchbook. I’m surprised at how well it turned out 🙂

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Anyway, I hope this was interesting 🙂 Hopefully, I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow.

Never seen before! Yet More Random Stuff From My Sketchbooks

2015 Artwork sketchbooks June sketch 2

Well, I was kind of in a rush and didn’t have time to write a proper article or review for today. So, here’s some more “never seen before” random fan art and failed paintings from the pages of my sketchbooks.

This is a random fan art drawing of Chloe from season seven of "24"

This is a random fan art drawing of Chloe from season seven of “24”

I was having some problems with the lights in my room when I drew this. So, I was curious if I could actually draw anything in the dark. Unfortunately, even after I cheated and used a torch, this picture didn't turn out that well.

I was having some problems with the lights in my room when I drew this. So, I was curious if I could actually draw anything in the dark. Unfortunately, even after I cheated and used a torch, this picture didn’t turn out that well.

This was a painting that I started the sketch for, but ended up abandoning after I couldn't think of a good enough idea for a background.

This was a painting that I started the sketch for, but ended up abandoning after I couldn’t think of a good enough idea for a background.

This was my first failed attempt at re-drawing an old picture of mine from last year called "Level 32". I ended up finishing my second attempt and posting it here, but it wasn't really that much better than this failed first attempt.

This was my first failed attempt at re-drawing an old picture of mine from last year called “Level 32”. I ended up finishing my second attempt and posting it here, but it wasn’t really that much better than this failed first attempt.

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Hopefully, I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow – but I hope that this was interesting 🙂

Never Seen Before! Failed Paintings And Sketchbook Doodles

2015 Artwork May sketchbooks article 2 sketch

Well, although I’d planned to write a proper article for today, I unfortunately ended up being in a rather terrible mood beforehand. So, as you may have guessed, I couldn’t quite work up the enthusiasm to write a proper article.

So, instead, here are a couple of “never seen before” watercolour paintings that I thought weren’t quite good enough to post here in one of my daily art posts. Plus, there’s a random badly-drawn fan art drawing of one of the cultists from an old computer game called “Blood” and an attempt at graphite painting too.

Sorry about this and hopefully I’ll write a proper article and/or review for tomorrow.

Anyway, enjoy 🙂

This was a fairly crappy landscape painting I made when I felt extremely uninspired. It was originally going to be posted in one of my daily art posts, but thankfully I made a better painting instead.

This was a fairly crappy landscape painting I made when I felt extremely uninspired. It was originally going to be posted in one of my daily art posts, but thankfully I made a better painting instead.

This was a still life painting of some of the random old stuff on one of my desk shelves. It was originally going to be featured in one of my daily art posts, but I wasn't really satisfied with it and ended up making another painting instead.

This was a still life painting of some of the random old stuff on one of my desk shelves. It was originally going to be featured in one of my daily art posts, but I wasn’t really satisfied with it and ended up making another painting instead.

This was some badly-drawn fan art of one of the cultists from an old computer game called "Blood" that I drew when I was feeling bored one day.

This was some badly-drawn fan art of one of the cultists from an old computer game called “Blood” that I drew when I was feeling bored one day.

This was a random experiment to see if I could use 6B pencils in a similar way to the way I use watercolour pencils.

This was a random experiment to see if I could use 6B pencils in a similar way to the way I use watercolour pencils.

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Hopefully, I’ll write a proper article (or even a review) for tomorrow. But, I hope that this was interesting 🙂