NEVER SEEN BEFORE! More Sketches, Lineart And Doodles From My Sketchbooks!

2015 Artwork sketchbooks December sketch

Well, I was running slightly behind schedule with today’s article so, instead, I thought that I’d show you a few more random sketches, doodles and lineart from my sketchbooks.

Sorry about this, hopefully I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow (possibly a review, since I’m planning to review, or at least write a “first impressions” article about this “Doom” WAD soon).

Anyway, enjoy 🙂

This is the "never seen before" line art for a still life painting that I posted here a couple of weeks ago.

This is the “never seen before” line art for a still life painting that I posted here a couple of weeks ago.

This is a rather elaborate doodle that I made whilst watching Youtube videos.

This is a rather elaborate doodle that I made whilst watching Youtube videos.

This was a random vintage fashion-themed drawing that I drew in my sketchbook a few months ago.

This was a random vintage fashion-themed drawing that I drew in my sketchbook a few months ago.

This is a random doodle that I made whilst I was planning yesterday's article.

This is a random doodle that I made whilst I was planning yesterday’s article.

These were the plans for page four of the comic that I posted here shortly before Halloween. And, yes, my French grammar is atrocious! This page also contains a title graphic for an article I was writing at the time too.

These were the plans for page four of the comic that I posted here shortly before Halloween. And, yes, my French grammar is atrocious! This page also contains a title graphic for an article I was writing at the time too.

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Anyway, I hope that this was interesting 🙂

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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 🙂

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! Two Unreleased Paintings

2015 Artwork sketchbooks October sketch

Well, since I was feeling fairly uninspired (I tried to write two articles and failed miserably at both after a couple of paragraphs) and because I was in a slight rush, I thought that I’d show off a couple of unreleased paintings (since these are kind of like “deleted scenes” from a couple of my recent art series) from a while ago.

Hopefully, I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow. But, in the meantime, enjoy 🙂

This was a fairly random painting that was going to be part of my 1980s sci-fi art series from late September. However, this painting not only looked more 1990s than 1980s, but it also ended up being a lot more random than I expected.

This was a fairly random painting that was going to be part of my 1980s sci-fi art series from late September. However, this painting not only looked more 1990s than 1980s, but it also ended up being a lot more random than I expected.

Back in mid-September, I'd planned to make an Autumn-themed art series. Although the first painting in this series turned out well, the second painting (this one) started out fairly well but - when it came to thinking of an idea for the background, I was kind of uninspired and ended up painting a fairly boring background which didn't really look as atmospheric as I'd originally hoped.

Back in mid-September, I’d planned to make an Autumn-themed art series. Although the first painting in this series turned out well, the second painting (this one) started out fairly well but – when it came to thinking of an idea for the background, I was kind of uninspired and ended up painting a fairly boring background which didn’t really look as atmospheric as I’d originally hoped.

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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! 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 🙂

Even MORE “Never Seen Before” Failed Paintings From My Sketchbooks :)

2015 Artwork sketchbooks August sketch 2

Well, when it came to writing today’s article – I was slightly tired and I also couldn’t think of a good enough idea. So, instead, I thought that I’d show off a few more “never seen before” failed paintings (and a doodle) from my sketchbooks. Hopefully, I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow.

None of these paintings actually reached the “adding paint” stage, so they’re bascially just drawings in various stages of completion. Anyway, enjoy 🙂

This was a horror painting - in the style of an Iron Maiden album cover - that I'd planned to make. But, a while after I started it, I realised that it looked, well, kind of crappy. So, I ended up abandoning it.

This was a horror painting – in the style of an Iron Maiden album cover – that I’d planned to make. But, a while after I started it, I realised that it looked, well, kind of crappy. So, I ended up abandoning it.

This was going to be a painting of a gothic librarian. But, well, I couldn't think of a good enough idea for the background.

This was going to be a painting of a gothic librarian. But, well, I couldn’t think of a good enough idea for the background.

This was a random ink and coloured pencil sketch I made to test out a really cool art technique I saw on the back cover of Bad Religion's "All Ages" album.

This was a random ink and coloured pencil sketch I made to test out a really cool art technique I saw on the back cover of Bad Religion’s “All Ages” album.

This is a larger version of the wild west sketch from my last sketchbook post. Bascially, I tried to turn THAT little sketch into a larger painting, but it didn't turn out very well. And this is what it looked like.

This is a larger version of the wild west sketch from my last sketchbook post. Bascially, I tried to turn THAT little sketch into a larger painting, but it didn’t turn out very well. And this is what it looked like.

This was going to be a painting of someone taking a photo with their phone, but I couldn't think of a good enough idea for the background and eventually ended up abandoning this picture.

This was going to be a painting of someone taking a photo with their phone, but I couldn’t think of a good enough idea for the background and eventually ended up abandoning this picture.

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Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this brief glimpse into my sketchbooks. Hopefully, I’ll write a proper article or review for tomorrow 🙂