Sunday, 29 March 2009


This post has nothing to do with plagiarism, but as my "friend" so kindly pointed out (to themselves and no other) the previous idea, Human torch, was a tad unoriginal, yeah I said it! Smoke, Fire, it's all the same, and it's been done. So, to carry on from my post from early today, here's a quick digi painting, it's... horrible still, if I'm honest, it looks poor and I don't much like it, but I'll keep chipping away.

Oh the colouring is so generic, shame. I also evidently did not save the latest version of it... as it isn't here, I'm seem to be losing it slightly. Oh well.

I wish I had a theme tune.

Hero of Zero.


I am one who believes in running several different projects simultaneously, so here's a quick sketch to feed your addiction:-


This is just another attempt at drawing anatomy as well as a little bit of character design, this is based on my concept of the Hero of Zero, This does have a little story line, just to give me something to work with, but I'll keep that a secret for now, hopefully, I can actually finish something for once, and then you can see the final result.

Hero of Zero.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Full Steam


I've been fairly busy the last few days. My "Pixel Me" project has progressed somewhat, Stage 1 is now 3/4's complete.



Recently, I've started getting more and more interested in story boarding, a good friend of mine who I've seen develop over the last few years has been working so hard and is finally starting to break into the industry, I admire his work, and love the idea of making other peoples ideas and thoughts into physical drawings/objects, making there vision a reality. I'd hope to think that my imagination is strong enough to picture what other people are picturing and my skills are good enough to draw that exact image.

I came up with a quick idea of a man walking through the desert, who then spontaneously catches fire, only to be able to control it, a sort of human torch idea. Here is the early sketch and first attempt at digi painting, currently unsure why it's Grey scale and not flesh tones, but I'm working on it.

My work is getting much more exciting now (for me doing it at least) and I hope to have some more images to show in the near future.

Hero of Zero.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Hero of Zero x3

Slightly away from my main project here, spent most of last night (about 6 hours) shifting through a website I just found, with many artists on there, got a fair amount of artist research done, as well as a new pixel self portrait and a new digi painting self portrait from a fairly recent sketch. The website I spent many hours on last night is if you're interested. Here's the 2 pieces I created last night:


Also this morning had some time to do another one in the same series, just from sketches, more Hero of Zero.


Not sure on a few things with these three pieces, firstly on the pixel piece, the hair is slightly bothering me, but overall I think I'm rather please with it, I hope to print it out on a nice glossy sheet of A2 paper. As for the digital paintings, it's a new style, looks kinda flat and messy in my opinion. Not sure on the lack of facial features, and those "blood lips" might be a tad cliche for my liking.

Hero of Zero.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Sneak Peek 2

Firstly I would like to apologize in advance for the complete randomness of this entry, I am well aware at this stage it will be a bit jumpy, with many points being made. My artistic mind races, packed with ideas and theories.

Now, Progression of "The Big Four"




(Frustration kicks in)


Stage 1 is half way complete, with two out of the four having their black layer done, This project still has a long way to go, and with the deadline creeping up like a world record runner/ninja, I'm starting to get a little nervous, but all should be fine. With 3 stages in total, I still have a lot of work ahead of me.

An additional note, I have been working on a portrait of Hitler, of which is the same size and style as the Churchill posted in a prior entry. It is currently at stage 2 but no picture I'm afraid, I will get a picture of them both side by side when all is finished.

I'd also like to take a second to direct your attention (if anyone is actually reading this) to the links on the top right hand side of the page, where you will find a few of my close friends and their blogs or website.

Hero of Zero.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Sneak Peek

Been in the studio working on some large work now, I said I would upload some images when they are closer to completion, but these beasts are taking longer then I had imagined, so I'm going to post up a behind the scene look at the works in progress, hopefully I can carry on like this and have a nice time line and end result to show.






Each piece is almost 6foot by 4foot, with a grid that creates 22,326 squares on each piece, with a total of 89,304 squares spread across all 4 works.

This project is now in full swing, the planning stage is over, the preparation stage is also over, Here you can see how it is developing. This is just one piece of four, I will be pouring many hours into this and I can only look forward to showing the end result.

Hero of Zero.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Digital Reality

(click to enlarge).PixelPaintings.

These types of paintings/drawings have been my work for pretty much an entire year now, I've been working on iconic figures, painting/drawing them in a pixelated style, playing with blurriness and number of pixels needed for the face to be recognized. This particular painting is 70x50cm, acrylic on wood, of Winston Churchill. This is fairly near the middle of the project, with many drawings before, and a few paintings after. I will be working on four rather large painting, of which I will upload on a later date, nearer to completion, along with a time line of "in the making".

Hero of Zero.

Saturday, 7 March 2009


Origin of Name:-

"Hero of Zero was a term I created around a year ago, It's a play on a few things, firstly the actually meaning of "Hero of Zero", basically "The Hero of Nobody" this is almost a self pity thing, but also plays on the line: "what good is a hero without anyone to protect". I, myself am a person who believes in Karma and doing good. I believe that everyone is a hero, until proven otherwise. I try my best at everything I do, and I will always be the Hero of Zero."

The Early Work:-




(click to enlarge photos)

Hero of Zero.

A Hero is Born

Hello and welcome to the beautiful world of me. As you can see this blog is new. I will try to update with pictures of my Art work as often as possible, I'm not currently at home, so I have nothing to upload as of yet, but stay tuned, This ride's about to get bumpy.

Hero of Zero.