Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

Here is a wee collection of my final pieces of art of 2010. My calendar is still up for sale. Buy them here. Enjoy, and have a Happy New Year with your loved ones!

Monday, 13 December 2010

2011 Calendar out now!

Finally here is my calendar for 2011. I know it's a wee bit late, but I finally got round to putting it together.

Go here to BUY or VIEW -> 2011 CALENDAR here
DeviantArt who print/sell these, have a special offer on right now for FREE SHIPPING.
So snap these babies up now, before this offer ends, and be the first to have one.

Seasons Greetings,
Muz :)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Yog and Cthu-Loo

Here are some more recent H.P. Lovecraft-themed creations. I drew, coloured, and textured them in Photoshop CS3 using my Wacom tablet. Stock textures supplied by DeviantArt members.


(my wee joke on 'The Mighty One')

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Blistering Barnacles!

Many fellow artists have remarked kindly on my previous 'Tintin In Innsmouth' concept cover, that I eventually created another. This time our heroic friends travel the sea to find the lost city of R'Lyeh, and much more. Enjoy.

Tintin In R'Lyeh (removed)

Leaving Tintin for a moment, here is another recent creation of mine for a contest on DeviantArt. The brief was to create a new strange, terrifying villain for a possible movie. Methinks, I may have hit more on STRANGE, than over all TERRIFYING!

The Moon Calls

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

More of my art

More of my recent artwork. Hope you like.


The Choice

Dragon Moon

Canine Trunk

Portrait of a Dalek

Monday, 6 September 2010

New Artwork


At the Mountains of Madness



Giger Alien

Curious Walk

Abstract Vision

Friday, 27 August 2010

Weird Tales cover

Sample of my latest creation, based on the classic WEIRD TALES magazine/comic. More to come.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Created with my own stock photo's, my Photoshop digital art and my twisted mind.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth is a novella by H. P. Lovecraft (1931).

The story describes a strange hybrid race, half-human and half an unknown creature that resembles a cross between a fish and a frog, that dwells in the seaside village of Innsmouth (formerly a large town, but lately fallen into disrepair). The townspeople worship Cthulhu, Mother Hydra, and Father Dagon, a Philistine deity incorporated into the Cthulhu Mythos.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Orkney - Tilt/Shift

Cthulhuesque 2

'That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die'.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Tutorial Island

This was created initially in Terragen, then finished in Photoshop.
There is a group in DeviantArt called Tutorial Island. This was a wee thank you for their great help.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Tilt/Shift in Photography tutorial

As a member of DeviantArt (largest global art community) I was asked to explain how I created the 'Tilt/Shift' manipulation effect on my photographs. It would have taken ages and too complicated to explain in a simple text message so I created a step-by-step guide of my process (ie. a tutorial).

In less than a few days it has had over two thousand views, not bad, and I have received alot of positive feedback by interested artists and photographers.

The tutorial can be found here .
Just click the 'DOWNLOAD IMAGE' button, at the top-right of the page, for the full-sized tutorial.

Here are some examples, below, of my Tilt/Shift creations in Photoshop.

Feel free to read my tutorials feedback here at DeviantArt. There are links to other artists using this process. If you wish to try this tutorial out for yourself, let me see what you create by leaving a link or message in my comment box in this blog. Good luck! :-)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Letter A vectored

In the 1980's, as part of my art course, I had to choose a letter from the alphabet and create 8 new designs involving illustration and using different drawing styles. These were created the traditional way, pencil and rotring pen on cartridge paper (see below).

Recently a vector/type friend of mine saw this piece and suggested I vector one of the designs, just to see the effect. So eventually I had a go in Adobe Illustrator and came up with this (see below). I am very pleased with the final 2010 effect!

Sunday, 23 May 2010


Years ago I was still painting traditional watercolours. Since the use of digital technology I stopped painting traditionally. While looking through some of my old scanned in work I found this painting that I done for a friend. I like it, still, so much that it may kick my arse into gear to do some more. We shall see, eh!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Harmony by Ricardo Cabello

Ricardo Cabello is a designer/developer that likes to play with the possibilities of the web. One of his creations is Harmony. With this simple interface you can sketch in a very free and relaxing way. Have a go.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Peter Blaskovic

Peter Blaskovic is a 3D animator and designer, from Slovakia. Instead of me rabbitting on about how cool he is, just check his website out at escapemotions. If you go to his EXPERIMENTS section, you will find alot of art/design/physics java interfaces to play with. Peter calls them 'SANDBOXES'. I wonder why? ;-)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Ai and Logo Design

From 1988 - 1992 I was on an art course. When I left, I worked for a creative consultant designing advertising for the Arts. I used Adobe Illustrator (Ai) and Photoshop (Ps). In 1994, I got a new job which used Ps, but not Ai. 15 years later, I was made redundant, and I trained myself up again with the current Ai. Hard going! As an incentive to learn Ai properly I began designing logo's online.

The Magician

Years ago I drew by hand (pencil/Rotring) a complete Tarot Card set. It was my art student days so that was acceptable I suppose. Last week I scanned in the lineart for one of the Major Arcana and went Pshop crazy with it to see the final effect. I had a lorra fun.

Monday, 17 May 2010


I have finally deduced and created a blog-device. Hoorah! I will use this as a visual diary for my illustration artwork and graphic design. And if I have time, maybe also a few walkthroughs of my creation process, once every so often. But first things first....