Trower's rough work

My own work, on the stuff I love.
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Contemporary Art, Art Illustrations, Contemporary Artwork, Art Drawings

As always, another off-kilter, skewed, slightly p-&£"d, photograph of my art work, to imply what can be plucked from mere imagination.    This was my first classical painting in almost 20 years.  It's also the first realistic scene I've ever painted.  The scene spans a busy street with traffic and buildings, but that's for my agents eyes only at the mo.  I decided on a South American colour palette...  No idea why.  Just wanted retro. :)

As always, another off-kilter, skewed, slightly p-&£"d, photograph of my art work, to imply what can be plucked from mere imagination. This was my first classical painting in almost 20 years. It's also the first realistic scene I've ever painted. The scene spans a busy street with traffic and buildings, but that's for my agents eyes only at the mo. I decided on a South American colour palette... No idea why. Just wanted retro. :)

Quick, but filled page in my sketchbook.  Doesn't matter how crap it is...  Keep jotting things down.

Quick, but filled page in my sketchbook. Doesn't matter how crap it is. Keep jotting things down.

An old drawing from photo ref of Hugh Laurie from House...

An old drawing from photo ref of Hugh Laurie from House.

Digital rough of my craggy faced old Dad.  No better padre has existed on this orb, to deal with my level of required parenting, though, I'd be lying if I said he wasn't a man to be feared by some, during his one or two darker moments.

Digital rough of my craggy faced old Dad. No better padre has existed on this orb, to deal with my level of required parenting, though, I'd be lying if I said he wasn't a man to be feared by some, during his one or two darker moments.

Contemporary Art, Art Illustrations, Contemporary Artwork, Art Drawings

Got around to scanning this rough properly, rather than iPhone photo it from a funny angle.  True Detective by Ross Trower of Mcconaughey's and Harrelson's latest vehicle.

Got around to scanning this rough properly, rather than iPhone photo it from a funny angle. True Detective by Ross Trower of Mcconaughey's and Harrelson's latest vehicle.

I've decided to always throw a rough coat of paint on first...  Being that this is my third classical painting (of something realistic) ever and my seventh painting since being born...  Well...  Blocking in the main areas, helps me get an idea of what I'm going to detail.  As extensive as my drawings are, I still make changes all the way through to the finish line when applying paint.

I've decided to always throw a rough coat of paint on first... Being that this is my third classical painting (of something realistic) ever and my seventh painting since being born... Well... Blocking in the main areas, helps me get an idea of what I'm going to detail. As extensive as my drawings are, I still make changes all the way through to the finish line when applying paint.

Before beginning the serious painting stage on a project, I transfer an enlarged photocopy of my drawing onto the colour prepped canvas, using white trace down paper. It saves a serious amount of time.  I don't like projectors, as I've seen some distortion occur...  I don't want to ruin my pencils accuracy with optical anomalies.

Before beginning the serious painting stage on a project, I transfer an enlarged photocopy of my drawing onto the colour prepped canvas, using white trace down paper. It saves a serious amount of time. I don't like projectors, as I've seen some distortion occur... I don't want to ruin my pencils accuracy with optical anomalies.

About to embark on my second major painting/piece...  Just finished my sponged gesso undercoat layers.  Now...  Just got to finish painting in all the people, traffic and buildings :)

About to embark on my second major painting/piece. Just finished my sponged gesso undercoat layers. Just got to finish painting in all the people, traffic and buildings :)

Quick 5 min sketch on train of a muscular pit bull pooch.

Quick 5 min sketch on train of a muscular pit bull pooch.

This was a very rough compositional work-up sketch of Chinese steal workers on a busy dock.  This section is located to the bottom right hand side of the pic.  there's a lot happening in the middle and on the left, but you'll have to wait for the final. Sorry about the skewed/squished perspective of the snap.

This was a very rough compositional work-up sketch of Chinese steal workers on a busy dock. This section is located to the bottom right hand side of the pic. there's a lot happening in the middle and on the left, but you'll have to wait for the final. Sorry about the skewed/squished perspective of the snap.

As its 400 years of Shakespeare, I'm adding a tribute piece, dedicated to the great Bard into my collection... As it will contain a montage of sorts celebrating its myriad of characters, I've dropped a quick scratchy sketch of Paul Schofield, Derek Jacobi, Lawrence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins and Judy Dench...  Don't know if they'll actually find their way into my piece, but you want to get a feel for the characters & looking at iconic images taken in the past, can help you polish your own…

The 25 best Shakespeare movies of all time

As its 400 years of Shakespeare, I'm adding a tribute piece, dedicated to the great Bard into my collection... As it will contain a montage of sorts celebrating its myriad of characters, I've dropped a quick scratchy sketch of Paul Schofield, Derek Jacobi, Lawrence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins and Judy Dench... Don't know if they'll actually find their way into my piece, but you want to get a feel for the characters & looking at iconic images taken in the past, can help you polish your own…

Another double page spread from one of my sketchbooks...  You've got to warm up those drawing muscles, before getting serious.

Another double page spread from one of my sketchbooks. You've got to warm up those drawing muscles, before getting serious.

Dog law needs changing...  Going to do my bit...  Posters on the horizon.

Dog law needs changing. Going to do my bit. Posters on the horizon.

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