Oliver Cuthbertson Illustration
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Some more sketches for #inktober #Conan #fantasy #sword #muscles #comicbooks #comics #ink #drawing

Some more sketches for #inktober #Conan #fantasy #sword #muscles #comicbooks #comics #ink #drawing

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Batman vs The Joker. Sketching in a cafe. Small child next to me shouts “Look daddy, SUPERMAN!” Harsh critic. #inktober #dc #comicbooks #comics #Batman #thedarkknight #thejoker #ink #drawing #art #gotham

Batman vs The Joker. Sketching in a cafe. Small child next to me shouts “Look daddy, SUPERMAN!” Harsh critic. #inktober #dc #comicbooks #comics #Batman #thedarkknight #thejoker #ink #drawing #art #gotham

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Another Wolverine for #inktober #inks #Wolverine #xmen #marvel #comicbooks #comics #superhero #Illustration #drawing

Another Wolverine for #inktober #inks #Wolverine #xmen #marvel #comicbooks #comics #superhero #Illustration #drawing

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Conan the Barbarian #inktober day 4 #fantasyart #sketch #inks #drawing #inktober2014

Conan the Barbarian #inktober day 4 #fantasyart #sketch #inks #drawing #inktober2014

Natural History Museum, London

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Here is a collection of sketches I did when I visited the Natural History Museum. Some of the sketches did not survive because I was mugged by classes of children who demanded (yes, demanded) that I hand over some of the drawings. It was brutal. 

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This is a Neanderthal skull. Drawing many, many skulls is a good idea if you want to represent human heads with any degree of authority. Here is some good reference

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I didn’t just go to the Natural History Museum to have fun. I went to gather reference and ideas for a painting I am working on for Orbis RPG. In their world there is a beast called the Deathmaw which resembles a kind of T-Rex. I thought a closer study of Dinosaur anatomy might lend some realism to the monster and generate some ideas for it’s design. Also dinosaurs are cool, aren’t they? 

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This is Karolin and her son. They were good people (and flattered me lots!) so I gave them this picture of a prehistoric bear-thing. When i’m dead and famous, they can sell it and buy a small island in the pacific. 

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The Diplodocus in the Great Hall is a real tough task. Since I am dreadful at drawing architecture, I tried to push myself and included some of the lovely gothic arches and balustrades. 

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There is a marvellous display showing the anatomy of mammals (including a human and a dog). While I drew this a small, bewildered looking child would not stop screaming.

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In case anyone wants to try this kind of technique:

1. Buy a Brush Pen (purchase here from Cass Art)

2. Buy some black ink (again, from Cass Art).

3. Fill the brush pen with mainly water and a bit of ink using a little syringe (which my friend kdsh7 gave me).

4. You can use any paper but I find a heavy weight cartridge or watercolour paper works best.

5. Buy a water-based black pen (it’s nice to have a calligraphy pen for varied thickness).

6. Draw straight in with the pen, don’t be shy. You can do a pencil drawing first but I find that you lose the spontaneity.

7. Shade the dark areas with the wash. Stay loose and have fun! If it looks awful you can just tell your friends you were drunk, right?

Have a good weekend! :)

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Work In Progress A0 Commission

This is a work in progress for a lovely private client. I did it a good few months ago and have since changed direction with it but I thought it deserved to be cast out into the Ether. Gives me closure. Here is a close-up of the guy dealing 999 points of damage + Strength bonus:

Ouch!

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"Wolf Brothers" - I did this really quickly with no regrets. I don’t want to get too deep about this because the Internet doesn’t give a damn, but it is about my brothers and I. 
I have two brothers, an elder (Charles) and a younger (Henry). The elder lives in New York and he and his partner are having a baby. The younger lives somewhere closer and is a teacher. I miss them both. 

"Wolf Brothers" - I did this really quickly with no regrets. I don’t want to get too deep about this because the Internet doesn’t give a damn, but it is about my brothers and I. 

I have two brothers, an elder (Charles) and a younger (Henry). The elder lives in New York and he and his partner are having a baby. The younger lives somewhere closer and is a teacher. I miss them both. 

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Drew this way back in 2011. Something for everyone here; Water Sports for you Olympic lovers, Animal Rights Controversy (though none were harmed in the making, promise), Muscular Men, Buxom Wenches, a smattering of sexual tension (for the 99%?) and a Sword for the children. 
Fame and fortune, you elusive scoundrel! 

Drew this way back in 2011. Something for everyone here; Water Sports for you Olympic lovers, Animal Rights Controversy (though none were harmed in the making, promise), Muscular Men, Buxom Wenches, a smattering of sexual tension (for the 99%?) and a Sword for the children. 

Fame and fortune, you elusive scoundrel! 

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Pirate Sketch #3

Pirate Sketch #3

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Pirate Sketch #2

Pirate Sketch #2