Sunday, 19 April 2015

4 New Paintings

My version of The Joker

Before I left my Home town of Consett for Montreal (where I right now ready to start at MPC as Lead Lighting Artist tomorrow morning) I did three paintings in three day that I wanted to get doe but hadn't gotten around to due to commissions  The last one was my version of everyone's favourite psychopath...The Joker.

I wanted to blend the cartoon, comic book, TV and film versions of the character into one design.   have to admit I am pretty pleased with how this on came out.

Jimi Hendrix
On the second day I did his one for Jimi Hendrix and wanted to change my usual style to add in a little bit of cubism influenced stuff. This one may be getting turned into a 10 feet tall mural at some future point one I am back in my home town.
"The Triumvirate"

The 1st day was this painting of me and two very good friends from my Dublin days and beyond. I did it as a surprise out of the blue from a photo taken at a Dublin nightclub a 3am last year. It wasn't going to be seen publicly until they both insisted that I show it.  Steve, Sarah and myself still meet up whenever our schedules allow.  This painting is not for sale and 'stays in the family'.


This was a commission from Jurgen  of him and his brother as a present for their mother Petra. I apologise for the dodgy quality of the photo, but I forgot to put this one on a drive before I headed to Montreal.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


On the Monday 20th of this month I am pleased to finally announce that I shall be starting work as Lead Lighting Artist at MPC Montreal working in the film dept.  This has actually been in the pipe for the last few months… I've just had to be very quiet about it ;)

What makes this special for me is that this is the 1st time I have been offered a job that I haven't had to provide a single reference or reel for, that I have got purely on my good name in 3D and visual effects and my experience,knowledge and my somewhat unique set of skills (and that I didn't get a foot in the door because someone I knew there thought I wasn't a complete dickhead lol.)  

So I shall be spending at the very least a year living and working in Montreal, as it happens just a few blocks from Autodesk.

So to all my friends in Montreal and those close by in Toronto I fully expect you all to have at least one drinkies with me ;)  I travel over a week on Saturday and look forward to meeting up with people I know over there, and meeting my new team.  

Wish me luck.

Wayne Robson...

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Painting Commission and a non commission one

Commissioned by Gary Featherstone

I was asked a little while ago to do a painting for an old old friend of mine Gary Featherstone as a surprise for his other half.  I was really glad to do so as I've known Gary a loooooong time and there are more than a few occasions in the long and distant past where he stood up for me when I was in my late teens.  (Because if there is one thing guaranteed to paint a huge bloody target on your head in a small town like my home town is to be making a shit load of money as an escape artist!)  So I have a lot of time for Gary and it was nice to be able to do this painting for him and his partner. Gary's also just became a grandfather for the first time very recently so he has all my best wishes and congrats for that. :)   

The painting was done form a supplied photo as Gary currently lives and works in Holland and I really wanted this one to be 100% perfect for him.  I was very pleased with the result and I think it has some of my best quality line work and line quality to date.

Horse ad Rider (from the statue in Durham market square)
This painting is one I've been planning and meaning to do since last June.  Its of the statue in Durhams market square.  It was a very challenging piece to do due to some very complex line work that was a constant balancing act to make sure it didn't all go wrong at the last minute. So I'm very pleased both with the result and the fact I've finally got it done and over with.


I forgot to add this commission that I'm allowed to show now that was done for a member of the British army

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Self Portrait: 'The Dark Side of the Artist'

10 inch by 12" canvas

As I was bored yesterday evening I did a quick self portrait on one of my smaller canvases I have sitting unused.  I thought it interesting to try to capture just one aspect of my personality.  I did have to change it a tiny bit this morning as I wasn't happy with its original all blood red coloring from last night. that you can see below.

prior to 'fixing' it....

So I changed some of the mid tone areas to a pinkish color and cleaned up a  few edges and it seems to work better.

You'll also notice that the paintings section has been added to the main site, the about page is now edited, changed and more up to date and all the commercial albums I have of music that are currently available are now added.  I've also changed the old ones that were already on the site so they can now be played for free via a Spotify widget. (Because lets face it... your not going to buy them lol.)

Monday, 30 March 2015

Commisions: Boba Fett and Joy Division

Boba Fett

Here are two commissions I did for Neil Hazzard (who works for Autodesk as many of you guys know) in a personal capacity. The first is of Boba Fett and the second is of Joy Division, both designed by me and then approved by Neil before a single brush stroke was laid down.

Joy Division

I'm also in the process of adding stuff tot the main site etc.  So far the abut page has been updated, and I'm in the process of adding paintings and updating the font page to add the other other albums of music I have released the last few months.  So be sure to check the main site regularly.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Help for Heroes Painting Auctioned - and Another Commision

Done for free and auctioned for the Help for heroes charity

This painting I did as a freebie for the Help for heroes charity raised £150 for them at a non art  / general auction last night. Its a worthy charity and I had no problem at all doing this painting for them as a freebie.

While I may be a pacifist (mostly) I see it as vital that people who have literally risked life and limb for the safety of others are looked after correctly when they can no longer do that job, and not just left to fend for themselves on the streets or worse.  So I had no problem doing this painting when I was asked.

Property of the British army

This one above came as a direct result of the help for heroes painting and was a commission.  Its now in the possession of a British Army regiment and I was given permission to finally show it recently (after doing it some weeks back. )  Thus showing that karma exists, and what goes around does indeed come around.

I've got 3 other commissions done and just waiting on permissions to be able to show at some point.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Leviathan Teaser

Short post this one, I did a bit of work for Ruairi Robinson who was director of the film I worked on as 3d Sup The Last Days on Mars what seems like an ice age back.  This teaser for Leviathan surfaced today and I have to admit its looking rather nice. (Wasn't sure if it had been mothballed or not).  I'm not sure if I can say what I did so I'm going to play it safe and not say a damn thing.