NEW VIDEO: DARK ART TIME LAPSE : Process and tools

 🎥 I recently drew a new piece and filmed the making of it for a new time-lapse/tutorial video for my YouTube channel.
Here I share with you the entire process of how I created my new "Dark Nature" piece "Latro" 
Close to 12 hours of footage sped up to about 10 minutes. 
I give a quick rundown of the tools I used to draw this piece, why and how I like to use them. 
Hope you enjoy and please SUBSCRIBE to my channel and ask me any questions! 👌 Hope you're all having a great weekend! x

Chris x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSJ25xn_gEk

ABORTED Album cover art revealed!

Over the Christmas period I was working on a very fun and wacky Album art commission for the death metal band ABORTED. Sven came to me with the album title "Retro Gore" and pretty much gave me free reign to do what I wanted. It was a perfect chance for me to go a bit wild and throw in lots of 80s/90s nostalgic elements. For example, the Mad Surgeon character has a modified Nintendo Power Glove and customised View Master Goggles. The rest of the album art is all kinds of madness in which I got to include things like my favourite He-Man Characters, My Pet Monster, Mr Frosty and various other childhood gems! Its always fun to do art for bands I have been a long time fan of, especially when I have the chance to go a bit nuts and conjure up all sorts of craziness! I'll post more art panels as soon as I have a green light to do so! Also Sven was an absolute joy to work with and I look forward to future projects with the guys! 

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger Auctions my art!

Arnold was in Edinburgh and Birmingham on the 20th and 21st of Jan for an exclusive Black tie “Audience with Schwarzenegger” event. Both evenings were a massive success and at the end of each night was a charity auction of12 items which Arnold would auction off to the audience. The lots consisted of Movie props like leather Jackets worn in the terminator, Swords from the Conan movie, props, statues and art. 

It was such an honour and surreal experience to see my artwork being signed and handled but such an idol of mine. My T-800 Terminator prints sold at a musclebound £7,500.00! 

 

Very happy Lovell here :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!

🌟✨HAPPY 2016 EVERYONE!✨🌟
I hope this year is an amazing one for all of you. I wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to anyone who follows, shares, comments, likes or has any interest in my work.😌 You guys are a massive motivation for me. Your interaction and enthusiasm for what I do gives me a massive boost to work hard and reveal new projects and ideas. I love doing what I do and you lot are the icing on the cake. 2015 was a wonderful year for me art wise and a year that has enabled me to be at a point where I can take a long desired leap into doing my own thing art wise. I will still be taking on select client projects, but I want to start 2016 with a solid focus on my personal work and pushing myself into areas I have longed to explore. 🌏 I have so many ideas swimming around in my cranium that I have to paint and draw or I will explode from creative frustration. Its been a long road but I am very thankful to be at a point career wise where I can truly explore my creativity and potential. Large canvas paintings like the one I am working on here will be my main priority for the first half of 2016, with the intention to exhibit and hopefully meet some of you lot! 💛
I also want to do workshops and numerous other things that I will reveal in due course. This painting will be completed this month with a lengthly and detailed start to finish process video for my YouTube channel. I’m feeling more motivated and ambitious than ever and I am going to give 2016 all I have. 👊💥 Hopefully you guys will stay along for the ride. Wishing you all an amazing year ahead!
P.S. I am opening my online store for a week tomorrow eve for signed art prints galore! 😉 x

Drawing Dragons - NEW VIDEO

Here is a little work in progress (WIP) vid of a dragon themed piece I did recently. Very happy to finally have a dragon commission! Something I have wanted to do for a long time. I kept the line work and shading bold in this as it is to be scanned in, coloured and turned into a T-Shirt design for my client. What you see here is primarily fine liners and pro markers. A night sky was later added around the moon and various highlights to make things pop. I will be releasing a coloured and signed print version of this artwork that will be available in my online store later this month. 
'Who'd have thought we'd meet as bones beneath the dragons feet' 
Hope you like and please subscribe to my YouTube channel for more vids! :) x

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgWI4pnDEXM


Bolton Movie Con UK

Had a great weekend in Bolton where I traded at the Movie Con. I got to meet some awesome people, especially my little helper Romana here who was the highlight of the day for me and my girlfriend Jess. I could give Romana any random idea out of my head and she would instantly draw it, no questions asked. My favourite was the Guinea Pig wearing a cape flying over a city holding a flag depicting a sheep with an octopus body :) This was one of my first cons as a trader/exhibitor and was a great learning experience for me. Thanks to Jess for driving the 400+ miles to get there which gave me a chance to catch up on a little well needed sleep. Treated myself to a vintage 'Clawful' He-Man figure too!  


NEW Lapse Video! Michael Myers - Halloween

Happy Halloween my friends! 
I thought I would do a time-lapse video to celebrate this occasion and draw Michael Myers from the classic horror movie 'Halloween'.
I kept this image pretty simple and wanted to focus on heavy lighting and shadow to give it some drama. It took me between 3 - 4 hours in total. 
Don't forget to check out and subscribe to my Youtube channel for lots more art vids! https://www.youtube.com/user/ChristopherLovellArt

Hope you like and share and have a great Halloween! 

Much love to you all! x



STORE NOW OPEN!

Hey Guys! My online store is temporarily open until the 27th Oct.
All orders will be shipped around the 4th November. 
FREE worldwide shipping and every print is signed, packaged and sent by me personally. 
If you were thinking of purchasing to give as a Christmas present and live outside of Europe, I would advise doing so during this store opening to guarantee delivery for Christmas. 
LOADS of prints to choose from so I hope you see something you or someone else may like! 
http://www.christopherlovell.com/shop

New Video! Printing Art and Insights.

🎥 🎬 New Vlog of my Art Print process over at my youtube channel!
I Filmed this over two days to give you an insight of how I go about things when I ship out my art print orders. It was a bit of a race against time as I had to prep and pack everything and get it all posted out to my customers in the morning before I flew back to Spain on the 2nd day. I work best under pressure though.👽 This video also gives me a chance to reflect on certain pieces and hopefully answer a few questions you may have about how and why I do what I do. Hope you enjoy it and don't forget to subscribe and hit that thumbs up! 
Let me know if you would like to see me do more Vlogging and if so what you would like to see! Hope you're all having a great weekend. Much love x

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcs6OvIpCRI

New Sticker!

I thought I would have another sticker made to throw in with my Print orders as a freebie. The previous  'Messenger' sticker will also be thrown in so you get two stickers now! Hope you like it and stick it somewhere where it might raise an eyebrow or two ^_^

My online store closes on Sunday night (Sept 27th) So act fast if you want to snag some A2 signed prints and get your mitts on these free stickers.

www.christopherlovell.com/shop


House Mother - Horror Short

I had the pleasure recently of working with the amazingly talented film maker Andrew Bowser. I was commissioned to create the artwork for 'House Mother' a Horror short that is currently in a fund raising campaign on Indiegogo. I saw Andrews directing show reel and was blown away by his vision and passion. Some incredible talents are on board in this project. I urge you to check out the campaign video and see what its all about here! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/house-mother-horror-short#/story



'SOMA' PRINT AND T-SHIRT NOW AVAILABLE!

I'm really happy to reveal and be able to include the finished coloured artwork of my 'Soma' piece in my current store opening. I spent ages deciding on what colours to add to the pencil and ink artwork. I wanted her to compliment my previous 'Ashura' piece and felt that warm Autumn tones would suit her best. My 'Soma' prints and may others are available now in my online store until the 27th September so act fast if you want to get one in this current store opening. 

Also my good friend who commissioned the design has the artwork available on a T-shirt in a TeeSpring campaign. This is a great chance to have this design on a T-shirt blank or style that suits your tastes best. Teespring have a number of high quality T-shirt brands to choose from. Check out the link here to see the design in T-shirt form and hopefully add a new addition to your wardrobe! http://teespring.com/christopher-lovell-masterpiece



NICE Comic Con fun times!

An absolutely awesome weekend was had in Bedford at the NICE Comic Con. A small venue but fantastic atmosphere with so much legendary talent under one roof. The cream of 2000AD artists were there, many of which have inspired me massively over the years. It was great to catch up with Simon Bisley, Greg Staples and Noel Guard. Here is a few pics from the Saturday. Special thanks to Jessika for driving, Its not possible for me to be with these gents and stay sober! 

Store Now Open!

MY STORE IS TEMPORARILY OPEN AGAIN UNTIL 27th SEPT.
All orders will be shipped around the 5th OCTOBER. 
FREE worldwide shipping and every print is signed, packaged and sent by me personally. I have added 3 New Dark Nature prints, so go check them out! 
Also save 5% on your order by entering the discount code NEWSITE at checkout.
Hope you see something you or someone else may like! 

NICE 2015 COMIC CON

Hi Everyone. This weekend I am attending the NICE comic con in Bedford. There are going to be some great guests/artists that I am looking forward to seeing, such as Simon Bisley, Greg Staples, Dave Kendel and many more greats that have inspired me over the years. It should be a great weekend and there are still tickets on sale so hopefully see some of you there! I will post some pictures from the day on Instagram and Facebook so keep an eye out! http://nicecon.co.uk


New Website Launched!

I'm very happy to reveal my new and improved website. I've updated the galleries with some previously unseen work, so take a look around. I will be posting regular blogs to the News page so you can keep up to date with current projects that I will be working on. Big thanks to my girlfriend Jessika for helping me to build this new website, I'm hoping that you like it as much as we do. Let me know what you think by commenting on this post! Be sure to sign up to the mailing list by entering your details at the bottom of any page. 

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