This digital illustration was painted in photoshop in 2010 at 10"x8" size. I do like Gothic horror and Hammer films and this painting of a ghost rising from the grave and frightening some grave workers/ robbers illustrates this. It is quite old fashioned in a way, much like the old book covers from decades ago I used to look at in shops. I posed for the 3 figures in the painting and took photographs, which were then used and traced within photoshop. An image like this is drawn on the computer, then painted in a traditional, layered way similar to conventional painting media. The rising spirit is the main source of light in within the image, the rest of the painting being quite dark and illuminated by the ghost's light.
Welcome to the artwork and paintings of artist Martin Davey.
Martin creates visual work in a number of styles and media. On this site one can see Martin's illustration work, which is digitally painted in a traditional methods in photoshop. The subjects range from imaginative cartoon and animal subjects, whimsical scenes and horror and scifi.
To create these works a graphic drawing tablet is used throughout the painting of these images, starting from a blank, electronic canvas, to drawing the subject to finally applying colour and 'painting' the drawing, all on a computer.
But Martin does not only use computers and software for his artwork, for in addition he paints directly on to a canvas, using traditional oil or acrylic paints. The...
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