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Swing Dance sketch A by MartynCollings
Swing Dance sketch A
I'm into swing dancing and thought I might celebrate that with some sketches and possibly some paintings.
As an additional change to things, I've even tried a cartoon look for the dancers!

Now I need to work out how to do the painting... :)
Researching something different! Thinking about swing dance as a theme for a new painting.
Arrow River, Winter by MartynCollings
Arrow River, Winter
Acrylic on Canvas
61cm x 46cm

A landscape, painting of the Arrow River, which flows alongside Arrowtown near Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island.

Painted, referencing one of my own photos.
Katy the kitty portrait. by MartynCollings
Katy the kitty portrait.
I'm looking to do a Steampunk kitty soon.
Thankfully my cat, Katy is very photogenic and I was able to capture a very majestic portrait of her :)

I thought I'd post a regular portrait before I Steampunk her up!!

Pencil on A4
Edith by MartynCollings

Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 45cm

Very fun to paint but.. my oh my, black backgrounds are so difficult to photograph!

Many thanks again to for allowing me to use her very cool photo as a reference :)

Ref photo:

Development sketch here:


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Martyn Collings
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
New Zealand
Formerly an abstract landscape artist, I have turned my hand to fantasy and Steampunk art. I should have done this sooner!

Favourite genres of music: Jazz, Rock
I've entered my Constance drawing into MADmoiselleMeli's Steampunk Stock competition.
Using her image, here is my entry:

Constance by MartynCollings
Model: :iconmadmoisellemeli:
Meli's stock site: :iconmadmoisellemelistock:

Link to the competition journal page:

Using this stock image from Meli:

Painting coming soon (I hope)...a very complicated background!


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Fayry-Cosplay Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thanks for the fav!
elodie50a Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional General Artist

Thanks very much for the favs :iconjacksparrowlaplz:

If you like my work, you can also follow me there. 

Best wishes :ahoy:

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MartynCollings Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome!!
Otherra Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
:) Thank you very much for the favourite. Have a nice day!
MartynCollings Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's ok, it was a very cool work, nice detail :)
Bas-Foto Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Thanks for the +fav  :D (Big Grin) 
fictograph Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the fave on my Homestuck art! I've got more queued up to post every Wednesday :D
MartynCollings Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, you have a unique style.
Frimy Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Thank you very much for the watch! ;)
MartynCollings Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :)
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