Hi I'm Jules to my friends.
I am a self taught artist and studied at Batley School of Art.
Working in both digital and traditional media.
Illustrations that mainly consist of landscapes, particularly nocturnal 'dark', 'atmospheric' and 'spooky'.
Use of my own photographic references. I like 'moonlit scenes' luminance, and long shadows. HDR photography for its painterly quality, sometimes extending this further by doing a painting or a manipulation of a scene. Matte painting, but still learning the skills for that.
Tools: Artrage Pro (beta tester), Photoshop, Photomatix Pro (HDR) Corel Painter, watercolours, pencils, hairy sticks (lol), Caran d'Ache watercolour pastels and ink.
Equipment: Desktop PC, Wacom graphics tablet, ipad/ipod apps and the kitchen table when I can get on it for all the laundry