Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Archangel Raphael

Archangel Raphael
The UPDATED version! 

Now who doesn't love a hawt guy with wings!

Well apart from Straight Guys I can't see anyone else not liking hawt guys with wings!

As most of ye know Archangel Raphael is based on Nalini Singh's character of the same name from the Guild Hunter Series. If you haven't read her work (any of it - pant and drool for A'Consort and Kiss of Snow in 2011 - bloody GAGGING!!! HAWKE!!! mmmm!! FOCUS!) I highly reccommend! 

She even featured it on her blog too!! 

Not telling ya why it's updated - but it had to get CYMK FOGRA27 embedded.....any guesses yet?  
This is my first 100% digital painting! Unfortunatley I never have the time to do another one

I end up doing parts like but nneehhhhhhhhhh!!

I think it's around 8 hours in total with the wings. Those wings! mmmm!!

Wouldn't mind him dusting me with angel dust! muahhhh!!

The download is quite big and should be ok for a desktop!

Right off to have a wee beer! 

Be bad!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dearg Sorcha

Dearg Dorcha (Red Sonja) happened by accident! 

Elandria put up these new stocks on her dA account and I went


Kick ass girl with huge sword! FUCK YEAH I'm IN!

Plus like I am the hugest RED SONJA fan EVER!

This new film with Rose Mc Gowan could be crap though! *sniffs*

As I had been up at Castleroache I decided to use stockies I had myself for the background. 

So extracted poor Lanny and went about making her skin white 

The hardest was that bloody archway shes in! 

Anyway so there ye have it! Average layer count (50ish) average time 3 - 4 hours. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Foraois Chianaosta

Lets do this properly and move all the work in here! 
I'll be moving the work from the "protfolio" section in here and while not meant as tutorials, I'll describe what they mean and some stuff. Nuthing major ladz! 
I will be going 18+ because people are so SENSITIVE to the F word!

Foraois Chianaosta


Foraois Chianaosta was made for a very special person.

They basically have let me live my dream and come January I will be conquering the world!

Now about the piece. 
The general proportion grid is standard Golden section. Perspective is slightly down as I wanted to view "into" water. If you inhale as much as I do re this stuff then yeah - it becomes second nature. 

So I started out with a rough X is the horses and Y is the river, and X is a island and A is the banks and basically it just goes on from there. I always work back to front so all the grids like background trees, mid ground water, back mid ground with stag, mid ground with horses, etc to the front sections.


So then came rendering. And stock finding...and rendering....

So got it all basically done and I decided in my fucking wisdom there wasn't enough details. 
*insert massive migraine here*

In comes the robin, snail, extra hut yokes, fish, boat, flowers, more trees.....

*contemplates pressing DELETE* 

I think in all this is easily 20+ hours work with in excess of 170 fucking Layers (clipping masks are YOUR FRIEND!) I did count it - forgot! 

The bloodstock are Prime Irish Flat Racing Stock (Group 1) and I 
have never seen a more beautiful mare and foal. 

And I've seen A LOT! 

The lady that owns them is the loveliest person in the world! She also has the maddest hatter of a dog called Micha! Yup! Micha is with Lucy and the Bloodstock keeping them all in line! 

The fish is for Da, the robin is for Mum, the snail is for taking it handy, 
the stag coz well I'm always horny and the wee village is well just SNAZZY DARLINGS!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

First Interview!!!

I've done a interview with Creative End Magazine

Ye can read all about it 

Go read minions!!!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How do ye do it?

So I'm just shattered!

Apart from helping Mum take all the water out of the water bed which is bad enough, 
we decided to paint the room at the same time!

Ok it was only one wall but I'm buggered!

So the room is now a lovely lemon on 3 walls, and a raspberry/fuchsia on one!  

You could eat it if you could eat a wall!

Then we had to re-make and re-put in the water in the bed! 


But I was knackered before that so now I'm the deal a-walking!  

See ye have to understand that we the O'Hanlons do not take time to do shit!


No breaks!

NOOOOOOOOO skiving! 



In other more interesting news I've been taking on by Etopia Press as one of their cover artists! 
Now I am in in other publishers but Annie is just such a star so I'm chuffed to be working with her, Amanda and Valerie! 


What else?

On a 5 page spread for The Princess and The Frog. I'll eventually get it, just not sitting right for me! 

Any pics for ya? hummm

Ravensdale forest about 2 weeks ago before the trees started turning! I be planning an extensive visit 
on Friday for some fab shots! Here's hoping the mist fucks off!

Be bad kiddos!

Thursday, September 30, 2010


I just love butterfly's! I do!

I took some pics of them on our butterfly bush's and since its getting all cold and wet that they may bring a smile!



These are all Vanessa atalanta or Red Admirals on a Buddleia bush.
I do believe there was near on a orgy on the white ones!
I tell ya what they are REALLY hairy! Like Immac/Veet would struggle! :-P

We counted up to 11 on it and it's only a baby bush compared
to the other BIG purple one!

Yes I know! I'm experimenting with settings on zee camera!

Friday, September 10, 2010


So I did this the other day! 

By the time I got to 8 I was 1) buggered and 2) struggling! :)

I'll either make more sense now or LESS! ROFL! 

Have fun kiddos over the weekend and 


Wednesday, August 25, 2010


So um was messing the other day and low and behold I ran across Castleroche!

I've ONLY LIVED HERE 25+ years and it's less than 15 mins away!


It is said to have been built in 1236 by Lady Rohesia de Verdun,

granddaughter of Bertram de Verdun

Rohesia is said to have promised herself (yeah right the SCARLET!) in marriage to the architect if she liked the castle (ie according to how much he charged her! I wonder was it in "flesh" muahaahahhhh!) However, when he came to claim her hand she had him thrown out, what is now called,
the ‘murder window


The so called Murder window is in the pic above , top right and is boarded up!

It's built on a limestone outcropping and it had one hell of a moat
(I walked/scrambled/died) walking up it today

They run from the wheezing and MONOPOD OF DOOM!

Cleaver Sheeps!

It was the edge of "The Pale" and Cromwell is said to have demolished it

*shakes fist*
All the upper level windows have seats, and some structures like
the kitchens and what looks like a rabbit hole only not (see below) is still standing.

Coz I was being stalked by a ghost (I kid u not) I didn't get many shots


I shall be heading back with a minion in tow so they can
give me a "leg up" to where we shouldn't go!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Causeway, Antrim & Donegal Coasts

Nice huh? Was a lovely sunset!

So as promised more shots of the Causeway!

I'll be back up in September and we eventually (coz I will BE DRIVING)
get to Carrick a Rede and
maybe if I can Rathlin!

Oh and finally!

everyone go


This wee train goes from the Causeway to Bushmills :-)

Now Donegal is a hidden gem! It really is!

That's it kiddos for now!

I'm off to kill a Indian, Photoshop and possibly my phone!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just Back!

So I be just back from Benone Co. Antrim!

Twas so beautiful up there! Went with Mum and the two idiots (ie the dogs) and got some great shots (over 800) so I'll be winging my way through them!

We also went to Donegal and well it was very funny! Poor Spike (the stupid fucker - ie ME!!) was nearly drowned in a rip tide *facepalm* and I didn't commit any Murder so its all good like!

Have some shots of the Casueway as well which I'll post too!

In the meantime take care kiddos!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Well Hello!

So like the world is blogging!

So I will too!!

Dunno what I'll say on here, suppose arty stuff when I have time :-P

Take care all!!