Dar­ran Holmes

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Lo­ca­tion: Eng­land Web: www.pud­sky.co.uk Email: dholme­sil­lus­tra­tor@gmail.com Soft­ware: Pho­to­shop

Dar­ran be­gan draw­ing at an early age and was in­flu­enced by the cov­ers of the Fight­ing Fan­tasy books. In the late 90s he trav­elled to New Zealand and be­came a pros­thetic artist, work­ing for Weta Work­shop on The Lord Of The Rings films.

“Dur­ing this time I learnt loads from the ge­nius team who work there,” says Dar­ran. “I was even al­lowed to sub­mit sev­eral pieces of con­cep­tual art and the team were very en­cour­ag­ing.

In re­cent years he has worked as a free­lance artist, pro­vid­ing im­ages for greet­ing cards. His ul­ti­mate aim is to be­come a sto­ry­book and fan­tasy artist.

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Cen­taur Guard “Af­ter scan­ning in the pen­cils, I coloured the im­age up and mixed the colours us­ing my trusty Blur tool in Pho­to­shop.”

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Cen­taur Head Con­cept “Part of a collection of con­cepts I cre­ated and sent into Richard Tay­lor at Weta Work­shop, whom I worked for many moons ago.”

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Beast in the Storm “This im­age started life sev­eral years ago as a con­cept sketch drawn in wa­ter­colours and pen­cil. I scanned the im­age in, striped out the back­ground and us­ing the Blur tool mixed the pen­cil colours to­gether. Af­ter play­ing around with the colour lev­els I painted in a back­ground, again us­ing the Blur tool to cre­ate the swirls.”

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