A collection of the videos I have made of my art projects. See artworks come to live and get a background into my processes.

A drastic way to fix an Oil Painting! - Time Lapse

I had a damaged painting so rather than fixing it, I decided to have a bit of abstract fun with it instead. Abstracts aren't usually my thing but I felt like a little relaxation.

Ink & Wash Time Lapse - Happy Fox

A little time lapse showing the drawing of 'Happy Fox' coming to life. Medium - watercolour and Copic gasenfude marker pen.

Portrait Painting - Ginny Yellow Top

Oil painting process from start to finish of 'Ginny Yellow Top' a portrait of my niece. This was such a fun wee portrait to create.

Grazing in Glentunnel - Landscape Painting Start to Finish

‘Grazing in Glentunnel’ oil painting process from start to finish shown in progression. I took a photo at the end of each step or session. Starting with acrylic washes, a charcoal sketch and then building up the oil layers.

Charcoal Sketch Time Lapse: Dog Portrait

Here I show my process when drawing a portrait of a happy looking dog. First I use a willow charcoal which gives a soft line. Then I add further detail with a charcoal pencil which creates a darker line.

HWK Fundraiser Painting - Under the Blue

When approached to help with a charity art auction to help raise funds for The Kings and Queen's Kapa Haka group I jumped at the chance to be involved.

Landscape Oil Painting - Mt Aspiring

This painting was such a thrill to create. I worked from a photograph I took from a helicopter of Mt Aspiring, New Zealand. Watch this artwork come together from sketch through to the final result.

Ink and Wash Drawing Time Lapse - Old Blue Black Robin

Watch 'Old Blue' the black robin come to life. Here I show the process of drawing in the black robin bird after I have first laid down some watercolour washes. I really enjoyed drawing this wee native bird and must do some more.

Watercolour Wash - How To Video

Recently I was requested to show how I create my watercolour washes in my illustrations. Here I go through the whole process explaining the my approach. In essence it's all about having fun!

Oil Painting Process - Sailing on Wanaka

‘Sailing on Wanaka’ oil painting process from start to finish shown in progression. 

Firenze - Oil painting - Start to Finish

Time lapse showing the process of the painting 'Firenze'. This was a fun portrait project I did as a gift for my other half. Oil on canvas, 350mm x 450mm (13.7 in x 17.7 in)

Portrait Oil Painting - Alan Dobson

Quite often my portraits are a surprise gift for someone. I kept this secret for four months after finishing it until it could be revealed to the customer. 

Pet Portrait Oil Painting - Rueben the Dog

Watch this painting build throughout the layers from sketch right through to signing it off. I take a photo at the end of each session so we can then see the painting come to life.

Exhibition Time Lapse - The Arts Centre Jan 2018

In Jan 2018 I held my first exhibition in the Art Centre, Christchurch. Here is a time lapse of some of the weekend. It was amazing to see the coming and going of people throughout the weekend.

Oil Painting Time lapse - Cruising Marlborough

My first time lapse of the complete painting process. From panel prep right through to the finished painting. Watch as I build up the layers.

Wash & Ink Sketch - The Invisible Armed Man

I call this a 'Wash & Ink' sketch rather than an Ink & Wash because the wash very much influences what the ink sketch becomes. I first lay down some colour and let it dry. After a staring at it for a while, the drawing then reveals itself within the shapes of the overlapping colours. Then I bring the story to life with ink pen.

Painting Time Lapse - Dog Portrait

My first time lapse of my painting progress. Here I developed the dog portrait further by adding extra details. Turns out painting with a camera in the way is more challenging than I thought!
Music: Myself dabbling on the acoustic guitar