Thursday, December 11, 2014

2000AD doodles + others...

An old sheet of paper from the kitchen table with a few biro sketches on it instead of doing the washing up. Bottom left corner is a copy of a Mike McMahon drawing. Bottom Dredd is me trying to copy his style 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sketchy things 2

Here are a couple of pieces to get myself in the mood for some up coming projects.

This guy lost threst of his sword somewhere...

An assassin?

Samurai Mask 2

When I originally did the first (green) mask back in 2012 I wanted to do a series using a very simple pallet of primary and secondry colours. It's taken me more than 2 years but I've finally got onto the second one. Maybe in 2 more years I'll get onto the 3rd.

Here are the inks for starters.

(The design sketch for this mask can be found in the previous post)

And the first peice.

Sketchy things 1

Some sketch book pages (some edited some not) mucking around with brushes, felt tips, washes and a red pencil.

And of course the compulsory Dredd...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

James Taylor: You and I

I recently worked with pictureDRIFT  on an animation for James Taylor's current 2014 US tour. The visuals are for the live performance of his recent single "You and I". Reflecting the lyrics of the song, the animation tells the a story of a man and woman separated from each other by time and space and their journey to be with each other. 

I copied actors in charcoal which were then animated with background.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Peter Pumkinhead

Here's the process I went through to do this little 3 pager for White Cat Press.  The web comic follows the misadventures of Peter Pumkinhead, who has just recently barfed up a skull.

Here are the pencils.

The inks.

The colour - water colour (and a bit of white gouache) over the original inks.

And the finished product - inks and colour merged in PS with a bit of touch up.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Scott Robertson Planes

So I've just watched Scott Robertson's Gnomon video on how to draw planes and I had a go at my own. I didn't deviate to much from what was on the video so my designs aren't really my own. I hope to get onto that at a later date though.

The first one is a pretty boring one as I get my  hand in.

I'm starting to get a bit more confident but still having trouble with how the wings intersect the fuselage.

These are freehand and as can be seen the perspective is a bit off.

Back to ball point.

This one I decided to follow Scott Robertson as he drew his. I simplified the detail elements he put in and put in a few of my own.

This one I decided to go it solo and draw a sort of sub.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hammer Time

Many years ago (2003) I painted this image of Hammerstein from 2000AD.

I was very pleased at the time but very quickly started to see problems with it - too many to go into. I liked the pallet (the black/green background doesn't show up) and the lighting I had set up but I knew that I hadn't propperly acheived what I had set out to do.

This year I started a concept art class at St Leonards TAFE in Sydney called Production Art Department (which I sadly had to defer semester 2 of) where I was learning the necessary skills to make the painting I'd always intended. And so, here it is with some progress shots also.

First the ink drawing which i did in my sketch book, scanned and...

 printed out on some better paper. A base coat an some base colours:

Getting there:


As my first gouache/acrylic painting in almost 10 years I'm quite pleased with it but I'm sure that very soon I'll see all the things wrong with it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sydney University Heroes

Late last year I was subcontracted by picturedrift for Sydney Uni to do comic drawings for an interactive comic app to attract prospective international students and test their English skills.
The app is available on both Apple iTunes and Google Play.

    • Here are some of the illustrations I did.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gone Fishing 10

Again, it's been a while... I've started a new drawing course in Sydney so what with home duties, travel and homework there has't been much time for comics. I have managed to sneak in a panel hear and there though. Here is page 30 in progess.