Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Finally! An update!!!

Hey there! Sorry for the long absence...been really hectic, what with being made redundant, doing a little freelance, and having interviews all over the country!!! Finally got myself sorted, and managed to snag some freelance work along the way...DOING ACTUAL COMICS!!!!! Which is truly cool, hard work, but truly cool...I'll post more on that in the future...

Anyway, here's a little of the stuff I've been doodling with lately...
(there's alot of stuff I can't show, NDS's and all...which is a shame!!!!)

These last 2 are for a mini idea my writing partner and I had featuring Wolverine, Punisher and Nick Fury ( the old version though!)...just more of a test for me with storytelling and inking style...more on that in another post as well...

Also: Anyone going to the Next weekend? there's some good artist there doing some demos/talsk...I'm heading down, see if I can get any sketches!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 17 April 2009

Mini Update!

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I've been working on roughing out the first issue ofURBN...whilst doing that, I was approached by another Comic Publisher to try out for one of their books, as they thought I'd be a good fit for it! This was awesome news, as you well know, and can tell, I'd LOVE to work in the comics field! Anyway, to cut along story short, the past few weeks, I've been working on some roughs/character designs for that, and pouring my heart into it! As soon as I find out either way, I'll let you know!!! (keep everything crossed!!!)

Anyway...(as I can't show any of that work...) I recently got sent a 'storyboard' Moleskin, by Mike, my good friend, and writing buddy...and have been doodling in that! Here's a page from it:

The book itself is only small, about 3"by5", so it's great for getting little ideas of which I liked :

So I cut the doodle out, and started sketching over it in PS.... The original sketch is only 0.5" by 1.5"!!

That's it so far..I'm going to print it out and draw it up...I'll post it as soon as I've done it!


Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Another update...

Just a quickie for today...had a go inking with a brush! Really loved it, obviously I need to practice more with it, but as a first attempt ( in a LOOOOONNNGGG while) I don't think it turned out too bad!

Let me know what you think!

Monday, 9 March 2009

another progress shot....

Just a quick update to the image, as I have been working on some other stuff as well...I'll post that soon enough as well!

Anyway, this is just a little bit of progression on the body of the Thief, so here it is...I'm quite liking the colour palette on the body!


Thursday, 26 February 2009

Update pt 3.....

Just a quick process shot really...testing out a more painterly look...hopefully it works!

Really enjoying painting at the moment. Finally, after a long while I'm starting to feel actual enjoyment, when I paint, and liking the results! About time!

Anyway....Better get back to it!

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Mini Update pt.2

Just a quickie...I've fixed the hand/arm problem, and completely changed the legs...I feel they look more balanced now...!

Anyway, here it is!


Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Mini Update...

Just a quickie...I've decided to go digital for this illustration, as, for a one off piece, it's quicker and cleaner!

Here's a mini update, just quick style/technique sort of a test for the moment...going for an old 40's/50's magazine illustration look...I just love all that era...Al Parker, Robert Fawcett, Jon Whitcomb, the list is endless...

There's still a few things I have to fix for this, the hands for a start, and the feet...this, like I said is still a rough comp!

Anyway, as usual, thanks for stopping by.....

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Something new

Here's something I doodled whilst at work, waiting for the engine to compile...I like it so far, as it has nothing to do with any of the other little projects I have on the go at the moment!

This was the initial doodle, scanned and slightly corrected. I've started to put the final illo together, basically drawing the character in front of the tree. The idea for the tree will be a cross between a Willow tree, and a Cherry Blossom tree. The little bags attached to the tree are 'Wish Bags', as this is The Wishing Tree. Also to go in are some of the Crow/Vulture Imps, that gather in the tree trying to steal the dreams and wishes placed there. The character in the front can be taken as either a thief, or protector, depending on your persuasion.

I'm having fun with it so far....Here's a roughed up version of it so far...not happy with the composition so far...needs more space at the foot of the tree...Not sure if it will be a fully digital piece, or if I'll print it out and either pencil it on tracing paper, or ink and grey wash it on illustration board...we will have to see! Anyway, here you go....

As usual, thanks for stopping by...feel free to comment!

Long time no post...

Sorry about the delay in posting anything new...just been finishing off the computer game I've been studiously working on for the last couple of years...Wheelman...hits the stores on March 2oth!!!! It's been a long, hard slog, but ultimately worth it in the end!


Anyway...also, as you know I've been working on another comic pitch, URBN, (see the last post for a link to the site....) You can see some updated sketches, and what not on there.