Monday, 24 November 2008

a hoy hoy. i'm kinda busy at the moment working on the aforementioned freelance work so i'm not going to be able to put anything new up until tuseday depending on the outcome of a meeting.

in the mean time though, i'll be thrilling you with extracts from my sketchbook. wild huh?

some studies and notes done en rout to new york.

in other news i am twenty today. it's really, really weird.

Friday, 21 November 2008

  dear alex moore,

   please stop aping gabriel ba's style. i know you think he's hot shit but seriously, enough is          enough.
 your sincerely,

     your artistic integrity.

the two dudes and one dudett from the menu. wow, she looks positively ENTHRALLED. 

(i think i might have a thing for drawing people in dinner wear) 

menu design for margaret's 50th. well would you look at that, it matches my blog. that couldn't possibly be because a certain someone left doing this till the last minuet and didn't have time to come up with a new design? ah ahaha, what a ridiculous notion!

also, my french is apparently so awesome that i don't need to bother with all the little accents and hats (somewhere my old prune faced, battle axe of a french teacher is spinning in her grave).

totally having the french onion soup and the cassoulet.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

veeeeeeeeery rough character designs for the freelance job.

hey alex, do you remember a little something called PROPORTIONS?

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

guess who can't draw trucks from above?

what's with these yellow and white drawings? a while ago, erik and i wrote a jolly(!?) yarn about a not so utopian, not so distant future and reality tv gone nuts. while waiting for stuff to happen with work, i though it might be fun (and good to keep my eye in/bolster my non-existent inking skills) to do some simple illustrations for it.

darken and multiply layer tools are totally my best-ies right now.

in other news, i managed to land some freelance work (booyah!) and margaret managed to make her entire class CRY with her film project. things are good.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

aaaand more life drawings. hrmph, i think i prefer the minuet doodles to any of the ones i actually spent time on. of course, i could blame all this on the fact that i was stuck at the back of the room behind three people and heads aren't the most transparent thing in the world but that would just be too easy.

Monday, 17 November 2008

work from work. at the moment we're trying to get funding  for a picture and boss man wanted some pretty pictures  to stick in with the treatment to give an idea of the three different settings the protagonist flits between. 

(i think i might be starting to get the hang of this whole digital painting malarky.)


Thursday, 13 November 2008

derived from a rather cutting quote on elen's blog. wow, it only took me just under a year to get around drawing something from it. now, this is the point where i could make some really lame pun about skeletons and bone-ing/boners but that would just be crude. 

did you know that the harpsichord has featured in a number of popular contemporary songs such as golden brown (the stranglers), yesterday's papers (the rolling stones) and r.e.m's half a world away?


Wednesday, 12 November 2008

and now for something more moronic than normal.

may i present to you... chair-bot!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

and there's the finished model. cardboard man was made as part of my shiny new portfolio... until i realized that he's got very little to do with ILLUSTRATION.

*slow clap*

mmm, wonky! a pretty crudely done illustration for bach's 'air in G'. 

did you know that despite composing more than 1,000 pieces of music during his life time, it was only after his death that people started to recognize bach as a composer?


Sunday, 9 November 2008

hmm. why do i never ever ever seem to learn that perspective works so much better when rulers get involed? there's something a wee bit funky going on in that upper right hand corner...

gah! my enviroments blow ass... even when they'e nothing more than tables and a big yellow void.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

some more old school foundation stuff. they were all like 'WORK BIG, PANSIES!' so i decided to sock it to them with a drippy life sized drawing compleat with a crappy 3d hand (i'm sure there ws some deep, phiosophical reason for it at the time). since then, this monstrosity has been radically cropped, de-handed (thank god) and now spends its day brooding in the kitchen corner.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

just some prep work for the GIANT (okay, it's only just a tad over half a meter but what can i say, clearly i'm easily impressed by my own handiwork. sometimes. when i'm not being crushed into the ground by my own towering sense of artistic inadequacy.) cardboard man now looming over all the junk cluttering my work space.

uh... wtf did all the male genitalia go?

oh, silly naive alex. the net idea was never going to work.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

and here's the rest of the cover designs. open canvas has WAY too many fonts for you to play around with.

anyhoo, hate that first one. there's something a tad psychotic about that over-pepped house wife and her dead, soulless eyes. I wouldn't be surprised if those deserts she's offering were made from ex-people. the second calls for an apology to Patrico Betteo ( who's super cool style i shamelessly tried to ape. also, try to overlook the missing thumb. number three? that doesn't have a whole lot to do with pudding, does it? i blame freya for being all like 'do something with SPACE!'. still, it's probably the best of the bunch.