Monday, 29 December 2008

what? MORE life drawing!? surely not!

Thursday, 25 December 2008

merry christmas, y'all.

did you know that contrary to popular belief, coca-cola did NOT invent the red sporting santa that we've all become so familiar with? instead, the finger of blame can be leveled at thomas nast (, an american cartoonist who transformed him into the jolly little fat man we've all come to know and love. also, there are numerous links between mr clause and the norse god odin but those have pretty much been brushed under the carpet since the ye olde christians felt that smacked of paganism.


Monday, 22 December 2008

doing an over head crowd shot seemed like a really awesome idea until it sunk in it was going to take like a gazillion hours. i'd like to think that earned me the right to indulge in a little copy pasting when it came to the final three shots.

someone in the business let me loose on a script that's currently being worked on as a trial. i think the real thing's coming out in january ( i can guarentee it's probably going to be a whole lot prettier.

p.s. do yourself a favor and check out

four of my friends managed to land themselves a sketch show on bbc7. it's goooooooooood stuff.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

the 'colored' page. i'm not going to assault your eyeballs with the lettered version. 

argh! i am SO close to getting the second page done but work is a total attention seeking ho-bag at the moment (i do love it really though). bah, there is too much to do. life would be so much easier with a sweat shop of clones at my disposal... or a time machine.

cccccccoooome on scientific break through!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

zombie girl says please give brains generously.

for the weekly sketch jam.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

all i can say is thank god for inking.

hah... i got up at quarter to five this morning to try and clean up the page this panel's from. three hours later and i've only touched on seven of the audience members. 

fail man, epic fail.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

aaaaaaand more life drawing! there's a whole stack of the results of the wednesday sessions i go to but i'm going to put them all up in one MASSIVE post because they're a bit crap. i am, however, a tad partial to this one. note to self- try using the big, fat pen by itself. could be interesting... or very, very messy.

oh my god... sharpie pens come in a whole range of incarnations and i love them all so very, very much.

in other news, the colossal tome of fletcher sibthorp paintings finally arrived yesterday. so worth the wait. that man does wonderful things with shadows and blurring.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

finacial crisis? mmm, topical!
blegh... i am not wow-ed at all by the composition here, not wow-ed at all. also, i regret not making our skewered freind here a tad more buisness man-esqu.
on a more positive note, sharpie pens are delightfully cheap and cheerful!

Monday, 8 December 2008

worksheets. brought to you by the magic of photoshop!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

more old stuff. life drawing: now with 95% more blurring!

work load just went nuclear. there's a deadline for the freelance project at the end of december plus we had a chat with the editor for fortunes luck and basically we're going to have to redo the whole of issue one due to some problems with both the art and writing. it's mildly frustrating *understatement of the century*. oh, and there's concept art. don't forget that. and portfolio stuff.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

something old for you today but i've still got a soft spot for it. still, can't quite shake the feeling she's just discovered something weird going on in her nether regions.

did you know that  in the late 18th century, students working in jacques-louis david studio would spend six hours every day drawing from nude models? also, in a rather ironic twist, women weren't permitted to life drawing classes as students until the end of the 19th century.


Wednesday, 3 December 2008

lo, my freaking awsome ability to draw circles!
pencils for the first page of a web comic i'm doing the art for. tis an epic affair about elves 'n stuff. more on that later!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

whee! more gratuitous female nudity!

good god! it was freezing yesterday... but then what do i have to complain about? at least i was wearing clothes (+scarf+overcoat. my god, i'm getting soft)....

mildly pissed off seeing as i accidentally obliterated the layer that had the majority of final line work trying to be all cleaver with the copy/paste function . then again, it was pretty crappy seeing as i only discovered the wonderful 'spoon pen' brush at the last minuet. it's utterly lovely... kinda sorta behaves like a weird hybrid of a brush and charcoal.

best bit: the sketchier, larger drawing seemingly firing off a one fingered salute and SADAKO

Monday, 1 December 2008

oh detective mills, you really don't want to know.

damn this film. thanks to it, i find it nigh on impossible to say those three little words without doing my best brad pitt meltdown impression. i also love the fact that you really can tell i spent all of two minuets on morgan freeman/detective sommerset.

just part of a sketch jam some other folk and i do every week. i wanted to try something with just some heavy black and white after a combination of this , this and frank miller strated to get at me.