Thursday, 29 January 2009

work in progess- concept art for the locklear film. not really used to working with such an emphasis on... graphic design for lack of a better word. also, those planes don't really sit too comfortably with the backdrop.  possibly break them down into more basic shapes? bah, i don't know, i'm just thinking aloud.

boss man wants to try and throw some text in there and create a greater sense of speed in the foreground.  

speed lines= speed?

aaaaand another art jam entry for this week. this time round, the theme's 'the spirit'. i know bugger all about the original comic book series... so i guess that means i probably have just as good a grasp of it as frank miller.

i am a little too morbidly curious about that film for my own good...

damn you open canvas. why'd you have to go munch the image resolution like that?



for the weekly sketch jam. we had a rather crack-tastic topic the last time round... something to do with bad ass babies and we all know that kung-fu ranks pretty highly on the bad ass charts so these two things just had to go together.

hah... you can actually see the quality of the line work wither and die as you go from right to left across this image.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

ideas tossed around for some more concept art. this time boss man wanted something to capture the flavor of a screen play he's currently working on based on the life and times of ormer locklear.

uh, who?

locklear was a stunt flyer during and after WWI. during his time in service, pilots would sometimes have to 'wing walk' to perform repairs on their air craft. 

pretty hair raising stuff, no? 

anyhoo, locklear carried this practice on into the movie industry when he became a stunt man and performed all sorts of crazy ariel shenanigans for the camera. unfortunately, this proved to be the death of him.  during filming, the lighting crew didn't pull a light off him in time, causing the momentarily blinded pilot to crash.


Thursday, 22 January 2009

tegakie time!

my my, what big teeth you have.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

grr, gritty.

also, textures are AMAZING, if not a tad cheap.

the third of the three moments concept arts. there is some dark and sordid stuff in this film. i think boss man's managed to find someone who's super interested in playing the lead and there are a bunch of people reading over the screen play. hopefully it'll be all systems go before too long...

woohhhhaaaaaa, bendy perspective!

(i think the serious art types call it five point)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

so tekagi e came back on line today (bo-yah!). after open canvas crashed and ate the fantasically unsaved peice of work work i was talking about, i was feeling a little... disheartened. i think we all know what that means, kids!


p.s. this little doodle was based on some compleate randomer i happened to walk by... and a whole lot of artistic licensing.

work in progress.

i just kinda like where it's at for the time being. don't worry though, that's probably going to change quite shortly :D

for some reason, working out where to place him on the page and what size to make him has been the hardest thing about this.
NEWSFLASH- my computer just ate this and the +1 hours worth of work i'd put into it and guess who didn't press Ctrl + s at any point?
well done alex, you win AAAAAALLLLLL the points.

Friday, 16 January 2009

so i get up this morning and it's 3 o'clock. blargh. i could have got on with some work but i wasn't feeling all that cerebral on 4 hours sleep so what better way to kill some time by knocking out a sketch for this weeks art jam? the theme this time round was foot soliders/lackeys.

man, i really want to watch star wars again... and by star wars i mean episodes iv-vi, you know, the ones george lucas made before he had one too many sips of the cool-aid.

did you know that the term 'the storm trooper effect' was coined after these guys and refers to the fact that shit hot marksmanship apparently isn't a quality evil organizations look for in their employees?


a banner. yeah... that's pretty much it.


Thursday, 15 January 2009

aaaaaaand here we have the final thing. i'm not too sure if the over head angle worked out in the end... also, the placement of red and blue- isn't the first rule of color theory that reds make things jump forwards and blues push objects back (coincidentally, the second rule of color theory that reds make things jump forwards and blues push objects back)?


also, it's a WOODEN indian. why is it BLUE!? someone clearly needs a reality check.

did you know that wooden statues of native americans was an old advertising figure representing cigar shops. this was on account of illiteracy. why indians? because they got the early european settlers hooked on tobacco in the fist place.


Wednesday, 14 January 2009

another little excerpt from page two.

BWAH! this little sequence totally lacks any of the tension that i was hoping it would have. that said, Q seems to be ubber happy with it so who am i to give myself more work and re-do it.  yes, that would just be silly, wouldn't it?

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

just a snippet from a bit of 'moments' concept art i'm working on right now. it's nowhere near finished, but i'm waaaaaaaaaaaay too happy with where it's going for the time being.


this is blatantly the point where my computer crashes and wipes it from existence, isn't it?

a panel from a page i finished up today. well, there's still the small matter of defiling it with my sick lettering skills but oh well.

gah, i wish i had more time to blow on this particular project. at this rate, i'm only turning out a page a month. given that Q's written all the way up to issue 12 or something insane like that, this isn't going to be finished in this life time.

sad face.

note to self- font for scream= john handy let (open canvas)

Monday, 12 January 2009

ahhhh, that's more like it; charred corpses, morgues  and projectile vomiting.

companion page to

moar farting around in tegakie and- HOLY MOLY! pink and purple!? whoa... this is a little too girl-y for me. i... i think need to go lie down or something.

in other news, western union can go eat poop and die for all i care. i want my $250 gosh darn it!

Sunday, 11 January 2009

oh man, so today i finally got around to looking into tegakie. i've heard about it whilst bumbling around the internet  and always been mega curious. well, we all know what curiosity did to the cat, and it's probably going to do the exact same thing to my work out put. srsly, i am such a total sucker for super crude drawing programs.

expect a whole lot more mindless doodling.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Dear Alex Moore,

 There is a fine line between homage and blatantly ripping something off. I thought I made my feelings clear when I brought your aping of Ba's style to your attention, however now i find you trying doing the exact same thing with bentteo. You really are quite shameless, you know.

Yours sincerely, 

Your Artistic Integrity. 

aaaand finally the cover for the student journal/paper. the theme was reconnecting and this idea seemed to go down the best with people. best to try and ignore the chick's freaky-deaky arm though, amiright? 

lo, my mad rhyming skillz!
for the art jam- this week's theme was something you got for christmas. i thought i'd mix things up with a little multi media action. 

oh god. 

what was i thinking.

(apologies to clement clark moore)

Friday, 9 January 2009

never a frow with gordon brown!
i cannot draw our priminister. also, elen raised a very good point when she said 'isn't obama ment to be black?'
the final for an article about where relations between the usa and uk are going. if you just happen to be in oxford, the journal should be hitting shelves in four weeks or something.


Thursday, 8 January 2009

final for the article on the regression of the metrosexual.

something went horribly, horribly wrong with captain caveman over there (2nd from the left). 

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

more sketchbook stuff! this would have been done back in... july?

new york is big... really big. it's probably not the best thing to try and draw when your straight lines tend to be more bent than chris crocker.

Friday, 2 January 2009

and some more doodly, scrappy rough stuff, one for an article on where the relationship between the uk and us is going and ideas for the cover.

work sheet for an article in a student paper on the possible end of metrosexuality.

sad fact- the scanning and farting about in photoshop takes about five million times longer than doing the actual drawing.

bitch bitch, moan moan.