Tuesday, 29 September 2009

so yeah, we didn't actually get around to drawing any models in the scud but we did a whole load of exercises about all the different marks you can get out of *insert weapon of choice here* and how they relate to the texture of things... hence the somewhat patch work nature of this stuff.



so once again i'm an art student. term kicked off last week but this shit didn't get real till yesterday. so far though, it looks like it's going to be a tone of fun (though the work/uni combo could be a little... interesting).

anyhoo, every tuesday we get some life drawing action on. FOR THE WHOLE DAY. this gets me very excited, specially when you take our super enthusing life drawing teacher into account. that man brings art techno-babble to life.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

and yet more from the cull. don't worry, we're on page 17/22 so there shouldn't be too many more of these.

bbbbbbbbut probably not given my knack for fudging things up. was kinda sad this was getting cut... till i took another look at the left third. seriously. wtf, mate? way to tweak rob's pose into something totally unfeasible/goofy because you didn't leave enough space *slow clap*

in my defense though, most of the rough pencils for issue two were done in a nigh pitch black room in edinburgh on top of far, far, FAR too little sleep.

hola. long time no speak, mostly down to the fact that once again, i am a real student. granted, they haven't actually got us doing any work yet (this shit gets real come monday and i'm totally psyched)but already the combo of uni and work it totally kicking my ass. this is going to be fun.

but anyhoo, in the mean time enjoy some truly awful character designs. nick's been good enough to let me have art duties on a short film he's trying to put together. it sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun and hey, i get to draw demented, grizzly cowled vigilantes. perticulalry digging on the lobster johnson rip off above the hoodie-sporting dude center bottom.

in the mean time, check out this fantastic slice of the internet http://www.1988crazy4cult3.blogspot.com/. being a total slut for movies and illustration, this site gets two thumbs up. i'd give it more, but that breaks the bounds of human physicality.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

do over. god, this is so much better than the last stab... being on topic helps too.

also, COLOUR!

no more ships for a while though.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

and yet more fallout from the great, editorial cull on issue two.

issue one might be breaking out december 1st. i am alex's sense of giddy excitement.

a friend of ours is off to the ukraine for the year to max out her russian skills. we figured the least we could do was make her a bon voyage card.

wow, is it me or does this borrow rather heavily from the covers for the scott pilgrim books? also, ukraine is most defiantly NOT soviet russia, so what's up with the color scheme/bears?

did you know that the national animal of mauritius is the dodo? OH LOL!


aaaaaaaand this is why you don't skim through briefs. turns out i'd got completely the wrong end of the stick with this so yeah, expect a redone version some time in the not to distant future. oh well, what the hell. this was done in a haze of sleep depravation so it's pretty sucky, particularly when it comes to the placement of the figure on the page and the execution of the pose (which aren't mutually exclusive).

Monday, 7 September 2009

now with added background! oh man, the eraser tool in open canvas is the best thing ever when it comes to drawing flames.

mmm, not sure how well this works. i probably should have done something to make the box of matches more visible/legible since it's a pretty key part of what this was meant to be saying. oh well, i can distract myself with the shitty ass smoke cloud.

just because it's been SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long since i posted anything from my sketch book. as such, enjoy this lack luster work sheet.

urgh, i am no good what so ever when it comes to group composition

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

... don't ask.

but we should all be riding dolphins.

so yeah, every now and again my dad ropes me into doing some shipping related illustrations. this latest batch are for a talk about ship owners who want/need a quick buck and the wacky scams they pull.

i don't know, this is probably good for me. my ability to draw the inorganic is somewhat... lacking. also, with turning tiger, it's been a loooooooong time since i've had a chance to do some digital painting. i'd kill to sit down and do something that takes 9000 hours to lovingly render but i guess this'll have to do for now.

that speech bubble is so yuck.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

and more stuff for the cull!

scrapped panel from issue two of turning tiger. lol, i don't know shit about camera placement for story telling's sake.