Saturday, 30 January 2010

hoy hoy!

so if you're in london at the beginning of march, try and check out this->

it's an exhibition of work by scott campbell. he's the art director over at double fine (the people who brought us the wonderful phychonaughts game). there's also going to be an illustration/comics workshop run by this dude. i'm pretty miffed that i'm not going to be able to make it buuuuuuuuut then again i'm going to be in new york with the fabulous illustration folk. OH. FUCKING. YEAH

check out scott's bitching blog over at

hoy hoy!

this time round the meow zine was looking for sketch book stuff. the top page was done while stuck in an airport en rout to copenhagen last summer. mm-mmm-mmmm, people watching!

note to self, do something with that 'don't talk, gesticulate' thing.

Friday, 29 January 2010

boy howdy. failed miserably at posting that last post.

anyHOO, some rough stuff from our current project. it's pretty crazy- twice a week we're given a word of phrase to illustrate. this time round it was equals. this one was... tricky. came up with some bull shit, wooly idea about how sheet music can equate something tangible you can hear. so. very. lame.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

mole skin!

stuff from the tail end of the reportage project we did waaaay back last term. good lord. that man eating a hot dog is most defiantly bringing sexy back.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

o6/o9 of the high rise illustrations featuring yet more characters with increasingly tenuous grips on reality.


Tuesday, 19 January 2010

aaaaand more storyboards


there's a 'wildlife' sanctuary right next to our university's other campus. it's probably a good thing that place in the middle of nowhere because you guys would be so sick of drawings of pigs/goats/geese by now.
... or maybe not. i haven't had time to hang out with my sketch book for so. very. long.

with it's homicidal ponies and birds of prey, this place would have made the most amazing petting zoo.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

and that's that...
...for now.

and more storyboarding

moar storyboarding stuff because email's still being wonderfully lame.

warning. there be GILF action

o3/o3 of the jekell and hyde project. no more child brutality after this.

coffee is such fun.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

recently managed to get a hold of illustrator. good lord, is it a mind fuck. still, i'm trying to get to grips with it so there'll probably be a crap tone of shoddy little sketches like these floating around from here on out.

^ something i've been meaning to check out. it's a short animated film about a man living 91 cms away from himself. it's meant to be quite good.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

oh coral painter. you sexy mother fucker, you. i think i love this programme.

anyhoo, one of the final images for the christmas project. for proof of just how super pimp orson welles was, check this out ->

o5/o9 of the high rise illustrations.

hmmm, i don't think sloppy even begins to cover the colouring style. but yeah. the sequence where royal's embracing his inner eccentric recluse and hanging with the birds was one of those ones that really got the grey matter ticking.


while pimping out the shiny macbool i had haemorrhaged a gout of cash on coral painter. OH MY GOD. HOW CAN SOMETHING SO INTANGIBLE COST SO MUCH!?!?!?

but i think it might have been worth it. holy fuck, this thing runs rings round open canvas. it's ridiculous how much more organic working in it feels.

this was just a dry run. i think it may have come from spending too much time in the tube surrounded by posters for that circ de solie show and the _shit tone_ of avatar marketing. huzzar for blue people!

Monday, 11 January 2010

the catastrophic results of taking my tablet to life drawing. our tutor is very into experimentation and mark making. photo shop said nooooooooooooooo.

wait a minuet. what's that old saying about bad workmen and their tools?

o4/o9 of the high rise illustrations.

everything about this drawing is SO FUCKING LAZY.


dear alex,

please stop being so OCD when it comes to uploading things here.

PAH! that's what post labels are for!

anyhoo, o3/o9 of the high rise illustrations. woo and yay for potentially homicidal high society socialites. mmmmMMM. i dug this scene where laing goes out onto the roof, accidentally blundering into a party being held there and becomes unable to shake the clawing suspicion that the social x-rays are going to send him pavement diving. very the-big-wheel-scene from the third man.

in fact, the book is made up from a whole load of super tense moments where you just know horrific shit is just inches away from going down.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

and more of the same again.

and more of the same

gah, sorry! need to re upload these since the first batch were too damn sketchy.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

so our holiday homwork over christmas was to come up with the perfect gift for a famous dead dude or dudett. our ficticious secret santa was chosen at random from a hat and i managed to bag orson welles (atleast, i think it was orson welles. it might have been george orwell and my memory was once again proving it's sive like worth BUT OH WELL).

good gravy, that man was awesome. there was an orson welles season on tv over christmas and it was a real eye opener to what a talent/personality he was. it's such a shame that he was pretty much constantly screwed over by the studio system once he stopped being flavour of the month. you can read all about it here ->

anyhoo, here's all the SUPERLY FABULOUSE INTENIVE/EXTENSIVE reserch done for this brife. oh, and ther's some festive wrapping paper featuring (OH SNAP SON, SPOILERS FOR A 70 YEAR OLD FILM COMING UP)rosebud to boot.

Friday, 8 January 2010

just some do overs for a few of the character designs on the zombie comic thing. good lord, casting is fun.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

...and more of the same.

gaaaaah, again having to upload stuff that totally shouldn't be here because email's being a douche. curse you, modern world.

d'awwww. someone thinks they're Julian opie.

but yeah. life drawing. it's been a long time since i spammed this place with some of these. our uni's pretty awesome in the way that they make us go life drawing once a week although the main lesson seem to be 'BLARGH! STYLE IS EVIL! MAKING PRETTY DRAWINGS IS MASTURBATION!' which is good because experimentation is super fun and a whole ton of goooooood shit can come out of it.

Monday, 4 January 2010

o2/o9 of the high rise illustrations.

boy that composition is tight? too tight? despite these images being pretty tiny irl, someone thought it would be a super hot idea to draw them to scale so they wouldn't have to fart around in photoshop when it was all said and done. that defiantly ended up biting me in the ass here, resulting in one _super_ cramped drawing.

also, if you think these images are dark, you should have seen them once they were printed out. muuuuuuurrrky.