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Friday, 18 April 2008

Old Skool/Nu Skool

Went home last weekend and discovered my old DC Comics 'Gen13' submission pack and realised to my horror that I haven't drawn a comic page since I was 26...I'm toying with the idea of redrawing the whole thing, to see how much I've moved on, anyhow, I've done a bit of sketchbook work updating some of the character stuff from the sample pack and I'm pretty pleased with the way some of them turned out, it's just a bit of idle doodling but I thought I'd better put something up to show I'm not entirely apathetic at the minute!

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Finally finished!

And you know what? I'm not remotely happy with it! I can't remember the last time I was so unenthusiastic about colouring something in, at the moment I seem to be torn between doing something in a traditional comic style and something more rendered and painterly, consequently leaving me with an image that's all over the shop. I think the next thing I will do is a digital painting as it's clearly playing on my mind!

Friday, 14 March 2008

My demented sense of perfectionism strikes again.

I know I should have coloured this in by now, but after much scrutiny I decided I wasn't really happy with the inking, I put far too much detail in, so when scaled down it looks far too dense, so I redid it and stripped a bit of the detail out, I'm a lot happier with this version and the coloured version will be up on monday. I swear!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Mr Productive...

Well, inked this up last night and I'm quite pleased, I'm definitely making progress on the inking front, this was primarily inked with a Hunt 107, with the odd assist from a Rotring technical pen, it's a bit scratchy here and there but i think this is due to my quill not being quite 'broken in'. Also tweaked it in photoshop so it's less lopsided. I'll start the colouring tonight, but it's more than likely it won't be up til next tuesday, due to me being off work from thursday onwards. Hope you like it.

Monday, 3 March 2008

My Apologies....

for not getting something up here sooner, had a hectic few weeks of...well...getting blind drunk. I did manage to get this done at the tail end of last week though and it's a character I've been messing about with for ages now, I originally intended to build it in 3D and sculpt it in mudbox, but due to my growing realisation that 3D no longer interests me remotely, I'm not going to do it at the minute, so I'm putting it to bed for now. I've already buggered up the inking, but I'm going to redo it on the lightbox at some point this week, so come back later! Ta.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Well, it's done and I'm not gonna moan about it...

even though it has it's problem areas, I'm pretty happy with it. It's the first image I've done from start to finish in over two years, would have finished it sooner, but developed eyestrain midweek due to solidly playtesting our current Nintendo DS game over the week, so I tried to take it easy in the evening. I quite fancy recoloring it in a more cel shaded, less rendered style, may or may not do it later in the week as I quite fancy having a bash at an actual digital painting too.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008


Finished off the inking after watching the final Veronica Mars *sob*. As usual I'm not particularly happy with the result, but i'm yet to find something i'm really comfortable with to use for inking. Consequently this was inked with a dip pen (Hunt 102 and 104), brush, fibre tip, Rotring technical and art pens. I'm beginning to get more comfortable with the dip pen and brush, but i need lots more practice, so basically I'm still finding my feet. Next up, colour! Ooh!