Thursday, 23 August 2012

First album/Ep cover

Something a bit different, i got asked by a Pop punk band from my home town  to design the cover for there EP. i tried a few things before this but i was trying to much so in the end just went totally random. i think it turned out pretty gooda, still not sure if they are going to use it , but i had fun with it.

you can check em out at here Heroes never drown

Monday, 6 August 2012

The $$60,000,000,000 man

Vash!

Start again

So i spent a lot of time planning my comic but what i did plan felt rushed, and i didn't really plan how it would look and what impact i wanted. i made it to nine pages. only one which i really liked maybe two?
my point is I'm going to start again, The same story but more planned out try and get a page a week done, no more no less. i want to try and focus on a weakness of mine, camera angles, i want some crazy ones that you wouldn't really expect not to over the top though.

Todays sketch

just a quick spidy pic.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sunday, 29 July 2012

FEAR!



Scarecrow is one of the best Batman villains in my opinion, you never know what he is going to do and while he isn't much of a match for Batman in a fight he is one of the best villains that break his defences from within and mess with his head. 

i had two goes at drawing him, the first was ok but didn't stand out much. The second attempt was much better, i did want him to be on/ have a cross attached to his back, while it might have looked cool it would have been very practical.

Character design


I got asked to do some Character designs for a friends new comic book idea, i dont want to give away anything just incase, but out of the four characters i liked this guy (Swat boy) the most, he has a really cool story.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Kickass!

Trying something a little bit diffrent today, in terms of colouring anyway. i only used textures on the blood.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Walter White.



1. start with a tiny quick sketch.
2. using the sketch as reference i do more of a detailed sketch.
3. lines
4. using one of the dry media brushes in photoshop i start painting detail in and shadows.
5. some flat colours.
6. mix the flats with the greys, i lowered the opacity of the greys here.

7. i added a glow to the meth and a bit of a shine to the glasses.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Robin

I draw Batman, a lot! so heres a Robin!! i did draw a full comic page with 2 other panels and coloured it but i really didnt like it so its just this for now.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Vegeta!

As a kid i never really liked Vegeta, and spent a lot of time arguing with my best friend Ant and Brother Chris over who was better Vegeta, Piccolo or Trunks. But recently ive started re-watching DBZ and Vegeta is pretty cool! Trunks is still cooler though! so this ones for Ant!

Claptrap

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I am the best robot. Ooh, ooh, here we go!

Friday, 6 July 2012

reMIND Pin-up

Jason Brubaker hosted a competition on his blog http://www.remindblog.com/ to have a pin up featured in his next graphic novel reMIND volume 2. I'm a huge fan of Jasons work, and if it wasn't for his Podcast http://www.makingcomics.com/ i don't think i would have started my own comic, Ive always wanted to to never thought i could do it but listening to making comics and reading reMIND gave me so much inspiration and influence so thanks Jason for that!

 It feels good to have a bit of my work on http://www.remindblog.com/ so close to Jasons work! you can see my Pin-up along with the others (some of which blow mine away!) here; http://www.remindblog.com/category/pin-up-contest2/


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Maleficent

Maleficent! One of the best villans ever! up there with Vader and The Joker!
im really not good at drawing females but i think this turned out ok!


Saturday, 30 June 2012

A Later page!

A later page, im kinda all over the place at the moment, ive got a few finished pages, pages that are planned out, pages coloured in and finished but with no text, pages i have done but want to re-do! thats my plan for this weekend i think? sort everything out.

Monday, 25 June 2012

change in colour

After finishing the city scene Ive decided I'm going to go back and re do the colours in the first few pages. not totally I'm going to leave the flash back scenes the way they are and just change the parts that are in the human world.

Friday, 22 June 2012

A city in colour!

So i took out the neon signs and changed it to a day time scene. i still need to improve my lighting skills loads! none of it is where it should be, i think thats my biggest weakness in colouring, shadows and lighting.

i think om going to add a panel somewhere on the spread, with the look on Ethan and Meows face when they enter the town, or of them looking around suprised.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A city!

A scene from later on in the story. when Ethan and Meow first see inside one of the towns.
I've taken influences from China and wild west kind of towns, but with a futuristic twist. you cant see it yet but there will be neon lights and other modern/future stuff going on.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Page 1


After weeks of messing around with colours and editing little things i finally have a page! i have a feeling its going to get easier for my now i have a page to base colours on. Spelling and Grammar are my biggest weaknesses so i will keep going back and editing the pages when i get told of my mistakes. i am happy with it for a first page of my first comic.
I'm excited to get the next done now.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

I tried, i do like the idea but when i was doing this quick test page (very quick) all i could think about was the imaginary friend story, so im going to stick with that! im just happy i gave this a go.

Monday, 21 May 2012

zombies

I want to do a zombie book but focus on the animals side of things when everything gets messed up!!! i want it to be serious but still have humour in it. There will be some zombie animals in it. Ive got the beginning figured out.

A cat asleep up a tree, a few hours later loads of stuff is going on around him like cars crashing and people running away screaming but he Carries on sleeping, when he finally wakes up the undead are everythere. later on in the story he will meet a few more animals like a mouse maybe. the cat isnt bothered about whats happened to the world, he just wants to sleep.

I still want to do my other story but i dont think im ready for a huge epic adventure, right now i want to focus on story telling and angles in my shots, and doing this will help me loads i think.

im going to aim to get a page done a week.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Really liked how this turned out with my line work turned off.
After a gaming free two months I'm starting to miss it but i know as soon as i start playing something ill get none of the comic book done or hardly any other drawing. so here's Red Xiii from Final fantasy 7 one of my all time favourite games.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Saturday, 12 May 2012

we're all mad here!

Love drawing Wonderland stuff!

The stripes make it look pixelated at the size it shows up on the blog to see it correctly - click on the picture then right click it and view image then zoom.

i will try and get around to fixing it.

panel

A test panel from the scene in the book where the main guy gets fired from his job, the horns are not visible to anyone, there there to show that his (emotions) in this case anger are bringing his imaginary friend back into his world.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Bulbasaur!! if i had time id love to do a artbook with all 150 original pokemon!

whattt? Unfinished!

I hate not finishing a picture but i do like a unfinished picture, there is something about trying to picture the unfinished piece complete. This however isn't one of those. i just wasn't happy with it. no matter what i tried so its left incomplete. I will try another Yoda again some time soon though.

Edit - Ahh disappointed in myself! i drew the young Yoda (ive been watching to much clone wars i think)! that's why i don't like it! arghh!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Gengarrr!!!

Drawing Pokemon is so much fun! there so simple (most of em) yet its tough to make em look original without copying the original design to much. Love the evil smile Gengar has. think I'm gonna draw some more. maybe the three original starter Pokemon?!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

more Venom

A super fast pic of Venom! just over 5min. taking a break from hours of writing.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Venom!!

Venom is one character i dont think i could get fed up of drawing! this is 100% digital! no pencils or paper at all!!

Friday, 27 April 2012

its coming together!



A finished panel!! part of the scene where the boy first comes face to face with his new/only friend.
just to give you an idea of what the finished thing will look like!!
I'm edging towards the dulled down colour look at the moment.

Edit - Reminds me of Pokemon, Ash coming face to face with a new Pokemon hes about to try and catch.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Another long time post ago! Ive finally got my act together and gone creative crazy!! Ive spend a month of on and off writing! The children's book has changed to a comic book. i feel much more comfortable with it now and comic books are my main passion. The story has evolved a lot. originally the story was about a boy with a imaginary friend who caused mischief. Now the story evolves around a man who gets caught up in the world of imagination, starting with getting a surprise visit from his childhood imaginary friend. The book starts with the man sitting on a throne, with a chained up monster guarding him. He starts to explain (as if talking to 'you' the reader) that he is the first human to enter the imagination world, or so he was told by the people of this strange world, The Monster chained up is his imaginary friend. he then explains that he needs to start right from the beginning and proceeds to tell the story of when he first met his childhood imaginary friend. The story is not 100% yet but I'm happy with what Ive got so far.

Rapunzels Tower


Electric Mayhem

Dr Teeth

Random sketching!


just a bit of sketching before bed.

Designs