Saturday, 24 September 2011

Today's work, my desk under the stairs and the mess made in one day!

I'm pretty pleased with today's drawing session. I thought I would take a step back and let you see a glimpse of the world I will have to wake up to in the morning. It generally gets this messy every time I work at home, and the next morning I tidy it up to subsequently mess i again when I sit down to draw.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Frog Jump, watermelon pips!

So I'm down in Durham for the next two days and I have all that time to spend drawing and the like. One of the things I really wan't to get back into is animating and I want to make a series of GIF'S for watermelon pips. So here is the first experiment, it needs some tweaking. Keep checking back to see more and if you're doing any animation, frogs of illustrations at the moment please drop me your blog address by email (found above at contacts) or on a comment below. I like to see what's going on around me.

Thanks and don't eat the pips! 

A hap'pea Dinner

I've been drawing on food again.

Don't eat the pips.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Na,na,na,na,na,na,nanana! BATMAN!

It’s been hard for me to take a photo of this without my own reflection showing in the image due to the black reflective surface. Also I’ve been ill with a chest infection and all other terrible inflictions that come with the cold.  So I apologise if my sickly looking face is in some of them.
One of the things I intended to do from the start with this piece was to make Gotham a gritty looking place. Therefore I didn’t put too much detail into the initial pencil sketch, but rather built it up as I went along.

Don’t eat the Pips. 

Friday, 9 September 2011

Donkey Kong Watermelon Pips

After getting a ridiculous conversation with my friend on the phone about Donkey Kong smashing real plumbers to a pulp, I had to draw him. I was looking at gorillas for inspiration when I was working on this and noticed the size of their cranium!

Don’t eat the Pips. 

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The Adventures of Sailor Girl - Alex's present request..

After seeing Katie's leaving present the gaffers of Sailor Girl decided they wanted there own done. I'd had been meaning to do something for their office anyway so I agreed. Here is the first, Hannah next.  

Don't eat the pips.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Cowboy Bebop

I've been sketching up some ideas for a  Cowboy Bebop illustration which will include the main characters of the series. I have a window which I am planning to use in the design. This single portrait of Spike is I suppose, part of my progression toward the illustration, or a result of brainstorming and eagerness to start drawing. I liked the concept of just tearing a page out of my sketch book allowing for the initial ideas to be seen as well as the final piece. I love working with clear materials such as acetate and can seen my work evolving as I use it. This itself still needs a bit of work, So I'll keep you posted.

Don't eat the pips.

Monday, 5 September 2011

The Adventures of Sailor Girl - Katie's Leaving present.

It's been too long since I've blogged but that doesn't mean I've been sitting on my arse twiddling my thumbs or the analog sticks of my Gamecube. In all honesty however I have suffered from a spell 'creative block' in between my last update and now and it took a while to get the ball rolling. Anyway I'm back in the game and got myself some new posca pens.

Katie, a much loved and valued member of Sailor Girl LTD/crime fighting super hero, is leaving to continue her studies as well as defeat foes in Leeds.

I was asked to draw Katie in her superhero costume as a leaving present from the girls at Sailor Girl.

Good luck in the future Katie.