Monday, 24 March 2014

Hellboy Day

Turns out Big Red has been BOOMing things that go bump in the night for 20 years.
And the world is a better place for it.
Here's my sketch of the Big Ape.
Happy Birthday, Un Rama.


Over the past few months, I've been able to work with a cluster of talented folk on a project called Caper for a company called Geek and Sundry.
Written by my good mate Mike Sizemore and his writing buddy from across the pond, Amy Berg, Caper tells the story of four super heroes living together in L.A. who must resort to criminal methods just to get by.
I've been lucky enough to be involved from the start, working with Mike and Amy to create the super-versions of the four main characters, along with a few gigabytes of other stuff for the web series.
Mainly though, my job consisted of creating comic-style artwork that would depict any superhero action that was needed on screen.
With the help of my brother handling the animation, we managed to get quite a bit done.
As I say though, my role tended to be the go-to guy for artwork and some other on-screen elements.
I'll be posting a few bits and pieces up here, starting with this poster artwork.
You can catch all the episodes on Geek and Sundry's site, here

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Creator Owned Day 2013

Here's my stab at creating a new character for "Creator Owned Day"
I sketched him out a while ago, but decided to fling him at the internet due to today providing the opportunity.

Meet Tsomgo - a legendary tracker who wandered down from the East Himalayas one winter.
He brought with him a father and son who had been lost whilst exploring an untouched parts of the mountains in bad weather conditions.
He reportedly stayed with the man's family for the next couple of days, eating nothing but grasses, then, once confirming both the man and boy were on the road to recovery, he quietly returned to the mountains.
He never spoke, but he did leave them with a crude drawing, hinting that mankind would soon be seeing more of the inhabitants of "His Kingdom".
Periodically, locals have claimed to have been aided by Tsomgo (named after the lake he was first spotted near) in times of great need.
Numerous expeditions have since attempted to find him or the "inhabitants" he once described - all to no avail.

I guess if he wants to be found - he'll let us know.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Tablet Fun

Inspired by my purchase of the utterly brilliant Samsung Series 7 Slate I have embarked upon a quest to improve my drawing. I've been drawing digitally for a while now, but I feel like I'm using the same techniques again and again. The Samsung slate affords me the ability to experiment with techniques I've never spent much time with in the past.

In an effort to move onwards and upwards, I'm going to try a few things that challenge me and take me out of my comfort zone - starting with this piece.

I wanted to have a bash at updating Frankenstein's monster. It's not a drastic redesign really, but it was fun to do.
I've coloured my linework like I always have, but I'd like to try a version were the linework is removed.

Anyway, here's the first version. I'll be updating this post with a newer version as soon as it's ready.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Three Panels

Worked on a fun little three panel strip with @sizemore for Warren Ellis' Three Panel feature on his site.

Not sure if he's seen it yet, but I thought I'd post it up.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Xenomorph Lunchbreak Paint

Had a bash at drawing the alien a while ago, and really enjoyed it.
I must visit the world of Giger again.
Truly one of the finest movie monsters of all time.

Prickly Fiend

No, I don't know why he's so angry.
Maybe it's cos he doesn't have any pants that fit?