Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Big Fat Robot

A friend of mine wrote something that spoke of large, terraforming robots, so I took my damn pencils, and I drew one.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Deep Black Sea

Photoshopped sketch inspired by a story idea my mate threw at me the other day.
More shall be revealed in time, I guess.

Digital Inking

I'm attempting to put together a comic at the moment, and I've been having a pop at the digital inking process. I've never been able to find a good balance with the Wacom that would give me the quality of line I'd like to achieve.
In my mind, I'd always seen the inking process on this project being done by hand, but before I gave up on the digital version, I thought I'd give it a try.
The results were a little frustrating.
When the computer wasn't crashing, I was able to get quite a nice line quality, but the biggest annoyance was a very simple one - I couldn't turn the screen like I can a sketchbook.
It seems mad that such a simple element could cloud my decision as to how to progress, and no doubt there are many people who could instruct me in the ways of digital art, but for the time being, I think the next step is to try it the old fashioned way....

In the meantime, here's today's progress.

Step 1: Pencils

Step 2: Ink

Step 3: Shading

Step 4: Colours

Step 5: Finishing touches

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Merica in your pocket

On request, I have knocked up some Merica goodies from the sketches in the credits of Precision.
Please help yourself to some iPhone wallpapers and a desktop wallpaper featuring the girl herself.
I realise I'm not exactly covering everyone's requirements by pandering to the iCommunity, but if anyone would like something knocking together, I'm happy to have a bash at it.

Dig in.

iPhone 4 Wallpapers





iPhone 3g Wallpapers





Desktop Wallpapers




Monday, 4 April 2011



Realised I haven't posted here for what would be desceribed in Wigan as a "Yonk".
Time to fix that.
After my compadres just posted our entry into the 48 hour sci fi film challenge, a little film called Precision, I thought I'd stick the sketches from the end title sequence up somewhere.
Guess this is as good a place as any.
Basically, the main character is a girl called Merica Adams, played by the awesome Haruka Abe - a time-travelling problem solver who seems to cause more problems than she fixes.
To give her a bit more of a 'history' (sorry), I thought it might be nice to see her previous adventures over the final credits.

Given that we had 48 hours to complete the entire thing, I had to motor to get through these and add a little animation.
Hope they do the trick :)