Monday, 1 February 2016

Minnesota Mugshots

Last week, intrigued by this photo gallery, I took a break from 'Random Panels' and set about digitally tracing a selection of miscreants. Most of these were completed on my daily commute and it was more an exercise in mindfulness then creativity. This won't be the last you see of theses guys as I've already made plans to feature some of these characters in my next project.









Random Panel Round-up

Random Panels from the week after last. Original panels are all cribbed from Paul Gravett's
Great British Comics.









































































































































































Sunday, 17 January 2016

Random Panels Week Two

Not the most productive week for the Random Panel project, as I failed to keep to the daily drawing regime. Just three panels to show this week, the first instigated by the sad death of David Bowie.









































































































The bottom two panels both originally come from Paul Gravett's Great British Comics.
The second panel, featuring Doug Maxted's Yellowknife of the Yard, was created on the iPad using, Autodesk Sketchbook. It's the most successful of this week's drawings, which is due to the fact it drawn in snatches over a few days.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Random Panels

Towards the end of last year I stopped drawing. I was gripped with the belief that my efforts were pointless. My imagination had deserted me along with any inclination to put pen to paper. I knew I had to get myself out of that way of thinking but there were so many excuses to cling to in the run up to Christmas.

Now the New Year is here it seems like the perfect time to cast off those shackles and get back to drawing again. To get things started I've initiated a sketchbook project where I re-draw random comic book panels and workout some of those confidence issues that have plagued me.

I'll be posting the results via my Instagram and Twitter accounts and collecting them here, along with the original inspirations, on a weekly basis. In an effort to vary the source material I will be taking the panels from books about a comics. This week's panels were all sourced from Trina Robbins' From Girls to Grrrlz.




































































Halfway through the week I took delivery Eddie Campbell's Bacchus omnibus and decided to do a panel from the book.




















Even thought the panel I choose was just 'a man in a box' it took 3 attempts and one quick sketch to produce something halfway decent.





Quite a productive beginning to the project with a few lessons were learnt along the way. Spare a thought though to the fountain pen gave up the ghost midway through a 'Bacchus' and was consigned to the big pencil case in the sky.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby!

Today marks the 98th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby
Here's my contribution to this years' Birthday portrait gallery at Kirby-Vision.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Do ya think it's alright?



Tommy and his tormentor Cousin Kevin.
Created on the iPad using Inkpad & Sketches Pro.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

John Steed

A belated tribute to Patrick Macnee which marks my first piece of artwork created solely on the iPad. Apps used were Adobe Draw (initial sketch), Inkpad (vector inking) and Sketches Pro (colour).


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Commute Doodles

Have sketchbook will travel.


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Groups

Trying to capture a consistent look to new character designs.



Tuesday, 26 May 2015

New Stuff

About time I got round to posting some new sketchbook pages instead of letting them fester unseen. These are from an untitled project that's been hanging about for a few weeks in the hope of some narrative. Plenty of characters to design so expect a livelier posting regime to follow.





Thursday, 28 August 2014

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby!

I'm a little embarrassed that last years Kirby portrait for KIRBY-VISION is only three posts further down the page. I'll be addressing this flagrant blog neglect in the coming months with new 'Drunk Beatles' work. Until then, HAPPY 97th BIRTHDAY, MR. KIRBY!

Friday, 28 February 2014

Paul & Jeremy

A Drunk Beatles piece from the sketchbook worked up in Manga Studio.