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.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Blog Neglect

Hoping to get some regular posts up over the next few months as the Drunk Beatles project starts to move towards finished artwork. In the meantime here's something I drew last December for the office Secret Santa (the rule being no names on pressies just drawings, then you guess which is yours).

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Eleven Doctors

Here's my little tribute for The Doctor's 50th anniversary.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby!

Today marks the 96th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby. Here's my portrait of the great man for Kirby-Vision's annual birthday gallery.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Size matters

I have a tendency to draw quite small when character sketching. So in an effort to open things up a little I've been drawing to the full height of the page (14cm). The end result is a lot more satisfying as extra time was needed for the structure of the bodies. I did find though that once scanned, the carbon 'inks' did not render as strong as my smaller drawings and had to be touched up in Photoshop.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Testing 7 - Faces

Another pencil verses ink test. Top - Pencils (via PSD levels), below - Micron fineliner and brushpen.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Testing 6 - Portraits

Family portraits in pencils (via PSD levels - top) and Micron fineliner and brushpen (bottom).

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Testing 5

Background lighting experiments in pencil via PSD levels.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Testing 4...

More pencils to inks via PSD. This time I tried to build up the strokes by drawing them several times in carbon. It feels a lot more natural than just trying to render a single line with a fineliner or brushpen.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Testing 3...

Yet more pencils to inks from the sketchbook.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Testing 2...

Following on from the last post here's some more pencil-inks testing.