Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Before i head off to ecosse for afew days of takin it easy ( sketching ahoy! ) , thought i'd make one last post for this week, 2 of the best things in life - girls and zombies! :) ..just some quick sketches from train style commuting time passing nonsense. I like the little wierd guy thrown in randomly with the girls....spose he's some kind of ant eater thing with a lovely knitted sweater. And a big heart shape on it. Aaaaaww :)

Hullo again. So I thought I'd post up the couple of Astro Funk comic pages i mentioned in earlier posts, just to show where i was with it and remind myself in moving forwards. I really enjoyed doin them, and have another 2 pages almost dun, with a couple more ontop of that roughed out...but i've decided to work on developing the style more, as seen in some of my sketches posted here, mainly coz i didnt think it looked interesting enough, plus i need a style that's slightly quicker to draw. So astro funk will hopefully return soon...unfortunatley there's another comic idea battling with it in my brain, and right now it seems to be winning :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Extreme Squirrells!! Rawk! Squirrells...skateboard high stunts....and maybe a ray gun or two thrown in to the mix :) Actually i think the idea i had was that they were delivery guys, and would traverse the city rooftops to get your sushi to you before it goes cold ;)
Might do a bit more follow up work on it soon.....

Monday, July 17, 2006

bONJOUR! Thought i'd start the week off with a few sketches of Astro Funk character development, Astro Funk being a comic idea which i may one day get out of my head and onto paper in some shape or form....i'm finally getting towards a style that i might be happy with, so hopefully one day soon you'll see finished characters on this site....i do have 2 or 3 comic pages pretty much done, but i decided the style wasn't quite right so am tryin to develop it at the moment. I may put the old pages up here for a laugh though, they were good fun. That's if i don't go and draw my zombie squirrell comic first. Dammnit, how to choose! :)

Friday, July 14, 2006

It's Friday! Woo! This bunch above are some sketches from last night, i got home from work and plonked down in front of the tv with my sketchpad....ended up doing these doodles infront of a show called Sugar Rush, great show....looks as though it might have slightly influenced one of my pictures....oh, and the show isn't about monkeys taking baths :) - The classy monkey in question is Mockchop, one of my trio of Astro Funk characters...he's gone thru a slight re design aswell, but mainly just in face/mouth area....and that's a can of tennents he's crackin' open by the way, quality scottish lager :)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

No squirrels were harmed during the making of this picture, and dont worry he survives....just needs a clean pair of pants :)
Had a lot of fun doin this one, cheers for helpful feedback messirs Jacques and Ross ( no.2 ) .... i think i'm gonna have to do more with the family of squirrels, so those 3 in the background may return soon! Boring fact of the day - the skateboard design is basically a tweaked photo of my second, no wait , third skateboard deck, which i used to fall off regularly durin the art college days...i did enjoy painting the deck though....girls, robots, wierd rabbit/squirrel creatures... some things never change :)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

These 3 are sketches and then the finished line for a colour piece i am currently finishing off in photoshop and should have up here in a day or two....the skinny skater character was definitly inspired by a couple of guys i was watching at an awesome skate park in Glasgow afew weeks ago, i was used to seeing skaters with baggy jeans but these guys were pullin the tricks skinny style. As for the mutant eye and idea where those came from :)

Astro-funk Dude

This guy started out as a sketch on post-its ( thank u jacques for that bad habbit ;)'s probably not the final design for my main male character in Astro Funk, but he's almost there, and was good fun kitting him out with all his graf tools, and i want nintendo to make me a pair of his gameboy trainers :) .. the bag is a jamie hewlett eastpak classic that i'm finding tuff to win on ebay at the mo. One day....

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Couple more from the life drawing session, both 15 mins i think, but obviously a guy this time :)

Got back to life drawing! Woo Hoo! It was a really good class, so hopefully i will go more regularly in the future. These 2 are 10 and 15 min sketches with charcoal.

Thought I'd start as I mean to go on - some hot robot sketching action. Did this little guy on the tube/train one night when i moved down here and was kippin' on sofas in london....was also playing some Armoured Core on my psp, which kinda inspired the mech sketching...anyway, thought i'd stick it in photoshop and just do a quick pass, so didn't spend too long on this one, just had some quick fun.
Hi folks...welcome to my new blog, which i will try my best to regularly update with my sketchbook and artwork nonsense. If you like what u see then check out my website . Hopefully i can keep this updated almost every week, although i probably shouldnt make promises like that. Anyways, if you like Robots, squirrells, girls, monkeys, robots, girls, robots....then you've come to the right place :)

oh and zombies.

zombie squirrells to be precise.

enjoy :)