Thursday, August 31, 2006
Warning! Explicit material within! naughty word ahoy! Look away kiddies, lest u go blind. ...ok, you were warned....i promised zombie squirrels....and ..well, their almost here....but what i do have is the poster for the zombie squirrel comic i've been working on - 'NUTZ'. It was gonna be 5 pages but over the course of the train journey became 8 or 9. We'll see. Anyways, gotta pretty much all the pages figured out, couple of tweaks here and there then i'll rough them all out on post-it-notes and blow them up to near a4 for cleanup. In the meantime you have my scribble fest which is somehow gonna become this comic, man i love drawin squirrels :)
Hope u enjoy the poster! That's it for this week probably, have a good weekend folks!
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
oK...so zombies squirrels are coming, but will have to wait till tomorrow...until then, here's a quick colour piece based on some museum ant eater sketching, with headphones thrown in for good measure. Feel free to guess what song he's listening to , although it shouldn't be very hard....it's a quality tune. Anyways, i seem to be obsessed with animals wearing headphones, so there's another guy coming soon in a similar vein to this one. Enjoy!
MAN, what a sandwich! Chorizo, chicken, swiss
cheese, pickle, tomato, lettuce......eh, anyways, its lunchtime and i thought as i munch away i might post up some of the random tat that i scribbled whilst my ass went numb on the train to the capital of my homeland, Edinburgh! I might work up a couple of the strangethings on these pages, although the drawings seemed to drift into Pants territory quite alot, so if u dont like y-fronts then don't click on those thumbnails! :)
However, if like me u think pants rock, click away amigo!
I would just like to add, i did try to draw actually in edinburgh, but quel supris - it started to rain just as i was in the middle of sketching a couple of buskers on rose street, ...dang. Not gonna bother posting a soggy half sketch up here :)
coming next.....the rest of the train journey sketches....including....ZOOOMBIE SQUIRRELSSS!
u know u want it :)
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Last thing for today promise...so, this stuff is a bunch of sketches i did a couple of weeks ago towards characters that hang about with that mutant skater picture i did last month....been writing bits of a comic for him, so just had fun doodling him and his mates...hopefully more time will be spent on these guys soon, lemme know whatchya think...
ok..must go home now dammnit...
adios! I'm gonna make like a tree and get out of here!
ps... sunday ....forbidden planet...buying comics...and what comes on the store stereo....only 'Earth Angel' :) Enchantment under the Sea-tastic! fortunatley neither of my hands started disapearing.
Ok...eh....well, on the train into lundinium on sunday ( which is a boooring hour long from chertsey ) i started to draw....started with me remembering the long armed monkey from the museum a week or two ago, and morphed into this strange guy who is all about the lovin. I like the sketch so thought i'd give it a quick half hour photoshop job, nuthin much, just somthing fun to do after a pretty tiring day at work. My eyes were practically half closed doin this, so may look at it tomorrow and think 'what the heck! ' :)
Aaah sunday afternoons.....man they suck, so what better way to get thru them than by hitting the british museum and sketching it up. I'd never been before so was pleased by 1. - the fact that it's across the road from gosh comics 2. - the hot dog vendour at the gates ( oh yeah ) and 3. - it's a really cool building, especially the main central room.
So sat there for afew hours, and got some not bad sketching , even whilst surrounded by a family of very enthusiastic chinese tourists. If your reading this , hi, and keep drawing, draw draw draw!!! :)
Anyways...loads of interesting things in there that could inspire countless weird characters, i hardly scratched the surface...i think the drawing are ok but not as good as previous museum bunch...think the fact that pens were running out left right and centre is what i'm gonna use as an excuse :)
Don't worry this weekend i won't be in any more museums, so it might be sumthing diferent next week ...will be in edinburgh, so could maybe pull out the sketchpad there, but not making an promises :)
Monday, August 14, 2006
Muuunday. Oooft. But at least the weekend was good :) Was gonna head to London zoo but it was lookin a bit grey and nobody likes a soggy sketchbook....so went down to the Natural History Museum, amazing place, beautiful building , plus the animals don't run around so much :) So the zoo will hopefully happen one day soon, but will probs return to the museum aswell, loadsa cool stuff which will hopefully inspire some wierd characters.
Enjoyed doing the drawings of the building most, coz it's something i don't practice enough, plus I tried to focus on the lighting, which i need to do a lot more.
I really like the Coendou Prehensius sketch ( drawing and learning latin ;) it turned out pretty well i think, tried to keep it with quick simple brush pen lines....then the pen kinda ran out dammint so it became a sort of grey wash thingy :)
PS - man the length of the arms on that monkey - i mean, i know monkies have long arms, but man they were loo-ooong. So he may turn into lil' character sketch :)
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
oK...so it looks as though these guys are gonna be characters in my first astrofunk story, which i'm currently trying to script right now, with rough page layouts kinda comin along at the same time....the skudmen started off as big fat gits as u can see, but i'm happier with them skinny i think...these guys are alot of fun to draw and i'm really enjoying writing about them...hopefully i can get cracking on this soon, i imagine it's gonna be a reasonably short story, maybe 12 pages, just to get astro funk started....then i can move onto the good zombie shit :)
Monday, August 07, 2006
Couple of quick sketchbook bits here...bottom stuff is from sketchin' at a cafe in london the other week, man the sun was meltin my scottish skin....top stuff is some quick ideas for the zombie squirrel comic thingy in my head...be warned...they are after your Nuuuuttttzzzz :) ..more to come of that i hope.
...or thunder, if u are not of the french inclination :)
Anyways... this is a bunch of sketches for a Monkian pic i was gonna work up...not sure now when it will get done, its been pushed aside for moment...maybe sometime during next few weeks...anyways, i wanna go back and see if i can get some more of the energy from original sketches into final pic, think the top left sketch has some nice flowing simple lines that are gone from blue work up...but anyways, thundercats was frickin awesome , and had a big effect on me when i was growin up, loved it. So i'm sure its not the last time one of the characters will pop up here. Would love to do a Ben-Gali pic, he was the coolest....
if yer also a fan of the cats, i would recomend checkin out the link to Cheeks blog, he has some frickin beautiful colour pics of his re-interpretation of some of the thundercats
Thursday, August 03, 2006
aaaallmost friday. almost :)
This guy is just a sketch to do with my astro funk comic that i thought i'd add some quick colour to. one of the ideas of the comic was to have everything in black and white except the graf / tags, - so the idea was that during the comic the main characters have to fight off a horde of zombies ( each complete with headphones and nikes ) using the only skills they have - tagging and spray painting. So the zombies end up like this, slapped with stickers and graf. Well that was the idea. I like the way this pic has ended up though, so maybe it i will push me to finish off some more of astro funk...
hOWDY. Back from the frozen north, and when not eating haggis pizza i did find time to squeeze in a few quick sketches, although mainly during long train journeys :) so thats what i've posted ...train girls....i like the idea of making those skull tights glow in the dark , and i might work up the girl with the tentacle tatoo.... the guy on the right is kinda based on my little brother , and is turning into a character for my new comic idea, so he should hopefully appear again soon....as for cake....who doesn't luv it !!!