Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Just launched a website where you can buy prints of some of my recent work

...which includes this set of 6 Bond Prints I've just recently finished

Kinda got Bond fever at the moment - can't wait for SKYFALL!
Although I did enjoy watching Prometheus on blu ray  - could be tempted to add a Noomi Rapace flavoured pinup to my Ripley prints....maybe

Been neglecting this blog a bit sorry,  spending too much time with my mistress Tumblr :)   I'll try to make it up to u!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Felt Tips!

 Went into town at the weekend and picked up a few bits of
stationary which is always mega exciting - new sketchpad, a few felt tip
pens, pencils n stuff - so I've been doing some traditional computer free sketching this weekend, results so far u can see here.  Not sure who's next on the list - maybe Andrew Garfield, I need to catch Spiderman this week, would be cool to draw him and Emma Stone.  Although I have tickets for The Prestige tomorrow night for BFI london's Nolan season, so might just draw Bowies crazy magician dude instead!  And yeah that's meant to be Batgirl...I know she's probably a read head right now but....well, i think she was blonde at some point.

although that is definitely NOT based on Alicia silverstone :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012


..well kinda.  Been doing the odd Astrofunk scribble here and there, playing with re-working a few elements - tweaking character designs, maybe do a new logo,  and definitely push the style into a diferent direction.  So this is just a first attempt, in no way final, but might be close to where I end up.  Anyways, having fun drawing some of the characters again, hopefully get some new pages done soon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Prometheus has landed...

UPDATE! - 23/05 - I realised when looking through my files that somehow I'd lost some of the colour in the poster when making final tweaks, specifically the Blues, so I've updated the main image below  

This started out as a doodle whilst on u may have noticed I do enjoy scribbling the odd movie pinup here or there, I love figuring out the composition and sketching the actors....this started as just an attempt at a landscape style pinup...and I think since I'd been reading Empires prometheus articles that week, the first thing that came out was the space jockey - and suddenly I was like 'oh that could work really well as the main shape in the background.  The rest was basically poses from within the magazine, but trying to go for the feeling of exploring, discovering, using the starmap dude from the trailer.  I think the most exciting thing about this film is the unknown - will it be as awesome as we all hope?  What will they find out there?  How does it actually connect to Alien.  It's only a few weeks away now, and I cannot wait.

Anyways, hope u like this one.  Not sure what's up next, probably some sketch book scribbles I've been scanning in, rough stuff.  Back soon with that!


Sunday, May 13, 2012


Howdy folks!  Finally fnished my Ripley Trilogy.  After finishing ALIENS I decided to go back and slightly tweak the first two, hence the posting of the new versions here.   Mainly Alien 3, tweaked her face and hair a little, and alligned text and boring stuff like that!  Decided to drop Newt out of this new one, keep the focus on Sigourney, plus it meant I could make use of the tracking device.  Pleased with how this one turned out, maybe the best of the likenesses.  Now I'm working on a Prometheus pinup...should be done in a couple of days, so back in a week or so with that!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Warrior Block-IN

This guy started with the sketch on the far left whilst on the train home the other night...thought I'd show the progression so far, spent a couple of hours tidying it up, then I always block in the basic shape so I can mask off the character and get down to blocking in different material types - I'm not too worried about specific colours at this stage, they will probably change a bit, but it identifies which areas are metals, leathers, wood etc, and allows me to easily select them so they can then get diferent treatments, be it texture overlays or custom brushes or whatever, that helps them read as their diferent material types.  

Aliens pinup is very close to being finished, but ....well, the final stretch is the longest!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Bitch is Back...

...second of my Ripley pin-ups - Currently sketching up the Aliens version, complete with Newt,  and have started thinking about how to do Resurrection also, which I really need to re-watch, been a while. 

Worked out the colour schemes for each poster so they should sit together eventually, been having a lot of fun with these.  Plus all the new Prometheus trailers around right now have me mega excited about anything Aliens esque!  

ps - anyone else read the Dropship Aliens Fanzine in the 90s?   I used to love the fan comic strips and stories, kept me going whilst waiting on this third movie! 

Monday, March 05, 2012

Photoshop LineArt


Finally put together the tutorial I mentioned a few posts ago

Separating Line Art in Photoshop

-  it's pretty old skool now,  but it still works really well, and is still the best method I've seen ( other than obviously drawing straight in with yer wacom or cintique! )   But once u do this a couple of times it's easy and quick, so thanks to Pete Clark for teaching me this in College all those years ago!!

Thursday, March 01, 2012


Started a little Ripley doodle on my Cintique lunch break the other day, and it somehow turned into this ....gonna do some tweaks to my previous Aliens pinup, very slight, and the Alien 3 pinup is also underway. 

Although i am distracted right now by the Jet Set Radio graffiti contest!

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Finally finished my Dark Knight Rises Pin-up.  Had the day off today, so used the afternoon to really focus on knuckling down with the final touches.  It's the little tweaks and mistakes u notice at the end that just prolong finishing, but it's always worth just getting through them rather than rushing it. 

Got a bunch of stuff to draw next, so I'll be back very soon!


Monday, February 06, 2012

At last we will have Revenge...

Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic!  
The poster for the new 3D re-release of The Phantom Menace is 
a disappointing photo montage that doesn't come close to the 
quality of the Struzan original release, and leaves fans everywhere 
feeling like a Tortured Gonk Droid.  But some artists take this as a 
challenge  - to face up to the evil photo poster empire and
rebel with their own doodles.....

ok enough from me.  I doodled this a month or so ago after seeing 
the weak poster for the 3D re-release.  So I sketched up this composition,
looking to emphasise the 3D feeling with the lightsabers, and focus more on integral characters and situations...I love the idea of Qui Gonn and Anakin in Silhouette by the light of the Slave Houses, ships actually coming out at ya...but I doubt I'll get the time to properly work this up.  We'll see....

..maybe once I've taken my son to see the movie ( can't wait ) then I'll be juiced up to
draw this.

Anyway, here's the original amazing Struzan and the new one.  oh man.

Colouring in the Batman Pin-up right now too, but it's..time consuming!  Back to it!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Tumbler...

does it come in black?  :)

any excuse for a Batman reference!

I  just setup a Tumblr account - seems like a cool way to keep track of artists u like and get your work out there and exposed ( oo-er )  a little more, plus it's simple and quick to use, so check it out here if u like


In other news...I have finally finished the pencils for my DKR pinup, here's a peek before I properly scan it in and think about colour.  I'll put the full size Lineart up probably shortly.  

oh yeah - and I was passed this link the other day to an awesome custom brush preset, plus other goodies - highly recommended for getting a pencil feel in photoshop - check it out


Back soon!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dark Doodles

Trying to put together a proper movie poster pinup thing for Dark Knight rises, which is great fun - a chance to draw Bane, Bruce, and Gary Oldman again.  nice.  But, still working stuff out, so i thought i'd just stick some of my sketches up whilst i work through compositions and stuff.  Gonna go stare at my new Drew Struzan Ouevre book for inspiration - awesome book, possibly my best xmas pressie! cheers bro'!  Then, some more sketching whilst re-watching season1 of walking dead, waiting for season 2 to start up again.  sweet.

Friday, January 20, 2012

In a half shell, they're the heroes 4
In this day and age who could ask for more
The crime wave is high, with muggings mysterious
All police and detectives are serious....

and I'm not even googling the song words.  Yup, I can remember almost all the lines to Turtle Power.  And a lot of the lines to other cheese tastic tracks on the movie album '9.95 by Spunkadelic' anyone?  

Turtles was bloomin' awesome, constantly introducing u to crazy new characters, wierd mutants and fantastic action figures.  It also introduced me to american comics, so I've got a lot to thank the turtles for.  I managed to find the new IDW comic books in scotland over christmas, and so these doodles were what i got up to inbetween festive actives and catchin up with buddies.  Finally got them scanned in, and thought I'd throw a dash of colour, specifically on Slash - he was one of my favourite characters, basically a bad ninja turtle.  They kinda did a screwed up version of him in the second movie, but the action figure ROCKED!

anyways, back with more batman ( yes more ) in a day or so...just the doodles mind, this bat-pin up is takin ages~!

have a good one!


Friday, January 06, 2012

Dark Knight Rises

When Gotham is in have my permission to die!

So I'm just a little bit excited about the new Batman movie.  A teeny tiny bit.  But I realised I haven't drawn all that much batman, so thought I should rectify the situation...I also got to watch the 6 min prologue introducing Bane in the imax recently, which rocked, and got my pencils intching to draw Bats all the more...

one of the coolest moments in the teaser trailer is at the end when u see Batman backing off Bane in some kind of fisticuffs, with guys surrounding them in some industrial looking I was going for that kinda thing.  
I'd like to do something else with both Bane and the Bat but we'll see.....

This was pretty much the last thing I did in 2011 ( although I do have a couple other half finished pics )  so I'm looking forwards to doing my first proper piece of finished 2012 artwork very soon.  New signatures are always exciting! 

Hope you are all suitabley stuffed after xmas...I got into the new IDW Ninja Turtles comics during my holidays, and have been doodling the heroes in a half shell a little, so maybe I'll stick a pizza flavoured pin-up on the blog soon.  Man I loved turtles back in the day.  COWABUNGA!

ps...I just updated the image with a tweaked version, couple of things weren't right.