Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hey there comics fans! So here's the first three pages from the comic I'm doing with a student from school. This project has been ongoing but that's what you get when you mix business with pleasure - running an art department at school and at home at the same time!
I'm trying a new technique here where I placed the inked pages on a light-box and painted the tones in blue watercolour on a separate piece of paper. Then joined the 2 separations in Photoshop. It's a style I was sort of influenced by in Darwyn Cooke's latest book, 'The Hunter' adapted from the novel of the same name by Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark. See an example of what I mean here.
Well take it east for now and have a happy Christmas! Card comes next!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

BLIMEY I haven't blogged in ages! Lets see if I can get this right;

Below is a pic I did for my good friend Matt the Hatt for his birthday which was a good couple weeks ago so I must really be getting slow nowadays! Anyhoo, I apologize a lot and now here is my picture. It would have also been the image I may have submitted to Little White Lies magazine in a competition, which I was far too late to enter for. *sigh* oh well, maybe next time. And no other news on the comic I'm doing with the student at school other than it's all drawn and still inking. More will be up soon.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Another post already!! I must be on holiday!! On display here is the page the previous penciled panel comes from, page 1. The whole page above and then the detail below of the inked pencil drawing from before.
Some of my best work I feel and the whole comic is coming on really nicely. It's mounting up to 6 pages total and has a really good flow to it.
More as it happens!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 update on the comic I'm working on. It's a ghost story staring 2 young students who meet their deceased and rather fed-up ex-Maths teacher at the top of Lover's Peak (also the title) one night.

Written by a student in my form, and drawn by yours truly, this story will be a nice spooky addition for the Halloween period this year (providing I finish it and get it uploaded in time!!!).

Fingers crossed!

Monday, September 28, 2009

I know, I know, it's been a long while since some art was last posted - moved house and started new job. Can't be more specific than that really!
But I'm back! Before I go on, the Parker illustration won me a sketchbook (published comic of sketch art, designs and concepts by Darwyn Cooke) which I received a couple of weeks ago now. It's signed and I'm well chuffed with it!!

Today I am posting some art from a new project I'm doing with a student from school my new school (been there 4 weeks!). It's separate from actual school stuff so it's quite exciting.
Suffice to say the student in question is very popular yet has a few personal issues in and out of school which will prevent her from achieving her full potential if she is not careful. She is very creative indeed, has an excellent grasp of storytelling although her dyslexia does prevent her from being understood a lot of the time. I hope that by working with her to help express the stories she wants to tell will help maybe set her on a path which she may find favourable. I wish her a lot of luck with this and I want to show you the fruits of the work I have created so far. It's a short ghost story and the characters shown are (left to right) girl, James, Mr. Smith (alive) and Mr. Smith (the ghost).

More on this as soon as it happens. The next stage of breaking the story down into panels for a comic strip is what's happening next. Cheers!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Here is an illustration I have entered into a competition over at Almost Darwyn Cooke's Blog.

The prize is one of 5 copies of his latest book due to be released on July 15!

Enjoy and wish me luck!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Jamie (my girlfriend's brother) has come to town for his birthday and I made this card for him! Happy Birthday Jamie!!!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

I noticed that I haven't uploaded the job I did for a design company TWCAT. Well, here it is. A political Christmas card! The top part is the back of what would be the card when it's folded in half.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hi Folks and Peeps (as the kids say!)

I haven't posted in a while and since it's the new year and since I have just finished a monumental colouring job for my buddy Bryan across the Atlantic Pond, I thought I's show off my 2 favourite pages.

More news to come on the release of this which will be online at first but may just see print one day!

Enjoy for now.