Sunday, August 11, 2013

Illustration Friday: Fresh

A quick on this week for Illustration Friday's weekly topic: FRESH.

I decided to open a 'fresh', new brush and give it a go. Turns out to be quite crap, but at least makes good splatter textures which I like to put into my illustrations every now and then.

Cheers, comments welcome!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

USER, Page 1 - A colour test.

Here is USER, page 1. A colour test...this has worked out better than I could have imagined! I think I will be carrying on like this for all 24 pages! (I better have enough paper in stock!)

Cheers, comments welcome!

Friday, August 09, 2013

User - A One-Shot Comic

So, I'm working on several projects right now and one of them is a horror comic called USER. My good friend Anthony Melton, of Bloody Cuts fame, wrote a screenplay which was not going to be made into a short horror film (well, not yet anyway!) and so he passed it onto me to see if I could have a go at converting it into the comics medium.

I really dug his story and a couple of night of nights later I had transposed it into a 24 page comic script, the art I am now working on. To date, I am exactly half way (so on page 13) through the drawings and boy, have I given myself a challenge here...but it is paying off! Without giving too much away, here is a 6-page preview of the book. It doesn't give much away as it's only in pencils and there aren't any speech bubbles, but the end product will be smashing!

Here's a peek into my process too. Sometimes I'll photograph myself in poses of whatever so that I can draw them into the panels - here is a look at panel 4 of page 12:

As you can see, there's a little bit of artistic license that goes into making these comics otherwise this scene would look less like a druid throwing a young girl but a hoody street yobbo!

Cheers, comments welcome!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Just A Sidekick

In case you haven't heard (and why would you!), Image Comics are due to release a comic called Sidekick in September. Two years ago, in September 2011 in fact, I released a comic called Sidekick. Having done my research, Image's comic bares absolutely no ressemblance to my own story, in fact it's probably better seeing as though it is written by J Michael Straczynski, however; it has prompted me to do something drastic to my current series. Far be it for me to take on the global conglomerate of which I collect several titles from, in the wake of a changing my publishing label to Beardy Boy Comics from Messy Fingers Comics - for personal and just plain fun reasons - I have decided to change the name of the series Sidekick to Just A Sidekick.
The new name still has many a narrative rationale and makes enough sense to continue in this tradition. It is also less likely to be taken by another comic company for their own story.

Now all that aside, check out the revamped covers to the series, which will now be printed in colour as well as a brand new cover to issue #2!

Cheers, comments welcome!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

12th Doctor Illustration

Here is my take on what the 12th Doctor might just look like!

Along with Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who, I have also illustrated all 12 doctors, just working on the colouring right now, for a set of 12 (thankfully this makes an even set!!) art cards - getting ready for The Rift in Norwich, a Doctor Who convention on Sunday 18 August 2013.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Illustration Friday - Jungle

Sleepy Leopard.

Just as the topic JUNGLE changes over today I wanted to get this in. Jungle wasn't giving me too many ideas, but then I thought back to a the school trip I went on to Banham Zoo in Norfolk for activity week! Here is a sketch I did at the zoo which I worked on (a little!) afterwards.

Cheers...comments welcome!