Have a super Christmas everyone!
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Monday, 3 December 2012
I've been a bit busy lately, and any downtime has been spent watching things and playing video games instead of drawing, but I shall try and do something creative and personal for the advent/Christmas season. In the meantime, here's a photo I took.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Friday, 2 November 2012
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
This was my submission for a project which collected together a whole group of artists to create a deck of cards, which each card illustrated by a different artist. I called the King of Hearts. The project has been kind of shelved for now, or at least put on the back burner, but hopefully it'll see the light of day in the near future.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Some experimenting I did tonight with the lens from a cheap-o laser pen attached to my phone camera. No zooming or cropping has been done to these photos.
|Best before date on a bottle lid|
|Two pence coin|
|Two pence coin|
|HD TV screen|
|Beer bottle cap|
Monday, 27 August 2012
I drew the Hulk for the sketchjam topic "monster". I like him because he's part Frankenstein, part Mr. Hyde. Two cool monsters for the price of one. When I was a kid I was a fan of the Bill Bixby Hulk series, but I never saw another screen adaptation that really satisfied until The Avengers. Marvel's The Incredible Hulk did do a good job with Bruce Banner and his struggle, but the rest let it down. Now, if the next Hulk movie can mix the tragedy of Banner's existence with the emotion of Edward Norton, while at the same time keeping the passive aggression of Mark Ruffalo and the look/sound/humour of the his Hulk, then, well, they can take my money now.
Friday, 17 August 2012
EDIT: There is an updated version of this work here.
I'm a big fan of Asimov's robot stories and I particularly like the concept of the positronic brain (meaingless as the name was), which has since made it into several other science fiction titles. I like the idea that truly effective humanoid robots would need something beyond programming; that they would need something more complex and even more physical to achieve the level of interaction (and even learning) needed for societal integration. It bridges the gap between robots/computers and a living, organic mind. It offers a much greater chance to unplanned or unpredicted behaviour. It begins to bridge the gap between soulless machine and life.
The picture was based on this previous piece I did, only this time I wanted to go for a more realistic look. It gave me a chance to try creating different kinds of metal surface, which was challenging and fun.
|Close-ups of my original drawing.|
Friday, 27 July 2012
The weekly sketch jam has been a bit quiet lately, most members have been busy, but I shall try to get something of my own done this week for the sake of keeping up my drawing, once today's work is done. In the meantime, here's a doodle. Maybe a rival London 2012 Mascot? I don't know. But it's iconic, chibi and has a catchy name. Not that I'm at all against those terrifying monsters Wenlock and Mandeville...
Monday, 16 July 2012
I don't do this kind of painting very often so it's always an experimentation. Same goes for caricature. There's still things I'd like to try and improve but I've spent too many hours on it now, I'm just going to call it complete. The good bits outweigh the bad bits for me.
|Development sketches. Bruce is hard to capture in a drawing.|