Wednesday, 28 March 2007


I'm noticing a problem with my new scanner - a pale band towards the right of the scan. I haven't done many full page scans since I bought it, and the ones I did were mainly white paper so it's gone unnoticed until now. That's a real kick in the bits.

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Energy Drink

I took a photo of water being poured into a glass - because I'm just that cool - and was so interested by the result, I played around with it in Photoshop.

Saturday, 24 March 2007

Lyle sketch

The pencil rough for an image featuring Lyle. The finished version was 'inked' and coloured in Flash, and I shall post it here in the near future - don't want to spoil anything just now.

Monday, 19 March 2007


Some screenshots I released a while ago for the same project as the last post (everything you see here is created in Flash, sun included):

Solar System

A little clip from a project I'm slowly working on. I caught a lens flare while taking a video today, which led me to modifying what I'd done here slightly. I thought I'd share it with you.

EDIT: If the video is stuck 'Loading', right-click it and select 'Forward'.

Sunday, 11 March 2007

#2 Lost

I should mention, I'm doing the majority of the work in these pics in Flash. This one was entire done in Flash, the last one had a little Photoshop work.

#1 Treasure

Elwood Story Arcs

I'm doing some poster/comic book cover style pictures to represent each of the bigger story arcs in Elwood. I'm making a second archive for this, where viewers can start reading a particular story, instead of picking out comics from a complete and unclear list.

Here's some (very) roughs of my ideas:

Friday, 9 March 2007


I'm too tired and frustrated to draw anything properly, so this sketch is pretty wonky. I just wanted to give the markers I bought today a quick test. I shall need to get some more for a better tonal range, defo' some darker ones. (I'd bought a black but I returned it because it was already used to the point of depletion.)

(This a character for a comic idea I've had on the back burner for a while.)

Monday, 5 March 2007

King Cobra

These aren't fantastic photos, but they get the point across. The product design guys came up with various packaging designs, and then we (the graphic designers) get given one, and set the task of designing the surface graphics. So here's the design with my graphics applied!

Sunday, 4 March 2007

Lunar Eclipse

Apart from a cloudy spell, it was a fantastic night for a lunar eclipse! As the bright surface disappears behind shadow, the orange/red colouring begins to appear. Someone described it as being like Mars thousands of times closer to the Earth. A fair description I think. Here's some cropped & shrunk photos I took:

EDIT: Forgot to add this, someone asked what camera I used. These were taken with my Minolta Z5 digital camera. 12x optical zoom really is a treat for stuff like this!

Saturday, 3 March 2007

King Cobra

Part of my design for my current college project. The faux gold effect is for the screen only, for the final print ideally there would be gold foil blocking... Or whatever the term is. Basically, it'd be shiny. A metallica matt shine, or a full reflective shine, I haven't yet decided. The logo for this product has a fully reflective gold part.