Saturday, 25 May 2013

Updates from the Train

Every kid in Glasgow looks like this, right down to that bag (long, baggy shorts interchangeable with tight, skinny jeans).

A few people said Trooper looked too 80s. I guess I just needed to make her clothes bigger/smaller (preferably the former).

Monday, 20 May 2013

Illustration Work

For the past few months I have been creating animated illustrations for a series of eBooks by Giglets. Unfortunately since the animations are part of the core content I can only share a one or two static images from each title, but hopefully I can show you some animation previews in the near future. Or, you can download the books to your strange touchy glass box device right now!

(Adapted from John Leech's original A Christmas Carol illustrations)

(Adapted from John Leech's original A Christmas Carol illustrations)

Animation Showreel

Saturday, 18 May 2013

30 Movies #3 - Scary Movie

No film has ever been scarier to me than the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers starring Donald Sutherland. Granted I was only 4 years old when I saw it (I can't remember how that happened) but it's still a scary film. This end scene in particular has stayed with me. It wasn't just the horrific pose and scream, nor the idea of being surrounded by evil aliens, but - even at that age - I found the notion of being the only human left on Earth scary. The fear, the loneliness, the total isolation... terrifying.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Free Falling Anxiety

I had the sudden urge to do a comic this afternoon.

I thumbnailed it like this with a mind of drawing it sometime in the future, but I ended up just going straight in Photoshop right after.

Friday, 3 May 2013

30 Movies #1 - Animated Movie

The Sketchgroup is back together! Some of us, are at least. We've decided to borrow our weekly topics from Jeff Victor's 30 Day Drawing Challenge - Movie Edition (due to work loads the group have decided against trying it as a 30 day challenge). The first topic was "animated movie" so I've chosen Princess Mononoke, one of my all time favourite animated features and just a through-and-through beautiful film.

A Peaceful Oblivion

I wanted to reuse a panel from this old comic for something but wanted to rework it a little. It's something I still think about every time there's fog.