Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wisdom level has dropped

Hello there!
I had a colourist jam over on my deviantart page. I provided the little Spidey lines and many colourists came along to show off their skills. These 2 guys here inspired me to put my wacom away and stick to drawing. That's a good thing. It means I draw more, and the colours look better than what i could ever do. Love it. The artists who provided colours here are known as 'Clunkworld' and 'Zaratus'. Both very nice guys.
I had a wisdom tooth removed today. It's feeling OK at the moment, but I'm not enjoying the taste of blood in my mouth mixed with anaesthetic. That tooth was a big fucker, but it popped right out. I think I experienced more discomfort having my teeth cleaned by the dentist actually.
See you soon!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Little Spidey sketchyness and....


Just wanted to chuck couple of bits of art up here.

Firstly is a little baby chibi Spidey. Just another warm-up sketch I did to loosen up, and I kinda like how he turned out, so here he is making an appearance. Hopefully he will be making a colour appearance soon enough. He is the subject of my latest colour jam over at deviantart.

The other pic here is the head sketches I posted the other day with some more colour added for fun.

thanks for reading!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Little Leo

Another very small ink warm-up done the other day, which I coloured this morning. I've been meaning to draw a proper Leo piece for ages... Still havn't got there, but this will do for now.

I'll be posting up some inks very soon for everyone to have a crack at colouring and show me what you can do :D

I realised today that i am a sucker for the simpler things in life... Butter on Toast, Vanilla flavoured ice-cream, meatpie with no sauce... Perhaps I am becoming an old man!



Monday, October 20, 2008

Head Shot III's been almost 2 weeks since the last entry. Where has time gone?

I have been busy...that's for sure.

I am back inking Gemini pages at the moment, hence the warm-up inks you will see appearing on the blog over the next few days.

Not much to report right now. The art you see here is a direct scan from my sketchbook. I felt like playing with a little colour there too, and now I am ready to hit some actual comic page stuff...

Good to see some people clicking the 'follower' button on the blog here. Definately plan on keeping it funky n fresh for you guys!

I'll be back soon!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Marvel Masterpiece sketch cards

Here are some of the sketchcards I did for the latest Marvel Masterpiece set. All up I did 30 cards, but I still have 20 Artist Proof cards to do.

What are artist proof cards? Well...I'm glad you asked. They are the same as the cards pictured above, except that you don't have to buy hundreds of packs of cards to find one...You buy them direct from the artist, and you can even choose which character you would like to see on eyour card! Not bad eh? These cards are officially approved by Marvel Comics and Upperdeck. So they are the real deal. Not only that, but they are one of a kind cards. The art is original artwork.

If you are interested in owning one of these for yourself, please click on the link below to find out how to get one from me.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Loose ends :: Gemini Inks

I spent the day doing a massive spring clean up of my house today. Every now and then you just gotta do it I guess. Feels nice, clean and refreshed in here now. Makes me want to sit down n draw actually! I might even take a few pics of the 'studio' for you guys to check out. That's what you do after a clean up, right?

I thought it would be nice to show the finished inks from the sneak previews of issue 4 I have posted up here. I think this issue is shaping up to be the best one of the series so far. I mean, it has Dynamo 5 in it, and they are just dam cool characters to draw.'s off to finish the vacuming. Good times.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Head Shot II

Just a quickie today. Think of it as the calm before the storm.
Captain America. I tried something a little different. Inks with pencil shading. I thought it was relevant since this was one of many tests I did before deciding upon the style i wanted to go with for my marvel cards.
I'll be posting up a bunch of my Marvel sketch cards in the coming days, as well as info on how you can own an official piece of hand drawn Marvel art from me. So keep your peepers peeled! I have a very small limited number of slots available, and I expect them to fill quickly.
In Soccer game on tonight. Apparently it is a long weekend. So hooray to all you people who work normal jobs!
Enjoy responsibly!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gemini :: Early concept art

Top of the morning to you!!!

It's good to see a little traffic coming through recently. I like it. Keep visiting, and I shall keep the art flow going.

For todays small delight I am going to give you an early piece of concept art I did for Gemini. Pictured here are the 2 characters we first get to see in issue 1; Rumble and Gemini.

Both characters ended up looking quite different in the final book, but there is still something about these designs which I quite like.

In my original idea for Rumble, I thought of him as a UK punk bruiser type of dude who had been genetically enhanced. Like he had taken way too many roids or something. Very aggressive. But then I designed the guys who fight Gemini in the junkyard scene, and they had a sort of punk/gothic vibe about them, so I decided to go a different route with Rumble. He became more of a military experiment gone wrong.

As for Gemini, this here was pretty much the first of about 2000 designs I did for him. I slightly exagerate. But as you can see I was on a completely different path to what we ended up with.

Does this info actually interest anyone?

See you again soon blog!


Friday, October 3, 2008

Smack! What was that?! Gem issue 3


I found out today that issue 3 of Gemini is being assembled like an atomic robot waiting to be unleashed upon the world. Yes....that's right. Issue 3 is just inches away from hitting the printers and then your local comic book shops.

I have found it very hard to find something suitable to post from issue 3. No one has really seen anything apart from the cover, and that is because we dont want to spoil anything! So here is your snippet. Take what you can. Once the issue is out, I'll post up more rough pencils and other art for your consumption.

Faerber has written some really fun stuff, and if you have enjoyed issues 1 and 2 so far, I don't see how you wouldn't enjoy this ish as well! It really gets better as the book progresses.

Gonna take my little sister to watch Wall.E today. Can't wait. I heard it's pretty good.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Head Shot I

My poor neglected blog....

Well, it could be worse! I havn't updated my deviant gallery since June!

The good news is that I have been rather busy working on Gemini ish 4... 5 pages of inks complete so far (minus 1 little panel which I am working on right after this) and then it's onto the next 5.

For today I decided to post up one of many headshots we are bound to see here on the blog. I often draw heads and faces. I have sketch books full of them. I think it is what I practice most. Today I did this one and decided to colour it, since I havn't had the chance to play around with colour for a while. I like how it turned out, although not really all that impressive. Just quick and fun. Sadly, I didn't scan the initial pencil sketch for this one before inking, but I will try to do so in the future.
Oh last note: I saw Wall.E the other night. Here is my review: Fucking Brilliant. Go watch it.

I'll be back.