Friday, 31 October 2014

What Does A Robot Do All Day?


Recently I was asked to paint a picture of a Robot that was also a washing machine for a friends child. On completion of the painting I only took one quick photo however the quality of the photo was sadly poor. So for fun I re-drew the whole painting with the previously omitted background that I could not include due to a shortage of time. Felt tip and photoshop.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Drunk On Ghosts

Big detailed image and just for fun, pencil then pen and finally photoshop. This was lots of fun to draw and was greatly improved by the lots of little "nubbins with eyes". In my mind the central character is a Space Bunny and the too smaller cyclops creatures are Gerbils or Squirrels. 19cm x 13cm


Sunday, 31 August 2014

SURPRISE!!!

Surpise! A while ago we got an ipad mini. Initially all it seemed good for was trawling the web. However a quick trip to the app store and I found a free drawing program called INKPAD. It's pretty easy to use and the best thing is it only creates vectored images which can be outlined and exported as PDFs for reproduction purposes.

So find attached my first vectored image. I exported this as a low-res PNG, it kind of reminds me of all the monsters that Chris Garbutt draws, ace.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Got Worry


I found myself with a little bit of of free time so I put some paint to canvas. This absent minded doodle was slightly inspired by a mini-comic I was plotting out recently, loosely about daydreaming and clouds, it remains unfinished.

This painting was completed using acrylic paints and for the first time Art Masking Fluid, amazing stuff. Unintentionally this looks a bit like the SIMPSONS stylistically speaking.

CANVAS 20cm x 20cm

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Eye See You . . .




Originally this image was in Colour but I kind of prefer it in Black and White. I tried to make the colours a bit like the BATMAN TV series title sequence colours, but this is not apparent in Greyscale. Rather than drawing this by hand and then scanning it, I drew this directly into the computer using MS PAINT. Afterwards I gave it a tweak in PHOTOSHOP, but nothing fancy. This was inspired by some old poster art that was uncovered on the London Underground.


Friday, 23 May 2014

I Wish You Good 'Elf


I don't know about you but I'm starting to think about about Christmas. 
Line-art illustration, made with felt tip pen and photoshop elements, oh yes.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Cash in a Flash


I drew this the other day. No real reason, I just felt like it. It's sort of about going on Holiday to the EUROZONE without any money and how some banks can close in with unscrupulous charges for withdrawing money aboard. Hence the tan lines. Felt-tip pen and Photoshop.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Look, a Bunny playing a Banjo!


Look, a bunny playing a Banjo. I drew this 5 times before I was happy with it. Felt-tip line art and then a quick onceover in Photoshop for colour. Originally this character was to be atop a bucking-bronco style carrot but this worked out better. To the right of the Bunny is an Armadillo, although this is hard to tell without being able to see the shell. Check out this National Carrot Day Song.


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

A House In The Country / Una Casa en el Campo



I'm have just finished drawing a quick mini comic. It is important to set the scene when telling a story so this story starts in a small cottage in the country. This image was completed with Felt-tip crayola pens and Photoshop. I only drew the line art 4 times before I was happy, believe me when I say this is fast for me. The colouring took no time at all. Full comic to follow shortly.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Totally into Television Productions


Just recently I read a book about Animation called "Created and Produced by Total Televison Productions". This was the team that created cartoons such as: UNDERDOG, TENNESSEE TUXEDO and KING & ODIE. Overall the excellent character design lent itself pretty well to the limited animation used by Gamma Studios. The animation was unrestricted by Physics, Biology, Geography and Perspective, and as a consequence has a delightfull surreal-whimsical-ridiculousness.

This seemed like a good cue to try some limted animation. So here is a walk cycle animated GIF. This was created with paper, crayola pens and Photoshop.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE


I'm a real big fan of the 90's cartoon ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE, I recently read the book by the series creator Joe Murray called Creating Animated Cartoons with Character. I found this book to be really interesting and it provided a real insight into animation and the creation and development of an Animated TV series. In short it is a lot of work. If you didn't know he also created the series CAMP LAZLO. Both are worth checking out.

This image was created using CRAYOLA PIP-SQUEAK PENS and PHOTOSHOP.