Sunday, July 31, 2011

THE FINAL PROBLEM... DAY 3

Page 6 (of 8) pencils progress... I am doing the pages out of sequence as doing the detail heavy ones helps loosen the muscles for doing the (more challenging) faces and figure work, though I have realised just how much detail I leave to inking. Trying to tighten up my pencils instead.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

SKETCHBOOK: 2012 MOVIE DREDD

Fancied drawing the recently revealed Judge uniform as seen in Empire Magazine. I can draw classic Dredd with my eyes closed- I have a ritual that I've had since I was about 12 where I'd draw a Dredd sketch in every new sketchbook I buy. Obsessive? Just a bit. But as I found, this more near-future urban riot gear version of Judges, almost a proto-uniform of what we know, is a lot harder to draw. Many different elements.

Friday, July 29, 2011

WEEKLY TAB: BAD GUYS AND GALS

Had trouble picking a subject for this weeks theme, and asked my fellow TABBERS for some suggestions. In the end went with a quick Catwoman (roughly an hour or so). I'm a huge fan of Adam Hughes and though you'd never guess it from the below, his art is a continual inspiration. His Catwoman is iconic. I had the great fortune of meeting him at Celebration Europe a few years ago but was possessed by the spirit of some embarrassing fanboy at the time. Anyway.

THE FINAL PROBLEM... DAY 2

Been busy with other stuff but back now to sit down and work away at the more detail heavy panels, like the below. As Holmes is chased through the back alleyways of London he emerges into this area. The place will be far more cluttered with people and rubbish. You may win a prize (probably not though) if you can recognise what part of London this half finished panel references...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Final Problem: Day 1

I'm doing some Sherlock Holmes sample pages by very loosely adapting the beginning of The Final Problem. It's a good sequence to show storytelling without any use of dialogue or captions and gives me a chance to reference Gustave Dore, which you don't get a chance to do that often.

So... here's a close up of a panel. The other panels aren't very impressive right now which is why I'm not showing them yet, but over the next week or so I'll post progress photos up here.

Also, my latest contribution(s) to the Weekly TAB is up, theme is STAR WARS.

Monday, July 04, 2011

RANDOM SKETCH POST 5: BATMAN

Somewhat overworked sketch of Batman, but that's what happens at 4am, when you're out of whisky and you can't sleep.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

RANDOM SKETCH POST 4: BLOOD AND CHROME

Quick sketch of actor Luke Pasqualino as a young Bill "Husker" Adama, from the upcoming BSG: Blood and Chrome series. Need to get me a Cylon action figure, complicated things to draw.