Meanwhile, the other Ghastly Ones poster progresses slowly.. Thank you to Rogue and Dave for the positive comments... much appreciated my friends.
Friday, 26 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
You may remember a short while back I posted a concept sketch for a 'Ghastly Ones' poster.. Well, I've finally got round to starting it.. So I thought I'd post a progress report, with a couple of close ups for you... what lucky people you are!
Monday, 22 February 2010
Hot diggety! I had an absolute BLAST with this word.. and as such managed to produce 4.. (count 'em) FOUR entires.. Each monster being based on the 4 elements.. Had a great time!!
Dave is still struggling with the drawing block.. but managed to produce this cool portrait of BBC3's 'Being Human' cast in time for the commencement of the next word...
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Here's a couple of quickies for you. I decided to add in some 'shade shapes' on this one, and it's really enhanced the original drawing I was working on.. It's clear from the close-up that the shading doesn't make any sense... but I'm not here to follow the rules!
Monday, 15 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
What a fiendish word this week.. Unsurprisingly Dave and I both had similar thoughts regarding a 1950's style Monster/Sci Fi movie poster.. I pursued the idea with a few sketch layouts, but I wasn't feeling the love for it.. maybe because I neglected to reference any material. Dave has stuck with his idea and attached is the very promising work in progress for 'They Came From Beneath'... lovely!
I, on the other hand was walking the dog this morning and a little idea popped into my head.. (thank the Great Goat Lord for little ideas!).. and here it is..
Next week's word is... MONSTER... Boo Yah!!
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Prey you never cast eyes upon this portent of doom... for the Death's Head Ghost Squid will bring about your end..... wwwwwwwwwoooooooohhhhhhhhhh
Normally confined to the pages of nautical folklore and drunken sea shanty, the Deep Sea Death's Head Squid (or Susan) is rumored to grow to gigantic proportions and only rises from the depths in search of love.. Ensnaring hapless sailors and their ships in her luminous pink tentacles of love and dragging them to the black depths below...
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Friday, 5 February 2010
Upon finding out that this weeks word was another bugger.. my brain went into a mini-meltdown... all my thoughts for it became fuzzy and unfocussed.. I had some rough images in my head, but couldn't get remotely motivated into doing anything for it.. Then on Monday I picked up the new Rob Zombie album. I'd been reading a lot about it being a return to his earlier works, so I was interested in giving it a listen.. sure enough it stands up well to his earlier recordings.. but this isn't a record review, it's a fuggin picture gallery.. So the upshot was, I thought that if there was a soundtrack to the apocalypse, then Rob Zombie would surely be on it somewhere!.. flippin' heck, that was a bit long winded!
Dave's entry is wicked, and much more direct.. it looks swell too.. and it's made me want to draw Tank Girl myself now...
Dave, this entry ROCKS mate!
New word - CRUST... because I'm eating a sandwich... so there!.. oh shit... what have I done??
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Here's another concept sketch for a poster.. It's for Spooky Surf/Garage monsters "The Ghastly Ones"... I just need to get motivated enough to start working it up in Illustrator!
I was having an email conversation with my buddy Dave about this creative block and I find that a good way to get through it for me is to work up some band posters.. hence a few of the sketches coming through for posters.
Monday, 1 February 2010
Oooh.. pretty excited about this one.. no reason really, other than I wasn't even paying attention to what I was drawing and sketched out a head that reminded me of Vampirella.. so quick as a flash (which is pretty quick for me).. I scanned it in and added a spot of colour.. yummy!
I'm loving it! nice, simple and elegant.. splendid.. today turned out to be a good day after all!