Wednesday, 31 March 2010

One of the best movies EVER!!

I'm pretty sure I've posted this before too.. apologies if I have.. It's still a damn amazing movie and a pretty unique piece for me, seeing as the main image was produced using the various paint brush tools in Illustrator to create rather than the vector pen thingy (that's the technical name for it).

To this day the film gives me the willies.. based on the book 'Casting the Runes' and directed by Jacques Tournier, it is one of the finest Horror Movies ever made.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Flashback 01

Struggling to find any time to do any work at the moment.. losing that hour as the clocks went forward didn't help much either.. damn you nature! 

Just to show I'm still breathing though here's a blast from the past post.. I was having a bit of spring clean and came across these (amongst other) band posters I did some time ago.. In fact, the 'Wednesday 13' and 'The Donnas' layouts are some of the first 'Illustrator' based works I did. Even after all this time the 'Scarling' poster is still one of my favourites.. who knows, maybe seeing this old work might inspire me a bit!..

Friday, 26 March 2010

War of Words.. LASER

Before I begin.. Dave is on FIRE again this week! Love his (Victoria's) Secret Agent type.. very well rendered!

I was looking forward to the word 'laser'.. until I realized that all I could picture when I heard it was "Dr Evil" going on about them. I tried and tried and tried to think of something else.. but failed miserably.. so here's the doctor in mid plan describing rant.

Next  week.. ADVENTURE... Ooh... nice word!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!!

Continuing the theme.. here's a sketch and finished piece for Max from 'Where the Wild Things Are'. I deliberately left any detail out of the suit in order to make use of the negative space and draw you (the viewer) into the image.. I wasn't being lazy... honest!

Terrible Yellow Eyes...

I grew up absolutely loving the 'Where The Wild Things Are' book.. not least for the amazing and beautiful artwork, but also the magic of the story. Can't bring myself to watch the movie at the moment though.. but there are plenty of amazing renditions of the books characters out there by some really talented artists, and that's what triggered my curiosity. I decided to see whether or not I could produce something that someone would one day consider to be as good as some of the other illustrations out there...

Well I've done my best and I'm pretty happy with it!

Monday, 22 March 2010

End of Days.. V02

Here's the coloured up Buffy. I quite like it!

Friday, 19 March 2010

End of Days..

Here's a Buffy sketch based upon the 'End of Days' Tooned up maquette by Electric Tiki

War of Words.. CAT

Some plainly obvious choices to be had for this weeks word... and why not? I'm kinda glad that Dave stuck to what he knows, because by the standard of his finished Catwoman it's really paid off.. BRILLIANT! Nice framing, lovely execution... HE'S BACK boils & ghouls!

I went for Cheetara from Thundercats (even though i'd done a much 'looser' representation before) I'm enjoying the 'sharp' shapes at the moment! so she followed suit.

New word for next Friday is LASER.. nice!

Monday, 15 March 2010

War of Words.. RING

I had a few ideas for this weeks word, which was quite refreshing for me! I decided upon The Green Lantern because I'd not drawn him up before. Originally I had envisaged the power of the ring creating a big boot to kick him up the arse because in the Justice League cartoon he's such a miserable bastard.. But as the drawing evolved I moved away from the 'joke' element.

Dave has produced a body of work based on norse mythology (the fruits of which can be viewed on his blog at included here is Thor!

though Dave remains in his illustration rut at the moment.. maybe next week's word will change things?

CAT.... then again...

Friday, 12 March 2010

The Last Kiss

Here's another super quick sketch/colour up. Done in 15 Minutes start to finish.. I think I must have a fire up my spout today for some reason??

Nice simple lines and shapes.. pretty stylized.. even for me!

Staci Stasis... In the beginning!

Here's the original sketch.. again, another 'guerrilla' piece. Took longer to colour up than 'supergirl', but still turned around pretty quickly! 

Staci Stasis...

Intergalactic adventurer.. and bad ass gun slinger.. think Boba Fett's better looking sister!

Supergirl 2

...and here's the sketch! As you can see, I was working on a small piece of paper and ran out of space.. which is why her hand is missing!!

daa du da du daa...

Here's some 'guerilla' artwork I did this morning.. basically a 5 minute sketch, whacked in to Illustrator and coloured up in about 15 minutes... not bad I guess!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Queen B!

I loved the He-Man cartoon growing up... especially Evil lyn... what a dish! (erm... I mean.. what a complex and interesting character she was!).

Been wanting to draw up some Masters of the Universe characters for a while, and I've finally taken the plunge... here she is!


Monday, 8 March 2010

It's Alive... It's ALIVE!!!!

It's arrived and is available online now... 48 more pages of collected artwork
by me.. of course!

Friday, 5 March 2010

War of Words.. WHISTLE

Another week slips by.. another word! I thought 'WHISTLE' might have been a tough word, but in the spirit of creativity I created something unique, and really enjoyed the experience.

Dave has created a nice sequential story that subverts the tradition of the 'wolf whistle' and has done another fine job.. it looks great!

Next week's word.. RING!

Ding Dong!

It's coming boils and ghouls....

Book 3 of my collected works is on its way VERY SOON!

Books 1 and 2 are still available too if you'd care to take a look!

Illustrations of ev...
By Shane

Thursday, 4 March 2010

I have an online portfolio!! YAY!

Check it out guys.. I've been lucky enough to have been invited to join who supply artists with an online portfolio.. Many of the pics are currently on the blog, but it's a n opportunity to have all my work in one place to view.. it's a work ini progress at the moment, but I'll get there.

Shane Jones Portfolio

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The other God of Thunder..

Here's a pic of THOR I just did for the ARTJUMBLE Blog. came together nice and quickly too as you can see from the sketch.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

AMMO Magazine

Just submitted these 3 sample pieces in to AMMO MAGAZINE  in the hope that they like what they see and include me in a forthcoming edition of their lovely book.

Keep your fingers crossed for me guys!

A haunting we will go-go!

Taa Dah!!

Here's the finished Ghastly Ones poster, based on the scribbled sketch I did the other day. I'm still working on the 'Surf totem' poster, but it doesn't serve a purpose yet.. I saw that the band were playing their first gig of 2010 and felt that this 'casket ghastly' sketch really lent itself to representing that.

I know that gig posters don't necessarily have to have a direct connection to the subject (and very often don't).. but with regards to the aforementioned 'surf totem', I wanted it to represent something specific the band were doing... a festival or something... So I'm going to hold onto it for now.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Attention fellow artsy types...

Go here:

and enter your own work.. just remember me when you win and get famous!!

War of Words.. HERO pt2

2 Entries for the word of the week, due to the volume of content provided by Dave for this word.. It's really good to see that he bonded with 'Hero'.. and has plans to do more with these characters.. head over to his blog to read more about the character backgrounds and additional characters

Next week... er.. this week's word is 'WHISTLE'....