Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Renton Colour Test

Erm... maybe I should have posted this prior to posting the original Renton image. I was just too excited by that finished image!!

Anyway.. here's a few colour tests I looked at for Renton's skin tone.. He was always going to be pale blue for me though!

Rockin' Ralph

Here's a sketch and Color comp for Wolfman Bass Player (and old School Heavy Metal fan) Ralph. Since putting this together I've revisited his design and he's changed quite a bit.. but I thought it would be interesting to post what I'd got as I went along.

Incidentally, I've named the guitar playing Creature from the Black Lagoon (Maxwell) and Invisible Teen Drummer (Socks)... Just got to come up with a name for the band now.... Any suggestions?

Thursday, 25 November 2010

I am the master...


Here is Renton. He's the first character I've created for my first proper Masters project. Renton is a vampire, he also happens to be the Vocalist/Organ player in a rockabilly surf band (who I haven't named yet) alongside Stand-up Bass player Ralph (a Wolfman) a Gill-man Guitarist (who I haven't named yet) and an Invisible Drummer.

The idea is that I'll work on producing a rolling comic strip or story book that follows the band on their adventures... Who knows how that will pan out though.. I'm still really struggling to get motivated on the course, despite finally doing some artwork that I'm happy with!!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

War of Words... MANUSCRIPT

Here's last weeks word from Dave and myself.. I haven't had my head in the right space for art lately, struggling with the Masters (having produced NOTHING in the last 7 weeks for it) It's pretty much dragged me down and sucked out any desire I've had to do any work recently.

Hence why my effort is a revisit to an older post I made (for ENTRY). Dave's effort is (once more) much more involved.

This weeks word is PAINT... maybe I'll have a creative epiphany over it or something?

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

How do I look?

Elvis... has left the tomb!

Trick or Treat (a slight return)

Posted the sketch a little while back, but here's the worked up version I put together yesterday. Wanted to have a more organic feel to the artwork so I messed about with the line.. nothing fancy!

Enter the dragon..

Watched the splendid Bruce Lee classic 'Enter the Dragon' last night as I was mucking about on Illustrator.. this is what happened!

That movie also has a flippin amazing soundtrack too!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Friday, 12 November 2010

War of Words... HILLBILLY

Yee Haw!!! or something like that..

Struggling to get motivated to do any drawing whatsoever at the moment.. and I'm getting little worried about it to tell you the truth. Even this entry is a worked up version of a sketch I posted a while back. I haven't picked up a sketchbook for over a week now.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

War of Words... CHINA

Here's my entry for this weeks word CHINA. It was near as damn it my first choice for the image and I wanted to do produce it with a nod to the work of Josh Agle (Shag).
Next weeks word HILLBILLY.
Yee Haw!!

War of Words... CHICKEN


Still suffering with access to a computer at the minute.. Finally managed to get my entry for last weeks word 'CHICKEN' done.. and here it is!

Been wanting to draw some HE-MAN images for a while now so it was a good opportunity to do something. Liking Skeletor especially.

Monday, 1 November 2010

I will kiss the stars for you my love

Here's a (long time coming) companion piece to a spaceman image I put up here a looooonnnng time ago!

A Halloween Treat

Seeing as you've all been such good boys and girls this year (and to tie in with a project I've created to produce a 'multiple' for my Masters) here is a template that you can print out on to an A4 sheet, cut out and make up your very own monster. It's real easy to do (just a tiny bit fiddly) and he looks so cute!
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