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Friday, 30 December 2011

Acquisition, Page 3, finished inks

Final black and white art for page 3. This is a page where I made some changes to how I'd scripted the art, as there were several panels that essentially repeated themselves without advancing the story. I think this is a more interesting version.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Acquisition, Page 3, first inks

Not finished yet, but looking cleaner now, finished black and white art won't take long.

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Friday, 23 December 2011

Accquisition Page 3, pencils

Christmas is keeping me busy, like everyone else, so it took a while to get page 3 this far. Finished versions to follow.

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Friday, 2 December 2011

A free-market fairytale

So, art includes writing, right?

Anyway, I wrote this in response to a post on a blog with... alternative views, which mentioned a particular myth about Socialism and Barack Obama, and followed it up with a bunch of 'political fairytales'. I simply thought I'd offer my own:
Interesting, but bear in mind, a fairytale written under our current deregulated Capitalist system would go something like:

A ladybird had enough grain to make 10 loaves of bread, but couldn't grow it. It told some other insects they could grow his grain, harvest it, grind it, bake it and slice it, and in return they would each get one slice each. They toil for weeks while the ladybird relaxes, and eventually get paid their slice each.

Next season, they go back to see if the ladybird's offering the same deal, only to find out that he took the profits from last year's bread, bought even more grain, and got insects from the poorer field next door to do the same job, but for only a crust each.

The insects protest, but are beaten up by his security, and villified in his press as 'jealous class warriors' who only want to bring down a 'job creator'.
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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Acquisition Page 2

Here is the second page of my Acquisition story. What happens next...

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Monday, 28 November 2011

What a difference a font makes... Acquisition Page 1

Due to some very helpful advice from a couple of helpful and talented guys (Geoffrey Thorne and Marv Daniels), I changed the text, and thought it came out looking much better.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Acquisition - Page 2 in colour

I'm still working on the text and dialogue, but here is the finished artwork for the second page of my Acquisition comic.

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Monday, 21 November 2011

Acquisition Page 1

I have the first two pages of this project nearly ready to go now, so here is the completed page 1 of this short sci-fi story called 'Acquisition'.

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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Page 2 of the new project

Finished black and white art - colours and digital stuff to come. Once I get lettering done, I'll start actually naming the project.

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Monday, 14 November 2011

New project - moving on

I've been working on my new project a lot over the weekend, on paper, and with the computer stuff - colouring, lettering, etc. Here's the finished black and white stuff for page 1.
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Thursday, 10 November 2011

More pencils from my new stuff

I'm trying a new approach with this, and am going to try a few digital tricks with it, hence some of the empty spaces. As long as it doesn't end up looking like The Dark Knight Strikes Back, I'll be happy with the experiment.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Today in Year 5's Art Corner...

Just another quick post of some art I did at my day job in Primary school.


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Saturday, 8 October 2011

A new project - First page

This is page 1 of a comic I'm working on. I will be putting each version and page as they are ready. Inks, colours and letters to come.

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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Electric Sheep Magazine - Twisted Romance

Electric Sheep magazine is a great magazine with "a deviant view of cinema", and a really good podcast (I can definitely recommend the one on 'Secret Societies'). September's theme is 'Twisted Romance', and I provided the illustration for it. This is combining images from 3 films they are reviewing and looking at:

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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Hulk will tell you WHY he's smashing...

Just an experiment with text, as I didn't think the picture got everything across without it. I'm no Richard Starkings, but it works...

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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Hulk Smash!

Carrying on from yesterday's Spider-Man, here is an Incredible Hulk piece. I want to add a little text, so expect another version

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Does whatever a spider can...

My cousin Gill mentioned that her son, Louis liked Marvel heroes, so I did a few quick sketches, meaning to do them on a larger scale, but I ended up thinking the sketches were pretty good, so why not just colour them? Pretty happy with the results (I got the background from Silus Grok's flikr stream).

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Friday, 15 July 2011

Unusual Weasels

Whenever I get a chance, I go along to the Weasels Unusual meets, where we have drinks and talk about geek stuff. I was trying to come up with an image to sum the group up, and, well, here it is.

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Friday, 8 July 2011

Primary School Musical

So, at the school I am working at currently, they are starting to come to me for assistance on art duties (I'm hoping to set up an after-school club in September!), so I got a chance to do a few bits of the set for the Year 6 play. What we have here is 2 side-views and one front-on view of a 'rickety, home-made' go-kart.

I don't think I'll be planning designing sets in the West End any time soon, but it was fun, and I wanted to share.

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Monday, 4 July 2011

I'm (still) Trying To Reach the Moon

So here are some different formats of my second I'm Trying To Reach The Moon But I'm Stuck On This Airplane piece. Oh, and happy Fourth of July to Stanza, and any other Americans following this blog!

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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Saturday, 2 July 2011

I'm Trying To Reach the Moon - finished

So here are the finished cover design's for Stanza's I'm Trying To Reach The Moon, But I'm Stuck on This Airplane.

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Friday, 1 July 2011

I'm Trying To Reach the Moon - now in colour!

So, from yesterday's post, here are the different colour experiments I did with the inked work.

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