Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Derek Danger (fan-art)

I love Warwick Johnson Cadwell's work http://warwickjohnsoncadwell.blogspot.co.uk/

And only recently I came across the extremely talented Robert M Ball http://robertmball.com/

So, you can imagine my delight when they teamed up and created the one and only (ginger) bad-ass

Derek Danger   http://dangeritis.tumblr.com/

I just had to do some Fan-Art. After all, there aren't many folks us gingers can look up to... till now!




Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Astro Boy (70's colours)

Here is my first shot at a video/working process. Though it came about unintentionally, so it's all a bit of a mess! I've always loved how the comics from the 60's/70's were coloured, even down to the way in which the printing plates would overlap the line-work. So, I went for a little a modern take on that look.

Thanks for looking.

P.s probably best watching this on YouTube as it's friggin tiny on here!





Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Pen and Paper (testing)

It's early days, but I think 2013 (artistically speaking) is going to be a good year. I'm finally through with my Willie Fogg adventure in materials (thank fuck!) I honestly dont think there isn't a Pen or Brush out there that I havent given a go. Now that I'm finally settled with using the good old trusty Uni-Ball 157 pen, I can now start my adventures in paper...

These picture's where done using Strathmore Bristol 300 series (vellum surface)

With the paper having a texture to it, it drags the ink from the pen beautifully and it then holds that line. The only down side, so far, is in the scanning of such paper. It takes a lot more fiddling to get right, as the texture coming through is tricky to balance. But, it's early days, so I may work that out.

On the images themselves. Both are a continuation of my philosophy, fast as you can, as brave as you can and as honest as you can! To this extent, both fit the bill. Though I slowed down a little on Robin as I really liked how I captured his face. Thinking like this, then sparked off the following chain reaction.

I really like where this is going=Oh SHIT=I may fuck it up= SLOw down...

Anyway, thanks for having a nosey, now sod off and close the gate!










Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Troubles in Snake Mountain...

Below is a short story written by the talented Christmas Milling and then scribbled up me.




Cheers




Sunday, 6 January 2013

Black Panther...

I've been meaning to get braver with my inking for a while, especially with my spot blacks. I hope this is the start to that change.