Monday, January 28, 2008
This was one of the first drawings that i produced with a brush and ink. I did it about two to three years ago I think, before that it was all rotring pen which I found became lifeless and time consuming. Around this time i was looking at comic artists and desperately trying to figure out how the weight and character of line was achieved. In particular it was the work of Geof Darrow that inspired me and i was convinced that he had to be using technical pens to draw with that kind of detail but my own endeavors with the pen (although at times very successful) just wasn't blowing my skirt up. I think Darrow actually uses a brush (don't quote me) aided by some drugs. No drugs for me (except coffee) but there has been no looking back from brush work. Its quite a revelation to discover a new medium like this but its taken me a couple of years to develop and polish up on, when i started it was painstaking, deliberate and lacking fluidity which you can see here a little (this was me really cutting loose at the time). Now i'm finally getting to the stage where I can draw almost as swiftly as i can think about drawing, leaving me now to concentrate on coming up with ideas!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Sometimes you have to wonder where the ideas come from. I've drawn some weird things in my time and have on occasion sat and considered mid drawing, "what would Gran think of me if she saw this?" Particularly at uni where i spent most of my time drawing street ravaging monsters and severed heads. In this instance I have somehow managed to knock out two images that carry a gastronomic theme with Alice consuming a growth inducing cake and the other being a great grotesque orange stomach. I still doubt if this is up Grandma's street but its a step from severed heads.
The designs are for don't panic's poster and flyer competitions, you can vote for them here if you love me!
sick of nature
voting ends 01/02/08 x
The finished cd cover for Kill it Kid's new ep. i was particularly pleased with the sketch i did for this image which made it really hard to improve upon with the main artwork. I'd left it a bit late so it had to be a quick turnaround piece but that works in my favor here with the subject being quite a kinetic one. I'm happy with the boots and the reflection on the guitar of mr turpin's shirt. Its funny how you have a bank of resource material in your head that you call upon whenever you come to draw something, for example, whenever i come to draw boots i end up drawing them like a pair I own myself. I might be stuffed if i have to draw womens shoes.