Friday 31 August 2012

Günther Takes The High Mountain Pass...

Günther's taking the high mountain pass to visit his girlfriend Heidi in the next valley over. Today, as always, he'll be late, due to him stopping to appreciate the fairy lights, a phenomenon of high altitude and bad grog.

A totally organic experiment hence there being no sense to this whatsoever other than the mangled narrative I've suggested above. If he's got ginger hair, how come he's got a 5 o'clock shadow? Oh well...

Tuesday 28 August 2012


Peter Cook

The great comic actor, writer and comedian in digital pencil.

Discovered this in the vaults, about 9/10ths done - so I dusted it down, tarted it up and shoved it out the front door.

We Love Skullzzzzzzz!

Skulls are always great fun to draw/paint/spray/doodle. I never tire of finding different ways of drawing a skull with a pair of crossed bones...not since that first school exercise book, all them years ago...

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Sergio Toppi - remembered

A quickish sketch of the great Italian artist and comic illustrator who died yesterday, and is surely deserving of a more involved study at some point. That's three legends gone this year - very sad. I haven't discovered one definitive web site dedicated to him but if you want to see this master's work (and you really do want to see his work) then your best move would be to image search his name on google - do it now!

Monday 20 August 2012

Angry Avian

I'm experimenting here. Used Sketchbook Pro, or rather a free trial package, to do all the rough sketching as well as the inking. It's really proving to be a more powerful tool for drawing than Photoshop...well, more powerful than the CS2 version that I'm still using. Maybe the latest version of Creative Suite has addressed this. The inked stage was still taken into Photoshop for all the colour work as it's still got all the advantages in that department. Do any of you guys use Creative Suite 6? Have they improved the settings for intuitive sketching, drawing and inking or does Sketchbook Pro still hold the high ground?

Judge Death sez "Fools!"

Photoshop +PC
More fan art: this time Judge Death, one of Dredd's apocalyptic antagonists. Good fun to do, this.

Sunday 19 August 2012

Anthony Burgess

in Photoshop on PC

Changed the brush settings and went for a more dip pen approach with this one. Why? Anthony Burgess had a wild head