Saturday, 26 January 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013

The Sketchbook Project

Before the new year started I finally received my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project. I have signed up for the tour which is going to be a collection of graphic novels. I have completely thumbnailed one idea which was... baaaaaaaaaaaaaad. It was derivative and trying way to had to feign that it was interesting, it really wasn't. I have wiped the slate clean and started again trying to do something more interesting and I think I have it.

A quick character design for my Sketchbook Project Graphic Novel

Sunday, 20 January 2013


This is an illustration of the greek mythical creature called an Empousa. An early vampiric creature who sucked the blood and ate the flesh of young men.

An experiment

I recently tried out a technique from Andrew Loomis' 'Creative Illustration' called informal subdivision which is used to create a more informal composition to your illustrations. Below is the scan of the inks that I created using the technique.

I felt that it created a composition I wouldn't of created naturally but a couple of things didn't fit like the size relationship between the characters so I tweaked it after scanning and made the sizes more accurate.

I think with the tweak it works nicely as an image so I may well try this technique again. I recommend checking out the book and trying some of the techniques.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


This is based on a curious thought I had. I was working on something for a project I want to do and stepped away for a few hours and came back and realised how easy all the thoughts I ever had for that project just flooded my mind. So I started to think of other images for projects I have tried to create, and as with the new one the ideas all came back to me. My mind is full of project ideas and my images are the key to the box that locks them away safe for me to come back to.

Monday, 14 January 2013


Just a quick drawing of Catman to get my creative juices flowing.

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Just a little image for this weeks Illustration Friday topic for 'Ocean'.