Thursday, September 27, 2007

Give 'em Hell, boy!

The Hellboy movie was on the telly the other day and it inspired me to draw a picture.



I'm pretty pleased with this one. It's still not perfect, especially since it makes him look like he's been piling on the pounds, but it looks good enough anyway. I think I'm really starting to improve my drawing skills - after all, I would never have been able to achieve something like this a couple of months ago - but I'll leave the rest of you to decide on that.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Explosions are so pretty!

...Well, they are!

I was reading the collection of Akira graphic novels and decided to practice some pyrotechnics similar to the ones in there.

I'm pretty pleased with this. Managed to get lots of detail out of something so simple. And I finally did a good job at drawing someone running.

Anyway, I've ran out of stuff to post so I'm gonna have to drum up something new soon or else I'm in trouble...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Spider Pig, Spider Pig...

Haha... You were expecting a picture of the awesome Spider Pig and instead you get a picture of some lycra-loving man with a fixation on spiders. Oh well, this'll have to do!

I enjoyed doing this one. Did some web-crawling of my own to look at images of Spidey from the films (let's forget the third one). The image was looking awful until I did the lighting and the reflections on the windows. I'm gonna have to try drawing more superheroes in the future because they're so damned fun to draw!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Won't those ninjabots ever stop chasing me?

I'm pretty pleased with this one. Still have a problem drawing people running, but the man vaulting over the wall came out well - researched lots of images of free running and mixed it all together.

Next post: a friendly neighbourhood something-or-other...

Hungry hippos

Be shocked...

Be afraid...

It's the Were Hippo!!!

Ok, I couldn't think of anything to draw at the time and that was the best I could come up with, given that I had a random discussion about Were Hippos earlier in the day. But despite the crapness of it all, I think I did quite well in the shading. It certainly looks like it is 3D, and was good practice for lighting techniques and doing something a bit anthropomorphic for once.

Anyway, after my first foray into full colour wasn't so bad expect a lot more, and indeed a particularly well known comic book character may be popping up on these pages not so far in the future...

Monday, September 17, 2007

noir wolf

And here's the same image done up in full black and white. I had to adjust some things like shadows etc but it was cool working out how to do some of the effects. Anyway, it all came out better than expected so there you go...

No more wolves for a while, methinks!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Two anniversaries in one

So, it's my twentieth blog and also two months since I started this blog page. Wow! Didn't think I'd still be posting stuff here. But I am. You're not getting rid of me this easily!

Well, to celebrate here's a colour version of that wolf that doesn't really look like a wolf now looking even less like a wolf now that it's in colour. But I think it's a half decent effort anyway. So there. I enjoyed doing the snowy ground and that and the tree look better now they're in colour.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Who turned out the lights?

Just a quick test at doing something that looked like it had been done in charcoal. Oh, this is also that Heartbright character again, if I ever do that story I was planning.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

scary wolf that doesn't really look like a wolf

Here's an attempt at a scene using some decent shading for once.
Not bad, though the wolf looks like some weird Tasmanian Devil type thing. I knew getting a wolf growling would be difficult but I'm most pleased with the shading on the man's clothes, which came out pretty decent in the end.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Danger: Wolf Attack

I wanted to do something that was similar to the blog title picture ,but focusing on the wolf alone. So, here it is and this picture didn't take that long at all.

The good news is that I've actually got a backlog of pictures now, so expect more regular updates... for a while at least!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

That's gotta hurt!

Here's a nice piece, with lots going on. And relatively normal for something of mine. Think the lighting came out really well too.

I think that for the next thing I work on I'll revisit the animal that started off this whole shebang - the magnificent wolf.

Nuff said!

Friday, September 7, 2007

They always come in threes

So, here's the last of my Pipe Dream images for now. And if it isn't the evil Prince Gob come to kidnap all of the innocent gnome children and, through years of evil brainwashing, to turn them into his willing servants so that he may wreak havoc upon the world.

I've been searching for the right style for these characters and this is definitely not the style for them. I only picked it as I've started reading the Sin City comics now, so expect more appropriate noir pieces of work in the future. In fact, I think one is in the pipeline as I write this...

As for the Pipe Dream universe... Well, until I've got the right artistic style it's gonna have to wait.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Another Pipe Dream

This was an experiment in watercolours (all digital, of course), as well as a first look at the female of the species in the Pipe Dream universe.

More to come soon...

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Something different

No sci-fi or horror this time. These characters just popped into my head and begged me to draw them, so I did.

The characters are from the Pipe Dream universe and are sort of evolved gnomes.

Anyway, that's all you're getting for now. More to come...

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Venting Frustration

Better late than never, I say...

Well, here's the latest picture from me. This time an attempt at doing something in colour again, which came out a lot better than my last attempt. I think I succeeded in doing something that looks comic book stylee and tells a story as well.

I'll try not to take so long with the next posting (honest)...