Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Red Room

Well, something must be crazy with this world because this painting makes it 2 posts in a month.

The Red Room - a source of quiet contemplation for one girl at night.

I originally tried colouring this differently, but in the end I went with something that had the bold contrasting silhouettes mixed in with a bit of detail on her. It just felt like it carried more emotional weight this way.

Friday, July 6, 2012

A dude walking.

It's been a while. I've not been drawing in a long time. So here's a new painting I just did.
I wonder if anyone reads this anymore...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Jungle River

Wow... I have been getting sloppy. No posts in about 6 months... I've even been slacking on my webcomic. Time to change that then

Here's a little piece that I've been working on for my comic. I was so pleased with how it turned out I think it deserves to stand out on its own.

Episode 4 of the DAMbots is almost over and honestly I wasn't happy with it - it was long and a little bit dull. I was pleased with the art but the story wasn't there. It was like one overlong montage with nothing really happening - bah! Hence me slowly slipping into obscurity on the interwebs and getting distracted by other things, of which I shall make mention of very soon.

So yesterday I got my act together and wrote the synopsis for Episode 5 and was surprised by how well it all fitted together. If I don't get distracted again it will both look awesome and be a fun story. It's hard to believe that about 2 years ago I came up with the overall story arc for the DAMbots and episode 5 was actually originally going to be the first episode. Let's hope I don't get distracted again!...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

IF - propagate

Wow... It's been a while since I last posted. Mainly because drawing my webcomic in colour is so time-consuming.

Anyway, I've generally been levelling up with my art skills so here's my take on the latest Illustration Friday topic - propagate. My first thought was seeds and that let to pollen and I just had to work in some microscopic imagery in the end.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

comic now on sale

I finally got my act together and issue 1 of Deadly Alien Microbots is printed and now on sale for just 3 dollars, with all the profits I make going to a Leukemia charity instead of my pockets for every copy sold! That works out at little over 1 dollar per copy, but this way you can do some good and read a comic at the same time!

If you're feeling charitable (which I hope you are since it's a New Year and time for all those resolutions) or you simply fancing reading it then check it out here.

The comic looks really great all printed up and here are some photos I took of the thing in my hands. (You'll have to excuse my awful photgraphic skills!):

And for those that have been following my blog, you'll notice the slight change I made from the last final version of the cover. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas from the DAMbots

It's Christmas time so here is a picture showing how the DAMbots probably celebrate Christmas.

This is a double celebration as the DAMbots were conceived 2 years ago. And if you look here you can find the first ever image I publicly revealed of them, also a Christmassy picture. Looking back, I definitely think I've matured a lot with my art style as well as my vision for the microscropic robots.

Here's to another 2 years...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

IF - hatch

I just went for something quick and simple for this week's Illustration Friday. I hope you like it.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Illo Friday - Crunchy

Here are some crunchy leaves. I thought drawing leaves would be easy but I was completely wrong.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sneak peek # 2

Here's a sneak peek of a panel from the first colour issue of Deadly Alien Microbots, which will be posted onto the website early in the new year. It was hard to choose a panel to show without giving away much of the story.

Anyway, I hope you like as it took ages and ages to paint - well, the whole page anyway. I can tell that this idea I had of doing the comic in colour is going to end in tears...

So, is my radical departure from black and white a good thing? A bad thing? Meh??

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The colour of charity.

I've been toying with the idea of doing my, up till now completely black-and-white, comic in full colour. Here is a test I did for the cover of chapter 4. Yes, I can't believe that I've survived this long but chapter 3 is a third of the way through and number 4 is looming scarily closer. Anyway, regular readers will recognise some familiarity in the image but may also be miffed over why it looks so different to the DAMbots. You'll need to read the comic to find out...

In related news, I'm finally getting around to printing the comic. I've ordered my proof of Issue 1 of DAM, collecting chapter 1 and the Blood and Gorebot mini-episode in lovely hi-definition, and made the decision that I'll not make a single penny (or cent now that I'm in Canada) from the sales. Not only will it be at a super low price but I'll be donating all profits I make from it to a Leukemia charity, which hopefully should come to about 70c per copy. If this proves successful then I'll do the same for all future issues of DAM.

I'll let you folks now about it further down the line, but as always any feedback on the art or my unusual benevolence, or even just to say 'hi' is always welcome.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Forest Hunt

Hi there folks. As promised here's a picture I just painted. It's a bit experimental so please tell me your opinions...

Sometimes I feel like my art style is all over the place as each picture I draw is so different, but then I also feel like I'm coming towards finding a style that's 'my own'. And I definitely think this is more my thing than some of the others I've down.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Charles Goatley and his little mouse

It seems I have a visitor who comes into my room
And eats away at all the crumbs whenever there's a moon.
He tries to act all tough and strong and thinks he's quite the man,
But really he's a little mouse and I'll get him with my frying pan!!

Drawings and paintings will be coming real soon. In the meantime my webcomic is now on chapter 3!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Purple girl

Here's a test I'm doing for yet another of my crazy projects in between doing the Deadly Alien Microbots.

Friday, August 14, 2009

high climber

I thought that it's been a while since I've done any noir so here's a new one to whet the appetite. It's flawed but the overall look came out ok.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I stumbled across a paint package called Alchemy that helps inspire the creativity of the mind by doing lots of randomness.

I came up with the demon's legs and head randomly, then added the door frame and tweaked the rest in a traditional paint program.

It took a while but definitely something I'll use in the future.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Illustration Friday - Modify

People are always modifying their environment, usually for the worse.

I was originally going to do something sci-fi but then thought to be a bit more topical, so here's my take on this week's Illustration Friday word - modify.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Pointless scenery

I wanted to have a go at doing a scenery and also try a different style of painting, so here's a sort of cubist splodgy type thing.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Illustration Friday - Idle

The lonely octopus idly floats in the ocean waiting for a meal to come within an inch of its tentacles. Just what do they do with themselves all day?

This was a bold exploration in colour shading for me, and a pretty successful one at that. I especially love how the water came out.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Is it black and white or is it colour? I don't know.
Something I like to do is draw random doodles over and over until an image forms in my head, then I just run with it. The basic shape of the doodle was just a scribble and I saw the thief behind the squiggles.
Not bad, I think. More like this perhaps?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Just playing around with some microscopic imagery. This time, some bacteria being attacked by menacing microbots.