Friday, 29 May 2009

Secret Dining

Gangsters, spies and thieves.

This image is mainly an experiment with line and colour. I think I went a bit off the plot a little bit and got involved with details and other bits and bobs and the image has come out a little muddled. The advantages of drawing digitally have become a hindrance here. I kept messing around, adding bits and cutting other parts out. Bah! I've been looking at it for far too long now!

I think I'll have another go and do a version that's truer to my thumbnail sketches if I get the time.

Enjoy the weekend... IST day on Monday!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Southbank Jogging - New Version

Posted it, looked at it, not totally happy, closed the browser and went on with my day. Looked at it later on in the pub on my phone, decided it was too dark and needed some colour tweaks.

Hmmm, I'm still not sure which version I prefer. That's the trouble of doing work for yourself rather than a client!

Monday, 25 May 2009

Southbank Jogging

I recently did a stint working for UBM on London's Southbank. Everyday I would take my life into my hands and wonder down to the river to enjoy the view, a cappuccino and sketch. I say take my life into my hands as the hundreds of office workers who jog in their lunch break take absolutely no prisoners as they tear down the Thames pathway desperately trying to work up a sweat.

I don't mean to sound scathing as I am a runner myself but, seriously people, run in the park or on the road. Pavements are for pedestrians and if you are running, you ain't no pedestrian, aight?

Thumbnail and linework below.

Monday, 18 May 2009


Better watch out for those disease spreading vermin...

Friday, 8 May 2009

Always Knock

Always knock. For real. It can really harm your career... and your eyes.

I'm still playing with Manga Studio. As per usual, I started with a thumbnail. I knew light was going to be important in this image and so I produced a sketch exploring the tone.

After digitally inking I coloured the image as per usual in Photoshop. I'm still playing with how to get the colouring right. I really like the energy of the sketch that I think I've lost in the final image. Hmmm. More experiments to follow methinks.