Thursday, January 20, 2011

Colour vs Monochrome

An experiment in the impact of grey-scale vs glorious technicolour.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Uncharted Seas

Or was it? This short sequence is a preparatory drawing for a new graphic story I'm working on about a Scottish herring fishing family (the cast of characters can be found here). The story itself will be in black and white, but I wanted to experiment a little in colour...on the evidence of the first wash I was ready to cast the drawing into the ocean, however its proof to me at at least, that it's worth seeing things through to their conclusion.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tea Service

Illustrations produced for a local business. Twee, yes, but I thought the blog could use a splash of colour.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Bearded Detective - 3 Page Preview

A three page preview of The Bearded Detective - a slice of silver-screen Noir, set in present day Kentish Town, written by Chris Bye with artwork by myself. The first part is planned for mid 2011 (once I've completed a couple of other projects) and stars Stanley Nicholas. He's a very fine detective, but despite his best efforts is more Prince Philip than Philip Marlowe when it comes to wise talking.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Tall Lady at Home

Channelling all of my fledgling Photoshop skills into creating a "Fuzzy Felt" style.

The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent

A quick college project in which we had to draw 30 - 40 faces, on A1 paper. Inspired by the school tea-towels of old, studded with crudely rendered faces, I drew friends, family and other folk from memory, straight onto the paper with pen and ink. Consequently some faces are good, others I'd make sure I used to scrub encrusted casserole dishes.

There are a few famous faces, a prize to anyone that can spot, Roger Sterling, Batman, Dave Mustaine and the guy that came at me and my three pals with our own skate boards c.15 years ago.