Sunday, September 14, 2014

Scott Robertson Planes

So I've just watched Scott Robertson's Gnomon video on how to draw planes and I had a go at my own. I didn't deviate to much from what was on the video so my designs aren't really my own. I hope to get onto that at a later date though.

The first one is a pretty boring one as I get my  hand in.

I'm starting to get a bit more confident but still having trouble with how the wings intersect the fuselage.

These are freehand and as can be seen the perspective is a bit off.

Back to ball point.

This one I decided to follow Scott Robertson as he drew his. I simplified the detail elements he put in and put in a few of my own.

This one I decided to go it solo and draw a sort of sub.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hammer Time

Many years ago (2003) I painted this image of Hammerstein from 2000AD.


I was very pleased at the time but very quickly started to see problems with it - too many to go into. I liked the pallet (the black/green background doesn't show up) and the lighting I had set up but I knew that I hadn't propperly acheived what I had set out to do.

This year I started a concept art class at St Leonards TAFE in Sydney called Production Art Department (which I sadly had to defer semester 2 of) where I was learning the necessary skills to make the painting I'd always intended. And so, here it is with some progress shots also.

First the ink drawing which i did in my sketch book, scanned and...


 printed out on some better paper. A base coat an some base colours:


Getting there:


Finished:


As my first gouache/acrylic painting in almost 10 years I'm quite pleased with it but I'm sure that very soon I'll see all the things wrong with it.





Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sydney University Heroes

Late last year I was subcontracted by picturedrift for Sydney Uni to do comic drawings for an interactive comic app to attract prospective international students and test their English skills.
The app is available on both Apple iTunes and Google Play.

    • Here are some of the illustrations I did.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gone Fishing 10

Again, it's been a while... I've started a new drawing course in Sydney so what with home duties, travel and homework there has't been much time for comics. I have managed to sneak in a panel hear and there though. Here is page 30 in progess.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Gone Fishing 9

It's been a while...

Things have been happening but not so much on Gone Fishing. I am 25 pages into 40 so the end is in sight and the main monsters have been introduced: the werefishmenthingos!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gone Fishing 8

While I do like doing covers I thought that this time I'd get some one else to do it. My good friend Shintaro Marky seemed the obvious choice. Here are a couple of his process sketches. As this next book will have 2 stories I've been thinking about publishing them back to back as in, you read one story, turn the book over and upside down, and read the next.



Gone Fishing 7

As I've moved along through this crazy world of art I've come to realize that white out is your friend and just as much a drawing tool as an erasing tool. I use white out over white paint or ink primarily because it's faster but also because it suits my style. I am intending to get the gouache and sponge out later on, though.