Sunday, March 28, 2010

Comic spread - finished art

Finished the art for this spread. It was a good practice piece. I learnt a lot about colour theory and defining shape with ink. I think the real major issues are the actual drawings themselves. things are a little off like the perspective and anatomy, but that will get better with time.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Graphic Novel cells - pen and ink

Here are two cells from a 2 page spread graphic novel i'm working on. These where drawn in pencil and toned in felt pen and ink. This is really putting my understanding of shape, perspective and lighting to the test, as i have to convey information in only blakc and white. Im really liking the process, and im finding it much more reqarding than my usual work i've been posting. Just 10 more to go then i have one spread finished! Cheers for looking.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Landscape scene

Decided to call this image finished. It isn't as successful as i'd hoped, and my initial idea has been lost. Was a good study for practicing colours and painting rock/water.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Acrylic/Ink paintings

Hi folks,

I'm doing a series of little loose paintings based on NYC during the era of 1920's/30's. This one is done in acrylic and ink on illustration board. Really fun working traditionally. I need a good break from digital.

Here is a WIP sketch which im thinking of eventually painting in oils. Not really concerned with whether the end picture is successful or not, im just mainly doing it for the practice.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Peter Dribens pin-up - oil study

Heya, did this painting i did last week for one of my mates 21st b'day. I didn't know what to paint for him, so i did him a pin-up girl. I decided to re-create one of Peter Dribens works, trying to replicate it as best as i could using oils on masonite. I changed some of the elements, mainly because time was against me. Not as successful as i'd hoped, but definately a learning curve. I think i'm going to be doing more oil work from now on. Poor photo quality. Way too big to scan :)

Heres the original 'real' version of the painting

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Landscape study W.I.P

Landscape study i started yesterday. I've been getting into the Clint Eastwood western films (particularly The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) and really like the wide landscape compositions used in the films. I have attempted to apply those visual ideas to my illustration.