Monday, 2 June 2014

left handed progress

still shaky and slow but hey I'm working on it :) whole thing took about half an hour which is much too long but now I have an idea of my speed with my weaker hand

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Learning with the left hand

I've been practicing backgrounds recently by doing them with my left hand, so far I've been really enjoying it! I'm hoping that eventually I can do the backgrounds for my comic with my left hand and the characters with my right.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

SKIP boards- part 2

Another set of boards. The rule for Arthur and Mesi transitioning between film genres in this version is that it's always through a reflective surface; mirrors, sword blades, you name it. Lends itself to some interesting options! Anyway this is a 'to be continued' section so hang in there for the next installment (it could take a while...).

Friday, 2 May 2014

SKIP feature boards - shower scene

So there's been some interest from my tumblr followers about the fact that I have a feature version of SKIP stowed away in my brain, so I've started doing a couple of boards as a means of showing little parts of it, as well as keeping up board practice.

They ended up being more of a clumsy hybrid between beat boards and storyboards to save my sanity (doing them on top of an actual storyboarding job and the web comic proved to be a little tricky), but I enjoyed the exercise so I will likely keep doing them in my spare time.

This scene is very obviously a parody so most of the hard work was already done for me :'D

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Well I certainly nearly forgot that I have an art blog

Oh dear that was stupid of me BUT I HAVE RETURNED FROM THE GRAVE. Well, actually I didn't die so I'm not sure what I would be doing in a grave, perhaps someone just got tired of me or mistook me for a corpse while I was sleeping. Anyway I've been slogging away at storyboarding work on contract and will be doing so again in a short while, but in the interim perhaps I can make up for neglecting this blog and do some catching up by posting art from the missed weeks. For those with tumblr blogs I actually post most of my drawings there on my own blog in the art tag page so you can scroll through an infinity of inane doodles and other art over there if you like!

This is a screen shot study I did yesterday to shake things up. It's taken from Endeavour, Season 2 Episode 4, and it's a wonderful show not least for the stunning composition and lighting they use (first image is the screen shot second in the study).

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Friday, 28 February 2014

Steven Universe is a good show and you should watch it

Also I should try to remember that I have an art blog. I draw 24/7 remembering to put things on this diggity darn site should not be as hard as I make it out to be.
Anyway yes I came up with a gem lady because who doesn't want to be one of those dames \o/

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

If you're feeling like you can't draw-

Draw things!

Also I have completely lost track of what I have and haven't posted on here, shame on me.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Personal philosophy

sometimes I do studies of actual things in the actual world around me and I’m like damn I could make some really philosophical observation about this chair that I’ve lived with for years but I’ve never drawn and never noticed how the seams work or looked at the creases or how the fabric faded on that one side and isn’t it weird how we think we know these objects when in actuality we don’t know them at all and what amazingly little time we spend really observing and appreciating the world that makes up our reality-

but instead I just;

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The very worst monster

WHOOPS okay so I forgot I have a blog for a while there. I've been drawing like a maniac though what with work and occasional obsessions so I'll see what I have to put up. Anyway this is RGB from The Property of Hate as he might look as a human. Fun practice!

Saturday, 11 January 2014

The perfect couple

So I recently finished watching Baccano! Which I can safely say is now one of my favourite animated series, but I'll openly profess to Isaac and Miria being my outright favourite characters. They have so much energy!
Besides, anyone who conducts a robbery while dressed as Charlie Chaplin deserves some major recognition.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Seeing double

Just a fake movie poster for The Property of Hate, also available as a print or t-shirt on my society6 :)
Back at work with storyboarding now so freetime is harder to come by, but that's not stopping me from drawing in what little I have!