Thursday, 19 November 2009

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

4th November 09

It's so nice to be working with traditional media again. Makes a break from being on the computer all day.
Odd incident/coincidence - I left a maths book round a friend's house (yes I do read math books... Mathematics for Computer Graphics in fact). When my friend saw it he told me he'd recently ordered the same book (he's a programmer) . Maths geek out!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

1st November 09


This is the first time I have properly used Paint Chat. My friend invited me. So I quickly doodle something. I am bad at drawing freehand on PC

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Monday, 26 October 2009

26th October 09


Got most of the flats done, even if they're not the correct colour. Doing a bit of shading now. Digital is not that easy. Maybe I'll go back to traditional after this ^^;

Thursday, 22 October 2009

22nd October 09


Here is something that's definitely going to be finished completely. The pencils and inking took quite a while, I was determined to not rush into colouring it but work into the line work so that I don't get bored and skip details.
I've already noticed mistakes :S Well they shall be fixed as I go along.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

11th October 09


A quick sketchy thing. Not sure whether to digitally colour, or do entirely in traditional media :S

Friday, 9 October 2009

9th October 09


It's raining a lot and it's cold. The nights are growing longer and soggy leaves line the pavements.
It's definitely Autumn in the UK.
I rather enjoy it. Apart from having caught a cold. I want to curl up in bed again.
Here's some more playing with digital colouring.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

1st October 09

So today I was attempting to actually build a stretchy IK rig, since all my rigs are either lost or out of date. However, I'm not the world's best 3D modeller, in fact I'm not that great at all. So off I go to the internet, as you do, to find a decent model to practice on. But... well... have you ever tried looking for something only you've obviously not input the correct search phrase, or else everything you find is not what you're looking for.
Short of it being that I decide it's faster to actually mock something up myself. So what with me and a bunch of vertices all having fun, I got somewhat distracted in the middle.

Hope you enjoy my procrastination of things I do for fun.
On the upside I did find some nifty MEL tools, which I have yet to try out tho.
Also if anyone is a 3D modeller and has some stuff they don't mind me playing with, feel free to throw it my way :)

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

25th September 09


Another doodly skecth attempt at using a graphics tablet. The variety to the order you can lay down colour is a lot vaster than I'm used to when I've been working on paper, so I've just been trying out a few things

Thursday, 24 September 2009

22nd September 09

Added some colours to a previous sketch. Not quite finished, but not quite sure where to go with it

Thursday, 17 September 2009

17th September 09


Work plus digging out old animation work and trying produce new animation work, leaves me with little time for much else apart from 3D.
But here's a sample of something 2D I'm working on. Just a small section. The full piece is A1 sized - the largest I've ever worked (unless you count painting a picture on a door for a school exam).
So far it's going alright. Haven't butchered it with the colours yet :)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

25th August 09


I did a bit of an edit to that digital painting I started a few weeks ago. No hugely impressive edit as of yet, just filling in some of the space and colours.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

12th August 09


I spent Sunday just gone sketching out the pages for this year's Manga Jiman entry (I still haven't managed to get last year's entry online since I wanted to redo the tones :S which I...er... haven't gotten round to). The page layout's just about there I think. Spent quite a bit of time shuffling panels across pages in order to try and get the flow right.

So inbetween that I thought I'd best get the design for the main character out on paper. After struggling for quite some time on Sunday with the idea of 'ok draw a military man... what do they look like... oh dear I'm rubbish at modern warfare armor DX' I decided yesterday (in between naps whilst off work sick ;__;) that I'm just going to draw him as somone slightly more interesting.

Still not great at drawing men, but at least I have an idea of what he looks like :)

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

5th August 09


More update in the drawn out process of creating this piece. Hopefully it's at least a little interesting watching it build up.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

24th July 09


Back dated something I coloured in during some free moments at work last week. Thinking of getting a new tablet for home use now. Can probably wait a bit longer tho

Sunday, 5 July 2009

5th July 09


Following up from yesterday's post, here's the beginnings on some colour. Enjoy

Saturday, 4 July 2009

4th July 09


Well this sketch started off way back at the beginning of the year. I even started colour blocking it, then tried to colour it digitally, then realised I can never learn at which point to stop with digital, so returned back to paper. Worked back into the sketch some more and this is the pre inked version.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Sunday, 28 June 2009

26th June 09


Another long gap between posts. Been a rather hectic lately. But having a drawing weekend. This one will hopefully end up as a full colour A3 illustration

Saturday, 25 April 2009

29th March 09


Back dated since busyness seems to have gotten in the way of uploading. Hopefully grab some minutes to sketch more in future.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

11th March 09


Can you tell what it is? Of course, it's very rough and rather un-dynamic picture of a khezu vs a pikachu.
Compliments to Capcom's Monster Hunter Illustration Book and Toshihiro Ono's stylish version of the Electric Mouse (I like the way he draws Pikachu best) for providing me with reference.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

10th March 09


Odd mix of girls, flowers and froggie. Plus Ashlotte from Soul Caliber IV (design by Oh!Great)

Monday, 9 March 2009

9th March 09


Today we have some odd girls, Monster Hunter and some fishies... don't forget the random man

Sunday, 8 March 2009

8th March 09



I bought a new sketchbook yesterday. Hopefully it will encourage me to sketch every day. And here I will be sharing it with the world.

First pages = girls... + random present