Archive for the ‘My Artwork’ Category

An interesting thing happened to me tonight.

February 22, 2008

So, I will tell you about it in a badly drawn autobiographical comic.


The metal was still there when I got back later in the night, so I took a photo of it for posterity’s sake. Looking at the building, I think it was one of the dark side panels that run up some of the buildings on the estate I live on. That particular block of flats has a 2 tiered roof, the lower part nearest where I was, so I guess the first clang was it falling and hitting the roof, then it bounced and fell 4 stories down to me. I could be over-reacting but I’m pretty sure it could have killed me, or at the least caused some serious damage. Thankfully I’m easily spooked enough I didn’t just carry on walking.

So, right now I’m feeling pretty lucky.


December Flurries

December 13, 2007

Okay, so as usual I’m not quite in the ‘OMFG YAY CHRISTMAS!!!’ phase yet, but I rarely am until a couple of days before the day itself. I dunno, I guess coming from a family where you’ve heard people practising Christmas carols in the next room IN JULY so they can get an album done leaves you with a bit less of of a hurry towards it. I’m last-minute as hell.

It’s also a time of me drawing pictures I have to be all secretive about so I don’t spoil people’s presents, and I never get as many done as I’d like. Still, I’m liking the paintings I’ve done so far.

Comic wise, I got my script done, though it needs a lot of work because it’s still pretty clunky, and I decided it’s better as a pilot issue for something than as a fully self contained thing and need to bring that out a little more. But I think I’m going to try and do the layouts first, it’ll give me a better idea of how much space I really have to play with. Also, I just found out I probably should change my protagonist’s name because, due to not checking first, I’ve accidentally given him the same name as DarkHawk’s alter ego (From various marvel stuff). While I don’t think anyone is going to confuse my unremarkable 20-something photographer guy for a teenage magic-amulet-powered superhero… DarkHawk has been in Runaways and I LIKE Runaways, so Chris is going to have to get a new surname.

Moral of this story, kids, is Wiki/Google your characters’ names BEFORE you get attached to them.

(I didn’t mind the real world people that the 2 main characters in the first issue shared names with. Because they’re not exactly uncommon names. But you’ve got to draw the line somewhere.)

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get the first issue done by Bristol, due to potential things with paid stuff I’m going to have to give priority to. I’m probably going to have it for Amecon in august though.

In the mean time, have some doodles I did while trying to get used to drawing the character. (Yes, I know you can’t hold a camera like that. Shhh. XD)

Chris Doodles

Okay, that’s enough babble for now. Laters.

Doodling for 07/11/07

November 7, 2007

Slightly halfassed concept work for a comic idea I’m working on.

Frequency doodle

I’m not quite sure what the guy’s name is but I think it may be Chris something, and either way, he really shouldn’t be where he is right now.

Making myself draw 13/02/07

February 13, 2007

Because I still have horrific art block and a total lack of self confidence in my stuff lately. Grrr.

Anyway, here is a random sketch of Escabar (because he’s easy to draw, okay?) showing that he really doesn’t look very badass at all even when he tries to, and that he probably keeps that sheep around just to prove there is something in existence LESS badass than him.

Escabar is not very hard.

I do kinda like this idea though, might do a better version later.

Oh no it’s period costume D:

February 8, 2007

Okay it isn’t really, because that would require these to be actually accurate. But they are kinda fun. A combination of lacking inspiration, being very lazy, and having a book on English costume through the ages lead to me doodling Tudor inspired nonsense. And a doodle of Koruru to deal with the fact my costume book does not give very much of an impression of the shoes (and also because I’m lazy.)


There’s some other really interesting stuff in that costume book so I think I’m gonna do more stuff like this when I’m struggling to think of something to draw each day.


February 3, 2007

Oh god oh no RUN AWAY!

Anyway, yeah, I’m back updating this place, in part because I’ve just put up a new version of my website, which you can find at But, I also want to use this place to throw sketches at people, and all of that, so… here’s some from last night:

Various stuff from Project Hat. On the top row, a young Escabar with his sheep, and young Cereus with her fox that we still need a better design for. Middle row, a sliiightly older Cereus, The Sombero, and Casey. Bottom row, older Escabar and his sheep, and Herr Spitz. All done very late but I wanted to chill and draw without worrying about things being outstanding because I keep second guessing myself and not finishing anything because of it, lately. Which is silly really.

Girly sketch for 07/04/06

April 7, 2006

Why don’t any of them have feet? Because I’m LAZY, THAT’S WHY.

Cereus, from Project hat. This was also an experiment with angles, because I also don’t do enough people looking up or down. It needs work.

Good luck to her co-creator, Spon, who is off playing Adrian Mole.

Post Shinobi Doodles

April 5, 2006

A break from the girls, here’s a couple of sketches I did in pen at a house party after the Adam F glee on friday that I only just got around to scanning. Would have done more, but people were using the decks and me and Ben wanted to dance some more and I can draw whenever. DnB makes me want to draw Interference clubbers. La.