Archive for the ‘Project Hat’ Category

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.



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.

You know what I don’t draw enough of?

April 3, 2006



But really, someone pointed out (correctly) that most of the time my female anatomy sucks and my girls look like my guys but with tits. Though this probably has more to do with the fact I draw rather girly blokes. BUT STILL, the challenge for my little quick rough stuff this week is women.

(Oh, the girls in these 2 sketches are Cereus from Project Hat, and Lisha from (much much much later on) in Interference. Lisha doesn’t normally wander around in her underwear though.

Right, now that’s out of my system I can get on with WORKING MY ASS OFF.

(P.S. Going to see Adam F with Ben was insanely awesome and brilliant fun. There should also be some dancing pics coming because of this, and the whole night got me really inspired. Though my ears were still ringing last night and the gig was friday…)

Sketches for 25/03/06 (3 pics)

March 25, 2006

Sketches for today then. Click for full versions as always.

First two, a random character idea for Project Hat. Not got a name for her yet, but I was thinking about the idea of how much of the hat shape thing is about power, and how much is about lables. And the idea of someone who swings between having a Psi hat and a Magic hat came to mind. I think they would be overconfident but pretty much defining themselves by the power their hat says they have… thinking they’ve trancended all this ‘wide hat or tall hat’ silliness when actually they haven’t at all and they’re just as tied up in it as everyone else. A contrast to the people who have power but no hat (like Cereus and Estaban) or seem not to be bothered about hats at all (Casey).
I also think she’s probably the daughter of someone quite high up in Tall Hat society and is off doing her own thing as an act of rebellion. She’d want an aliance to form between the two schools of thought, but is pretty lacking in ideas of how to actually do this. A person with big ideas and lots of power but not really knowing how to put the two together into something worth doing.

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Also… okay, I drew this last night but it was after midnight so it counts… a pic of one of my older characters, Drazen Korevelli. Because I hadn’t drawn him for aaaages. Being on some roof he really shouldn’t be, which happens a lot.


Speedy sketch thing for 24/03/06 (edited again: 4 pics)

March 24, 2006

Two today, one done mostly yesterday though.

Guy with the spikey twotone hair and thing perched on his shoulder is Lament, a character from Sacrement which is a project I’m working on with my good freind Martin Davis.

The two in the other image are Estaban and Cereus, here in their teens in theory though I’m not totally happy with how it came out. Still geting to get Cereus’ face shape right, especially from the side. E looks nice though. They’re from Project Hat, which I’m working on with the awesome Spon. (Click for full versions)

Lament Estaban and Cereus

P.S. Got a 74 in my Continental Philosophy essay, which is a very good first. Win. :)

Another pic, based on one of my fellow joint Philosophy students, a dude called Robin. Who looks exceptionally cool (though not really that much like this.)

Not actually Robin

Also, I got my terrifying Wittgenstein essay back, which I’d been dreading… and it was a 70. Combine that with the Continental one I’ve has so far, as they’re each 50% of their modules and that makes the equivalent of module that’s 72 as well now. Hurrah! *WIN*

Oh, and 2001 is awesome.

Second Edit:
I seem to be in a sketching mood. Another pic of Vio from Interference for you. Because I like her a lot.


Art and other interesting things

March 22, 2006

Firstly, nabbed this from InfomationAesthetics, but thought it was too damn cool not to share.

Universal Connections. A exhibition playing with the meanings of what we do with our data. Some is very clever. And rather slick at that.

In other news… Not getting as much done as I’d like creative wise, but that is down at least in part to the frightening amount of work I’ve had thrown at me by Uni.

I have however been doing some things for Project Hat with Spon which is pretty fun. A lot of loose, fast character design work that’s quite a departure from the things I’m usually doing. (And hey, Spon boyo, we need to update the Wiki. I can see the dust on it.)

Actually, I’ll share some of my recent sketches with you. (click for the full versions)

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Right then, back to essays.