'Tis the year of the Dragon. I was born in said Dragon year, I'm sure that means good things await this year, even if I'm not Chinese. To a Happy New Year and wishful thinking.


Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everybody. I didn't get any trick or treaters this year, they would of course receive nothing, because I was busy colouring this. Plus all I seem to have in my house is pasta and a wide selection of teas. They don't really need more sweets, what they need is a father figure...the scummy begging bastards. I decided to get Gary Oldman and his scrotum like face with the bouffant out and get him to slobber over Wilhelmina's face just like I would. I then wrote 'Happy Halloween' at the bottom to let you know my intentions this Halloween.



Here's a bit of process behind this one. It started out as a sketch with no intention of being anything else, but I liked it so I decided to ink it again...twice and then colour it. Yeeeeeaaaah.

Below is actually the second one I inked, since I decided the figures were too far apart. Alas, after this I decided they were too close and reverted back to the original inked image, I even considered using the one in my sketchbook, because the inking was much looser.

I do knock about this a lot - the retention of fluidity in inking - which is what I think makes a good inker. Inking when all the blacks are laid down that doesn't look like it's been pencilled at all. Not too tight and not too loose. I'll stop there because it's starting to sound sexual and I may get aroused.

Here's the finished thing and that's how it happened. I finished digitally and kept the original text in. You can buy the print here if you like maybe, if you wanna.

In other news, I got interviewed at the awesome site that is ProcessMade and you can read the interview here, also if you wanna.


Roll River

Haven't blogged in ages, here's a couple drawings until I get up something more uuuup. I usually only carry around a mechanical 2B, because it's reliable and doesn't need sharpening, mechanical is getting comfortable and too precise, so it's time I started carrying something else, maybe I'll stick with these soft pencils for while. I heard you should do that when you start to feel comfortable, pick a totally different medium to keep you on your toes, just outside of that comfort zone...



Young Pedro riding shotgun. Pedro is wearing a beautiful 1950's loop shirt complete with birds carrying arrows/naked greek gladiators throwing javelin. LFT bitches!



A quick acrylic study. Nothing like a pair of boobs to warm up with in the morning.