Wednesday 30 December 2009

Grey Doodleland

I'm going to start doing a series of black and white ink drawings with the intention of selling them. For years, I've been colouring my work using photoshop and the disadvantage of this, is that there really isn't any original artwork left fit to sell. It all ends up on the hard disc, so that only prints are available to buy. Not only that, but it's so long since I last did any crosshatching, that I've basically forgotten how to do it. So the image below is a sort of half and half picture, where I've tentatively tipped my toe into crosshatching again, before launching myself into the depth of a real non-photoshop ink drawing.

Grey Doodle World

Tuesday 29 December 2009

Grey Green Orange Town Drawing

It's been awhile since I've tackled a big drawing. So here is one. Pencils, pen, and then photoshop for the colours.

Grey Green Orange Town

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Art Tips

Art tips. These days I draw on A4 sheets of photocopy paper and I use Pilot techpoint pens to ink with. All pages are scanned into the computer, where I adjust the linework and drop in the colours, using photoshop. You can spend a fortune on art materials or buy cheap stuff and find that works just as well. There's little point in following what other people do as, in the end, it's what you yourself feel comfortable with. Try a load of different things and see what works, is my advise.

Some early drawings from a time when I'd just started to use photoshop.

Forest Blue


Monday 14 December 2009

Diablo At Activate

Two pages from my continuing webcomic The Streets of San Diablo. Check out Activate for the story so far.

Diablo page 50

Diablo Page 51

Tuesday 8 December 2009

Death And Uncle Bob

I've written a number of stories over the years about Uncle Bob. In which, the aged Robert Merrison tells tales of his extraordinary long life, to his two nieces. I gave up writing them a few years ago, disheartened by my lack of success in getting a publisher interested. The stories are possibly too dark and violent for the average nice middle-class children's publisher. Kids seem to love them though.

This short tale is unusual in that it doesn't involve Bob telling any sort of story

Death And Uncle Bob 1

Death And Uncle Bob 2