Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Black Dawn



It's official - plague doctors from back in the black death times are the coolest and creepiest guys ever. Almost makes me wish I was born back then. Almost...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Bigdump








Stuff I posted on Cloud 9 recently. Have a hankering to get into doing colour but I'm not really sure where to start... Geez, drawing stuff is about the most complicated thing to think about evar. It's kind of a blessing and a curse knowing how much there is to learn about anatomy, colour, form, composition, movement, perspective etc etc - it's certainly bad because it seems like such an impossible goal to get to where I want to be with my art, yet the fact that I can keep learning and improving (hopefully) for the rest of my life is such an awesome thing. Optimism! Yes!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nightsky


Attempting some colour subtlety, inspired by the walk home last night. Unfortunately it's a bit too subtle, and you can't really see it unless it's against a very dark background =P

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Kiddles

Drew a bunch of stuff from photo reference yesterday. The aborted picture of someone holding a camera on the left there is from a shot by this guy - shakycam

All of his photography is wonderful - but the standout gallery for me is his 'stereography' section - where he uses a special camera with two seperate lenses to achieve '3D' photography. The shots that impress the most are those that capture movement - jumping, sparklers and water. This shot here is one of my favourite images ever - the sight of water stopped in time is spectacular enough, but the framing of the piece that reveals just the feet and unusual garments of the three subjects creates an amazing sense of mystery.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Ruckus

Manny is from reference.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Afro Samurai

Guy up the top is Afro Samurai from the cartoon, done without reference. You can tell I didn't reference Pulp Fiction either, because the quote is screwed up. Replace 'Big Macs' with 'a quarter pounder with cheese' and you'd be about right...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

For Cory


And the original sketch - screwed up leg position and all -

Friday, November 9, 2007

Bubs n Bus


A comic I did at about 3 or 4 in the morning at work. Worked until from 8:30am until 4am for three nights in a row, got kinda tired. And here's some random doodles, three at the top are of guys on the bus.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Unsolved Mysteries

A little illustration concept based on the Animal Collective song. When I have some time I'm planning to make this a series of three images based on different parts of the song - I'll properly clean them up and colour them too.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Grumpy Fish

Drawing some sharks from reference, wanting to know a little bit about them before I put them in a little illustration I'm planning. Our website is now online, go and check it out!

www.rhubarbzoo.com

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Monday, October 8, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Cigarette

I feel a bit guilty as I've put no effort into composition or careful arrangement of the images in each post - but for the most part these are just direct scans of a single page, hence random empty space.

Or maybe I'm just overthinking it to an extreme, it's just a stupid sketchblog after all :P

Friday, September 21, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hands

As a warning - 70% of my sketches end up being clothesless. Once I'm happy enough with my anatomy I'm going to start figuring out clothes and drapery for real, but I'm very very worried about that.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Why Hello There

Right... all the cool kids are doing it. Expect to see an update at least once a week - and expect none of it to be finished work.

And what better way to start than with a crap-tonne of faces?