Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Abstractions 1

Some rough sketches I did a while back, that will turn into something. Not much to look at yet, but These Will Be Important - Mark My Words!

Thursday, 24 July 2014


Final layout for the "Lost In Space" sequence, the style of which surprised me rather.

It's a key part of the eventual design that his eyes are obscured by the lettering, so take a look while you can!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Ten Suns

Another page in progress for the "Lost In Space" submission.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Guest Post

Drawing of me made by my 5-year old daughter on a scrap of paper, while I was explaining head proportions to her. Girl's got talent.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Celestial Bureaucracy

Works in progress fora short 4-page piece to be submitted to the Titan competition at the Lakes Comic Art Festival. I started off picturing everything as looking like Paul Klee, but it took on a shape of it's own, as usual.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Prehistoric Battle of the Pens

The house is full of dinosaurs when my 5-year old comes to visit, and the BBC "Walking with Dinosaurs" book is always open. A couple of sketches here taken from photos of the real live dinosaurs inside.

Peteinosaur was a small, early Pterosaur, about the size of a blackbird, I think. The fellow underneath is the boringly-obvious Bad Boy of the dinosaur world, T Rex.

Peteinosaur was drawn mostly with Pitt Pens, and a lot of fussy detail, the T Rex with a Pentel Pocket Brush, in broad, amorphous shadows and fluid lines. Nice contrast between the effects achievable with the two types of pen.

Friday, 4 July 2014


Proportions are all to pot, but his hair really was that big.