Thursday, 30 December 2010

RPG book illustrations: Digital roughs.

Here are two other quick roughs to show ideas for pictures:

Using photoshop as a tool to map out how I want the lighting to be is good because it's so super quick to do..!

RPG book illustration: The witch.

Don't mess with nature foo'!

Larger version: Click here.

RPG book illustrations: Witch progress and Market lighting tests.

I've started on another illustration for the same company. It's quite hard to see what it is as I haven't properly worked with the lighting yet, but here ya go:

And a larger version can be seen here: Click me!

It's very much still in the early stages. :)

Here's an update on the market scene. I'm testing lighting before I do it properly:

Again, for a larger version: Click Here!

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

RPG book illustration: Market rendering progress.

Really having trouble with this one due to the cluttered nature of the composition. It's not going to be a very large picture in the book, so I can't go overboard with the detail..

But here's a link to a slightly enlarged version: Click me!

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

RPG book illustration: Market linework.

(A few small bits have been left out as I needed online reference and our internet broke yesterday. It will take about a week to get it sorted, so until then I will update from cafe wifi's. :P)

Monday, 27 December 2010

RPG book illustration: Market rough.

Here's the rough before being lightboxed. I hope it won't be -too- busy for a relatively small page space in the book. Err.

I have 10 of these types of illustrations to do in a very short space of time, so this blog is hopefully gonna be pretty busy this coming week :P

Monday, 20 December 2010

Tribal doodles.

Part research, part fun. Just doodlin' to get back in the groove!

Italian commission:

One down..

... 10 illustrations to go.

Having been ill, the commissions have just stacked up and I'm kind of overwhelmed at the moment, but trying to just go with it :) This also obviously means I just can't work on Skal right now.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Online Apology for missing this week's Skal.

I've come down with the worst case of flu in over 5 years. Couldn't even get out of bed yesterday to put the apology note up :/

Incredibly frustrating to be ill.

Monday, 6 December 2010

I've been published in a Swedish RPG book!

Just received a parcel with my first RPG book publication inside! Crazy awesome.

The book in question is En Garde III! And can be found here: Click me for some Swedish stuff!

I contributed with three illustrations (better quality can be found under the tag RPG Book Illustrations on my blog if curious):

This just made my day!

Skal page 3 from Chapter 1.

I've been incredibly busy (and still am) with house-buying things IRL, so drawing just doesn't seem to happen :/

But tried getting this page done anyway!

Friday, 3 December 2010

W00t! Look who's ugly mug is in the papers!

I've been mentioned in a few northern Swedish newspapers for my graduation and my job here!

Thanks to my family for taking the time to put this in the paper!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Dogs from the shelter!

Just warming up my sketching-hand by drawing some of the dogs from the shelter (referenced from photos):

Character portrait from Skal:

A new character has been introduced!:

Might need a bit more work before I put it on the site.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

First sketches from the dog shelter:

It's very difficult to sketch outside right now because of the brutal cold, but I did manage to quickly get two dogs down:

If you're curious as to why I'm sketching dogs in kennels, have a look at my latest reportage project:

First visit to Bath's Cats and Dogs Home.

and the follow up: Second visit.

Just blogging everything right now and planning on creating a little reportage around it after I've spent some time there. So once the drawings and paintings start coming, I'll post here. :)

A panel that didn't make it :P

This panel had to be cut out. Hopefully won't affect the story TOO much :D

Skal page 2 from Chapter 1.

Pheeeew. Worked my bum off this evening to try to get Skal done. Been so busy with other things.
But here it is:

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Coloured Inks! Experimenting on Skal.

Holy smokes. Coloured inks! Where have you been all my life!?

Having tons of fun with this! Can't keep within the lines for shit, but I guess that's part of me by now. Can't. Be. Tidy.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Customer Feedback at Boston Tea Party in Bath:

Guess who?

Page 1 from Chapter 1 of Skal: I've been stupidly busy trying to get this one up on time after the madness of graduation.

I'm obviously not entirely happy with it, but that goes for pretty much everything I do :P
AM happy to have tackled some of my drawing phobias though!
Much more of city-stuff to come. (*sob*)

Very tempted to try out inks now.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Fruit and veg jewellery progress!

Here are some more progress shots of the earrings.

Have some old stuff while I create the new stuff!

Dug up some old comics based on my life :P

(this one's pretty much word for word of my stupidity)

Graduation over. Time to catch up on work.

My entire stash of jewellery (Jewelery.. What's the spelling?) was bought off me at my graduation, so I've spent this evening starting up a new one.

Need to buy colour tomorrow, but here's the progress so far:

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Next week's Skal will be delayed due to my Graduation.

(This one was drawn before yesterday's graduation :P)

I just haven't had the time to sit down and draw, let alone paint...!
So I'll get back in the groove once all the stuff has settled down, my friend has left etc.

Mucho apologies!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Reason for silence: Graduation!


I have finally properly graduated from University! Here are a few random photos. If you are unfortunate enough to have me as a friend on facebook, you have already been exposed to my spam of all the pictures and videos :P

First of all. This one's for granny:

She said that if she'd been able to make it, she would've given me a bunch of red roses, so here they are!

Tack farmor!

Me on stage, being congratulated by the head... honcho. dude.

Happy with Tom :D

Getting prepped. :P With tongue out. As usual.

Rich and me. :D One of my best mates!

A lot of people from our Illustration year! I'm on the far right.

Woop woop!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Skal gets reviewed and Butterflies and Moths gets mentioned!

In the latest episode of the awesome comic-book podcast: Small Press Big Mouth, pretty much all of the previous Insomnia Publication creators get a mention, to update the public on what happened after the publishing company imploded. So among these mentions you can find Butterflies and Moths, written by Corey Brotherson and painted by me. Very nice words said, left me blushing :D

As if that wasn't enough awesomeness, my online story Skal gets a short review closer to the end of the podcast where the lovely Lee Grice goes through the blurb and tells his thoughts about the artwork etc. :) As there isn't much story yet, it's kind of difficult to review it so early on.

This is the first review I think I've had for something that's completely my own.

Want to know what it's like?

Fucking Terrifying.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Slowly back on track after tummy-bug mayhem.

Haven't drawn properly for about 4 days or so. This is my first serious attempt.

Concept sketch for a Swedish RPG company:

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Headband... On head!

I had to remove the fan-jewellery bits on the ends because they kept on slapping my ears. So note for next time, sew them higher up to avoid damage to ears.

Here the headband is on my head anyway! Accompanied by flowers and spun wool.

I'm taking it out today for a spin to see if it actually stays on.

Ending with the must have stupid-face. :P

Looking forward to getting back to drawing tomorrow. Been ill for a few days.