Friday, 30 December 2011

Bayou Arcana gets some coverage!

Wow! I'm back from the Christmas break in Wales and immediately find out that the anthology I'm illustrating a short story for has been getting some attention!

I speak of course of Bayou Arcana!

Here's the article about it in the Guardian: Click Me!

One of my pages in progress was actually featured in the paper copy of the newspaper:
Click me for the full size newspaper article scan!
(Check out the top right of the article) Here's the full size version of that page:

Aaaand this morning I saw that MTV Geek did a piece on it as well: Click Me!

If you're curious as to what this is all about, have a peek at my progress posts on this blog: Bayou Arcana artwork

How exciting!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas to all of you!

I will most likely be a bit too busy to post this on the day, so here are my two Christmas cards!

Merry Christmas! Lots of love and hugs and all that fluffy sheit from zeh Jen!

Break dooooodle.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Reverse roles!

Oh god, I dunno! I've been looking at some classic fantasy art like from Boris Vallejo:

And wondering what it would look like if we reversed the roles?

... So I started doodlin' it. XD

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Mucha portrait commission for Christmas!


Here's the finished spot colour piece!

Here's the progress shots of the mucha-inspired portrait that was commissioned as a Christmas present last night.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Don't know what to get someone for Xmas? Maybe I can help!

Good morning my lovelies!

It is getting closer to Christmas and thus I thought I'd offer to make you some unique Christmas presents!

If you'd like a portrait of someone you know, or maybe their pet, poke me about it!
I work supah fast, and send the original to you by post.

Here are some examples of what I can do, with some special Christmas prices:

I can do tiny portraits for £15:

I can do mucha inspired portraits with a spot colour for £40:

Want to be steampunkified? Sure! Can do that from £30 and upwards, depending on complexity.

This was a very large portrait I did as a commission, just to give you an idea of what I've done in the past:

The price for it was well over £100, but I can work any size and to pretty much any budget.

If you're curious about having something drawn for you, just contact me and ask!
My email: jennie.gyllblad[AT]
My twitter: @JennieGyllblad

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Break sketch!

Clockwork Watch: Rougher teaser.

here's another little snippet of a page from The Arrival.
I haven't erased the pencil underneath, nor added the second inks on top. But should give you an idea :D

Chibi goodness!

Zeh Jenmeister.

Chester of doom.

Ruffles. Not all there.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Clockwork Watch: Teaser~

Another snippet of a page from The Arrival, this time our main character's patka is being put on!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Clockwork Watch: Teaser.

Oh we are plotting~ plotting plotting~ Muwahahahah~

(Teaser bit from The Arrival, the first comic book for Clockwork Watch)

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Monday, 28 November 2011

Bayou Arcana: Page 7 linework.

This is gonna be a tricky page since I can't use inks, and the last panel needs to have an effect I haven't done in paint before, so I have no idea if I'm gonna be able to pull it off. But here's hopin'!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Bayou Arcana: Page 6 linework.

Oh yes, I'm back to doing the pages for the short story 'Irons in the Fire' (written by Corey Brotherson), for the anthology Bayou Arcana.

Here's the linework for page 6:

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Portrait progress for the Clockwork Watch page.

I'm currently doing portraits of the creative team behind Clockwork Watch. This is the first scan, so may still need to change/edit a few bits and bobs! Also still need to paint more portraits ;D

Corey Brotherson - Graphic Novel Writer/Editor

Yomi Ayeni - Creator, Writer, Producer

Jennie Gyllblad - Graphic Novel Artist, Costume Designer, General Illustrator/Designer

Comic book coverrrr. Moar progress BECAUSE MOAR.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Small character portraits. (Commission)

Here's some progress of three small character portraits I'm doing as a commission for a writer:

Monday, 21 November 2011

Jen and Corey invade Thoughtbubble!

(EDIT: SUNDAY has been added! If I have the time I will do a few more mini comics! I still haven't included the pee-bucket joke :D Ah~ Bless you and your sick mind Corey :D)

Phhooeewww! I am back from my first Thoughtbubble con up in Leeds where I shared a table with my writer-partner-in-crime-A-Team-crazy-man-who-pees-in-a-bucket Corey Brotherson! None of us had been in Leeds before and I had never even been so far up north (I don’t travel beyond the kitchen, the loo and my studio normally), so it was double the excitement (and subsequent exhaustion)!

I spent a full day in London before heading up to Leeds, just so I could FINALLY meet up with the creator of Clockwork Watch, Mistah Yomi Yomster of Yom (Yomi Ayeni). Seen on the right side in the photo below. Don't mind that person behind, trying to eat his dreads.

We got some time to plan out the near future of the transmedia project (which of course involves the two comics I’m illustrating for it). We’re in the last day of crowdfunding for the project now, so if you want to support us, go here: Click me! But hurry! Only about 15 hours left!

After eating cake and doing a lot of talking, it was time to take the evening train from London to Leeds! It was a relatively uneventful but long journey that finally arrived late at night in the city.

Neither me nor Corey knew our way around, but we could of course trust technology!

We finally got to our cheap hotel. The epic DISCOVERY INN.
And it sure as heck was a discovery.


After having a discovery inn breakfast (where Corey managed to spill juice over the buffet bar and I burned my croissant in the toaster), we headed over to the Thoughtbubble venue and set our table up!

We had free sweeties, as promised!

Me and Corey ready to rock!

(blurry photo!) By the end of the first day, all but two Clockwork Watch flyers would be gone. There IS interest in steampunk in the UK.

Speaking of Steampunk, here's a dressed up trio! They were lovely to talk to!

Pretty much the whole of Saturday was spent completely chained to the table. I only left to go to the loo. That was -it-. Both me and Corey did continuous talking, laughing and shouting for about 7 hours straight! Whenever there was a quiet moment we would try to eat something and drink water. (Hey, lesson learned from last convention where I was running on empty for most of the time.)

I was asked by the Cinebook table to do some fanart, so I drew Mejai from The Scorpion!

Mmm, frowning ladies. Can't get enough of them.

Yes, her boobs are that big in the comic. No, in fact, I think they're bigger, but I felt sorry for her back. ;D

When 5pm had gone, it was time to head back. We managed to bump into Nic Wilkinson and Cy Dethan on the way to the taxi, and ended up having a long educating conversation about WWE wrestling.

Later on me and Corey went to have a big meal (We were too shattered for the party). Only to later pass out, but not before we could discuss future plans involving micro-comics, short stories and Butterflies and Moths. :D


It was the day for my dress-up!

Even though I'm a beginner with ATS tribal belly dance, I still want the gear :P Was happy to meet other people at the con who knew about it too! Apparently it's huge up north.

Although Sunday was a tiny bit quieter on the customer-front, there was still never a slow moment due to all the interesting characters coming to our table to have a chat! This is one of the main reasons I love comic cons. Everyone's so bloomin' nice. :D

... And unique :D

Sadly me and Corey would have to pack up at 4pm due to our train leaving before the actual con ended. :/ But we still had a TON of fun. Con's always seem to break us, one way or another :D Last time we just didn't eat and I got ill from that. This time, Corey's knees got screwed up from all the running, so on the train back to London he was unable to move too much. It didn't help that the train was rammed and we were forced to sit in the corridor next to the toilet (something that would become a familiar place for me that same evening...).

But we finally arrived at Kings Cross and Corey was nice enough to guide me towards Paddington where my train to Bath would leave in about 30 minutes time.

All was well until we realised we were sitting on the wrong tube, going the opposite direction..! So began half an hour of running between tube platforms, lugging suitcases up and down stairs (Me with a HUGE bag and Corey with his shot knees) and flagging down a taxi in the middle of the street with 5 minutes to go before my train would depart.

By some bloody miracle, we made it to my train about 30 seconds before it was due to leave, but a familiar scene greeted me.

I would spend the next 2 hours squashed like a sardine with other passengers, right next to the toilet and screaming kids.