And a very happy New Year to you all.
(Card drawn with dip pen and ink then coloured and manipulated in Photoshop for effect.)
Saturday, 22 December 2007
Thursday, 20 December 2007
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
I am fast approaching the end of my first 10m role of paper, here's an excerpt from a recent bit. As Christmas is fast approaching I want to finish this role and get a new one under way for the New Year. The cold days have hampered the joy of drawing outside a bit but I have plenty of reference stuff in my sketch book to keep me busy.
I think that my sketch book never looks how other peoples sketch books look, you know all in a 'style' with lots of thought, I love the way that working from my book is effecting my finished drawings .
Friday, 14 December 2007
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Sunday, 9 December 2007
Spent the day preparing fot the Westgate Sudios launch and open evening tomorrow night 7 - 9pm, be there or.... well just try to be there alright. When I wasn't 'preparing' I was printing off my christmas card, so friends, keep an eye on your letterboxes, they are on their way, kind of, after I've got stamps and envelopes.
Thursday, 6 December 2007
You can see my doodlings from last night on my website in the recent diary section. I have had this Rotring pen for 22 years and it's still a good pen to write and draw with. The graphics have long gone off the side, I think it's an Isograph with refillable cartridge. My first employers gave me a set of drawing pens with compasses way back in the eighties when I was doing stuff... with graphics.
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
These spreads were done sitting in the Bull Ring late afternoon with the sun setting to my left. I was a bit exposed and wary of two people to my right who seemed to be up to something, they were taking mobile phone pictures of the sunset, which was the most 'Hi-Def LCD monitor' blue and orange saturation you could ask for.
I started to plan out a comic page then realised I was working in poor light, poor for drawing in . Wakefield by night is great this time of year with the shops and decorative lights in the trees by the Cathedral, very 'York' like I would say.
Monday, 3 December 2007
I started this drawing just as the clouds gathered yet again, and another bout of 'strange weather' moved in. It rained enough to make the ink a bit wetter and I sort of worked with that adding a bit more back at the studio.