Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Day by Day Diary Pages July 2007

July 2007 diary pages. By now I am getting a bit bored with the discipline of doing a page a day and towards the end there are slight changes creeping into the format. This has always been my problem with drawing comics and maintaining a style that can be identified by potential readers. Although I think now in my drawing's there is a 'Weldingness' in the quality of the work that can be sensed.

I really regret bartering the price down on a pair of jeans in that charity shop.

Friday, 27 July 2007

Fading Correction Set to Medium

Finally found something useful on my scanner, a setting that picks up the blue pencil a bit better, which is useful when I am trying to illustrate my working method with blue pencil. I have put most of the July diary pages up on my website in black and white. It's taking me ages to colour them up (in?).... it just seemed better that they are out there in website land than gathering digital dust on my hard drive. Go there now and have a look then leave a comment or email me and let me know what you think of B/W pages v Colour.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007


These latest pages are getting darker.

Monday, 23 July 2007

Naked Diary Pages

More pages from my sketch book, I will colour them and the others up soon and put them on the website soon. You can see where I have made notes from the day on the left hand side and what actually makes it to the page on the right. Plus patches where drawing goes all wrong. (Diary page from 12/07).

I didn't want to get into drawing the parade because I didn't really witness it anyway, so this is purely from my point of view, the hands coming out of the Mr Liquorice effigy belong to Helen. (Diary page from 15/07).

I sat outside drawing this page watching a couple of kids practice their 'Parkour'. Didn't use the page in the end, thought it was getting too detailed and heavy for its own good so I redrew it a lot simpler. (Diary page from 17/07).

It has been a funny old time. I have a really bad cold at the moment and time has gone all treacly. I finished the Harry Potter project in Rotherham last Thursday and have no work booked in for the next few weeks, so it really does feel like I'm on holiday, kicking around the house with the sweats and shivers to keep me company. I read the last sentence of the new and final Harry Potter book on Sunday, at the Saltaire bookshop, no worries everything turns out alright in the end (kind of).