Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
So the nation has four days off and I’m layed up with Man Flu. Unable to do much except mope around the house drawing self portraits. This one above was done using a mirror.
This one was drawn from ‘memory’ and catches the full horror of what I’m going through, SNORT! Drawings done with one of those Pilot DR 0.3 Drawing Pens, a box of cheap water colours from 1998 and an old water brush. The sketchbook is a pleasant A4 Notebook from WH SMITHS filled with very thin bright white paper which… oh, I’m getting a bit too nerdy for my own good, I’ll stop and go and have a lay down in a darkened room.
Watched Easter Dr Who on the BBC iPlayer over the weekend. The new Doctor is excellent. My first fear when Matt Smith was chosen ‘Woa… Far too young’, fear soon put to rest when it became obvious that he loves the role. At first glance he does have 21st Century good looks, (chiselled features and lots of hair, that’s all it takes to be beautiful by today's standards) but his proportions are a little too exaggerated, a little too much energy. Which is just right for someone playing and otherworldly Time Lord character. The story was better than average from Steven Moffat and the SFX reassuringly cheap in places. The redesign of certain Dr Who elements like the Sonic Screwdriver and the TARDIS interior were nice touches too. Easter Eggs all round then.
Friday, 2 April 2010
More sketches and doodles from a story I’m developing. Turning our cat Jack into a hoodie wearing teenager. Not sure if I’m going with this idea though, I think the purpose is to get over the peculiarity of an animal living in a Coal Yard, that’s fantastical enough rather than having him walk and talk on two legs as well. Maybe this could be his dream image?
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Doodles from my thinking sketch book. Tiny sketches (approx 1 inch square) done with a 0.3 fibre tip pen and watercolour wash over the top.