Thursday, 29 September 2011

Transformation Ahead...

Pencilled another page to my ongoing recurring dream 'Die At Midnight'. After my brief encounter with inking on the last page (see September 8th post*) I'm back using pencil and Photoshop on page 6. The above was drawn with a stub of a Blackwing pencil. I'm fitting this project into my spare time, which is why it's taking so long to get to page 13. Next, I get to draw transformation and wild wood scenes which I'm looking forward to, after all this moping around with an animal bite it's time for action.

* I'm using the new Dynamic Views Template with this Blog, features are promised in the coming weeks but as of now I can't find a way to link to previous John Welding Blog entries.

* Aha, found a way of linking to posts...

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Think of the Day

Another one of those beautiful September days. Doors are open, radios can be heard, the cat's asleep in the flower bed. Wasps are hovering over the Ivy. It really is too good to be sat inside worrying, if I was to counsel myself, it would be 'get out there, on your bike'.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Drawing with a Carbon Pen

Getting the hang of drawing freehand with a Platinum Carbon Pen, watercolour applied over the top.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Sketch Book

Not particularly impressive looking notes and sketches for new characters, photographed late in the night from my note book. My drawing has been in the doldrums of late and this is my attempt to get back to basics, by slowing the process down. When I draw a line I am thinking about what direction I am drawing that line in and doing the opposite to what my instincts tell me. Sounds confusing? It is, but that is the point. To break my drawing habits and reset the drawing bone so it is stronger than before.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

There’s something in the Bicycle Shed

Found this lovely looking critter sheltering from the rain in our bike shed today. He was still there after a few hours, trying to cram his head behind the shelf racking, I’m no animal expert but this behaviour seemed wrong. Putting on a pair of heavy duty garden gloves I managed to extract him, claws screeching as they dragged along the metal shelving. Once out of the shed  I checked him over for wounds, or anything else leaking. Physically he seemed fine, just very scared of something. I spent an hour sitting with him, which is enough for any body, so with a swish of his very long tail he was off, back to the mean streets of Agbrigg.

NB. 2015 and he's still lurking around the coal yard. He's sired litters of feral kittens and grand kittens and is a grumpy old bag of saggy fur. I wonder if he remembers hiding out in my garden shed?

Friday, 16 September 2011

There’s nothing the English like to talk about more than….

There were some great looking skies last week, the cloud, rain and sun effects and a memorable Harvest moon rising orange into the night sky. Late afternoon sunlight through storm clouds at an oblique angle. I think Autumn is my favourite time of year, it's dramatic.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

DaM Page 5 Detail

Pencilled and inked page with a Pental Brush Pen and then coloured and lettered in Photoshop.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Today's Drawing

Part of a pencilled page for the ongoing Die at Midnight Dream.