Monday, 28 November 2011

Sketchbook Project 2012 (Work In Progress)

Here's the latest page from my Sketchbook Project 2012 sketchbook...

This is partly based on an idea I used for another illustration recently, but I quite liked it, so wanted to use it again. Plus Mr Freeze is one of my favourite Batman villains, mainly due to the awesome animated series (and nothing to do with Arnold Schwarzenegger's role as Mr Freeze in the movie Batman & Robin!).

If you haven't already, you can view all my previous pages here:

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Sketchbook Project 2012 (Work In Progress)

I've been busy working on a couple of commissions the last few weeks – which I'll hopefully be able to blog about soon – but for now here's a couple of new pages from my Sketchbook Project 2012 sketchbook...

If you haven't already, you can view all my previous pages here:

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Look what THEY drawed... Me!

I'm frequently drawing people on the train/tube/DLR/Overground.
I find it's a good way to pass the time during journeys and also is good practice for drawing different faces and expressions.

But today I was drawn by someone else while I was on the Overground to Wapping! I look very sophisticated! haha

I noticed that he was sketching, but didn't know he was drawing me! Then before I got off, he tore the page out and gave it to me, with his facebook page to upload it to. You can check out his page here:

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Happy Birthday Shigeru Miyamoto!

Today is the 59th birthday of Shigeru Miyamoto. As a designer and producer at Nintendo he has been responsible for many of my favourite video games over the years. Happy Birthday to him!

The Twilight Zone 2

I did another Twilight comic... if Twilight is about a vampire and a werewolf who live together. And if that's not what Twilight is about, then I don't want to know!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

The Twilight Zone

I've never watched any of the Twilight movies, but the other day I saw an advert for the latest film on the side of a bus and had an idea to do a comic about a vampire and a werewolf...

Depressed Cat fan art

The other week I noticed a tweet by Lizz Lunney (@Lizzlizz) looking for people to submit fan art of her character Depressed Cat (who also has his own Twitter page – @depressed_cat). As I'm a fan of Lizz's comics, and Depressed Cat, I decided to join in and sent this image of the fed-up feline...

Lizz has featured the fan art images in her new comic book: Depressed Cat: Nine Miserable Lives.

I'm happy to have my drawing included in the book, and received a copy from Lizz yesterday at the Comica Comiket independent comic fair.

Depressed Cat: Nine Miserable Lives is now available to buy from Lizz's online shop.

OFFRET – An Art Intervention on the London Riots

I was recently asked by 6th Hour Productions to be involved in their latest project: OFFRET, part of the Exchange Radical Moments! Live art festival.

OFFRET was planned as an urban intervention about the London riots of August 2011, focusing on the area of Clapham Junction affected during the rioting. On Friday night, a large-scale outdoor projection was presented onto one of the buildings which had been badly affected by arson during the unrest in Clapham Junction, offering a reflection on the multiplicity of perspectives regarding the riots: from local residents to police officers, youths and business owners, and addressing some of it's causes, feelings and consequences.

The other part of the project involved encouraging different sectors of the local community to get together and discuss the unrest caused by the rioting, through a series of workshops. The outcome of these workshops was the production of a fictional newspaper, dated 2013, with fictional stories about the future of Clapham Junction. And this is where I became involved in the project!

As well as the fictional news stories, the members of 6th Hour Productions also wanted to include a few "fun" elements to the paper, and
asked me if I could come up with a comic strip that they could include.

There was no specific theme for the comic strip, but I decided that I wanted to work within the themes of the newspaper and the project and attempt to come up with a strip that made reference to the riots...

Click on strip to enlarge

Friday, 4 November 2011

The Skyfall Tower

The title of the 23rd James Bond film has been revealed as Skyfall.

The first thing that came into my head when I heard this was the story of Chicken Licken, who believes that the sky is falling after an acorn drops on his head...

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sketchbook Project 2012 (Work In Progress)

After a brief hiatus, here's the latest page from my Sketchbook Project 2012 sketchbook...

You can view all my previous pages here: