Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sakura Tsui poster

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Rough draft of a poster I've been working on for Burlesque dancer Sakura Tsui. Quite liked the colours, needs a bit more work before it's finished...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Vegas Swamp

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Lost in the swamp after hunting for Gentle Ben.

Desktoap

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Big desktop shaped doodle. Click for bigggggaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Marstronaught

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Drew this the other day, but added some textures, never put enough colour to the suit.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Double Disco 鶏のダンス

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Got a new sketchbook at chrimbo, works good with coloured pencils which is a change for the cheap paper that I usually have. Will post some more drawings soon.

Friday, December 26, 2008

HNY 09


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Hae a guid yin when it comes! Hope yer xmas was buenos. I got the trade of Paul Pope's Heavy Liquid, fecking booooonus!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Xmas Visitor - 1959


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Cool styles

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bettie Page

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Wrestler


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Looks so good. Never thought I'd ever say that about an American wrestling film.

Mutate Britain


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It's a bit late but I did a panel of an aircraft for the MUTATE BRITAIN show in London, which looks mental, I'll hopefully get down to check it out before it finishes.
Cheers to Mr Wreckage for the invite!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Recoat - Holiday Special


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It's that time again!
Recoat are doing their annual Holiday special tomorrow night where every piece of work is £40 or under, it's a great way for folk to get some quality artwork for an affordable price.
If your in glasgow on Friday the 14th why don't you pop along to the west end and check the show.
I stole the flyer image from Ruefive. Cheers.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

And Jesus Wept by Reg Meuross

The moon is slowly sinking
The final moon I'll see

My head is tired of thinking
There's just the rosary
An empty place at table
And my mother's eyes are wet

The hand of God came down last night

And Jesus wept
If I'd been a Captain

They would have sent me home

But I am just a Private

Condemned to die alone

The firing squad's been drinking
It's a dawn they won't forget

The hand of God came down last night

And Jesus wept
Sound the drum for their young precious years
But no glory will shine
On my poor mother's tears
A soldier's good for fighting
That's what my father said
And if a man's not fighting
He might as well be dead
Shame has drawn the curtains
And the neighbours won't forget

The hand of God came down last night
And Jesus wept
I got the shakes on Tuesday
I cannot go I said

They sent me down on Wednesday

By Thursday I was dead
I fought for King and Country

Two years without regret

The hand of God came down last night
And Jesus wept
We all fall in the cause of the free
When the sun sets on England
Will you think of me?
In unmarked graves in Flanders
Lie 300 boys and men
Killed, un-loved and frightened
By those they thought were friends
The nation's guilty secret is this generation's debt
The hand of God came down last night
And Jesus wept
The hand of God came down last night

And Jesus wept"
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Whether Jesus wept or not is irrelevant, plenty other people wept.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Scottish Graffiti


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There's been a wee update on Scottishgraffiti.com, it has loads of pieces from the mid 80's 'til present from all over Scotland. The good thing is it's updated every few days so it's great to go back to.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lazy bones

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Not been doing too much blog drawing lately, just did this for a flyer, lots of layers, maybe a little burned out in bits and the pattern looks wonky, but was a rush job, so think it's nae bad leeks.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The de'il.

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Contrary to popular belief it's easy to dance with the devil on your back, it's when he leaves that your fucked.

Friday, October 03, 2008

David Donnelly


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Recently I've been working with musician David Donnelly a little with some graphics for his new album Future Analog, I never usually put much of my graphic stuff on here, so far I have only made a holding page for his site, but will be doing more soon. his myspace has some of his songs on and the site should have a lot of his other songs he's made too.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

little update


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Once again added a new holding page to my site, nearly had the design sorted and changed it a little once again. I think it's a bit more sorted in my head at least now.
Time is always an issue, been trying to squeeze in as much painting as possible and have avoided the computer a little, but the winter is looming so maybe get it done then!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Rave Mondays!


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Let's Go!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Organic Panic!

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Tried to make some letters that resembled fish, to go along with Pure and Lyken. Sorto went a bit Robert Williams on it a little, layered it up a bunch and done some over painting on the computer. Quite happy with the result, just need to paint it now!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Autumn Flyer


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Front for Autumn Headspin flyer, minus type.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ralph Bakshi - 2008 Interview


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Still the man.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cans 2 Sketch



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This was the drawing from the wall that I painted with Rue5 last week in London. Here's how it turned out. The background ended up taking a day so I think it wasn't as detailed as I'd have liked, had a good time though.
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More flicks here.

The Floating Dead



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Been working on a new zine for Analogue, which should be hopefully ready for the Zine Festival in Bristol. I can't remember what it's called or I would post a link. The drawing above was trying to draw ghosts, but it was hard to get the slumped body to float.
More rubbish soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sakura Tsui



Been working on some new drawings a bit more.
This is a detail of a poster rough I did, it still needs some work so may post the full thing later.

Long Line Rider



"I came in with a group of twenty, there ain't left but half as many, in the clay"


I love this tune.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

More spaceman



Trying to draw some space suit stuff, found some great reference material. Was trying to get a kindo 50's feel to the line, but I always add too much, the dudes in the 50's knew exactly when to stop and nip out for cocktails.

Dondi White - Style Master General Interview



Interview with Dondi by Zephyr in 1995.
The audio is pretty bad so it's bets to turn up loud.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Isaac Hayes passed away


Stormy Monday

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The Insurance Company

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Dunno where he is now, maybe floating round the cosmos to be reborn in the stars or some crazy stuff.
Scientology aside, he made great music and was hilarious on South Park before Tom got upset about being in the closet and forced him to quit.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

BOTHANSPYNETWORK - Recoat


Recoat Gallery's 12th show opens Saturday 16th August, which should be a topper, there's a big list of folk who are involved up above, helping them curate is Bothan Spynet, who writes over at SLAMXHYPE, a man with more shoes than Imelda Marcos, and a pretty mad art collection too.
The night before Stef Plaetz, SheOne, Otwo, Lyken, Rekor and myself will be doing a spot of painting at the gallery so come along and get merry and check out some painting.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Michael Arias interview

Short interview on how the Tekkon Kinkreet anime came to be with Micahael Arias, I love the film so thought it was a good read, click here to check it. It's interesting to see how so many things other than the actual animation effect how a film is produced.
Also check Studio 4's website for info on more films they produced.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Mindgame (マインド・ゲーム)



Mad Mad Mad. Watch full screen, well good trailer.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mistakes



He's hae'ing a great time!

Him frae Pulp.



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Thumbnail sketch coloured in.

Gotham Knights



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This was my Batman version, messed up the left leg but couldn't seem to fix it. Oh well. Quite happy with the colouring, going to try more in this style, maybe not quite so dark. I thought the new Batman film was pretty good, wasn't as good as Hellboy 2.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ron Cobb



This image could have been drawn today, but was first published in 1968, his friends thought it was a bit extreme, even silly, how wrong they were. You can see more of his political cartoons here but also check his site, it has some of his concept work for films like Back to the Future.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Some new draws




Click the smaller one for bigger. Trying out some patterns/textures.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

glitch_corruptions



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Was working on this in Photaeshop and something went weird, which was good, here's a grab of the screen. Also found a site that corrupts your images for you, it's great, they go all funny colours. But cannae find the link just now.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Walk Cycle Test 2


This was today's attempt at a walk cycle, pretty lazy, only 4 frames and it looks like he's maybe going backwards, but it was good to do something in colour. I liked the bobby head. Going to try some type next I reckon.

Run to the Hills!

A slightly cruder animation than fridays, but quicker, this is only 4 drawings repeated, the poses completely referenced from Richard Williams book 'The Animators Survival Kit', he was the head animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Hopefully from reading tht book I'll be able to put up a walkcycle of one of my characters, but that might take a while to get to look good. Although the drawings below only took 10 mins, it's fun to see them move.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Sleepy head test.

This animation is 30 frames drawn individually and then repeated to make it loop.
Took 4 and a half hours, seemed quite quick at the start, but it never is.
Hopefully will be doing some more stuff like this, just need to get quicker!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Highway Flying



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Old drawing given wash update. Trying to clean up the machine so junking out a lot of old stuff.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Earth hour Limmy


Limmy's view on saving the planet and Googles earth hour.
Here's a picture of the googler servers, totally eco.

Analogue Update!


Those book vending good folks of Edinburgh, Analogue have updated their website, so it's now incredibly functional-fresh! Go and have a look and maybe get yersel some goodness.
Also while we're at the bookshops, I helped make a site for Amble Gallery and Bookstore in Philadelphia, it's not fully operational, but check oot the exhibition pics they're super good.

A place for...

Myspace geekerooonies
Updated on the Myspace, sort of a rough sketch of what I'm trying to do for my website, but without the function. Myspace is the only one of of the 'networking' sites I could get my head round, some people have a Bebo,Facebook and more, I can barely keep up with emails so they must be super organised!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Logan - Mid flight Break


Broken arm after attack for the Wolverine. His bones do break I think? Just trying out some digital painting ideas. Hopefully will get the hang again, but jumping between real inks too.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Black & White


Finally got the manga Black&White by Taiyo Matsumoto that was made into Tekkon Kinkreet which I thought was one of the best anime's I've seen since Akira. I started reading it a bit, but decided to have a doodle of the two dudes, Black and his little brother White. Took a bit of tinkering and wasn't too happy with the background.
Still working on completing some drawings so will post more soon.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Punk bowling

Friday, June 13, 2008

Orderly


Tried to do some digital painting on this as an experiment and hadn't done it in a while, still need a bit of practice.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hellboy


Quite excited about the 2nd film, should be pretty good I reckon, hopefully better than Ironman. Never really read the comics but have started to delve a little lately.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Red Army Uniforms WW2



Everyone smoked a lot then. Reference material. These are pics from a book.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ikezumi's World



Great gallery of old Japanese Woodblock prints by Kiyoshi Ikezumi.
The original gallery disappeared but the images are still viewable here.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Holding on...

yet another holding page
This is definitely the last holding page before the new site goes live.
Click the pic or link to view...

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Snuffed Out


whack some stuff on yer drawing on the scanner.
Ink/Pencils/Watercolour/Newspaper (Click for bigger).

RoboTransit

mechanics of panic
The only way to travel

Monday, June 02, 2008

Hooked Zine




Meant to post this ages ago, I did a spread Mjar's second Hooked Zine last which is above (click for bigger), it has a whole load of folk in it Lister, mjar, Muju, Twiy, Showchicken, 45RPM, Mudwig Dans, Miss Lotion, Jet-Pac, KMR, Mute-Id and Dist.

It's still available over here.

Also I changed the blog a little, part of a slow overhaul which hopefully should move to the website in a few weeks.
Geekery takes forever...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Early Griffin Update!

early griffazoids

Three new prints over at Early Griffin from French, Rachel Cattle and Tom Gauld .
Check the website for all the proper details!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wish implosion


Been trying to catch up with drawing so really got into a session today, this one was a bit of a weird one, it's a drunk man falling into a wall of wishes, like the one's in japan, where you write your wish down on a piece of wood and hang it up. I don't know what effect his boozed up stumble will have on these folks wishes.
He does have some mighty bad slip on shoes though, check them oot!
Hopefully can post some more of the sketches I've been doing once they are a bit more refined.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sketch of falling/floating


Slow process of falling, needs a lot of work, to make it look like something is actually happening, like maybe hair, plus loads of thhings really, hopefully will have more soon.

The Harmony...

Updated with a new promo vid, it's guid.

Run monday

do the running man rave dance likes
Testing some animation things this was a happy accident.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Moebius - Out of Body


Jean Giraud aka Moebius talking about out of body experiences and taking magic mushrooms.
I just got a bunch of his old comics, the attention to detail is crazy.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Creating Worlds with Paul Pope / Orgesticulanismus

Found this talk by Paul Pope the other day, it's quite interesting, it's segmented between Peter Franfurt a designer for Imaginary Forces, who did the titles on Seven and Danny Yount who also does film and tv titles.

Whilst looking for something else I found a link to Orgesticulanismus, a film made by Mathieu Labaye, as a tribute to his dad who got multiple sclerosis at 29 years old. It starts out a little slow, but the subtitles help, and by halfway through it's the best. It's pretty much how I'd like to draw when I grow up, each frame in that last sequence is genius.



Favourite Super Hero


As far as comic book heroes go, I think Wolverine is my favourite, I could say I liked an obscure one but I'd be lying. The only other comic book person I remember as a kid was Rogue Trooper. After aged 13 I got into Crisis and Heavy Metal, so super heroes just seemed a bit boring after seeing European comics.
Check out this guys Wolverine Daily Blog, that's a whole lot of Bub.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Apparently...

Action test



Been trying to get movement for ages, so been reading a Manga about Karate, so far it hasn't made much sense, 40 episodes in, but the fight scenes are good for seeing the movement. I think also the next few drawings I do, I'll put some backgrounds in too.