Monday, November 30, 2009

Adventures...

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Bulgarians have the best superhero costumes. Banishing evil and rocking the bevvy.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bustin Ghost Rides

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I found this on my web travels, it's weirdly addictive. Added a mute button just in case you can't take it. I couldn't find who originally made the animation.
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Here's the original video.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

doodlers

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Need more practise

Regis Loisel


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I remember getting the first edition of the Peter Pan Regis Loisel had done in English, it was printed by a British company trying to put out BD books that later folded due to no interest. I was fascinated by the world that was being created, it was grubby often violent world, not like the fairy tale presented in the cartoon.
He was and still is a big influence on my style. This dude Harvey James is none too shabbers also.

I think his style reminds me of Bode and Moebius, which is a not a bad combo!
Also a new comic artist worth checking is Brandon Graham, his blog/site is pretty interesting, also his colour schemes are quite different too.

Pretty much these days I'm checking a lot of comics and animation stuff, being a visual addict, but looking at a lot of stuff makes me realise I don't draw enough, the possibility of making a comic with Ian Laurie in the future could hopefully sort that out, some drawing sessions lately have been pretty inspiring, but I think I need to step up my output a bit before I get started!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mississippi John Hurt

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This record sleeve rules.
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Check out this too, George Pratt's tale of the Blues

Colet Court

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Found these on a donder the last time I was in London, signage wise they definitely don't make them like this any more.

Sherwood Films


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The last while I've been working a little with Sherwood Films, mainly in the hope I can actually make some short animations or titles, their new site should be online next week.

SecretWars Glasgow

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Was through at the SecretWars Glasgow event the other night, after the Recoat Xmas Show, well done to them for pulling of another giganto yin, met some good folks, including Jenny Soep, who does amazing drawings and animations.
I have some more pics from the night I'll post up soon hopefully. My drawing is a bit wonky, think I need to get some practise in before the tour! The team was announced, kindo late on, I think it would have been good to have had Mr. Vibes as his style is quite different from everyone else, but the team is pretty good none the less.
The Victorian photo drawings by Ben Fist were thizlllllaaaaaaaiidddddiiieeeeeeees!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Walking Walking


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This is the first interaction I've tried with one of my characters and the 3d environment, he walks a little squint and his arms look like cardboard, but I'm quite happy with it. A mix of Flash, After Effects and Sketchup.
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I'm going through basic tutorials and watching a lot of documentaries, but it's still slow going, doing animation is like learning to draw all over, but a fun and rewarding process.

Ian Laurie/elph combo Demon Dog

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Ian did most of it I just coloured it in, we've been working on some ideas for animations so hopefully I can post some up soon, with bad sound effects and everything.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Edward Woodward

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A tv favourite from the 80's, I remember watching it with my mum and dad and looking for the little glimpses of painted new york trains.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Recoat - Recession Session

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Recoat are doing their annual xmas show check flyer for full line up.
All works falls into 4 price categories £25, £50, £75 & £100.

Opening night 20th Nov 7-10pm & the Show runs until 23 December.

Just finishing some pieces for it,

More on their blog.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ski-Lodger

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Painted this a while back as part of a job for a snowboard event with Ruse, was good fun to paint a proper snow lodge scene, nearly verging on a santas grotto style, no points for guessing who sponsored it...

Recents

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Not really been drawing much of any one thing lately, so this is a bunch of randoms.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

'Jee Boy'

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I've been singing this to my wee boy before he goes to sleep since he's been a baby, now he even finishes the chorus. When it's time for bed he shouts 'More Jee Boy! More Jee Boy!'
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The story in the song is timeless, and I'm sure everyone can relate.