11/08/2014

Batman: 75

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Ah good old Sketch Dailies, keeping me drawing when I’d otherwise be twirling my thumbs and staring at a blank page.

Batman recently turned 75, so that was the theme for that day.  A very fast, silly drawing in Flash. Done when I should have crawling into bed naturally.

Batgirl

 

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Another Sketch Dailies theme.  It was probably inspired by the new Batgirl series, with a new design by Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart, so that’s the one I drew. Plus I like Bab’s work anyway, and this is one of the best Batgirl costumes there has been.

The Hound

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Done for a Sketch Dailies theme a few weeks ago (“favourite Game of Thrones character”)

Luigidroid

 

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Almost forgot about this!

Mario’s brother, in robot form. Complete with murderous Omega Beams (a tribute to both ridiculous comic characters and Mario Kart 8)

08/06/2014

Mariobot




Decided to try one of the topics on @sketch_dailies.

The topic was Mario.
I don't know why he's a robot.

Flash CS6

12/03/2014

2013 Art Summary

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A DeviantART summary of last year, just like the 2011 one!
A couple of things to mention here:
Yes, a lot of things I did last year were Design-a-Character challenges;
I also had ZERO deviations submitted to DeviantART in July and December (busy months?) so I used an Instagram photo of a batman drawing I did that month, and a screen grab of the Rocket Rooster game I did the artwork for shortly after starting at eChalk (you can see the game here but can only play a preview version without subscribing)
I would link to the original deviation that had the template for this meme, but it seems to have been taken down. i just had to rummage in my old PSDs to fine the 2011 one XD
One the whole, I think I did a little better than 2012, art wise. But just a little.

21/02/2014

Amazing 3D Swivel Head illusion: Dewi the Dragon



I started working at eChalk in November last year, and recently we've been making these 3D paper illusions that appear to turn their head and follow you as you move. So, just in time for St. David's day, we've made the template for Dewi the Dragon available to download on the website. There's a full colour version, and a colour-free one that kids can download and colour in before assembling.



So once you've watched the video to see how it works, don't forget to print off and try one for yourself!

19/01/2014

Gallery of Mo - Portrait #11

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This one was an anomaly! I set my portrait limit at 10, but when I went back on the website, for some reason more slots had opened and this guy snuck in. So I thought what the hell, let’s do it anyway!

Gallery of Mo - Portrait #10

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02/12/2013

Gallery of Mo 2013 - Motrait #1

So I’m going to post all the portraits I’ve done so far.

You can see them all at Gallery of Mo, too.

 

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Movember 2013

I know, I know, Movember is over. I’ve been too busy for bloggish things, alright?!

In any case I didn’t do the Movember moustache growing thing this year - mainly because my moustache is so poor - but I did partake in Gallery of Mo once more.

 

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That’s my profile pic there. And though it’s now December, I’m still catching up on requests. It’s been a hell of a month!

10/10/2013

Pokemon Team

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Excited about the upcoming release of Pokemon X/Y. Annoyed that so many people seem to have gotten it early!

So I drew the current team that I am using in Pokemon Black V2: Sigilyph, Golurk, Venomoth, Eelektross, Cacturne and Tentacruel.

03/10/2013

01/10/2013

Prop Challenge: Weapon

 

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Another Design-a-Character challenge: design a weapon, and then a character to go with it.

I drew this in my sketchbook rather than waiting for my computer to start up, and ended up using watercolours rather than going to the trouble of scanning it. Lazy day.

17/09/2013

Shape Challenge 07

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Yet another shape challenge for Design-a-Character.

Why does it take me so long to finish these?

27/06/2013

Father’s Day

Completely forgot about posting this...

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I didn’t know what to get my Dad for father’s day (plus he lives a long way away) so I drew a pic of him in his new favourite car, his Toyota MR2.

I think he liked it?

26/06/2013

E4 Sting

A wild Blog Post appeared!

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Sooooo earlier this month I submitted an entry for E4’s animated stings competition (the one that I wanted to enter in 2011 but missed the deadline by a country mile), and it’s recently been included on their website. It’s called ButcherE4 (WEAK PUN ALERT) and I did it in Flash. Of course.

Unfortunately* it’s not open to public voting, and being displayed on the website doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be shown on TV; but it’s on the internet, and you can go look at it and wonder “why did he bother?”

*or perhaps fortunately, as I am not at all popular

06/06/2013

Psylocke

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Digging around the hard drive lately and coming up with unfinished bits of art that I can, y’know, finish.

This started as a sketch in 2011, then last year became a load of line sitting around in a Flash file. I wanted to colour it without lines but I wasn’t sure I could do it as good as I wanted to, so I kept putting it off.

It’s finally finished now anyway!

Psylocke © Marvel Comics

29/05/2013

Igor

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I did a student film in my second year at uni about an Igor who got fed up of working for a mad scientist and decided to go look for a job elsewhere.
It wasn’t very good...

Then a couple of years ago I was doing daily sketches and tried to redraw Igor for one of them. Then a year or so later I decided to ink an begin colouring it.  Just now I finished it.

10/05/2013

Captain America

 

Watched Avengers Assemble for a bit last night. Later I did a quick Captain America sketch. Total Coincidence!

Kind of made up the costume a bit as I went along. Then couldn’t resist inking it in Flash, and then slapping some colour on it before bed.

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Finished it off this morning.

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02/05/2013

Free Sketch - TheThirdRLM

 

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Another free Deviantart sketch; TheThirdRLM suggested that I draw a ‘lady superhero’ of my own choice, so I chose She-Hulk. Note the massive artist’s signature!

24/04/2013

Free Sketch - Neamid

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I offered free sketches on DeviantART again, and so far the only person to take me up on this offer was Neamid - who asked for a sketch of their OC, Vivian

Superman 75

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The other day (last week?) marked Superman’s 75th year since his first appearance. I only found out on the day so I rushed to produce this kind of celebratory pic thing (I imagine he’s checking his birthday messages on his Superphone).

Yes I did it on the day no I don’t know why I’m only now posting it here. Leave me alone I’ve been ill.

29/03/2013

Animation: Progress

HEY ALL Y’ALL

Ok so way back in the mists of time I was at university studying animation, and my third year film never got further than a collection of pencil tests and animatic shots.

So, for the lack of anything better to animate (and to stop myself getting too rusty), I thought it would be super neato to take said pencil tests and clean up and colourify them using Flash, and thus complete my film.

Simple plan: bring every scene, as an .avi, into Flash and just clean up on top of it. Except that a bunch of these scenes have apparently gotten lost. And some of them were so bad I had to do them again.

Ah well. I’m plugging ahead anyway, using my “stylistic choice” of rough, scratchy cleanup and sticking textures on Every Goddamn Thing. I’ve finished like 11 scenes so far, and even uploaded a few of them to The Internet. Which you can see here. If you’d like. Just there, below this text.

 

Random scenes