Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Inky Fun Times

Yeah, so I haven't updated in a while but that's okay because I am updating now! Just a couple drawings. One of which is a self portrait! How unusual! Oh well. Basically trying to work better with ink. It is pretty hard. Worth it though? I figure it is fairly essential to learn. Been looking at some stuff by Ronald Searle. He is quite amazing. This post is feeling kind of staccato. I will stop now.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Society Manifesto

Images taken from group project 'Manifesto'. These were printed onto rolls of paper, with perforations allowing you to tear off the individual images.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Me Me Me

Continuing my recent streak of self indulgence, I have yet another self portrait to upload! Can you even believe it? This was initially a pencil drawing from life but it was super rough. So, after far too long in photoshop, it came out like this. I still sort of feel that it isn't finished but I've wasted enough time on it already and have to stop somewhere. If you're curious, the pencil version is tucked away after the jump.

Monday, 21 March 2011

What's This? More Drawings??

Yeah, not too much going on here except drawings. The first is from a photo of a friend of mine. The others are self portraits. The kind of self portraits that come out when I forget how to draw. Maybe the best kind?

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Bonus Strip!

After I finished my Profumo comics I found I had a spare layout. Thus we have this. Enjoy.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Comics Time

Here we have a short series of strips I created a while ago about John Profumo. I'm not too happy with how these turned out (especially the second one, eugh) but that's the way it goes. They're all hidden away after the jump.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Just Drawing

These are all simply drawings taken from my sketchbook. Not really relevant to anything but I think they came out fairly well. The guy on the left of the first page is probably my favourite of the bunch. I feel that for once I managed to combine dynamic mark making with a fair degree of accuracy. All drawn in graphite. From newspaper photos.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Colouring In

So, in the last post I claimed I would colour my little self portrait. A nice idea I think but the weird thing is that I actually followed through with it. Shocking stuff. Even more shocking is that I actually like how it turned out. Usually when I try to use colour it just ends up really bleh.

The process for this was pretty simple and not at all noteworthy. I just used the paintbrush tool. Pretty out there, hm? And choosing the colours involved a whole lot of jumping up to peek in the mirror for reference. Up and down and up and down, it was. Really quite exhausted by the end of it but there you go.

I was actually tempted to flip this after putting it onto the computer so that it would be the right way around but.. well, my drawing didn't really hold up to such methods. Odd how such a thing can highlight the flaws of a drawing to such a degree.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Small Post

So I drew a little self portrait. It's me looking very serious. I always feel guilty drawing when it isn't 100% related to my college work but, you know, whatever! I'm fairly pleased with how this turned out, probably because I move a whole lot less than my usual coffee shop subjects. Maybe I should find a life drawing thingy?

Anyway, I rather think I should add some colour to this. The plan is to photoshop it up some time in the future so look out for that boys and girls!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Work That Is Actually Current

Here we have some images created as part of the 'Manifesto' project. Our society is pretty chilled, mostly revolving around sleeping and reading and walks in the park and drinking tea etc. I haven't met up with the group in a while (very bad!) so I'm not sure exactly how these images will come together but I think it should be fairly easy? Yes?

I don't really have time to write about all these images individually but basically I think they're.. alright? I've found it hard to make them work without a clearly defined context; a result of my lack of communication with my group. This project is actually really close to deadline so I really have to crack on! Must find out the haps with everyone else!

A tree. Pen and ink.
Friendly boxers! Ink w/ watercolour
Just a man reading. Fountain pen.
Scrabble. Acrylic paint with fineline.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

At Last The Time Has Come

So I finally got myself a scanner. It is quite amazing and it means that I can get some of my work onto this blog at last. It certainly has taken a while but I now present; a selection of images taken from sketchbooks.

Whilst these images are largely unrelated to my current project work, I felt it was important that I get something up here. I plan on putting up a bit of recent work tomorrow.

Until then!

Father dozing on the sofa. Brush and ink with colour pencil.

SpaceMod. Pen and ink.

Small painting of a girl. Gouache.

From a photo of C. Keeler. Brush and ink.

Study of a R. Gruau. Acrylic Paint.

Drawing of my sister, sleeping. Fineline pen.

Skecthbook page, the Profumos. Pencil.

A concession to my inherent geekiness. Brush and Ink.

From a photo of Ray Davies. Brush and ink.