An attempt to draw more female characters!
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
One of my favourite horror films is The Omen; one of those classics that for me, is just perfect. Devil dogs, weird coincidences, awesome quotes and the ever-amazing David Warner! So here's a picture to satisfy my big-girl crush on him in this film: Photographer Keith Jennings starts to notice weird marks on his photos of people connected to the Thorn family who have then died bizarrely. Initially, he thinks it's a glitch in his camera after it is accidentally broken by Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck), but as he delves deeper, he starts to notice the marks connect with how the person then died. Imagine his horror as he catches in own reflection in the mirror whilst taking a picture and discovers a disturbing mark...
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
In between drawing trains for the kid's book I'm working on, I've been trying to squeeze in my own pictures. Hopefully in a couple of weeks, the book will be done and I can purge all the head-cheese I've had building up!
If people haven't already guessed, I'm quite obsessed with the work of H.P Lovecraft and have drawn several pics based on his work. I'm thinking of making a zine related to this so keep an eye out! I doodled a couple more pictures and coloured them but then thought, given that they're supposed to be old photos, would attempt to use textures and such. Thanks to my talented beau who is a Photoshop whiz, here are some attempts at Photoshop fiddling!
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Holy moly, Thought Bubble was bloody awesome! After much hassle deciding on whether to go, it was well worth it; I sold an amazing amount for a one day con, met some brilliant people and generally just had a fantastic time. TB is very Small Press based in terms of stalls but has a lot of big comic names to draw in a range of people and you could definitely see that yesterday. The place was rammed all day and the atmosphere was great. Rumour has it that next year will be two days and if that's the case, this will become another regular con for me! I was mainly selling the bits I had left from BICS and MCM but that didn't stop people from buying! It's made me come up with some exciting new things to have ready in time for all the cons I have planned for next year...
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
In addition to the kid's book I'm illustrating, I got another very exciting commission last week for a kid's inflight magazine. As well as drawing several drop-ins for a double-page spread, I also had 3 large pics to do. It was a really fun job and challenging too as the client wanted coloured line-work instead of my beloved black, which I was terrified of at first (I've only done it a couple of times, and even then it was an experiment) but they were very pleased with the result and it turned out okay!
This was the biggest illustration of the bunch; the brief was a dolls house with lots for kids to look at! Can you spot the 4 cupcakes?
Finally, we have the Diving Dinos! This one will be a Spot-The-Difference picture; I'm looking forward to seeing how they change the picture ! It's been a busy week but the client was happy with the work and if the airline like them, it could mean regular work every quarter for each new magazine! Now, if I could only get more jobs like this...
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
I may be getting some full-colour vinyl wall stickers made by a lovely company in Spain. Here's an exciting mock-up of how my work would possibly look:
I'll be sending a batch of images off to be vectorised later today; let's hope they turn out okay!
Monday, 8 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Last weekend I had a table at the MCM Expo in London and I have to say, it was brilliant! The atmosphere was amazing and although it's a heavily anime-based con, my prints sold like warmed-through baked goods! Until I get proper internet back, here are a couple of pics:
JP living his dream of being Wario!
The awesome Louise Ho and me having an E.T moment!
My stall of colourful gee-gaws!
It was a knackering weekend but very enjoyable and as always, I made all monies back with profit. Comic cons have pretty much become another part-time job for me and I think I've found a good set of things to sell. The paintings always get attention and sold very well at MCM; key rings are small and cheap and people constantly buy them and the prints I get made are fast becoming my most popular items.
Genki Gear also had my new design on their table and I'm glad to say it sold fantastically! Here it is in all its glory:
In other news, our house has finally gone through! I can't express the sheer relief at this; somewhere to live! With a studio! And a garden! And a loft! We pick up our keys tomorrow and it's all systems go this weekend as we get moved in. Hopefully my next post will come from my all-new studio/guest room! :D