Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New Character

I've been trying to develop this crocodile character a bit more. I already have a four page script to make a comic from (thanks to my writer friend, Tom Masters) I'd really like to give it a try, perhaps take a break from drawing bears all the time….maybe.

Friday, 5 September 2014

The process

I'm currently working on another project, but apart from that, I've also been trying to use some of the drawings from my sketchbooks lately.  I wanted to make some new images I could make into prints (I was hoping to approach a local gallery to see if they were interested) Heres a page from one of my recent sketchbooks.

A complete mess. Drawings everywhere. But I saw a pretty interesting shape on this page- perhaps it could be interesting image? The current result:

Scanned it in and I drew over the entire shape. I might make into something eventually, but who knows? sometimes, this is about as far as it gets.

And I have quite a lot of xerox sheets full of drawings.

I managed to spot a rabbit throughout the mess- might be fun to use it as the end papers for my recently completed comic. Heres the current progress:

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Musical Bears

I might try getting these two printed onto t-shirts….. I think its a pretty well developed character by now.

his next comic is almost ready:

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

New Rough designs

My latest comic project is nearing the end and I've been having a bit of fun making some new drawings, some of which could probably go into my portfolio if I finish them.

Its frustrating because I have more than just these ideas… yet, I still draw too slowly. To complete one of these rough images could take at least a day or two and since I could very well be working to some tight deadlines, I want to find a way to improve upon this. Heres some leftover ideas.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

T-Shirt designs

I just realised I haven't made an update about my t-shirts, I think they turned out really well for some first attempts and I managed to sell a few already.

I really want to make a couple more designs using some different coloured shirts for my next go…

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Some Croco drawings

I've been further developing my croco idea- I want to make a short four page comic introducing the main characters to the story. I tried 'softening' up the character a bit to hopefully appeal to a slightly younger audience.
The original idea was a bit more scarier.

 But now hes been turned into a bit more of a naive dork, who hunts for the many 'treasures' found in the swamp land.
With an overbearing mother.
Still very early days but I'd like to make the whole four pages for sometime in August to see how it turns out.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Colours/ Colors

I haven't posted on my blog for a while, so I thought I'd upload two colour tests I made last month- I tried using much brighter colours than my previous attempts and have been playing around with the different effects in photoshop. I still colour my work digitally and want to make it look as less 'photoshop' looking as possible. I think theres been a bit of an improvement lately:

I do still find colours a little bit of a chore… Drawing is easy and I've already got plenty of finished inked drawings- its just adding the colours! I need to try and find a way to be more efficient.
Theres already quite a big pile of black and white stuff I need to colour in….