Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Thursday, 25 October 2012
If you haven't seen 'Frankenweenie' already, I couldn't recommend it enough. The film is beautifully shot with a collection of brilliantly animated characters.
Any dog lover will immediately connect with the main character 'Sparky', a quirky little lump of utter canine joy!
Frankenweenie is equally heartwarming and heartbreaking, touching the audience on an emotional level as well as providing a great action packed story.
I am now going through a 'Frankenweenie Phase'. If I like something enough, I have a 'phase' and often buy merchandise. posters, tshirts and draw the odd piece of fan art. So to show my love for the fantastic Frankenweenie, here's a little piece of fan art! :)
(click image to enlarge)
Friday, 19 October 2012
Today is a special day, and do you know why?...
WELL, you may or may not know of a mini competition I posted on here just over a week ago, in which you lovely people put forward name suggestions for my little character sketch.
I then picked a name out of a bobble hat at random, and the winner was Mr. Phil Littler with the name 'Ginger'.
The winning name would win a coloured print of said character, and now that Mr. Littler has received his print, today is the day everybody else gets to see the final product!
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Monday, 15 October 2012
Having secured two picture book contracts under my belt, lately, I've been wanting to dip into the world of children's fiction for a little change. Any random ideas I get, I draw, but in my 'Fiction' style. So expect to see a lot more of this stuff on here for a while as I find my feet. I'll be posting new pieces every now & then between the heap of work I'm trying to keep on top of. It's all part of the great Circle of Illustration.
Let's start with a neater version of the last character sketch I posted...
I'd really appreciate opinions and all that jazz as I find my way with this fiction malarky! Thank you :)
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Friday, 12 October 2012
Issue 1 & 2 of Evil Emperor Penguin have shown their faces in The Phoenix Comic over the past couple of months, and Issue 3 is about to burst out into the open VERY soon oozing with more evil antics than you can fit into a tin can!
But it doesn't just end there... That tiny caped penguin is ONE determined little seabird who won't stop 'til his taken over that world. So WATCH OUT!
Issue 4 in progress shows some very suspicious behaviour...
I thought I'd also share with you a little sneak peek of my work desk (rather messy) BUT IT SHOWS I'M WORKING. Ahem. As you can see, I'm working HARD on the comic stuffs. A lot of evil going down!
And here's one corner of my room. My shrine some would say. I like to think it's like some magical den.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
As stated, ALL 17 of the names you lovely people suggested for my little character sketch, were put into a hat. All individually folded up so there was no way I could see any of the names. As I do not own a top hat (I wish I did) I hope you're okay to settle with a good ol' bobble hat...
And here is the winner... Who is it you ask?!
AND THE CHOSEN NAME IS...............
GINGER!!! Suggested by Mr. Phil Littler.
Here, have a closer look, JUST to make sure...
Well done to Phil who now receives a special FULL colour print of Ginger. Said print shall be posted on here for your eyes upon completion, and once Mr. Phil has received his prize.
More importantly, THANK YOU to everyone who entered my mini competition. I loved ALL of your name suggestions very much, and really appreciate the time & effort you guys put into taking a look at my work and putting forward your suggestions. It really does mean a lot. Well done everyone! It shan't be too long before I put up another little competition, so keep a beady eye out! Maybe you'll be the next winner :D
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Another one for your pretty faces.
And a little competition for you!
Feel free to give this little character a name. She hasn't got one yet, and would really like one. Post your ideas in the comments box and if your name suggestion is chosen (I'll pick at random out of a hat) I'll colour her up properly and send you a little print :)
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Since I can't show ANYTHING I'm working on right now, which is incredibly frustrating, I'm going to be posting some random character sketches here & there for enjoyment. I love character design, so I figure this is a good way to develop my skills and keep this blog alive while I slave over numerous secret book jobs.
Oh and any suggestions for new characters you'd like to see me design, wing over some your ideas!
Firstly, we have this fairy-vampire-type girl with attitude... Yep.