Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Big Sleep: General Sternwood

General Sternwood, the father of the two daughters, and the one being harassed with blackmail. The General is nearing death, with seemingly extreme old age, and having so little blood he confines himself with a conservatory full of plants.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

50's pin up girl

This is something I just did today and didn't take me long to do, and this image is for the blog challenge at the equine cranium blog, which was my turn for the challenge and I went with the idea of doing 50's style pin up. So here is the eye candy that I have produced.

The Big Sleep: Bernie Ohls

DA's investigator, and friend of detective Philip Marlowe, who aids him in his investigation on the Sternwood case.

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Big Sleep: Eddie Mars

Eddie Mars, local gangster and runs the local casino in L.A, is revealed to be the man responsible for blackmailing the Sternwood family, as he knows a dark secret of their family that they rather not have the attention of the police and press.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Big Sleep: Carmen Sternwood

Carmen Sternwood, the trouble maker more so of the two Sternwood daughter. The most promiscuous and also by far the most dangerous of the two daughters. She has a very annoying habit of looking coy and playing with her hair and sucking her thumb, with her playful nature leads her to being used via drugs that spins off the blackmail case.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Better reproduction

Had some trouble trying to download the scans i did for these drawings from my email and so resorted to photos but now a certain kitty has helped me out so now i have better copies of the drawings yay.

Monday, 25 July 2011

The Big Sleep: Philip Marlowe

And now as promised here is the first image of a series of 8 images, that compile a series of character portraits from Raymond Chandler's classic hard boiled detective, crime novel 'The Big Sleep'.
First character up is of course the main protagonist, the wise-cracking, cynical, tough guy but ultimately decent guy, detective Philip Marlowe. His characteristics would provide the template for later urban crime fiction.
And I find that he himself is a tarnished knight in some way in that the work he does is dirty yet still maintains his own moral code, which was characteristic in Chandler's writing that I think makes his character a success in literature.

Friday, 15 July 2011

The Trio

Been meaning to put this up for awhile. This watercolour painting depicts the scene at the end of 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' with the final showdown at the cemetery, which in all is probably the best filmic example of an intense western showdown.

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Centre Stage

Well the past couple of days, I have been scrambling the ol' lego boxes to create a custom spaceship for a comic idea i had in mind and to use this model as a reference for external shots, and also to map out character locations and see roughly where things are on the ship.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Big Sleep

So the next series of images I'm planning on producing next week are five or six character portraits from Raymond Chandler's novel 'The Big Sleep', the first novel that introduces Chandler's iconic hard boiled detective Philip Marlowe, to whom most detective characters aspire to be as.
Being the current book that has been captivating me, and being surrounded with such charismatic characters that I feel like doing my own visual depictions of them.

Their dalek bumps....

And here is the last Dr Who image for my current series, with the Master. I was wondering what humorous take I would have on him and then I remembered that comic relief sketch years ago which was absolutely funny. So I decided to use that for this final image.

Ice cream Warrior

So now I shall be uploading the last two images of my Dr Who series. First up the Ice Warrior, another memorable classic villain from the old Dr Who.

Saturday, 2 July 2011


Charmander, was so always the one I go for because his final form was so badass, I mean you get a full on fire breathing dragon as a pet that beats having a big vegetable and an over-sized turtle. Plus in the card game Charizard was the most sought after card and still is, why I don't know. But anyway Charmander was my chose of starter all the way.
Oh in addition the images I drew from their original illustrations from their base cards, so that's their original cards as I figured that would be fun to do my own version for the cards.


This one turned out great, and also for me it was either gonna be a squirtle or a charmander. I loved the squirtle squad as a kid just seeing a town getting abused by tiny turtles with sunglasses...I suppose they never thought to roll 'em on their backs and then their problems woulda been sorted...


So after getting my hands on some old school Pokemon cards I decided to envision the original starter Pokemon and of course these will be my entries for the challenge for the equine cranium blog which is to draw Nintendo characters and da daa Pokemon are Nintendo characters as well so win, win.
I tried originally to draw them like I would normally draw things but it didn't look right, so decided to keep 'em cartoony and did a sort of near art deco take on them. Though have to say I don't think Bulbasaur turned out as good as the others.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Little reminder to self...

OK so far the Dr Who series has been going strong, with every image coming out with me being quite pleased with their outcomes. However I do feel a bit low on steam and would like to get on and draw other things so the current series of Dr Who drawings shall conclude once the 5th image is done.
After that I will move on to the next theme I chose which is character portraits from the book 'The Big Sleep', which is written by Raymond Chandler, and I'm currently reading and tis brilliant so if you like hard boiled detective crime novels then this is certainly worth a read.