Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Here is a little doodle in celebration to the year of the dragon with King Ghidorah!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Thunder's First Outing!

At last I have done a comic story of Thunder, though tis a short one and by no means is this the finished product. Going through it there are clear mistakes, errors and some sloppy panelling techniques such example would be the 3 panels with the gun firing, which slows down the pacing of the story though it had reached its natural conclusion, at least to me it did.
Also it was supposed to indicate him firing it three times, but as that wasn't clear I have failed to show it. In addition continuity errors too, such as the fire exit door changing ends and the height of the ledges too.
Finally the last page is quite a cheesy typical splash look at me type of page, which I don't really want looking at it now, though at the time it seemed great.
Depressing this post so far but, I take it as a positive one. I am still learning and making mental notes in what not to do and how to improve, so at least I am being constructively aware, but I want to be like that whilst I am working and not after it.
Anyways hope to get an improved one up soon laters.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Mon Dieu!

Here is a little something that I just did in the studio today...I had the idea of adapting an Agatha Christie novel that starred the famous little Belgian detective Monsieur Hercule Poirot, however it is probable that it would be a hefty project to undertake in the short time that I would have, though I may do some character portraits maybe, quite similar to The Big Sleep ones I did the previous summer. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, 16 January 2012


This is also another little sketch that I did for someone awhile back and I always find myself looking at it whenever I am at her place, I guess it has something to do with it being a watercolour piece which is a media I rarely use but enjoy working with, so maybe it can be something to take on for future works. Anyways here it is the rendition of HMS Surprise from the Master and Commander series.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Back in the Studio

I have now returned to the studio back here in Plymouth, and whilst rummaging through my desk I found an old drawing I had done awhile back. So here it is at last with Vader and crew on the prowl for rebel scums! Enjoy.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Once more into the breech...

2011 has now past, and with it gone comes a new year to present it's own challenges. Reflecting the recent passing of last year, I see a noticeable progress in my work. How it now feels that I have found my niche with this film noir, art deco, graphic inspired visual style, and now with the advice of a good mentor, it is time now for this year to really apply that style into different contexts much like with the nursery rhyme of 'Jack and Jill'.
Though I need to push it further by maybe trying to create a Coca Cola advert in the visual style that I use. It could even be used for editorials.
Essentially I now need to show that it is a style that I can produce unto any brief that I could potentially be given once I start getting commissions.
However, although this thought is in the best interest to create more diversity to my portfolio, I sometimes can't help but feel that if I spread myself out too much I will become at best average in doing these various fields of work. If I were to focus on comics only, then naturally I should be very good at comics, but would mean that I would not be employable for other commissions. It's a hard balance with trying to do something that you are passionate about, and yet also needing to be a bit more diverse, but not too much.
In the words of Derek Zoolander ' I guess I got a lot of pondering to do'.