Wednesday, 30 August 2017

TV at the weekend was insane


Twin Peaks: The Return Episode 16 and Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale. So here is a sketchbook drawing of Agent Cooper on the back of a Dragon, he is the FBI going North of the wall.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Gig Sketchbook


Sketchbook diary from last Saturday night (29th July), at a gig organised by Neonworkshops at a secret warehouse location in Wakefield. The electro punk music of Tirikilatops who hail from South Korea and the etheral soundscapes of Sensible Soccers from Portugal.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Nostalgia Sunday


Certain images from the comic 2000AD have the ability to transport me back to being a kid, not any old image mind you. It has to be from the seventies (...perhaps the eighties) and drawn by a handful of artists that went by names like Mike (Weston), Eric (Bradbury), Mick (McMahon)... Carlos. I ended up looking at Ezquerra's art of The Mighty Tharg. I never thought about the likeness the galaxy's greatest editor has with the Mekon. Both green skinned aliens in eyeliner set on world domination.

In his own way, Tharg is winning.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Zatoichi Sketch Quick



Excuse the upside down video. It was in the way so I moved the tripod  I was using thinking I could rotate the clips in Windows Media Maker. Turns out I had uninstalled WMM at the last big Windows 10 update and it's not available to download any more. So I've been downloading and learning Lightworks, which is okay but different enough to WMM to make me SCREAM!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Some pens are better than others

I'm probably going against the grain with popular artistic drawing practice but I definitely draw better with some pens than I do others. And after 35 years of drawing as an amateur, enthusiast and professional I can’t answer why. Here's a gun slinging mouse drawn with a variety of pens...







It used to be Dip Pens that I used with confidence. Over the past year life and work have changed direction and slowly the confident use of the dip pen has dissolved. The Pilot Parallel Pen has stepped up to replace the dip pens. Why does this matter, surely an artist can use anything to create. They can, although it’s the tool that enables me to express my ideas the simplest. The only thing I struggle with is the continuous refilling of the pen with Carbon Pen ink.

This may all change when I wake up tomorrow.