One of my favourite books recently is Dungeon Fun by Colin Bell and Neil Slorance. It’s a great fantasy adventure comic with a wicked sense of humour, that’s choc-full of references to Zelda and other fantasy video games of my youth.
They’ve just announced that the second issue will be available at this years Glasgow Comic Con, and I for one can’t wait so I finally got around to doing some fan art for the book to celebrate
Just a small taste of the awesome art you can expect from Mike Norton and Bill Crabtree in this summer’s THE SIXTH GUN: DAYS OF THE DEAD!
London Super Comic Convention starts today. Just a quick reminder that I’ll be in Artist Alley, table A20 so if you’re at the show please feel free to stop by and say hi.
I’ll be sketching all weekend, as well as having stacks of original art, including pages I inked for the Splinter Cell: Blacklist graphic novel penciled by the mighty Marc Laming (Kings Watch, Exile of the Planet of the Apes)
I’m at London Super Comic Convention this weekend (March 15th-16th) at table A20 in Artist Alley so if you’re going to be at the show stop by and say hi.
I’ll be at DemonCon 7 at the Royal Star Arcade in Maidstone on the 16th of this month. It’s a great, family focused, convention run twice a year, by the local comic shop, The Grinning Demon.
One of my favourite events at the show is the raffle, where the many exhibitors donate all manner of awesome artwork and merchandise, which can be won for the mere pittance, the cost of a raffle ticket. I’ll be donating this Aragorn sketch to the raffle this time round.
You can book tickets at the link above, or purchase them on the door at the day, so if you’re in the neighbourhood stop by and say hi.
Open Commissions List
I have a couple of conventions coming up over the next couple of months and a few people have emailed and expressed an interest in getting a commission, either one to be mailed out, or collected at one of the shows.
The first show is DemonCon, which is February 16th in Maidstone, Kent, which is one my favourite, family friendly conventions of the year. You can get all the ticket, venue and travel info from their Facebook page here . So if you’re going to be able to make it along to the show and would like to order a commission to collect at the event, you can see the contact info and rates at the bottom of this note.
I’m also attending the London Super Comic Convention at the ExCel Centre on March 15th and 16th, so likewise if you’re going to be attending and would like to get some artwork from me, you can find all the relevant info below.
If you’re unable to attend either show but would still like to commission some artwork, please still free to get in touch and I’ll arrange to have the artwork mailed out to you.
You can find all the rates below, but if you’re looking for something in a different size or several characters please feel free to drop me an email here, and I’ll do my best to accommodate. (Please note the rates below do not include any postage costs)
- A single character, A4 sized black and white piece, similar to this Eowyn sketch will be £30
- A 9”x12” watercolour sketch, similar to the Silver Surfer below, will be £50
- A single character 11”x17” black and white piece like this Rachel Summers Phoenix below, will be £70
Once again If there’s something specific you’re interested in getting (multiple characters, or a different size), or even if you just have some questions, please feel free to drop me an email and I’ll be more than happy to sort that out for you.
Finally saw the new Hobbit yesterday. Loved it! Test of wills
The Cinematography of The Incredibles Part 1 & Part 2
I READ THIS THE OTHER DAY
this is required reading for every layout artist/storyboarder seriously
Really great notes and analysis in Floobynooby’s post. Still working my way through it all but I highly recommend giving it a read.
Trying some colour ideas on the Zatoichi sketch
The Silver Surfer painting was just about flat enough to scan. It’s probably the first time I’ve scanned a watercolour sketch and the colours have been pretty close to the original. I lost a little of the darker patches of space so burned them back in with a bit of the Burn tool in Photoshop
Elusive likeness is elusive
Ending up fiddling around with this much longer than I intended and ended up burning my lunch :(. I think the lighting works, but I’ve made a far too “pretty” John Constantine, too much James Dean and not enough Sting?
I dropped a multiply layer copy over the original sketch to boost the contrast, to see how it might hold up inked with some washes. Might redo it like that later
Something from the sketchbook this week that I’m thinking about what to do with
Really looking forward to the new Moon Knight series by Declan Shalvey and Warren Ellis. Reworked an older Moon Knight sketch from earlier this month into the new outfit that will feature in the series, designed by Declan.
Kitty Pryde and Lockheed sketch. I cleaned up the washes/inks a fair bit in Photoshop. I still think I prefer the original pencil sketch though