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
This is from a few weeks back, was going through a stack of old work this morning and realised I hadn’t scanned it yet.
Finally got round to scanning these Eowyn and Boromir sketches from last week
"He had deep darkling eyes, hard to fathom."
Playing around with the Procreate app on the iPad. The video playback feature is very cool but shows off all my process flaws
Handful of this year’s Thought Bubble pre-show commissions. I’ll be at table 119 in New Dock Hall with Marc Laming (artist on the incredible Kings Watch from Dynamite), please be sure to stop by and say hi.
Cleaned up scan of a V sketch from this week.
Also I still have a couple of spots available for commissions for people attending Thought Bubble here in the UK this month. Details here
This Sunday, September 15th, I’ll be at DemonCon 6 in Maidstone, Kent. This is the first con at the new venue in the Royal Star Arcade. Every event they hold a raffle, where for a mere pittance you get a chance at winning all manor of goodies donated by the exhibitors.
Here’s a scan of my donation to the raffle, an 11”x17” pic of Orion vs Darkseid
So a few days back I saw a pic on Tumblr of actress Katee Sackhoff and her motorcycle. I thought she’d make an awesome Black Canary and worked up this heavily referenced sketch from the photo.
I can’t actually find the specific photo now but here’s the closest I could find with a very cursory Google search. The pose I used was basically verbatim, but the bike came out a highly inaccurate, wonky, monstrosity, but it is what it is.
Sketch of DC’s Wildcat, Ted Grant.
I can’t say I’ve read a great deal of stuff with Ted in it, but I love the idea of his character, the old boxer, the rough around the edges, maybe even weary mentor. Looking at reference shots of older boxer’s often even when they win they look a little sad (due to the damage done to their face) and I wanted to try and show that here.
I’ve only really used it using the Procreate app so far, which is my favourite of all the iPad drawing/painting apps. The stylus connected near instantly after changing the Procreate app Devices setting to the Wacom stylus.
I’ve used the Pogo Connect up til this point and the difference in sensitivity was instantly noticeable, the Wacom responded much better especially under very light pressure. I’ve also had a few connection issues on occasion with the Pogo requiring me to go back into the Pogo app and reconnect the device before Procreate would recognise it. The Wacom stylus doesn’t have an app for connecting the device to the iPad
It took me a little while to tweak the individual brush settings to get the brush output how I wanted it to look. The pen really puts out a nice range of pressure and is very responsive straight out of the box, but as someone who’s notoriously a little heavy handed while drawing, tweaking the brush pressure settings individually let me reign in the heavy strokes a little and stop the digital paint “blobbing”
Compared to the other pressure-sensitive stylus I’ve used the Wacom certainly feels superior so far,
I’ve cut the part of the video with me tweaking the brush settings and scribbling/erasing endlessly to keep the time down