Howdy! You well?
Some pages from the drawing book above as ever.
Was going to post some of the new sketching malarkey I’ve been up to – but short on time today.
This week I began storyboard work on a short animation project I am collaborating on. Initially scoping out a 1 – 2 minute teaser trailer, to get timing and stuff sorted before the real animation work starts.
And also started on a new strip – which I’ll show some excerpts of in the coming weeks.
Cheers fer’ now!
Well looky here!
I really need to give these up,
Give it back!!!
Well hello there!
As ever, the images above are examples of recent drawing book pages. I am actually getting a backlog of these now, so may have to skip loads of masterpieces on this blog. Damn shame!
Oddly this week, I hit some distraction in the form of 3D modelling. I used to do some of this years ago, but got a bit fed up as I felt I was becoming more ‘technician’ than ‘creator’.
These images below were done using free software called Sculptris (I am sure I have mentioned it before). So easy to use! I was actually on hold with my bank when I opened it up and started making wee characters (using a standard mouse). Loads of fun! I was getting all fantasy ass too, demons and the like. Not my usual thing.
But I may need to ration my 3D time going forward!
See ya’ next week!
Sore eye syndrome!
Are the stars out tonight?
A soothing bath.
Not been the best week for productivity, had a few grown up things to sort out! I hate those.
So no new project work carried out.
Despite this, the discipline of the daily book perseveres. Some examples of this daftness above.
Page quality of the daily book is still poo, so I am using a thinner nib. Which was annoying at first, but has actually started to grow on me.
Oh! And I have been roughing out new stories in pencil, which is not my usual practice. I’ll dig out some of the ramblings that are presentable.
Also noticed that a lot of my recent drawings are about health issues – I had some sort of lurgi last week and my dreams were riddled with ailment malarkey!
The ol’ mind eh?
See ya’ week amigo!
New drawing book still a bit pants, but I am either deluding myself or the pages are gradually starting to thicken as I progress through it.
Still using a thinner nibbed pen than usual (which I am oddly starting to enjoy), but still noticeable bleed through. Sally above (in the middle, with a secret) is drawn with my preferred 1.2mm nib, and can be seen clearly on the reverse page.
Still able to scan and colour without too much issue, as you can see from the three sketchbook pages above.
Bye fer’ now!
Is this seat taken?
A stark Janus.
A new book!
I started a new drawing book – one of my favourite things.
Except this one has a few issues. Mainly the paper quality. I normally get a bit of bleed through, but this is mental. An image can totally obscure the drawing on the reverse.
Today was my first chance to scan from the book. And the page quality does seem to improve – and once scanned the bleed through isn’t that bad as I get through more pages.
The right image above (“A new book”) was on the inside fly page – normally quite thick – under the dude’s chin you can see bleed through from the previous image.
I started drawing with a thinner nib pen, but that was shit. I like my thick line – Staedtler Pigment Liner 1.2 nib! Ooh rah!!!
Anyhoo – not the biggest world issue currently, I shall persevere like the trooper I am!
Until next week amigos!
I’ve mentioned this before but this Galaxy Note phone is great for drawing on. I can scribble on the train, at the barber’s, and in the boozer!
The standard ‘Notes’ is perfect for jotting down ideas, roughing out stories, and random sketching. The drawing is really natural.
I am yet to do any finished artwork on the phone – might set that as a wee project*!
Also considering getting the Samsung Galaxy Tablet as I’ve enjoyed using the s-pen so much.
More updates in a day or so.
*Might want to finish more off the outstanding projects first!
Hope yer’ well.
The last week has been up and down and not entirely conducive with creative world domination. “The struggle continues” etc.
Another “Daily Book” bites the dust! A big thing for yours truly. So the current books cover roughly six months of daily ideas, dreams, rambling, and nonsense. Approx 200 pages of drawings.
The books started off as a discipline to keep me on track and have become an invaluable aspect of my creative activity.
New book = happy days! Need to break out a new drawing pen too! Double whammy.
The drawings above are from recent weeks in the newly finished book – one of them being a common occurrence of berating myself for missing any days. I always try to make up any missing days, but for some reason I feel it’s important to use the REAL date any drawings were done.
I occasionally omit any personal notes from these pages when I post them. There were one or two tragic events over this time that I jotted down at the time – and took them out before posting them here. Didn’t realise how many notes I had actually made until I went back through them.
The Hank & Crystal drawing was the start of one of the stories I mentioned last week. More to follow.
See you then!