Saturday, 19 July 2014

Ten Suns

Another page in progress for the "Lost In Space" submission.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Guest Post

Drawing of me made by my 5-year old daughter on a scrap of paper, while I was explaining head proportions to her. Girl's got talent.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Celestial Bureaucracy

Works in progress fora short 4-page piece to be submitted to the Titan competition at the Lakes Comic Art Festival. I started off picturing everything as looking like Paul Klee, but it took on a shape of it's own, as usual.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Prehistoric Battle of the Pens

The house is full of dinosaurs when my 5-year old comes to visit, and the BBC "Walking with Dinosaurs" book is always open. A couple of sketches here taken from photos of the real live dinosaurs inside.

Peteinosaur was a small, early Pterosaur, about the size of a blackbird, I think. The fellow underneath is the boringly-obvious Bad Boy of the dinosaur world, T Rex.

Peteinosaur was drawn mostly with Pitt Pens, and a lot of fussy detail, the T Rex with a Pentel Pocket Brush, in broad, amorphous shadows and fluid lines. Nice contrast between the effects achievable with the two types of pen.

Friday, 4 July 2014


Proportions are all to pot, but his hair really was that big.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Thai General

Sketch from the BBC newssite again - something about the composition, the blank space to the left, makes him look childlike and vulnerable.