Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Holidays


Every year myself and Dec do a Superman / Batman piece hoping that it will show that we've improved a little bit over the year. We changed it up this year now that we can draw things with a bit of dynasim

Sunday, December 16, 2007

When ever theres a hang up


Whenever Im doing a lot of drawing I usually take a break from the subject matter just to mix it up for a bit. Been banging out the Rich III pages lately with detailed castle interiors so figured id do a Spidey panel just for a breather. really liked how this one turned out.
Right, back to evil ol Richie

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Richard the III



Just spotted this on the classical comics website. Really happy with how the colours are coming out.
Theres a 15 page preview up on their website thats to help with the GCSE's at www.classicalcomics.com
Hers one of the pages from that section that Im quite happy with
Never really did a montage page before and had a lot to stick in this one

Shiney new Blog header

The look of my blog needs a total overhaul. My buddy Laura just did a new website and I'm hoping it will give me the kick up the ass that I need to do a new one. Id love to have a lot more of my stuff coloured for it. Apparently Black and white is all the rage these days graphic design wise but Im still one for the over the top comic book colouring style

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Another day another Iron Man


I did a pic simular enough to this a few weeks back but it wasnt quite right. Much prefer this one though. Dustin Nguyen was on here the other day commenting on it which kind of inspired me to draw another one. I wish I could say hes an influence but honestly I think I have a long way to go before I can say that, his style is really organic and beautiful and demands a really high skill level that I aint even close to

Friday, November 30, 2007

Jim Lee

Was skyping the Micks last night when Dec brought up an old Bat Family drawing the two of us did a couple of years back. The drawing is based on a Jim Lee rough for a scrapped wraparound Hush Cover.
I love seeing that even at a young age I was already far better than Dec!!


We never actually finished it, theres supposed to be a sprawling background of Gotham city but whatever. Im really looking forward to doing the Jam piece with the Micks actually, theres gonna be a serious fight on our hands to see who gets to keep it.
Speaking of Jim Lee heres the sketch I got of him in Dublin

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Eclectic Micks


Heres a preview pic of one of part of one the sketches I did for the Eclectic Mics Sketchbook which myself, Byrne, Mooney, Thompson, Roche and Shalev are all drawing pieces for. Six pieces each to be exact with a jam piece for the cover

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Space Phaaaannnttttttooommmmm



Look at this, two posts in as many days. Trying to get back to the good ol days of a new image every week. Heres a pic form a page in the second issue of Rocket group which should be solicited soon

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Richard


I've been ridiculously busy the last little while which is good. Really starting to settle into producing the pages right now though. Already over 20pgs penciled and inked into Richard the III. Finally heres some artwork from it. The Dublin Con was an absolute blast by the way

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Birmingham Convention book


Its late and i really should be asleep cz Im flying to the states for a few days in a few hours. This little thing was the highlight of the year for me

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Full Star Wars Pin-up


Heres the full piece. Im quite happy with this actually. I forgot the hilt of the lightsaber though. This is oone of those pieces that I would not like to ink myself, rather Id prefer some one else do it

Friday, October 26, 2007

StarWars


Ah im so dumb, I wanted to post all of this today but I scanned it in so badly I had to crop the bottom half of it out, clone troopers n all. Im really happy with this pin-up, it was a lot of fun to do and gave me a little breather within projects.
Im really busy at the moment which is always good. Im knee deep into the Richard the III and am almost 15 pages in already.
Atomic Rocket group is about to be solicited too which marks Willys first appearance in Diamond. I'll post up the cover to volume two here in the coming few days aswell as those pages from the Birmingham book

Monday, October 22, 2007

Moooo


Well, im back after being really busy for the last while (Still am strangely enough) and being hit by some crazy illness. Birmingham was just great, I'll have something to post from it tomorrow that was the highlight of my very short career so far.
Heres a pic from the second Rocket group. I believe the first is about to be solicited which will be great.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Classic


Good news today folks. I've just become part of the classical comics team, (this plays into my whole forever following Declan's career so far). Those of you detectives out there may have noticed in previous posts its for their Richard III book. The book itself will be a mammoth 144 pgs which will keep me busy for the best part of a year. This represents a big opportunity to me and I'm delighted to get it. Rest assured, those of you waiting to see more Rocket Group that I'm still finishing up the conclusion to the arc and possibly more!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sub-con


Well it was a great weekend. Brilliant to meet everyone who stops by on the blog and put a face to the names and also to meet a load of new people aswell. Honestly didn't expect there to be such a big crowd at the thing, my arm was wrecked from sketching by lunchtime, it was really great.
I have to take this moment to say a big big thanks to Rich Carrie, his sculpture of the Project Bushido is just amazing. It now graces my profile pic on just about every social site thingy I have.
Well done also to Rob for setting the whole thing up.
I have a lot more pics to post when I get my hands on them and also I must scan in a "Strangeland" sketch of Dec by Tayto fan Paul. But for now feast your eyes on that fine sculpt and its happy fan

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I am the Law


Was really impressed by Mooney's Dredd the other day. Realised when I saw it that I had never really drawn him so I wanted to give it a lash. Also gave me a chance to post something up on Rich's quick draw site and to have a rare chance at drawing something that wasn't related directly to work.

Ps, on another note,, heres one of my all-time favourite songs

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ross vs Lee


I've missed all the showings of this so far but I have my alarm set for it tonight. Its on at 12.30am

Goodies


Look what arrived in the post yesterday morning

Monday, September 17, 2007

Iron Doodle


I like how this came out, I wanted to up the detail on the Iron man pieces I'd drawn before. Obviously Im still using the 3D model I created as referance and will continue to do so

Finito


Just finished lettering this. Gonna take a break from scripts now today and just sketch for fun

Friday, September 14, 2007

Quick Update


Should be finished Your Round Today. Thats the plan anyways with all the sport over the weekend.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Who's Round is it


Another preview pic from Stout

Friday, September 07, 2007

Im back and im black

Well, im less shade of white anyways atleast but I'm sure that will be gone within a few days thanks to our crappy Irish weather.
Just started on a six page piece for Declan Shalveys Your Round issue two. Its written by the mighty talented Ben McCool and is a lot of fun to draw. Heres a panel from the first pg

Monday, August 13, 2007

Rocket group wraps


So I'm finished the first volume Rocket Group and am pretty damn happy. Had a bit of a rush the last few weeks making sure that I got it done before I went off to New York (Cant feckin wait by the way) Plan is now to relax for a bit and head away. When I'm back in Ireland the buildup will begin for the Dublin and Birmingham cons which should be a blast so hauling mysaelf back across the Atlantic wont too much of a pain

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Doodling


Just waiting on some script so did a little sketching.
And incase your wondering who it is...... Its midnighter from Authority.... dressed as Cyclops

Thursday, July 26, 2007

This cover was a lot of fun to do but kind of bittersweet as a big name Cover artist was attached to it. (No not Declan Shalvey, id never let that hack near my stuff)
In the process of colouring it now and by god am I crap at it. Trying some funky techniques like crayons and fingerpaint but its just not working.
Heres the initial sketch that I started messing around with. Totally wasn't in the scanning mood last night but I took a quick snap

Update1 :
Here it is inked and I was messing around with the logo placement. I made a few small changes, especially with the Bushido


Update 2:
Next up is most of the flatting. A bit of trusty two tone shading, and some pink back lighting. The only thing close to being finished right now is the Night Ghosts coat

Update 3:
And Bam, the pic is pretty much finished

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sketchin


Heres something I'm messing around with at the moment. Going to try and overlay colours onto it us touch it up in photoshop and painter to give it that old illustration feel. I've no idea whether it will work or not.
By the way, if any of you haven't done it already, click on Rich Carries link on the right hand side of the page and have a look at the awesome sculpture he's in the middle of creating. It has completely blown me away

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sub-CON


This should be a lot of fun.

Friday, July 13, 2007

A new page


Heres a pg from The second issue of Rocket group. This is really building steam now and will be published soon. Can't wait

Monday, June 25, 2007

Atomic Rocket group logo


This should be launching on September 29th if all goes well

Wednesday, June 20, 2007



Heres another Spidey. I worked a bit more at the model so now he doesnt need the cutout filter to hide its faults

Monday, June 18, 2007

Spider-man in colour

Heres a style I've started experimenting with. Its really quickly done

Monday, June 04, 2007

Rocket group progress


Banging out the pages at the mo.
Heres a little sneak peak

Friday, May 18, 2007

4 Page spread


Having never even done a two page spread, you can imagine this took quit a bit out of me. Im really happy with how it turned out and can gladly say that its sold and will soon be gracing someones wall.
After scanning this I think Im finnaly gonna get an A3 scanner. It was rediculous lining it up.
Ok, im off to read Ultimates 13 and cry at the 8pg spread in that.
The best bit about it was that I finally got to draw the Freakshow cast (The five on the far right!!) Which was fun to do following in the footsteps of Mooney, Thompson and Shalvey

Friday, May 04, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Iron man pages





Guess where I got the Iron man referance from!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Iron Man Animation




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFw3GydIJms

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Some Sketches



Working at the ol anatomy and entertaining the idea of doing a little sketchbook

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Rocket group


Heres a pinup I did thats to be sent to the cover artist for the book

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Atomic Rocket Group


Heres a page from the first issue which is nearing completion. Im quite pumped about this at the moment actually, its been a lot of fun to draw

Monday, March 26, 2007

Iron man test


Did this in about half an hour. Im still trying to decide whether to pursue this route or not

Thursday, March 22, 2007

New Comic, New Page, New Panel


I've just started work on Atomic Rocket Group Issue one
Heres a panel of Chicago Museum which may just get robbed in the near future