Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Frelling christmas


So I can finally announce that Im gonna be drawing for Boom Studios on Farscape. Taking over on the fifth issue, which will be issue one of the Strange Detractors arc.
Details are here
http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/Farscape%3A-Strange-Detractors-1___339007

Im feckin delighted to be working on Farscape, I've been always fan of it back to its BBC days and used to watch it with my buddy Baz back when I was living in Cork so its cool to be contributing to the universe.
And to those of you who are into Farscape, its written by Rockne O'Bannon the series creator and Farscape Novelist Keith DeCandido so its being seen as "season 5" of the show, and its gonna tie in directly to the upcoming webisode.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Superman/Batman



Every year myself and Dec do a Superman Batman drawing at christmas time and will continue to do so until we inevitably end up hating each other due to jealousy over some woman or something like that. The first one we did was three years ago and its hilarious to see the difference in the standard of it. I missing the scan of one of the years. Once I find it I'll post up the progression

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dredd


Messing around with Zbrush and photoshop here. Only getting into it but its a lot of fun

Monday, December 01, 2008

Colouring



Heres the 90% finished version of panels I posted previously. Just gotta work on the saturation levels and make some slight colour and atmospheric changes so that it doesnt look to shiney and bright

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Age of Heroes


Here is a large element of the cover for the book. I really enjoy drawing in this goldenage superman style. Hopefully once the cover is complete it will give a hint into whats gonna happen over the course of the issue and once you have read the ending it be apparent why the cover is the way it is.
I kinda want this book to be really simple to get into. Its designed so that you dont need the back stories of any of the heroes as its not really about them. Infact if you want those three characters could well be Superman, The Flash and Wonder Woman, it really doesnt matter. Anyways thats enough about it, I hate talking to much about it as it could well turn out to be a big load of crap. Atleast we'll find out soon though as Im pretty much finished the first issue. Infact I have about 6 pages coloured out of the 25 that are in it.
In other news im actually a few days behind on AOH from where I planned as I've started working on my next book. I cant say too much about it now except that its for an American company and its for something that I am really really gonna having a blast drawing.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bishop


Warm up piece for the day. I feckin love Bishops storyline at the moment. All that X-men in the future stuff is just plain great and reminds me of when I really got into them back in the early ninties. Even the new Wolverine cartoon is top notch, basically when mutantkind is being imprisoned and persecuted its just awesome

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

More Star Wars


What, a whole month without a Star Wars drawing?? Im slipping. This is supposed to be through the eyes of Luke at the end of Empire Strikes back. Im thinking of doing a series of drawings from different movies that are though the eys of a character, just to offer a slightly different perspective on already famous scenes. Next up is gonna be a scene from ghostbusters where they finally meet Slimer. Anybody got any suggestions for any others??

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

More Panels





Still plugging away at the Age of Heroes. Heres a panel from Page 15. Issue one will be slightly over sized at 25 pages, and if all goes to plan the following three will be standerd length books.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Moe A.O.H


Quick post before i head to New York tonight to stare up at the water towers. Panle from page 6.
If I keep going like this I might actually get this thing finisheed

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Atomic Batteries to power


So I had a disaster a few weeks ago with my all my art gear being destroyed including my laptop. I had been working at my own book, flying at it actually. It probably would have been finished by now actually aside from the colouring. (I still dont know if Im going to chance that myself)
Anyways, im back in action now, and to get back into it I started messing around with a Batman 4 pager. Ill have the full thing, letters and all up in a few days.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Age of heroes

Heres a panel from my own book which is well underway right now. To be honest, this is the most fun I've had drawing in years. I think its because Im getting to have total control over the camera angles and the pacing etc (yeah Im a freak for things like that.) In a lot of ways its reminding me of doing a 3d animation or a short film over again, which was always fun but limited in terms of scope.
In all seriousness the pages are flying out and I should have the whole first issue drawn and lettered by the end of the month to show around to a few people in the Indstry and to see where to go with it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Doodling like mad



So I just finished my last page of Richard III bar the covers so Im feeling pretty good. Got the last page done aswell as a few sketches today. Heres a page in the style of the Clone Wars movie. (Star Wars again I know) and a Bizarro sketch.
Also I've been reformatting the blog quite a bit lately to include a 2d and 3d portfolio section. Theyre about halfways done at this present time. (The 3d section being the closest)
Starting my own book next week. Cant wait!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Age of Heroes


So I'm half thinking of changing up style for the Age of Heroes book that I'll be doing at my own pace. Keeping it more cartoon like with maybe even a touch of silver age to it. The only thing is I think this would suit the start of the book but not the second part of it which gets a lot more apocalyptic. Hmm, tough one.


Edit:

Actually that above post gave me an idea how to mix things in. Think im gonna go way back to the 30's Superman style for certain points of the story
Edit 2:

Actually I think I might use the following pic as part of the first panel of the book. Its quite obviously meant to be simular the the first Superman comics which is a subtle plot point of the book

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Clone Wars.




So heres some new sample pages. Been working at loads of them as always. Really happy with these ones. I got some great advice from a lot of people in San Diego and have tried to incorporate it all in.

Turns out theres a huge comic con on just down the road from me too this weekend. Man I love Toronto, stuff happens here. Buzz Aldrin and the Fonz are gonna be there

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

San Diego


So Im back from San Diego just about avoiding the earthquake among many other natural disasters that hit downtown and the Hyatt in particular. Some really great things happened there for me. One of them has to have been introduced to Sketchbook pro by the guys over at creature box, (check the link over to the right)
Therell be a lot of stuff appearing on here over the next month or so that Im pretty excited about so keep on checking in.
Ps, best thing I got there amongst a lot of really nice book has to be Charests Spacegirl, man that guy is just leagues ahead of everybody else in the game

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More Pencil tricks



Cant stop drawin this guy. this one reather sheepishly is using referance from the flick itself. Still though, fun to do.

P.s. this was parked in downtown Toronto last week so got to go see it

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Dark Knight




Saw it last night in the Imax and loved the thing. Cant wait to go see it again

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Spidey


Sample pages for San Diego

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Age of Heroes


Heres Page three fully finished fo my own pitch that Im working on. Thinking about having the full issue drawn in a few months and seeing where that goes

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Catwoman Pages





Well, actually they're from a Nightwing script.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Celebrities


See if you can guess who they are. Some came out a lot better than others. Great fun to practice though.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Through the fire and the flames


Heres a 3/4 page splash from Richie Rich. Just seen all the pics form the Derry con and it looked like an absolute blast, gonna have to go back home for it next year no matter where Im living at the time.
Ps the European championships are feckin great to have on in the background while working away.
Getting loads of work done these days because of it

Friday, June 06, 2008

Mondo Gecko


I love being a turtle. Seriously though I get a mad turtles buzz every once and a while. Its their 25th anniversary at the moment so hopefully there will be a big resurgance of them

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Catwoman


Working on a few sample pages at the moment and more importantly am practicing on prettying on up my artwork

Monday, June 02, 2008

Richard III


Well, pg 106 and the main man himself is finally the King, been looking forward to this as its where all the crazy stuff starts happening

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More Colouring Practice


Did this last week using a photo of some clown

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Colouring practice


So the Cintiq is making me finally try to colour stuff a bit more. This looks waaay different on it actually so i gotta get calibrating. I really like Laura Martins colours on Secret Invasion so I did up a little doodle and tried to ape her style. This looks a little cel shaded to me so i gotta try and work on the apparent randomness to some of the highlights

Old Nightwing Samples.




Continuing on in the pattern of posting old pics up while I finish out Richard the III for classical comics, heres an oldish Nightwing sample I did for a trip across the pond a while back.
Just seen a lot of pics from the Bristol con, would have loved to have been there and am gonna make sure I make it back from Canada for Birmingham

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Bot Girl


Since I got the oul cintiq (yup I got one last month and love the thing) I've been dabbling a lot into coluring and just generally sketching a lot more. I wish the thing was a little more portable though so i could have it with me infront of the tv or whatever while i was relaxing or whatever. Heres two characters from a computer game Im working on, gonna have low poly 3d versions of these guys soon enough

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Age of Heroes


Still plugging away at the Rich III book and am about to hit the magic 100pg mark which Im very much looking forward to. Heres an unrelated page I did in my free time in between Rich pages just to have a bit of a breather

Friday, March 28, 2008

RichIII


Continuing on in this lame pattern of posting once per month. Heres a pic from a Recent Richard III page. Theres loads of characters around the place in the recent scenes which is tought to draw but a lot of fun and makes for some good pages.
Just got my ticket for the New York con in the Post yesterday aswell as young Deckys one. Cant freaking wait for it