Thursday, 24 February 2011

Attack On The O People

A Hex-wheeled Mechanical Attack Mouse drives through a gathering of 'O' tribe members, gathering coveted 'O' Heads as it goes.

First drawing in a new A6 sketchbook. I'm happier with the slightly rougher paper than in my last sketchbook as the pencils seem to 'bite' better.

6B & HB Pencils on A6 sized paper.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Underwater Trapeze

A clown explores the possibility of doing a trapeze act underwater.
HB & 6B pencils on A6 paper

Thursday, 3 February 2011

House Invasion

A family of eye people return to their home to find that the youngest has left the front door unlocked. Gnarly Number Flies have occupied the dwelling, much to the distress of the dwelling herself.
I finished drawing the pencil stage of this picture back in 2002 or 2003 (can't remember exactly) but didn't take it further at the time because I couldn't decide whether to use ink or pencil to finish it off. Well in January (2011) I saw it in my sketchbook and thought 'I need to get closure on this drawing'. So I went for the 'pointillism with ink' technique and think I will try colouring it at a later time.
The characters and other foreground elements were inked in over three or four evenings but the vague background took about six evenings to complete, a real wrist-deadener!

Ink pen on A4 paper