Sunday, 30 December 2012

Unclassified Creature #291212

After another two-or-so month hiatus from drawing here's a bit of creature design to get back into the swing of things. Also probably the last sketch I'll complete in 2012 (Mayan apocalypse be dammed!)
Pencil on Paper 13.4 x 9cm

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Chef Worm says Hi!

A friendly critter, doing a job you probably don't want them to.
Pencil on A6 paper

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Tattoo Design - Part One

My friend Brad wanted a new tattoo so he asked me to design it. Tattoo design isn't something I'd done before so I was excited but also a bit nervous about doing it.

He wanted an interpretation of his wife Jen and their dog Ferris.
This is what I came up with.

Quite rightly, Brad thought the dog could do with more sci-fi/steam-punk type embellishment. The trouble was that I had raced ahead and finished the shading on the original pencil drawing in one sitting and couldn't really add anything new on top of the pencil drawing without messing the drawing up.
I've had a light-box stored in my loft for well over a decade so I thought this would be a great time to bring it down, clean it up and use it again. So my plan was to draw the extra pieces for Ferris on a new sheet of paper that was laid over the original drawing which in turn was resting on my newly restored light-box.
Here is the result

And then when the two images are combined in photoshop we end up with the final design
Here's a photo of Brad before starting the first tattoo session and another one just after.
Apparently he's got another six to nine hours of pain before the tattoo is shaded and finished. Ouch! I'll post part two when it's all over.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Hanging Hermit Turkopus

 A Hermit Turkopus is a creature that appropriates discarded machine parts and other rubbish left by more sentient beings to give itself a protective covering.
2B pencil on 3 by 5inch post-it-note

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Ball Critter

Started sketching this out and then halfway through realised I'd been influenced by an article I read the night before about the Pokemon cartoons.
2B pencil on 3 by 5inch post-it-note (a surprisingly decent sketching surface)

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Office worker contemplates the destruction of himself and the alien horde

When the office worker was sketched out he looked a bit like a short, round Steve Buscemi but the slight resemblance got lost when he got shaded in.

Pencil on A5 paper

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Alien Pilot (colour version)

This is a colour version of a pencil drawing I did back in 2010 ( link here : Alien Pilot Inspects His Ship )
I started this a bit before the image in the previous post (Eye Floating In A Gas Mask) so it doesn't use the digital painting style that was used in that other image.