Friday, 31 January 2014


Back in the 90s the UKCAC comics convention was the big event of the comics pro's year. Guest artists were invited to submit pin-ups for a Convention booklet - this year I seem to recall Superman was the theme. I was at the very start of my comics career working in what I thought an original style for the DREDD MEGAZINE ( on KARYN) and DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE (on THE CYBERMEN). My work was very much design oriented back then and this is a good example. Never drawn Superman since!

Thursday, 9 January 2014


The two rough layouts were drawn quickly on a Cintiq 22HD screen. These I sent to the client who chose layout 2 ( though liked both). Then on a new layer I drew the *proper* pencils. I'm still new to using the Cintiq but am favouring using a marker pen to match the technical pencil I would use on paper. Once happy with the pencils I printed this off and traced it onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol board 300 Series. Next I made any final changes to the pencils and inked it with a Pilot DR drawing pen 0.5 ( my usual inking weapon of choice).

For colours I used a mix of Winsor @ Newton coloured inks and Dr Martens Concentrated watercolors . I was struggling to find a suitable colour scheme until eureka ! - I remembered those great 1970s Weetabix cards. They included a lovely 70's vibe Tom Baker which I unashamedly used as a guide for my artwork!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

PROMETHEUS design sketch

I quite liked the idea of Mary Shelley's infamous monster being named Prometheus. This was a quick sketch done when I had a bit of idle time on my hands.

I'm now on Tumblr

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