Monday, 20 August 2012

Return of Ninja Santa

Yo yo!

So Christmas is coming, JOKING calm down, but I've finally got around to looking at my children's book!
I've only been planning today, and I actually didn't get very far, but hey I did jump over a little wall that was bothering me (more or less).
Here, this is how you should tell your child the truth about Santa.

So there we have it kids. 
Santa is actually a ninja. 

Further explanation will follow later in the week. I think I'm going to hand write all the text, I find it easier than having to decide on a font, even if it does mean i spend ages freaking out because i've done the wrong kind of 'a'. I do find it more fun and it just feels more like a part of the illustration too though make sure you point that out to me when I'm ripping up paper and swearing! 

Also I've just realised how grey my blog is looking, still colour will be back in force once this bad boy has been fully mocked up composition wise, (though something tells me I'm going to be forever tweeking, not necessarily a bad thing). 


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Oooh, I forgot

 Hello again!

I forgot to put this on yesterday!
This is a silly little venture I started a week or so ago when I was bored on the train and it turned out to be a lot more enjoyable than I realised. I never thought I'd look forward to a commute in my life... but there we go.
I finished inking it yesterday (not easy on a wobbly carrage when someone's bag is up your nose) and it's a little A7 comic book! It's a strange little story that I suppose is aimed at teenagers or something. I don't really know. *Shrugs* I just kind of ran with it and threw a dragon in at the end. I do love making up back stories for characters though (I do it at work all the time). The comic is far from perfect and I'm not sure if it'll even be legible (not helped that my scanner is being a bugger), but here, have a little gander!

So yeah!

That's been making the train journey go quicker. It's been quite a positive experience. I may have to invest a bit more time in actually thinking up a proper story, designing some characters (so they're not just wearing t-shirts and trousers) and drawing some actual backgrounds and environments (though in my defense most of this was set in a cave, so squiggly lines seemed fine).


Wednesday, 15 August 2012


Hi there!

I've been a bit of a busy bee what with the Olympics and working at a tourist trap and that (it was actually ridiculously quiet, but I was working all sorts of strange hours). So after all that biz, I'm back on the drawing band wagon. Woot!
Here's a few things that I've been up to:

The first and biggest thing on my extensive list of stuff to do was my CV
And I've totally done it! Success! 

This here was attempt one (it was actually a sketch I did that got a bit too worked up). I loved the expression but there was just too much wrong with it to use it. Still at least it gave me a good starting point to go from

So this is the finished image. I had to change a few bits and pieces around in the process (in particular what it was I was supposed to be lunging on) but I'm pretty happy with it! Everyone loves a good ol' lunge.

This is a little thing I've been making to do with animals with jobs. It's going to be a little series but I've only done the nurse shark for now. The robber and fiddler crab should be on the way soon.

 This is a stupid little joke comic I made for my friend which is shamefully rough considering I've been directing people to my site recently.
Still! I loved the idea of Sherlock Holmes being a hipster, it does make a lot of sense when you think about it. The Pipe, the get up, the mustache and the niche behavior.
Clearly a hipster.
Unfortunately a few other people seem to have noticed this too so I can't claim it as an original concept.
Twas good fun though!

Oh yeah, and this is a boy. 
There he is! 
I think he's going to be part of a new comic story thingy I'm going to put together. It's going to be a little bit Bernard's Watch and slightly Queen's Nose. We'll see how we go