Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Driving and Space walkin'

Dance baby dance

I think she's better with glasses...

Dancin' to that funky beat.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The summoning

"Whoa, okay, I was hoping you'd be a little bit smaller. Like, you know, a komodo dragon or a gila monster...."

Not sure which I prefer....

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Star Wars Quickie before bed

Pew pew, pew pew.....Hoth Battle is fun. Totally impractical fighting machines. Love it.

Star Wars is property of Lucas Arts.
It needed a couple of snowspeeders.
and a speeder pilot.
And AT-AT commander and pilot.
" Incoming targets acquired, Commander."



"Roger that, Blue 3, taking eva...kkkkkzzzzzzzzzzz"

Monday, October 20, 2014

A dark stranger on the path..

"You there..."
"..have you....seen my dad...?
"Eh, well, no...?
"Are you sure? He stepped out to get milk three years ago and I've not seen him since..."


I'm sure it was just a terrible misunderstanding...

Hey...and YIKES!!

So, I learned something very important about visual storytelling process today that I wanted to pass along. I learned something that I should know well enough by now. Never lose sight of the story. 

I was checking out the stats on my blog and found a blog post that was talking about the potentially exploitative nature in imagery created with poor composition which can portray the opposite of what he creator intended. Then this image on my blog caught my eye. It was looking pretty creepy. This was not the intent of the image at all. 

What went wrong? I got caught up in one aspect of the image. I was too concentrated on the lighting concept to the point that I forgot about the story so the tone of the image was way off the mark.

In the image above, the guy is in silhouette and blocking the door and we can't see the lady's face. This brings the image into a dark place. 

The revised one below actually suggests, the original intent, something playful. We can see she's happily trying to distract her beau from his work. 

I don't often post process ideas, but this was a lesson well learned. 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


A quick sketch from tonight.

Friday, October 10, 2014


Another sketch for this evening.


Another sketch for this evening.

cool down sketch

Time to start doing warm up and cool down sketches. Here's one for today!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Digi painting

Here's a painting I did using this lady's wonderful DA ID as ref. So drop by the DA page and check it out and the ref image. This is posted with the kind permission of

Sunday, October 5, 2014

another few sketches

three more

A couple of quick drawings I did one evening.  From the top is Stephen Fry, for those you who may not know who he is. 

The second is Hugh Laurie. And finally something afoot in the rain.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

a couple more

These were some sketches in my sketch book that I decided to add some watercolour washes too.

This is an scrap piece that I used when making a card for a friend. I took it and drew around shapes I thought looked interesting with a Stadler brush pen.

 Some wrong handed drawings I did on the ferry on the way to work.

Time for a sketch dump!

A collection of sketches done on the bus and ferry during commuting and other general doodles.