Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More Dirk

Playing around again. I don't normally try to do tonal renders traditionally because they frighten me and ruin drawings. But ... omlettes and eggs and so forth I suppose. Also my perspective isn't the hottest.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Well I've had a lovely weekend doing virtually nothing but some light errands, cartoon watching and playing around with markers and pencils. It was good to not be near the monitor for a while doing these. *relaxed sigh*

Thursday, March 5, 2015


I did two sketches of this and there's definitely something I lost from the very first drawing and then obliterated further in the painting. I think it's probably all the lumpiness whereas the original sketch was a slightly more graphic/streamlined sort of design. Also I was trying to make a real point out of not achieving the colours through using layers and layers of meters and overlays but in the end it had to be done to save it.

Also I should have spent more time with the composition to make the scenario clearer. But... you know, live and learn. Oh hmm. The position of that femur was also way better flipped.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Least Original Design Ever

So I took on this notion that I wanted to design a really cool looking axeman. An executioner that was unlike anything I'd seen before. About 400 executioners later I liked this drawing best. There were three-eyed fishheaded executioners, goblin executioners, executioners that looked like they were made out of taffy... I wanted him to look slow and lanky but heavy. The drawings pretty much universally sucked so I went with the least original possible look. But I really like how the bright green turned out. It was a complete accident. That was meant to be a shadow layer that I turned to "overlay" and suddenly the colours were popping after hours of them looking muddy and awful.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Moar Saturation. Now with Vampires!… Well Vampire.

Man I'm really on a cartoon kick lately! Been studying and doing drawings from Braindead 13 and Dragon's Lair and lamenting that Dragon's Lair was never made into a film. I love Don Bluth's designs.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fighting saturation

I'm complete rubbish at colour. I know. Which is why I'm fighing to learn me some colour but I refuse to paint piles of fruit. So I'm playing around with trying to make things as high in saturation as possible. WHich goes against every living fibre of my being.

So this is a lunchtime sketch-turned colour attempt.


Monday, December 29, 2014


Inspired by the release of 5th edition (which has some really great mechanics btw), I give you my non-demoninational Holiday Card!

2014 has been a great year. Doing a monthly horror-comedy show at a regular venue now, working on an amazing TV show called Breadwinners with some crazy-talented folks and travel a-plenty.

I hope everybody's 2014 was as awesome.

Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!