Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Some Kickass Drawings Wot I Did Today(night)

Now the sketchbook is almost full I've started to slow down (get lazy) on doing it. But I did some drawings today which I actually liked. This is mostly because I've decided to do the opposite of what my lecturers have told me to do. Instead of experimenting, I stayed firmly within my comfort zone. I guess some of the other drawings that I've been doing have helped out some how.

In all honesty, reducing it to only 600 across doesn't do this justice. But I'm not going back and redoing it. The dude on the left is (according to wikipedia) the Turkish Prime Minister, the guy on the right is the venerable Larry David. This is the page that made me want to post something. It took me almost an entire sketchbook, but I finally got to a page that doesn't make me want to hurl when I look at it.

Not strictly in my 'comfort zone' as I fucking hate water colours (and always have done) but this is the sort of thing I used to do all the time at GCSE (and to some extent A - Level) Art. This is what I would do when I did a painting.

A cartoon.

Monday, 16 April 2007

Highlights from the Fast-Paced World of OBSERVATIONAL DRAWINGS

I have (somehow) managed to get some more observational drawings done for this (lame) project. I want my holiday back!

As always, click to enlarge.

Some watercolours are employed here to show off trees. I hate painting. Really hate it. I was going to use Acryllics at some point in this project. But I really REALLY hate those, so water colours are a sort of compromise. Especially as I have been using them since GCSE.

I figured out a better way to make pencil sketches show up on pcs. And no, I won't tell you, ITS MY SECRET!

Note the clever word play at the bottom.

A picture of a tree with another tree drawn on top of it.

And here's the rest of it.

Camper Vans are for jobless stoners and rapists, and I found TWO down the same street.
BTW I really like how this looks. NO BLACK PENS K THX!

I don't know who the hell would buy a caravan though. They're certainly no friends of mine!

Some crazy shit. Nuff said.

From watching Clerks 2. I don't even think these were the best drawings from that session, just the majority of them.

That yellow car bottom right is easily the best looking on this page (and argurably one of the best in this post). This page also took me, like, 3 hours to draw or something. :(

The second 'Rape-Mobil'. Do they only make these things in green or something?

So that's really it. I'm bored out of my mind, but I am not going to be doing more drawing or essay writing tonight (or tomorrow probably :P) . But I'm feeling really restless too. I don't even feel like watching a movie or something. Maybe I should?

Either way, here's an advert I saw on telly that I thought looked really fucking cool.

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Easter is teh DULL

I've got two assignments over Easter. The first is an essay. The second is another observational drawing project. We've gotta fill a sketchbook full of drawings of, and I quote, 'faces, hands, trees, cars' and there's probably a fifth one I forgot.

I kinda decided to draw a bit of everything.
Here's what I have so far.

I think I was watching these faces on telly.
That hand is my brother's.

Don't forget you can click each image to make it larger!

My father reading the paper in the kitchen. His hand's pretty dodgy (both of them actually).

That is the silouhette of a cat.

Quick doodles of some of the characters from sketch show 'Rush Hour'. Note to the makers of this show. No-one finds 'humourous situations' set in traffic, 'humourous'.

This was a page on 'Hands What You See At Gigs Instead of the Band'. I have yet to do the 'hitler salute' and 'lighter/mobile screen wave'.

Done whilst watching the entirety of 'Shallow Grave'. This page is especially cool because of the sheer amount of drawings here. But as quantity goes, not much considering it was an hour and a half (plus ?) long. In my defence it was cut pretty fast.

I was watching '4 Music Presents My Chemical Romance' which was on straight after 'Shallow Grave'. This is the presenter. Sort of. I also drew my hand, which now looks like it's scratching his head.

These were doodles from 'Stephen King's Sleepwalkers' on straight after 'My Fucking Incredible'. The film sucked actual bollocks until right near the end. I was dying to turn it off and play 'Prey' but I had drawings to make.

And there were also a lot of cats in it.

More from 'Sleepwalkers'. The guy on the left was the obligatory black dude. I liked him because he said 'fuck' and 'shit' a lot.

He also had a pet cat who pwned some vampires.

I also quite like 'calvin klein-esque' look of the guy top-right.

All these pages are sort of yellowy IRL so in photoshop I whack up the brightness and contrast to make them look cooler/cartoony. I decided to 'keep it real' with the bottom left car because photoshop hates watercolours.


For a lot of the drawings (almost all of them not done from tv) were made from a bunch of reference photos of cars and trees I took around my block. I was quite surprised at the variety of cars and foliage I saw.

But I have some sort of fascination with lamp posts and telegraph poles. They're boring geometric shapes but they intrigue me somehow. This was from a picture I took that contained both of my sweet loves. There's something about the composition of this I really like.

I have already written too much.

My room.

Pencil is notoriously hard (especially on yellow paper) to scan in properly. I managed in photoshop to get the line art to stick out, but the yellow won't fuck off.

One of my reference photos. I think it's a Jeep or SUV or something. I think that means it's evil or something.

So they're the best of where I'm at right now. And this is the second post of the evening. I wish I had friends, then I could go out on a saturday night instead of being a big fat geek.

BTW, I finished 'Prey' for 360 today. The story's pretty crap, except the main character is very likeable. Here are some catchphrases; 'Fucking...HAVE IT!', 'DIE DIE DIE!' and 'Holy shit.'
The game though could do with more experimentation with the portals like the video below (a mod I think). In the end though they're used just like doorways.

There are some other really good videos on you tube.


Seeing as I enjoy drawing comics, and I have a few kicking about, I decided to upload a couple of the more complete ones. I say complete, the top two aren't finished at all, but meh. Click to download.

TRIC is the latest one. These pages are very unfinished. I've been trying to add to them recently but it's slow going.

I'm not entirely sure what I was doing with this. I think I had a script and everything, but I just got bored, and a bit paranoid about what people might think having myself as a (semi) main character.

I did this last Easter as a 24 hour comic and it's really awesome. I still quite like it but that might be because it's actually finished.

Probably NSFW.

I've got some course work (doodles) I'm putting off scanning in.

Monday, 2 April 2007

Final Shirt Design

I finished that shirt design. This is sort of it.

I fucked up the iron on printing process so I won't show you the final thing. Trust me when I say it sucks.