An image from the Onyx Path's Progenitors book for Mage. It is only now I look at this fresh that I think I've illustrated half of The Scooby Gang by accident. Put glasses on the bookish girl and you'll see what I mean. © The Onyx Path 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
I always really liked the way that the Richard Donner /Christoper Reeve Superman touched down on Lois Lanes balcony, it was very light, very delicate. It implied great control. Like parallel parking the USS Nimitz. I think that's one of the great things that Frank Quitely & Grant Morrison did with their All Star Superman too, they implied an unhurried delicacy to the man's actions that belied his immense power.
I missed my allocated date ...again. So this is a retro post, from the present to the past which I did by flying around and around the world REALLY fast ( in my mind )
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Aaargghh! Full time freelance is completely screwing with my weekday settings - managed to forget it was Friday again yesterday! Anyway, one of the projects i've been working on is for the new Gallery/library/Museum opening in Kirkcaldy soon. Part of the job involved a collage illustration for the opening weeks events, this element was for one of the kids reading events in the library. Tried my bamboo and pen again but it looked like it had been drawn by a two year old (really need to find time to practice with it) so ended up drawing it with my trusty mouse in illustrator. I'll probably post up a few other elements next week if i give myself enough time to resize and jpeg them.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I was asked by Liz Markey of the Halifax Bruising Banditas to design a new team logo for them [incorporating the original brand logo] for their new bout strips. We decided on a masked derby player in the style of my Roller Grrrls project and making it fun. The target was a late addition in the day as we needed a background and it kinda made sense and made for a great design element. The fist tattoo is another nod to the original logo design and works very well in the context of our character.
Overall I am delighted to be part of the team bout design process. Taut Clothing did an amazing job finishing off the tops and Sue Perman is seen here modelling the finished design. The group shot also shows how Bad-Ass the girls look when they are bouting together!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Something a bit different from me for a change, a digital painting of a fairly normal view. In fact this is one part of a view from my bedroom window that I've looked out over for the last thirteen years. I've often sat on my bed in the morning and looked out over the distant housing estate and slowly become entranced by the shapes and colours that make up the visual. Even the most humdrum scene can hold its own kind of beauty I suppose. I wanted to do a study of these blocks and keep it fairly simple. Around 80% of the painting was created in Adobe Illustrator and then brought into Photoshop to add some texturing and highlighting. Even though it's a straightforward looking scene I'm pretty happy with it, especially the illusion the shapes play on your eye when it is seen at a much smaller size hopefully making you think it's a photograph more than a painting, with your brain filling in the extra detailing. I hope anyway.
At the moment my copyright line is fairly small and really such a slight deterrence to those who would wish to steal my work. Do we want to get to the position where a whole image is ruined by a massive watermark placed over it? Do we want to go down the route where websites like Scotch Corner don't exist because anyone can steal our work?