Friday, 10 February 2017

Beast Hunting Battle Badgers issue 3, cover creation.

Step 1: Laying down the base colour scheme and position of the beasty.
 Step 2: Putting in a rough position for the heroes, and some props on the deck.
 Step 3: Working into the beast, resizing it for more impact. Also working into the characters.
 Step 4: Adding Flint into the background, and hint at other claw.
 Step 5: With main elements in place, time to tighten up and add some more props and details to the deck of the ship.
 Step 6: Something about the composition and positioning seemed off balance so flipping the image allowed me to pin down what needed to be resized and repositioned.
 Step 7: With everything working together am now just tightening and making sure the thing I want to pop will pop, and those I want to recede are receding.
Step 8: Finishing touches and sea foam spray and it's pretty much done :)

True believers 2017 table sketchingtons.

Once again it was time to head up the motorway to the True Believers con in Cheltenham. It was a great con that seems to grow each year. A huge thanks to anyone who stopped by my table for a bit of Badger based banter.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Just in time for the New Year :)

Have been working on this pic of the Brocken for a while, just picking away at it now and again as a break from other pieces I've been working on. Finally got it finished a week or so ago, just in time for it to be my New years pic for the blog :)

Greyscale rough.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Imagine Fx

I while ago I was totally honoured to be contacted by the awesome Imagine FX magazine who wanted to do a spread on my work environment. It's a magazine that I have always enjoyed and picked up a few times over the years so it was really nice to be asked. The spread is in the latest issue which features childrens book illustration, and is totally crammed with artists work that makes me swoon with admiration (and go green with jealousy, hehehe).

Quick character concepts for BBHB 3