Thursday, 25 March 2010

Fractal Friction Page 14 coloured

Here be dragons... (Pencils and inks for this page are further down if you missed them).

Johnny Alpha

For some reason I never got round to doing any Strontium Dog stuff (other than Durham Red and a tongue in-cheek crow-bar version), so this is a world first exclusive! You lucky people (?)

Monday, 22 March 2010

Fractal Friction page 14 pencils & inks

I'm a big fan of artists putting up the various stages of a piece so you can see how it develops. As I have a short attention span, I rarely get to do this with my own stuff. It helped that I did this all in a day yesterday, whilst watching things like Sherlock Holmes on tv for company. Colours to follow this week, before it hits the main page on Friday.

Monday, 15 March 2010


Thought I'd go back to black and white basics for a bit.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Glimmer pencils

This is a basic sketch for the 2000AD Art Comp, which is worryingly close to deadline. The plan is a quick and dirty ink-over and then oodles of colour. It's my take on Glimmer Rats, and if I can approximate something close to Mark Harrison's colour palette, I'll be a very happy man. If I can't, then I'll no doubt end up shouting at some nearby, inanimate objects.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


Thumbnails for a new story I'm working on with Liz Warren. This is just out of the concept stage but already suitably macabre to warrant going in the pile of 'stuff to take to the Bristol Convention'

The thing with thumbnail sketching is I always get carried away in the details - thus missing the point of thumbnails altogether - but I find it's worth labouring sometimes as I often get new ideas for characters and lighting for scenes.