Saturday, 16 February 2008
No I haven't made the big time but these are some pages I drew from a Hellblazer script by Andy Diggle since I haven't tried drawing much non-2000ad stuff for a while. It's a stricter practice doing gritty non-sci-fi stuff since you can't exaggerate or just simply make stuff up to suit your style, you have to use real mechanics and physics. I have huge respect for those that can make strips like Hellblazer work.
Posted by Adrian at 14:08
Friday, 1 February 2008
Spent this week creating vector graphics of a criminal board for a forthcoming advertising campaign. I kind of like the way the necessity of using vectors make it a funky 'Cartoon Network'-type style different from my own, which I can't really do going straight to the page. It's fun to tweek lines just by pulling the points rather than rubbing them out and drawing them again. These guys would look good in a Flash animation, here's hoping they may be.
Posted by Adrian at 09:11
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Monday, 5 November 2007
This is a strip I wrote myself though rejected by 2000AD probably as soon as they saw the words 'Reality Television'...so no problems posting it up here at least and I can submit it to a small press publication as well as using it as an art sample. Perhaps you can get the gist of the story without words...I must admit this isn't the first attempt at drawing it but I decided I wanted to make it as bullet-proof as possibe and a step ahead of my published work, so it's pencilled tighter pretty tight - I've basically been working rough on one sheet of trading paper, then putting another over the top and reworking it tighter and more detailed, much like a literal version of Photoshop layers, that way I don't get too caught up in the details before the layout is right. Only just had the idea of having 'Davinia' in toga and with 2 extra arms, that seems to have livened things up.
The fat bird is of course the Earth Goddess Danu. All comments welcome, page 2 soon!
Posted by Adrian at 14:06