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Friday, 23 December 2011

a festive krampus

happy holidays everyone i give you the krampus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus

Monday, 19 December 2011

Unkle Sam

just some more facial practice. using a stumpy pencil pencil to get the great shiny pock marked skin that showed up on the reference photo.

Friday, 16 December 2011

a river of gold

just another speed painting to loosten me up before i got on with a ma hassively detailed painting.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Cold Metal

So I've been working on this painting for a while trying to get better painting metals and such. the wolves head helmet started off as a joke but i thought it would be cool to work the theme into the rest of the design.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Creature Feature.

hey guys. remember this little painting?
well my brother's begun modeling the creatures.

So I'm gonna work more on the creatures design and when he sends me the completed modle of the creature I'll post it up here.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Out of touch

No I haven't gone all soft o you. I designed and made the background moving behind him.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Saturday, 3 December 2011

a better smiely

ok so i may have jumped the gun on the last one. please let me know if this one is better.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

tinker tailer soldier cover

Everyone knows there was no colour in the cold war. the movies prove it.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


I'm not entirely happy with this so I'm gonna keep working on it. this is an amazing book that's totes worth a read.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Squash stretch and smear

i found this video on cartoon brew and i couldent put my finger on why i found it so appealing. ts another classic example of that fantastic zaney animation from warner bros but after i downloaded it to take a look at the animation as i an a sad looser i found it had loads of smears and streaks in the whacky parts of the animation. i am no way qualified to talk about animation like this but i thought i would give it a try. streaks and smears are a fantastic way of getting animation to snap and pop on the screen very quickly. also if you are a lazy and impatient basterd like me it cuts down on the amount of cells you have to draw and paint. lets take a look at the villain. Dan Backslide. he has this great serpentine way of moving.
he zips and streaks around the screen which affords some great and surreal frames.
this sort of forth wall breaking is also great for setting up the chracter. its traits like this that is later used for the joker in the batman animated series. a character i'll give a entire post to later.
but its not just dan backslide that gets some fantastic animation, the heroes are also given just as much attention to give them life and energy
a fantastic walk cycle follows. another motion here where the camera follows the action in a medium shot that just about overwhelms.
The thing with streaks is that although it does give the animation a charming childishness, it can become a little creepy. her arms will haunt me forever.
I like to use smears myself in my work but they aren't that adventurous.
but i have yet to do something as adventurous as this.

into a corner

Friday, 4 November 2011

the shrine

spooky speed painting. based off of a episode of samurai jack.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The long walk

so we walked together, through the valley of the ruined city its splendor in ashes and power gone to rust. We passed the carcases of fallen gods and monsters strewn in whatever fashion they where killed. The smell of sulphur and perfumed putrefaction mixed with the dust and ash that had scorched the world of man after the great war, the kingdom come. All that was left was a world of ghosts for us to scratch and struggle through, kings of the wastes. When the gods came they promised a cleansing of the world, when the monsters came they promised destruction. Both kept their word and where true to it.

Monday, 31 October 2011

halloween painting

Man it has been an age since i did a big illustration. I'm fairly happy with this one. i haven't used a lot of green or purple lately and i thought it would be nice to use them in a pin up. of which i am still pretty bad at doing. ennyways happy Halloween everybody!

Happy Halloween

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqt5m1Gchi1r1x7cto1_500.gif there should be a Halloween painting here. but i haven't done one yet.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

monster of the snows

The wendigo from my earlier sketches with the cock monster. trying more painting and just trying to get better with savage blodthirsty monsters.

Monday, 24 October 2011


my film will be showing here on wednseday. come along for a good time.

Friday, 21 October 2011


Just when you thought i wasn't gonna post any more villain portraits. this well dressed man is probably a drug lord.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Comic Antics

my entry for the guardian Jonathan Kape prize. credit where credit's due to James Lancett for coming up with the title.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

nasty nasty creatures

I think its great that the shifty and nasty people in politics are also hideous as well.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

this is gonna hurt

more work in progress for my little side project. I intend to push things as far as I can on this one. Hopefully it will all come together.


I just realized these have not yet been put up. massively fun to do. i hope you enjoy.
mosty of the drawings are done by me. corpses by Frank Burges, stop motion by tim o leary and Moira Lamb, additional animation and backgrounds by sophie powel, and of course directed and edeted and sound effected and animated by the king of the apes: Angus Dick.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

sneek peek

super secret project not quite as secret as my other projects but I'm not showing all now.

Monday, 3 October 2011

just some harmless fun

so. i should explain myself. my brother asked for a bunch of monster designs. i started out mildly seriosly then descended to pure stupidity. i may work on the windego.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

My God. Its full of stars

what nonsense is this? this is'nt productive at all.
Just a speed painting to loosen up after work. I think i'm gonna persue
more of these star giants.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

the face has it

these are grossly unfinished. but whats the point of a blog if you cant put up processes.

I am trying to better myself as an artist and i know to survive i'm going to have to be a hell of a lot better than i am now. so. painting like a real digital artist is a start. its gonna be a loooong road till i get to the level of competent and not ammeter at best.