Monday, 17 January 2011

New Blog: "This house is clear"

Incase anyone is still visiting this old Blog space i started a fresh slate over here. a bit more focused now....hopefully.

Sunday, 16 May 2010


Damn it i hate to re start the blog like a douche bag but it has been too long since i last properly updated and i'm going to do it again, but rest assured a lot of update will be done both here and over on the DreamSolver Blog, a lot of news for both myself and the comic to blabber about to ears that have strayed here or there.. meanwhile i need to get to bed, just finished working on something quite fun for DreamSolver so i'm going to call it a night and leave with a little snippet of what i've been doing. please stay tuned, it will be worth it!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Sounds of the Warhouse


Today some exciting news from WarHouse. Since the main body of WarHouse was filmed and dusted Director Luke Massey and sound Guru Mark Kendrick have locked themselves into their editing office and have been slugging away for the final cut of the film. personally i cant wait to see what theyve done with the material but i have refused myself to go down to visit them at the office because i want to sit in silence and see the final piece in all its final glory!
The past week Luke and Wirter/producer Ben Read have been dwelling in the streets if london doing their buisness with the creative types, myself and Lady Trinder had the chance to meet up with them ourselves for a qucik catch up and talk of some future work.(thats a post all in itself).
Anyway my drive behind this piece if post is the exciting news that have surfaced from Ben and Luke's London buisness. they have been sat in admiration of an all male choir being recorded for sounds and music of the WarHouse Movie....i could blabber on and talk utter jibberish about it all day so i'll cut myself off and let the voices of Latin doom settle you into a calm but unholy wonder of thw WarHouse to come: WarHouse Rehearsal

Friday, 15 January 2010

Pannels and the Lowdown!

Finally i've had chance to get some form of progress to show to anyone out there!
recently ive been in full steam of Dream Solver, hardly a spare moment lost on the work , much to the pain of my partner in crime, but alas we all know it will be worth it in the end.
As the progress of the Novel has gone on and i have been steaming my pencil and ink to paper so much more frequently i can see myself evolving with this. hopefully honing my style and just getting an all round tighter process and a better standard of work. from going from page 1, to where ever i am right now! you can almost feel the progression. and see how how i'm adapting and growing as an artist. i think myself and Luke (writer) feel the same. after going through chapter 2 of Dream Solver you can see how Luke has begun to consider and utilize how he can manipulate the layout of the comic and story progression to tell the story better or in a more challenging way. and now i cant wait to work on that section of the book! but alas one at a time!


Finally i am nearing the end of chapter 1.....at least with the actual physical drawing of the comic. then alongside the Pencil and inking of the second chapter i'll be working on the colouring of the first.
i can really see from taking on pretty much all the aspects of the comics art process why comic artists will often work in teams. but i can also See why the likes of Brian Bolland would want to have total control and have it completely their own way. hats off......And now for something completely different......
Recently ive been working on doing a post on the Dream Solver Blog. This post is a quick insight into some of the visual influences i have taken from some of my illustrative Heroes such as Chris Weston, Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland to name a few, not just their influence stylistically but on the panel layout, homages i have subtly made to some of their work etc. Often when ive read through work by some of my favorite artists ive wondered what their influence has been, whether its intentional that someones work seems to represent anothers or is it sheer coincidence? so stay tuned to the Dream Solver Blog, i'm aiming for today but i tend to get carried away with things that should have been done and dusted last week or something to that effect.

the attached images to this post each have a story to tell of the Dream solver process. the first image is a rough from the panel sketches i often do before i take a pencil to the actual panel. i tend to feel more comfortable when ive freshly practiced a more finished panel before going onto the actual page. so i tend to work through innocent pieces of paper at an alarming rate for even just one panel! This panel in particular i was quite happy with the sketch and almost cut and stuck the sketch onto the actual page. This here panel below is a completed ink panel from a finished page. Ione Rose tends to have quite an uncomfortable expression well and truly engraved on her face which i always find quite fun to draw and quite often express it myself whilst drawing...i think its all part of the process of getting well and truly of the art, but i do often catch myself doing it and wonder "why?".

Monday, 23 November 2009

Dream Solver: Prieview up......Finally!!


Just posted up the 7 page preview up on the Dream Solver Blog!

damn hapy with it but already i see things i want to change....i knwo i know but i'm happy remembering that this IS my first comic and things wont turn out the beststraight away, i'm no Dave Gibbons thats for sure but i damn well wanna be! keeping that faith train going and the work load high!
more to come with Dream Solver thats for damn sure!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Thursday, 29 October 2009

What!? ....


I know....i know.....whay isnt it up yet? why havnt you finished!?
well i say to you...if any one is questioning the whereabouts of the preview i promised. well ive been abit delayed. rest assured every waking hour is going into these babies. but my slow process and so far near constant re draw of the pannels has kept me back abit!
very soon i promise. then i can feel safe with my self and get back to the rest of the book! to be sure me and Luke have been nit picking at the preview so far and id say were feeling its looking good. as always i'm unsure about my won work but its my first go and i'm putting myself into it so i let you be the judge....stay tuned for that.
Meanwhile. took a trip last weekend to the London excel MCM convention. damn it was intense. a convention of a differernt kind to the likes of the BICS. so much cosplay madness and full of the latest games and film previews. it was fun for sure. checked out with envy at some of the comic villae stalls. goddamn ive set myself a newshpere of influence now a high standard to try and step up to for sure.
anyway back to my work!