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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

My exhibition

My area in the exhibition at college

This is my photorealism painting of Beena, with extra eye, for extra eye goodness

And my muse herself next to her painting, sadly only two eyes 

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Batman Beyond

More quick sketching of an evening, i.e. very late at night. Batman Beyond is, I think, Batman of the Future in America, but heres its the beyond thing. I'v been practicing mainly and having a laugh with some random brushes Iv gotten from even more random places.
I would be working on Angua, but it isnt on this laptop at the moment, its on a hard drive, at home, where Im not. I shall get onto it next week though.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Harley Quinn

Just a quick sketch of an evening. Harley Quinn, the Jokers missus from the batman series, to my knowledge, Harley is the only character created in the animated series that was added to the comics, due to sheer awesomeness.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

More on Angua

An update on the Angua painting, I have reached that stage where I think, "will I bother with finishing this" and I have to fight through it, I imagine its the artists version of hitting a wall, ya know, like athletes do

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Angua

I thought I should post something, so this is Angua, possibly Corporal Angua, I go back and forth with the books so the ranks get lost on me. Angua is of course one of the City Watch in Ankh Morpork, the main city in the Discworld, from the Terry Pratchett books.
Angua is a werewolf, and just in case anyone is wondering, I didnt design that uniform, I took it from the cover of Men at Arms, the first book with Angua in it. I plan on doing a sort of montage type poster with all the Night Watch's main characters opposing the Silver Horde, with Cohen the Barbarian at the head and Death in the middle.
Here's hoping

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Death of Discworld

Perhaps the Death from Discworld would be a better title, who's to say really. I love the Discworld novels, and though an anthropomorphic personification of a natural force Death may be, he's bloody funny

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Im back

Had Jury duty for the last week, good fun all in all, didn't have a lot of time handy so this is how I'v been progressing with Wolverine

Monday, 9 May 2011

Wolverine Returns

A wolverine pic I been working on since the other day on and off, I realised its been forever since I even drew my hero. I'v been trying to push perspective lately, I feel the same old angles and poses are getting stiff, and we cant have that.

Friday, 6 May 2011

New sticks

Donagh, one of the lads in college makes me Shilleleghs, mainly because he has access to blackthorn and a chimney thats in use.
The one on the right is one he made me a while back and is cleaned up, its also knobbly, which my other sticks dont like when it comes to training, they get all dented. Donagh makes them the traditional Irish way too, cut from wild blackthorn and covered in butter, then stuck up a chimney for a week, the combination of which blackens and hardens them. The little one on the left is for Beena, I was thinking of rounding the handle to make a nice club, something she could fit in a purse. I discovered pretty quick why the full "hammer handle" has to have the back half cut off, when I tried to use it for Irish stick fighting and nearly broke my elbow.     For anyone interested in Irish stick fighting, some online classes here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d43qH9w5Dow

God said it, so it must be true

Another little poem that popped into my head. I drew it up... bout a year ago now, and finally got around to painting it up

And a detail

Sunday, 1 May 2011

He is the law

Well, its that time again, when the flowers are in bloom and I fall in love with Dredd for a while.