Thursday, 27 October 2011

Birthday Bear in his Chair

"Happy Birthday Pooh Bear"

A quick doodle to wish him a very special day among the stars.

I would have loved to clean this scribble up, adding all the detailed clutter around him, but i'm currently racing against the clock to get lots of jobs done before CTNx in just a few weeks time. I have posted this scribbled version now, as i wanted to send this message on the actual day and, where ever he may be, i like to believe that he still regularly reads my blog and will see it. :)
(To any one reading this, wondering who is "Pooh Bear" check out my older post)

Thanks to all of you who have been in touch. Please forgive me to every one i have not replied yet.
I'm so busy finishing off my book, working on commissions.... and still in a lot of pain, recovering from my recent surgery.... there just isn't enough hours in a day!
I really appreciate all the love and support and cant thank you all enough. I will get back to you all ASAP.

Here's a side note: To all of you local to the midlands area, "Flip International Animation Festival" is taking place in Wolverhampton this week from Thursday 27th - Saturday 29th October.
I will be among a guest panel of industry professionals leading a discussion on 2D animation. 
I will also be exhibiting some of my work at the show and will be doing commissions too, so if your free or local to the area, please drop by! It would be great to see you!

Ok folks, time to go. I'll try to post again before i head off to CTNx, but just incase i don't
Please if your gunna be at the show, come say 'hi'! :D

Peace, Love and God Bless,

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Mis-Mash, Monster Mash (Part Two)

Hey you guys!

My scanner is working again!! YAYIE! So, i thought i better get the other half of the last post scanned in and blogged for your viewing pleasure. :)
So, here we go...

The life drawings are all drawn in charcoal and are 30-40 minute poses.
    As i can not get out as much as i would like, due to my recovery, i have referenced a model from I kept strictly to the time limit and treated it just like a real life class.... It's a good substitute when your too poorly to get out the house, but want to keep up with you anatomy studies! :)

The next 3 images are from my sketch book. There is a sheepdog (Or as i call them "Sasha" dog's, after my own pet sheepdog). Drawn lightly with pencil then inked in with a nib and ink washes. I doodled this from the top of my head, just for fun. Iv used Photoshop to add a block of tone behind the dog, to make the image stand out a bit more.
Next is the last bunny who sadly didn't get scanned in from the last post. Drawn from life at the pet shop in pen, pencil and Pro -Marker.
The last image was drawn with a nib and ink with watered down brush washes at Disney land in California. It's the ride "Tower of Terror" (The writing on the building is supposed to be wonky) ;)
I drew this in the Californian sunshine, whilst in line for the ride.

OK, this is all i am going to share for now. I have more to show, but am saving them for my new book (which i'm currently putting together). To see them, i'm afraid you will have to wait until my book comes out in November. It will go on sale for the first time at CTNx. After the show it will be available to buy here on my blog. I will have more details closer to the time. Thank you so much for every one who has shown interest in it. I am very excited about its potential and really hope it will go down well with all you guys out there in the real world :)

I must also say a huuuuuge thank you to every one who has been in touch in regards to my jaw and recovery. Its really uplifting to see how many of you care and is very encouraging in helping me get back to work. Thank you!! I am so incredibly grateful to all of you and really appreciate all your thoughts, prayers and lots of love.
As for my recovery, its very painful and slow, and i must admit, it can be really tough to keep focused on my artwork whilst in so much pain.... but like i have said before, i'm a tough cookie and it will take a lot more than a broken jaw to make me crumble! Mu ha ha haaaa!! :P
On a serous note tho, I will be going back to hospital this week for more treatment, so fingers crossed this will help with the pain.

I am so happy for all of the support you guys give me. Getting stuck into my art helps take the focus off the pain im in. I love what i do and get so much enjoyment out of it, and its a really wonderful feeling to be able to share what i do with others and get so much positive feedback back. :D
Iv got a few other tricks up my sleeve which i will be sharing with you in the near future. Once my book is all complete, i'll reveal more.... So, watch this space :P

Alrighty, time for me to bust a groove, so i will love you all and leave you for now.
Like always, a massive thank you to all of you for the support.
Your love keeps my little blog alive. :')
I'll be back soon,
Bye for now and God Bless,