Sunday, 25 January 2015

Jowybean shenaggins 25/1/15

I have recently been inspired to try and do more digital painting practising my semi realistic render of animated looking figures. 

when it comes to generic Manga first thing that comes to most minds I imagine is the long haired high Japanese school girl. Its one of the most overdone tropes. But because of the simplicity of the subjects character design (minus the eyes) it works well for experimenting with values.  

Here is the WIP of the attempt 

This was the original I started with but due to so many obvious mistakes and a great deal of derpness in the face I scraped it and started again. 

I like to add random characters in the backdrop for a bit of extra life. 

until next post LATERS

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Now for Something Completely Different 22/1/15

Some random character sketches that I usually never post but because theres been a lack of posts this week thought i would share them. 

until next post LATERS

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Now for Something Completely Different 14/1/15

Architecture and city environments have always been a big inspiration and fascination in my art since I was 10 years old. A lot of my early work that I became known for was to do with buildings and modern city planning. these types of illustrations usually ended up having a fantastical approach to their architectural designs some that mimic what we have today.

examples of old work below  

Despite how busy I am with commissions and other projects on my DA account I have found myself longing for the old days. I set aside time to have a go at drawing my fictional architecture/ landscapes,while putting in to practice everything I have leaned and improved on, from perceptive to line thickness. 

the difference is amazing but my loose style of sketching is still visible. 

until next post LATERS project 14/1/15 update

Another inked page for 

preview for the next page in all its rough glory 

Until next post LATERS ;)

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 project 6/1/15 update

If your new to this then heres the  story Synopsis of Humanization 

1000 years ago earth is wiped out by war of neutral bombs. At this time the Internet, as we know it was been updated and had began to think independently. Now 1000 years later the Internet has transformed in to a virtual reality where severs websites and programs of all kinds have become living breathing beings connecting together to from a thriving metropolis. Our two main protagonists CADRA the normal farm girl working in the code fields and Mutt her pet dragon suddenly embark on an epic quest to find the code that could bring down the controlling powers of the big bosses Google Apple and many others but what is this mysterious code you say? :P

This project is a collaboration between me and my father who is writing the script for the whole series. We are planing to have issue one printed around March time.
Keep an eye out for more
Continuing the inking of the pages for issue one 

By the way forget the slightly blue mess on the right page I tried using an old tipp-ex I had not used in a long time to correct a mistake I made on page 11. 

Until next post LATERS ;)

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Scampenstein: be part of something Monstrous 30/12/14

Good evening all.

You might be wondering what this Scampenstein post is about. Well for once this is not my own personal project. 

Scampenstein is a potential graphic novel/ gothic animated film that Award winning filmmaker and screenwriter Brendan O,Neil  is currently getting funded on indie gogo. The plot is up on the campaign page.But apart from the promotional image above no visuals to show the film idea off. Thats where I come in, as the main character designer and graphic artist for the project. So far the campaign has been getting a lot of endorsement from british celebrities like Stephen Fry on Twitter. 

Scampenstein is planed to harken back to the old days of Dreamworks / Disney style 2D animation with a unique twist on the Frankenstin mythos.

Also just so you know this Dog monster idea will not be ripping off Tim Burtons Frankenweenie.

We are looking to expand in to the bigger more mainstream market with the film and comic.

If you can share this post and the indie campaign page around the internet and on animation blogs then that will help in the exposure of the project and bring more artists and creatives to join the team, when the feature goes in to production. theres also a facebook page 
Now with me being the only other person on board their project you can expect to see more concept art and promotional material for Scrampenstin.

WIP art

Possible Henchman design
Util Next post LATERS :)

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Jowybean shenaggins 28/12/14

I had a very relaxing Christmas and now i am feeling refreshed for the new year and what productivity it will bring 
over last two days i have been expanding and refining the world my own characters live in given places names and some concept art.  

The Sowing Valley 

A tranquil jungle haven that is made purely of fabric and stitches it holds together the entire world and is home to the oldest race known to civilisation called the sewing maidens.

Tune Sky Way 

The most musical and loudest highway that connects two of the biggest regions in the world The Playland Kingdom and Ramsusville.


A mutated twisted and grimly industrial city/harbour that defiles the laws of gravity and logic. Also they speak in a language linked to pollution. 

Until next post LATERS