Saturday, 16 February 2013

Jowy Shenanigans 16/2/13

also the name of a jerk boss from Sly Cooper 1 

You know I could do with a nice drink after all the development I have done for my personal projects today. And I kept to my schedule for once YAY. Yes I do keep scheduled times in my diary for what projects to work on each day as there are so many to consider.

Right now I should be witnessing the highly anticipated finale of MLP season 3 and jumping on the hype or hate but I want to upload this stuff now work comes first before ponies in my book.

"blasphemy" epic comic project Development 

I have wanted for about a week to get a polished coloured line up of the three main characters. Today was the day I finally buckled down and finalized a clearer idea of their physical appearance although they will not look so shall I say um….Disneyish in the final product.

Process time from start to finish 

Mutt: is Cadras loyal pet who dresses as a cat for a reason i assure you 

Cadra: (Ctrl/alt/delete) our heroine of the story who will be thrown in to the deep end 

The Prince: no idea what his name is but he and Cadra will cross paths but not in the love kind of way  his a bit of a  D bag to put it light thats how my dads writing him. 

quickly sketched out other characters i could create as line up sheets later on 

i spend a lot more time on line art then colour with my characters to be honest 

it seems coloured lines make ones work more animated looking which i like

Its not just Cadra who’s had attention today Jowy got some love as well.

Thanks to my close musically talented friend Cameron or C dog there may be an actual jowy comic sooner then later. I mentioned a while back he wrote 3 scripts for my characters and I was very impressed with his depiction of my crazy world. During intervals in between my busy life I did do some extremely quick thumbnails to layout the story and panels i did some more of them today. These are just a taster of whats to come. I am going to ask Cameron if its alright to put up his script of part 1 on the blog.

Lastly to round up the post is more news on my cartoons for the warley woods trust

To keep it short for those who do not know my woods runs a trust that do a lot of community work in the area and promote the woods in a positive light I have given myself the task of designing possible cartoons that they could sell to visitors as well as promote my services to professionals.

A finished example

These are some of the newer pieces I have been improving on in the series 

i stopped this one because of the amount of detail and the line art was just not doing it for me it seemed less crisp compared to the others. 

A woods themed birthday card why not 

Phew thats it for tonight still a lot to think about and its my uncles birthday soon but his coming to see us tomorrow so i need to get him a nice picture done before then 

until next post folks LATERS ;)

Friday, 15 February 2013

Jowy Shenanigans 15/2/13

I really wish that the deep recesses of my brain could think up another expressive word to describe how my week has been but here it goes. Hey it’s been a BUSY last few days so much so that i have hardly had anytime to continue with my personal projects. My stupid macbook finally ran out of space Thursday. So I spent the whole of yesterday deleting its useless baggage of files and programs. It is nice to have it refreshed and organized now.
Bring it on next week things will be different this time. 

 and now some tablet doodles i did in between everything else. 

based on a true story expect the monster part and i do have a jacket like that. 

i was thinking gerald scarfe some what 

oh yeah this weekend this happens as well LET THE JOY ROAM FREE ?

Since I have started been more regular with updating and considering theres nothing to show for or other work today I decided to archive or upload some of my older pieces.

 they were either used for university work or personal goals to improve my art. I tend to be a very picky about what drawings and sketches I show on the web because I want to show the best of the best not stuff that looks like it was done four years ago.

anyway until next post LATERS folks ;)

these were comic pages i wanted to do for one of my own characters but it was nowhere near what i was looking for looking back at it now i quite like the roughness and inconsistent character design.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Jowy Shenanigans 11/2/13

Here we are again folks its been snowing outside today, I had my sister over the weekend back from uni. I talked for hours on Skype with brony friends and I am still working hard and boy what a weekend it was for said word.

The 10yearitch site that I have been doing paid illustrations for since last week asked me to design a FB banner for (to sound redundant) their FB page so it would give their services more publicity and it had to incorporate the logo as well. The time scale on this piece was shorter and there were a couple modifications to the design along the way.

The client wanted an Indian inspired character right below the Like button so It would look like he was pointing at it so you would be more tempted to hit that like and check out the site. They asked for a version without the boy and instead replace him with a tiger to show the wildlife of India.

The colours yet again were very vibrant showing the warm climate of the country. I really enjoyed colouring all these illustrations in because I learned more about my personal chose of colours and moods when doing digital art.

Their were a couple of changes in the final as you can tell I had to shrink it down to fit in to the FB cover dimensions the sky was a little too dark for the clients liking even though I personally thought it brought the back drop forward. And the character had to have his hand redrawn to actually point at the like button.

This body of work I am adding to my portfolio

I look forward to the next job I get where I can explore my adaptable styles in illustration some more. comic project update time

CADRA and Mutt (main characters) will be happy to know that their masters have returned to the comic project today Hazzah lol. I got some actual page layouts done not draft ones but detailed thumbnails following the script I posted last month.

once i have finished drafts of these pages they may make a lot more sense ^^;

Its good to get back to this project and I feel confident about the story a lot more now that I have some layouts to look over and start actually finishing while asking advice from my Dad whose the writer of the series.

I am fairly busy with other shenanigans this week so there is not going to be much posted this week.....maybe but I shall do my best as always to upload and update as regularly on here as much as I physically can.

until next Post Laters  ;)

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