Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Ive finished off the pic I put up yesterday and added some colour. Im probably going on abit about this graphics tablet, but today was the first time I properly enjoyed colouring anything. It just makes it seem so much more natural, especially comparing it to a mouse. But anything, here you go.....

Cohen headshot, I was funking around with some of the cross hatching brushes and stuff there earlier so thought id put it up.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

pre-new years resolutions!!

I've been meaning to get back to posting stuff here, I just got into a bit of rut there recently, being a lazy that is. Well no excuses now, for christmas the wonderful holly got me a graphics tablet which is-saahhhhwwweeettt!!! So now that alot of my work will be on the computer ive no reason to not put stuff up.

I really expected the change to graphics tablet to be a long tidious one, but its not!! You can be rough, it doesnt matter, easier to tidying up, it just, rocking. I in no way have have mastered it, but after only four days of using it I'm feeling pretty comfortable with it. The first drawing here was the last one i done out of about 6 or 7, just trying to get used to using the tablet with photoshop, was quiet pleased with it.
This one I done today on manga studio- what a program!!- if your drawing on the computer get the free 30 day trial of manga studio, the difference is unreal. I only got it what, about 9 hours ago, and this is one of the things i got done.

A friend and viewer of ze bloggski sent us an email with this guys blog in it, its pretty cool, check it out-

Sunday, 20 December 2009

More of Red Hot Moon (in SD, this time)

Hi there! I know - long time no post, but I still follow you ;)

After one month of noveling frenzy, I got back to digital drawing and have just completed my first effort with Adobe Illustrator.

These two guys are Rory and Callum Madden, the main characters from my werewolf story Red Hot Moon. I did them in SD and in vibrant colours as I wanted a bit of fun with them (and fight winter blues), yet their world is actually much much darker. I'll post more serious chara designs later... :)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

My Character No.20

This is my character "The Cometeer".

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

My Character No.19

This is my character Watchdog
(A bit late for Halloween)

Friday, 30 October 2009

My Character No.18

This is my character The Mighty All-Star

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Monday, 26 October 2009

My Character No.16

This is my character Bulldog
He's a black one eyed little person,good luck trying to have a secret identity.

My Character No.15

This my character Kid Thunderbolt

Sunday, 25 October 2009

My Character No.14

This is my character Miss Thunderbolt

Saturday, 24 October 2009

My character No.13

This is my character Virago.
Thats most of my main characters,though I will be posting more.So far I've just been doing this to get the hang of photoshop and to see my characters coloured the way I want. I wasn't too worried about the finish of the artwork as these 13 drawings were all done in pencil with the blacks boosted in photoshop.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

My character No.12

This is my character The Red Wraith.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

My character No.11

This is my character Captain Thunderbolt

Sunday, 18 October 2009


Ive been reading some of the new avengers and remembered that i used to love drawing the art in comic when i was younger so I gave it a go here, straight up copying but it reminded me of the simpler times!!

These two pages where from mithic again, just done them as a way of locking the idea down, they must be two years old at this stage but it seems that the inking i was originally doing is actually what ive resorted back these days.
page 2 wasnt completly finished but you'll get the idea.

I'm completely cheating with these posts, this stuff here is again about 2 years old. When i get an idea of something whether it be a character or a story i tend to do a collage effect of images, i guess it just helps me get to grips with it more.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

My character No.10

This is my character Hellfighter

Friday, 16 October 2009

My Character No.9

This is my character The Silver Sceptre

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Half assed!!!

havent had anything up in ages and ive been working every so slowly on this in what time i have spare, it isnt even finished colouring yet but had to put something up. Hopefully be making more regular posts over next few days.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Character No.5

This is my character American Angel

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

My Character: No.3

This is my character "War-Buster".

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Now We're Suckin' Diesel!

This is my character Diablo,The Crimson Fury.
I'm starting to get the hang of this Photoshop melarkey.

Friday, 2 October 2009

My First Post

This is my character "Guardsman" who I created for the Fear anthology.This is my first attempt at colouring using photoshop without needing help from somebody every step.More characters to follow...

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Red Hot Moon

(Wow ! It'll be a year since I did these !)

This was an attempt to a graphic adaptation of Red Hot Moon, a werewolf novel I was writing in the autumn of 2008 (and have put a hiatus on since then). I had a clear vision of the opening sequence, but with the little spare time I had then (squeezed between my full-time course at the Tech and my part-time job) and my lack of experience in digital illustration, I could come up with only a cover and 3 pages. I'm still proud of the result - and Derry's Halloween carnival has been a huge source of inspiration...

(These are also available on

Monday, 14 September 2009


I got the 60th post, woohoo,... ahhh, well i suppose theres no need for excitement, its not like there was anyone fighting me for the spot. (The above should be spoken in a father ted style voice.........yes you see, everythings better when father ted says it!) Hope Danny doesn't mind me putting up this recent stuff from our "hopefully" up and coming story. I really like this piece because, i actually digitally inked it!! I done me basic outline with a fine-liner then waited to get it into photoshop before i put any big blocks of black on it. Let me know what yous think??

Saturday, 12 September 2009

so I lied

Flat out the day on the posts, but I suppose I had to make up for the recent lack of. Just finished this piece and taking a leaf from johns book i just went at it with some photoshop brushes, its not greatly or tidily coloured but I think its dramatic, hopefully its not the few beers I have in me, but eh hope yous like it.

Just a glimpse

Heres a ink sketch i done today of the two main characters in a story ive been working on, hopefully if all goes well these two might make it into a story that will be published.

Pulling out the old stuff!!

As I was saying in the last posts, I was digging through some old work for images to put up, and I was surprised by the stuff that I came across that I still liked, you know how it is after a week or two of looking at your work it starts looking shit!! The old artist spots some mistakes than the reader thing, or some other way of wording it which is wise and funny. So here a few more that I dug out, there from the constant working project- "Mithic" ( yes its 'I' not 'Y').
Straight outa the sketch pad on this one, it must be nearly two years old at this stage, and below the inks, this is from when I was going through me light boxing (sparring) phase to get the inks super clean and tidy.

This one I remember all to well drawing, as we were living in the other house at the time and the only table I had to draw on was a fracking coffee table, I tell ye, fuck brick laying or any other trade, you spend two days drawing on a coffee table your back will buckle- well especially when your a big string like meself!

I tried to put up the black and white one aswell but bloggers keeps telling me theres some error, so ill try and sort that out and get it up here.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Still digging through the archives here! ha, archives, well its been a year collectees since we all first meet up as group, or a class then even. So heres the first page of the comic I done for the cadi course.

Just been going through some files on the computer here to see if I had anything half decent to stick up and I found this wee beaut! Actually done this few months back to put up, but for reasons I no longer remember didnt.
Two weeks!! you must understand that as i type this its with one hand as I repeatedly smack meself in the face with other. All the bitching I do about people not posting then I take a two week break, I need a good talking to!! know what I mean! Well I may aswell throw out the usual excuse, ive been while busy, baahhh. Anyway i'll try to remede the lack of post over the next few days. Heres one you've already seen but I've coloured her up a bit.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009 - anyone interested ?

Hi guys,

I thought I could share a word with you on National Novel Writing Month (AKA NaNoWriMo).

For those who've never heard of it - it's a writing challenge that takes place every november and the challenge consists in writing a 50,000 word-novel in 30 days. It sounds mad but believe me, it's feasible - I managed to achieve this incredible score last year even with a full-time course at the Tech and a part-time job. It's not a contest - there are no winners and losers, no prizes (apart from the incredible satisfaction of having written a full novel !). It's the ultimate kick in the butt, the opportunity to fight writing procrastination - with a lot more fun !

Everyone knows writing is a solitary experience but NaNoWriMo makes it a collective one as you can join a worldwide community on the website All you need to do is register and make yourself a profile. There are also forums where you can share tips, feelings, frustrations, etc. Joining is free, although donations are welcome. Local meetings also take place and Derry is also included. The Nanowrimo website has regional forums but you can also ask me.

As for the novel you want, it can be about absolutely anything. Since the challenge is more about quantity than quality, it's OK if your writing is crappy - you don't have to publish your stuff and have it read by other people. It's all about finishing a first draft by the end of november - you have all the rest of the year to edit and polish your work.

I've already done Nanowrimo twice and am doing it again this year. As we are all storytellers in this collective, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to join me in the noveling madness.

Just leave a comment or mail me if you're interested.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Cope out post or what, stealing someone elses!! Just putting this up to show john, boost your blacks man!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

More contribution

Since I was begged to contribute more and had no new stuff to put on display, here's some old stuff.

These are the pics I made for the Fear anthology - the gallery, more specifcally.