Posts Tagged ‘Character design’

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

WW1 Doodle

21 minutes squeezed to three:

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Daily doodle: Axeman-chick

Some more of the under-utilised Axeman-chick genre.

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Chunky Shipwright

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011


Now I’m back from camping and freshly sunburnt, it’s daily doodle time. More ‘life is Story’ artwork is on the way…various camping related exploits.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Aardman comic project gathers pace

Hey there, It’s been a while. How are you?

Really? Damn.

Anyway, I thought I’d share something cool with you. Early this year, along with fellow story artist Ashley Boddy at Aardman, I floated the idea of a comic anthology done by Aardman artists. That project is now trundling inexorably toward deadline time [yikes]- but it’s in super shape with got some fantastic artists on board: Kris Pearn, head of story on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Matt Jones, arch sketchtraveller extraordinaire and now pixar guy, plus a raft of talent from Aardman’s directors and crew. It’s going to be a peach.

Of course, I’m scarily behind schedule on my piece, a retelling of the story of Queen Boudica. I thought I’d show you some character development art. I hope to post more as we trundle to crunch time.

iceni_roughs copy

And here’s the old girl herself:

boudica roughAnd here’s the Inks on Page one…Off we go!


Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Vikings and Oil Paint

Quick 30 minute warm up painting this morning- Oils, pastel and pencil. I really enjoy mixed media, and pastels go onto wooden panel really nicely.  I love it when a painting dictates where it wants to go, and I tag

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Digital Painting Video

I’m trying to crank out this picture book by committing an hour each day to it until it’s done. So, fair warning; there may be a lot of toucans around the place. I was drawing with Noah earlier today and he was showing me his Angler Fish skills. Got me thinking, could I base a story on a character as unsympathetic as an Angler fish? It’s worth a shot.

Anyway, back to toucans:

Monday, March 8th, 2010

What are you staring at?


People are always so much more fun to draw when they’ve got a bit of weight on them.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010



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