Tuesday, 31 March 2009

The Black Rider

Today I finished all the nib work for the windell book so to celebrate I naturally decided to do this drawing of The Black Rider. This ended up looking way more cartoony than I wanted. I just slapped it down without stopping to think what I was doing and this is what I got. I think I hate it.

Windell will be printed next month and available to buy around late April or early May. More info as soon as I know.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Promo Portraits

Here are three standalone portraits of windell characters created for possible use in an animated promo that's being created by Richard O'Shea. Go here: www.osheamedia.com

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


This sketch was done with black and white acrylic. It's one of my favourite movie images ever. I first saw it in an old movie magazine when I was about 8 or 9 and I just remember wanting to see the movie very badly 'cos I thought Peter Lorre looked so scary.
I only got to see 'M' properly in the last few years. I was expecting it to be an expressionistic horror thing with canted angles and Lorre leering down at the cherubs. Instead it's a very sober movie based on a real life case in Germany just before the film was shot. A lot of it's taken up with the unglamorous details of police work in tracking down a child killer. It's brilliant stuff, just not the ghoulish spectacle I was expecting it to be.

Monday, 9 March 2009

2 New drawings

I've been awake for about... oh, twenty odd hours straight. I did these two sketches in the wee hours this morning. I don't know what the hell is going on in the first one. The second one was sketched straight from a photo of Christopher Lee in a book I bought years ago called "Who's Who of Horror."

Last night I finished the centre pages for the Windell showcase. It's a Ms. Ice Skates story (not that that means anything to anyone yet) and its in colour. Only three pages to go and its finished.