Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Stipple Head

My first attempt at stipple rendering (this is a technique where you add form by tapping lots of dots in with a fine nib) and it's not great, but even with a small sketch like this I felt like I had to put in as many dots as there are stars in the milky way. A bit of a pain in the arse. Instead of dots you could also render the lighter and darker areas with lots of small lines. To view a more subtle and dextrous demonstration of this technique go HERE

Friday, 22 May 2009

L & H

Salvo is already 7 or 8 pages into a new comic. I might post some samples soon. I might not. At least one part of the story will be located in a place like THIS.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

La Strada

These are some of the main characters from a 1954 Italian movie called La Strada. I copied them out of the free booklet that came with the dvd. At first, I was just going to do a simple sketch of Zampano doing his rubbish circus act but I ended up making it more of a poster type thing with the other characters too.

Monday, 11 May 2009


Just a quick post to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who turned up for our launch on Friday night. It was a genuine pleasure to both catch up with some folks I hadn't seen in a while and to also meet some other folks for the first time. I hope it won't be too long before we can all meet up again... probably whenever and wherever the next strategic investment conference is being held.


Saturday, 2 May 2009

Jimmy Cagney

Two portraits of the greatest screen actor of all time. I might ink the top one in the next few days and post the results.

Oh yeah, to anyone reading this in Dublin: there are now some copies of Windell Classics Compedium available to buy at Liam Websters comic shop at the corner of Crow St. in Temple Bar. It'll be available at other emporia beyond the official launch date.