Category Archives: Art

Posts showcasing art (including sketches and finished pieces)

Evolution of a cover….

I was commissioned by Adam Crossingham to do a cover for Sixtystone Press‘s WWII RPG game “Investigator Weapons: World War 2″ (which, unless I’m mistaken, promises WWII action and Cthulu style monsters), the book should be out early next year, but you can see the cover now…

(some notes: traditional pencils, with digital inking in Manga Studio 5EX – colours also in MS5EX)

Inktober Catchup

I know, I know. I’ve missed a few. Ah ha! Got ya!  I’ve been drawing but not scanning, so here’s a catchup –

(ok, there’s still a few missing, whatcha gonna do!)

If you like to buy any of these, hit me up in the comments (or the contact me page) £50 for any of them, £60 for killer croc (spot colour) and £60 for MODOK (spot colour – they both have a red ink spot colour, but I’ve rejigged the colours here for variety)

Droids 5


Droids is drawing to a close, sadly! the constant fear that I will incur the wrath of Tharg is keeping awake at night (well, that and the incredible gut pain I’ve been suffering from… possibly related…?)

One more for tomorrow, and that may be it!

Inktober 9: H is for Harley Quinn

Well, of course it is.

Real struggle with the face on this piece. Half assed attempt at a Bruce Timm face fell so short of the mark that it wasn’t even in the same neighbourhood as the mark. Drawing female faces (esp attractive female faces) has always been a struggle for me. At times like this I try and think of an artist who does it a lot better than me, and who’s art style has a certain compatibility with mine (albiet mine is usually a pale shadow of theirs) so I cracked open Darkness Calls by Duncan Fegrado, but just the magical act of opening the book helped, so in the end I didn’t even still anything. Weird.

Anyhue, brush and black ink.


Inktober 8 – G is for Groot

This is for my son, Thomas, who loved the movie and this moment in particular.

I tried to quickly ink this, using a pen (rotring ticky graphics .4) and a marker but it was horrible, looked flat and dead and scratchy and just all round amateurish. Picked up a brush and reinked it – superfast, not at all taking time to get it right but the speed inking with a brush beats the pants off speed inking with a marker.


Inktober Day 6: E is for EGO THE LIVING PLANET

“Well, that last inktober sketch was a little more than a sketch, really, I should totally try and simplify it this time…” oops.

Actually the water colour background here was a pretty simple addition (and was originally going to be black ink) but it looked so good and made the fairly simple inks really pop.

(as a side note: there’s a relativity paucity of superhero characters beginning with the letter E).