Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Trying to get through them faster, I've been a bit procrastinatey of late. Here is my latest "I Wish I Was a TV Head"... More to come, I promise.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Here is the first almost finished painting. I say almost finished because it think I could keep working on each one for an indefinable time frame. Which I suppose is the beauty of working for no one but yourself and the rest of the universe.

Anyway here is my step by step progress, saved as incremental jpgs - a good thing to do because sometimes my wonderful Mac decides its time for a little sleep. Where I'm sure it dreams of frollicking with other perforated metallic frontaged towers.

If your after analysis, this is one of those journal page drawings I would have done on the train home from work. Its typically after a long day of pushing pixels around in the hope I will produce something that will elicit an excited reaction from a director or producer. Hence whenever I put pen to paper after days like this its usually to let the pen off its leash and go for a good old run around. If it wants to take a dump, roll in shit or sniff another pens end, I will be more than accommodating.

Enjoy... but don't assume its finished yet. Its never finished...

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I'm creating my own adversarial challenge here by setting myself a target to meet as if I was a particularly demanding pain in the arse client or boss. This is how I work when I have a big pile of stuff to get through. I open it all up and prep it all then work on bits of all of it until hopefully I finish it all. This approach comes from the days of producing awful, awful TV animation where invariably you would be expected to produce 10 - 15 painted backgrounds a day and someone was usually standing over you to make sure you did. Good training in how to be fast but not good for the nerves. So here I have a collection of 23 sketches, roughs, ideas - call them what you like - what I'm demanding of myself is the target of transforming all of them into finished artworks. The deadline being... haha, I love a deadline... at two a week that makes it roughly 10 weeks or lets say 3 months to complete them all. I will provide updates and work in progress stuff as I go along.

My goal is to have digital artwork that can be printed on archival paper in limited editions and maybe will be for sale or exhibited. We'll see how we go. Watch this space...