Another (rough) character sketch for my current work in progress. It's a little bit punky and it's a little bit 1984. Exciting for me as it's a collaboration with old partner-in-crime from years gone by - Mr Dan Powell. More details to follow...
Well, the Secret Project is finally a secret no more! What is the Secret Project? The Secret Project was organised by Mark J. Howard (The Legendary Shark) over on the 2000ad forums, and was a special get well card/book/comic/thing, featuring the words and pictures of fans and fellow creators, for Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra.
I feel proud to have contributed two pieces to the project - the first, a colour image of Strontium Dog Johnny Alpha, and second, a pic of Cursed Earth Coburn and Major Eazy (devised and with words by Gordon Rennie). So not only did I get to work on some classic Ezquerra creations, but I also sort of kind of got to work with Gordon Rennie!
As the final part of the Fractal Friction Artswap, we thought it would be a nice idea to include FF scribe The Emperor in all the fun. This was the image that I sent to our mysterious leader, although I've tweaked this final version slightly and added some minor details.
A quick Modesty Blaise pic. I don't know all that much about the character, so went purely by the visuals that I image googled. Hoping to have some themed character drawing challanges amongst the Fractal Friction crew, and maybe we'll have a better home to showcase them some time in the future. But for now...
This is a bit of an oldie, going back at least 3 years, but I've never had much of an opportunity to show it off. Looking at it now, there are a few things I'd do differently - mainly the leather effect on Dredd's uniform - but I'm still quite fond of the cityscape in the background and the passing cit with robot bodyguard.
Another panel from the same strip. Coming together nicely now, plus I'm back to the point where it all seemed to be going so wrong. Two pages left, one of which is a splash which I'm already happy with.
Here's a panel from my current work in progress, which has been a bit of a struggle so far. I've got as far as completing 4 of the six pages but really don't like what I've done so far, so have decided to go back and redraw the majority of it. The first page is now complete, but that was always the best of the lot, so... so far so good.
This is probably my favourite panel so far. Why are cars so difficult to draw?
Violent 18 is now available as a free download. Not only does it contain the latest instalment of Knuckles (written by Jay Eales and drawn by me), but it also sports a lovely cover from the man Kev Levell. Check it out now...