Drawlloween – Day 1

I’m participating in Drawlloween this year, which is a really fun event for artists. The idea is that on each day of the month you draw something connected to Halloween from the official list. It’s a really cool event to see everyone’s different take on the same subject. I’ve included the list if you’d like to get involved.

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With that in mind, here’s my ghost for day one.

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I’m pretty pleased with it, though the head turned out a bit more like Oogie Boogie than I was planning on. Oh well. More Drawlloween tomorrow!

Introducing Timeshare – A Webcomic

Hey guys,

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Probably my favourite so far.

As you know, I’ve been getting back into art lately. Part of that has been relearning to use a wacom tablet and finally teaching myself some decent graphics software. As part of that, I’ve been producing a weekly webcomic for the last five weeks now. I’ve mostly kept it on the quiet because it has been quite a learning experience, but the next few weeks of comics scheduled have been work I’m really happy with so it’s time to start sharing it around. The comic is available here, and updates Saturdays. Read on for a bit of a taster.

 

Timeshare is about a guy whose roommate is a time traveller. At the moment it’s a simple self contained gag-strip but I’ve got a few cool ideas for running storylines.

 

The art is a little clunky in these early strips, but by around strip 9 or 10 (already drawn and queued up) I start to settle in a little more and get comfortable with the characters.

Feel free to leave me any feedback, I’d love to know how you think I could improve. Thanks

Daily Painting – Day 6

Goomba

Here we have another Mario themed painting. This time I went with a Goomba instead of another power up because once you’ve done the Mushroom and the Blue Shell there rest are all derivatives or less interesting. I like how this turned out but if I were to do it again, I’d aim for a more realistic feel and less of a cartoony look to it. Not easy with a Goomba, of course, but I like a challenge. As usual, this was painting in Manga Studio on a Wacom Tablet. Speed painting vid below.

Daily Painting – Day 5

We skipped yesterday as I was busy celebration 28 cycles around the planet, but here’s my next daily painting. It’s a cow. Isn’t that awesome.

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Again, painted in Manga Studio using the oil paints. I think the cow turned out alright, but not so thrilled with the background.

Daily Painting – Day 4

blueshell

This is another nerd painting, but I enjoyed doing my Power Mushroom so much, I had to return for the classic Blue Shell. Truth is, I hated this one when I painted it but that was about 24 hours about and today I feel a lot happier with it. Again, painted in Manga Studio with the oil paint brushes. The original video took around an hour and a half. Check out the vid below to see this painting right from the bank page!