Sunday, August 21, 2016

Job Dunn: Rode

Some more Job Dunn work going on. Some process on display here.

I thought I'd try a different approach to the way I work and use a more involved process to see what happened. Since I've also decided to take a different approach to the final product I don't know how much I'll learn about how this process will affect my normal work. The difference in the final product is that I'm fulling painting this comic, which isn't something I've done in about 20 years. When I did my first comics at school Simon Bisley was god and painting comics was the only way to go. I soon found out that this was impossible for me and I reverted to plain old ink.

As for the process, I've spent more time on getting the thumbs right (perspective, proportion, etc) so that I could scale them up and trace them. More drawing was necessary but not much. Getting everything right on a small scale was fairly quick and then tracing just made getting all those great proprotions that you get in the thumbs could easily be replicated.

The thumbs are on an A5 sheet with some plain printing paper for all my perspective workings - horizons, right and left VPs, etc


 The traced and elaborated pencils underneath.


A third of the way through the painted page. As can be seen more detail and a few changes here and there.



Normally I would have gone to ink but I went to paint (gouache) so I reckon I'll have to give this process another go (with ink) to see if I really like it. I'm not a fan of too much preparation - I like to get stuck right into the page - but maybe it's what I'm lacking.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

PAD

Long time no post. I've been finishing off the illustration course I started last year called PAD. A pretty intense and rather fantastic course - all the things that I didn't learn at art school such as perspective and colour theory.
I'm working on my final projects now but here's a piece I did a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Clucka

Another day, another Job Dun.

Here are a couple of panels from the latest comic I've worked on.

Mark Hobby's Job Dun has my first ever attempt at colouring a full story. With quite a bit of inspiration from Carlos Ezquerra and Cam Kennedy I made it through unscathed.



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Rhode Island Red


My entry for the May monthly art comp over at the 2000AD forum.

Exquisite Corpse



The new Dicks story is finally under way. Here is a panel from page 2.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The List part 2

The List part 2 is finally on it's way. Paul Bedford has onpened up his dark mind again is unleashing it on the world. H Pop is once again penciling his eyes out and I am inking.

In the mean time a new version of the original is comin out in hard cover with an all new cover by the talented Vincent Sammy. There is a kickstarter campaign happening right here so check it out.

Here's the cover.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Splitter Beast

Here's a painting I did for my kids christmas present last year. It is of Stormer and Breez being supprised by The Splitter Beast. These characters are from Lego's 'Invasion from Below' series.

Here's a scan of the original painting. I realised too late that the monster's left arm wasn't propperly attatched to its body and was far too long so...


...as an exercise I changed it in photoshop. I then decided Stormer and breez were compositionally not in the right place so I moved them a bit to the left.