Saturday, 27 February 2010

bbc to axe 6 music

still, enjoy my not-in-the-least-melodramatic responce to this revelation. :(
(the stange stuff at the bottom of the image there btw is "colour", which i have decided to try and play around with a little bit.)

Friday, 26 February 2010


first attempt at drawing with a dipping pen. fair few mistakes. turns out keeping the pen full isn't quite as important as keeping it clean. there are a few thick lines in this caused by fluff on the nib. i'll have a jay cloth on stand by next time. i'll see if i can dig out a "mapping nib" from the old bits and pieces i have kicking around also.
(on the plus's i'm am chuffed with how the body shape worked out)

Thursday, 25 February 2010

something vaguely fishy

something doesn't satify me about this, maybe i'll try using the character in a drawing rather than just having him stand there, or maybe its the way i've rendered it. this is the rotaring again, which had come back to life thankfully. i should still buy and experiment with some dip pens though, i think i might prefer the line.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


things to do;
repair pen,
find good source of life poses,
gain patiance to hand shade things,
redraw this idea.

Friday, 12 February 2010


inspired by this picture of wolffia angusta.
ideally, would have been done with a much small nib.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

pencil peacock

had to give up on my rotaring pen, this was done using a 0.1 fineliner. body and tail scanned seperately, then joined up in photoshop.