Thursday, September 24, 2009

Issue 2 in the works

Hey folks- I'm working on the cover of issue 2 of Duck and Cover, hopefully the last late night before I nip off on holiday. First up- camping with the family on the shores of Galilee, and then a few days in Greece with an old, dubious friend.

Here it is, after colour in photoshop:

And here's how it looked in inky form. The layout/sketch was done by my talented compadre Mysh. I took the sketch and figured out how the light would work in photoshop beforehand. I like this approach because you can play with light and get it figured out before you start throwing paint around.

And for you Tel Aviv folks:

We'll be presenting the project and doing some live painting at the ICON festival, Tel Aviv,
5 oct, 4 pm. Hope to see you there.

I'm off. Take care,


Thursday, September 10, 2009


I like the freelance life. Means I stop when my brain is fuzz (4 in the afternoon) and do what afternoons are good for. Doodlin with a kid. (-mine, of course).

Music: Hello chanel from Imogen Heap's speak for yourself

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Painting and arranging

Here's a WIP for our comic Duck and Cover. I love painting on paper- The way it takes the paint, and shows the history of brushwork. I always enjoy others artists work when I can see their hand moving across the piece. This is on Hot Pressed watercolor paper. I've done a blue underpainting here, in acrylic, then I'll move on to oils for the colour and finish.

Talking of art materials, I've finally got them organised. I wanted to set up a kind of chef's station-style area, because I often stand when I'm working and want to be able to grab any materials that take my fancy for the piece, but also keep the clutter off my workspace.

Yikes. I'm boring myself.

Have a great day. Don't take anything too seriously,