To celebrate my friend Mair passing her driving test I did this little doodle (a couple weeks ago now, as I’ve not had time to upload). This is another drawing with my Wacom Inkling, and it unfortunately messed up on a number of the lines and needed quite a bit of redrawing on computer. I’m slowly getting all the qwerks out of it (e.g. I now use bulldog clips to keep the whole page as solid as possible to stop and slippage which stretches and warps the image in weird ways).
Next on the experiment list is to get some colour into these drawings, which I will hopefully do with my next one! (which was drawn with Chinese New year in mind ;) )
So I went and spoiled myself and bought a Wacom Inkling, heres my first impressions!
My first (technically second) drawing with my Wacom Inkling, just a quick 10 minute doodle I did on my lunch break at work today.
It hasn’t picked up all of my pen strokes as yo ucan kind of tell with breaks on the outlines, although it does appear to have picked up bits of shading quite accurately, as for this technically being my second drawing… I can see the file of my first sketch on the Inkling memory, but the viewer doesn’t seem to want to let me open or view the file. I’ll try and trouble shoot and see if I can get it working.
Next step for me I will work on this sketch with both illustrator and photoshop and see how I can add some colour or smooth it up a bit. I’m still pretty excited about this new toy! :D
Little bit of artwork for a small pack of pencil crayons for a Daycare/infants school I did at work. In the end they had the black and white version so as to only have 1 print colour. (The pack itself was a recycled card brown colour).
Something rather calming about illustrating cute animals :)
So I figured I’d try break away from the nightmare doodles and did this little nature doodle, started off with flowers around the borders, created the bird in the middle and just slowly worked inwards (I have quite an illogical order of drawing things).
I might work into this at a later date, making the shading darker, and filling in more negative space, but I’m quite happy with this as something working away from my usual subject matters.
Incidently, it was apparently international doodle day on Friday, I only found out at the end of the day and was busy all yesterday, so consider this my contribution to what should be a weekly holiday if you ask me.
Because the world needs more pictures of Dinosaurs.
Apologies for the lined paper used here it was a doodle I did in my notebook while being bored or waiting for stuff. I have another I did a while ago, that I’ll try and scan in too. I’m on a bit of a dinosaur craze for the time being.
Another nightmare image, this one started in my final year, and finished only recently. I tried to get various random bits of life into this image. I reading World War Z, an excellent post-apocalyptic look on how humans survived a zombie apocalypse. In the top left you can see the shambling corpses trying to break into the image.
Below that you can see a daemon from another dimension literally breaking through the page and into the illustration.
I also tried recreating the toothed beak from the previous image. There is something quite unsettling about a beak with teeth, as its very unnatural, much in the way that eyes often makes viewers uncomfortable if they’re staring straight back at them.
An unfinished piece from an old sketchbook. I’ve recently been clearing out my room, which means sorting through 6 years of Uni, 1 year of Foundation, 2 years of A-level, 2 years of GCSE and everything else that I’ve done and slowly piled in draws, on top of wardrobes and under my bed.
Not much to say about the piece itself, other then I like the muscle-tendon style of the joining bits in the top of the image, and very much love the bird beak/eye in the centre of the image. It makes me want to do anatomical drawings of muscles.
Another one of my “nightmare” doodles, this one managed to expand into a double page spread. These pictures often were drawn on pages that already had little doodles, in this case the robot head and orc body on the right, and the tree-face on the left.
The themes included tend to be associated with a combination of whatever media I was watching/reading/listening to at that time. For instance this one includes more technology in the way of industrial machines and circuit board pattern.
Other parts that I do remember the refernce of is the heart (it was around valentine’s day) and the beetles behind it (I had recently seen one of the Mummy films)
A doodle that I started while at uni, and recently finish, I often find myself drawing when watching tv, or otherwise doing something that doesn’t require my hands. I think its a subconcious thing with most creative people that they constantly need to be doing something with there hands, either drawing, mouse and keyboard or just twiddling their thumbs!