Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Chilly...


It's been ages since I've posted anything proper. I've been slowly working on a four page comic, but it's been taking ages due to reasons and laziness.
Anyway, yeah... Here's a Christmas type image.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Hello! Is it me you're looking for?


God, it's been so long since I posted anything! I could make poor excuses and say that it was because I hurt my wrist the other week, or that I've been addicted to Skyrim since it came out. (Both of which are true.) Anyway, here's a panel from a little four page comic I'm doing. I've just finished inking up the first two pages and I'm hoping I can blitz the final two then get it on the net.

Whatever though. No rush, right?

Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloweiners!


Here's the latest in the 16 bit fury gaming tumblr thing I'm doing with Jazzy-James Loram. This weeks theme was Castlevania Bloodlines for the Sega Megadrive. It fits in well with it being Halloween.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Stay a while and listen...


Here's the latest in my contributions to 16bitfury tumblr! It's Diablo II... The Barbarian was a total badass. Though in the game, I'm not sure he could throw huge boulders but I thought it'd look great in a drawing.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Suck it Mario...


Here's the latest entry to 16bitfury with James Loram. Now, I like Mario games. They're fun and the levels are really cool and inventive, but I hate Mario and Luigi. They do my head in. So naturally I made a picture of Mario and Luigi having their souls eaten by Boo's or whatever they're called. Grim.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Sketches


I had an interview at Waterstones the other day, which I think went pretty well. Maybe?
I sneakily sketched some people on the bus to and from said interview. They're not that good, but today has been one of those "nothing's going right" days. So take what you can get bloggers.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Everybody pants now.



Here's my most recent image from the exciting new Tumblr, nerd, video game, stylish, sexy explosion project that me and my bro James Loram are doing.
It's clearly Megaman. I sort of hate him now, because this drawing took me ages to figure out. 8bit Megaman is devoid of personality. Stupid robot.
But yeah, click on the image above to get to the tumblr and follow it. Thanks brah.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Links Awakening


Yo blogga-bloggers.

My friend James Loram and I are doing a weekly thing where we take turns to pick a video game we love, then draw the hell out of it!

The first week was Zelda. I based my image on "Links awakening for the game-boy", because it was the first Zelda I ever played. I'd like to be cool and say "A link to the past was my first", but I can't lie.

We're in the process of setting up a tumblr, so watch out all of my two fans.
I'll be sure to post the address up here when it's active.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Swamp King




Show thy respect to the King of the Marsh land and his children.
I sketched this guy in my sketchbook the other day and decided to colour him in! I'm pretty into him, maybe enough to make a comic about him...

Who knows. I never finish comics nowadays.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Down in the deep






















Well this new blogger HUD is mental. It took me a while to get my head around it!
This image comes from a little sketch I did the other day. I well like drawing naked, three eyed orcs willies. I'm not sure why I gave the Ogre a cloth. I think it's because if I had to draw a bigger Orge reproductive gun, I'd feel a bit weird about it.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Golden


Bit of an experimental thing here. I tried to layer a few textures over the top of this, but they ended up majorly sapping the colour. I guess this image is just about finding some-one nice and everything being great. Love is crap in real life though, so don't do it.


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Never too young to smoke.


So, here's my "finished" image for the music wall project. As I mentioned in the previous post, the dimensions were given to us the wrong way round so many of us had to re-jig things in order for it to work. (It was no-one's fault, just a misunderstanding.) I jigged mine around last night but got it wrong again, somehow...
I'm good like that.

I had to put my name and contact malarky on there somewhere but I didn't have space at the bottom, so I decided to put them down the sides instead. Not ideal, but I don't think I'd have finished in time if I had to redraw things again-again. It looks okay right? I think so, a bit.

I'm really excited about this! It's going to be great to see some awesome art from the participants of this mini project chilling out in the open for all to see.
I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with.

Bye for now.

Samson.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Ghouls!

This image is a doozie! It took ages today to colour it because it's actually about 3 meters tall/wide! It's for some art/wall thing that is supposed to promote street preforming or busking. I figured I'd post it now because there was a slight hiccup with the sizing.

We were given the measurements for our images, but they never told us which was height and which was width. Mine was supposed to be 2305 x 2690, so I like many of the other people taking part went with width then height, which to be honest I thought everyone in the world did. Apparently not though! So I think everyone's images are too tall. Such a pain.

I'm going to add a bit more to each side of the image then paste it all together. No big deal, just a bit of a stress.

I can't wait to see this thing up on a wall in all it's majestic glory. Super excited.
Also, I think this drawing might be the best thing I've done for a while. Cool.

Bye.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Unsure...


Here's the inked up version of the piece below. It took me far too long to redraw this, which has to be a bad thing right? I'm starting to doubt whether I want this thing to be huge and seen by loads of people. Perhaps if I sleep on it and come back to it with fresh, sparkling eyes tomorrow, I'll be more into it. At the moment I'm not.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

When you came my paint was still wet...


Here's a rough draft of a piece that is going to be massive. In size, probably not popularity.
Inspired by Superchunk. I'll probably put a Superchunk poster in the corner of the proper one too.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Cycle


Here's an image I was commissioned to do by the Charnwood County Council. It was a bit of a rush given the short turn around they wanted, but it was real fun to draw! I didn't realize that I could draw bikes to an okay standard. Here's hoping I can get more commissions up in here.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Inksword


Here's an unused piece that was going to be used as my front page, before I made the Knight shouting "ENTER!" I think it's still a pretty cool image, but from a front page stand point I thought there would be too much going on. All I want you to do is see a dope little image and click enter, which is why I picked the other one. I might colour this up at some point though!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Welcome to Kirkwall.


Here's something I've been working on since last night. It's an image I think I might use as a front page for my website, so you'll click the "Enter" speech bubble and it'll redirect you to my cargo page.
I thought I'd post it now, because I might not use it and I think it's a pretty cool drawing. Whatever. I've tried to use pretty earthy tones this time, as a lot of my more recent images have been pretty bright.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Lost Planet


I finished up my space themed image today. I almost had it last night, but I ended up getting really frustrated with it and went to bed a bit miffed. Luckily, sleeping on it turned out for the best. The rocks remind me of candyfloss.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Space stuff


Here's an image I'm working on at the moment! It seems taking breaks from drawing long comics is pretty good for drawing long comics. I'll have this coloured asap dudes.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Quiet please


Here's an unused panel from a comic I'm working on!

It's about a lonely little kid that goes to the library after school to read books and what not. He finds a creepy book in the "forbidden section" of the library and it sucks him into a new dimension! It's very early days, but I hope I can finish this one. The Space comic I was doing fizzled out, which was a massive shame. It just wasn't compelling enough. Hopefully this one will be. It'll be better than the deperssing Jeffrey Brown comic I was planning by a long shot. Failed relationships comics can be far too sappy.

I think I might colour this one up and use it as a promo image or something, so watch this space.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Il a l'air de planer


Well this went in a totally different direction than I thought it would! I was knocking out key lines here and there and this is what happened. I'm not dead into all this texture painting stuff on photoshop just because I don't think I can really do it. Not to the standard that some people can, anyway.
I still like this image though. Just look at the mini Gas Giants face! D'awww! He's having the best time. Poor Cosmonaut kid though, he'll be toast if he touches him.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Spaced out.


I was doodling today and ended up with this. It's unfinished at the moment because I just can't get the colours right. I hate space sometimes when I have to colour it, It drives me crazy. So I'm giving up for today and hopefully I'll be able to sort it out tomorrow. There are bits that need sorting but I'm totally into the goofy "gas giant," His face is so silly.

Monday, 4 July 2011

What's up with you grouchy pants?




Man I'm stupid. I was supposed to send these off by post for that Waterstones competition, but I didn't realise that until today. Total failure. Yeah, I had a month to do it in and I could make excuses about how down I've been lately, which actually has effected my work ethic a lot. I've literally spent a month sitting around being sad and appyling for awful jobs. It's been rough.
I think I'm getting happier now though, maybe. Doing this really cheered me up and I was totally psyched about sending these off for the competition, but I've screwed it up. Really mad at myself.
So, I thought I might as well post them on here for y'all to see. Enjoy

Edit* The images are for the "Beauty and the Beast" childrens book competition, in case you were wondering. You've got The Beast, Beauty herself and her Merchant Father, top to bottom yo.

Friday, 27 May 2011

You total hack!


I didn't know what to draw last night and I found this old sketch of a 12th Century Knight all cut up and stuff in a sketchbook. I couldn't be bothered to ink it, so I just scanned in the pencil and ended up with this. I'm pretty into it. Mixing up pencils and photoshop is easy on the eyes, it's quite nice having a bit of texture in the line work. Also I love Kettle Helms, they look so badass yet cute at the same time. I believe they used them from the 12th Century up until the 15th Century, so when I said he's a 12th Century Knight I should be historically correct.

Also, the new Death Cab Album is streaming on NPR. It's dope.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Shadow Boxer


It's very late, 2:30 am to be exact. I haven't been sleeping well lately, so tonight I thought I might as well be productive with it. Not sure how this came about. I read something about Muhammad Ali shadow boxing and wham! here it is. I'm pretty into it. I really need a new pallete though, this is more or less the same one as the NHS booklet. Mind you, I think it's nice and warm, so maybe it'll work for me?

Monday, 23 May 2011

Western


I watched Unforgiven last night. I'd never seen it all the way through before and it was amazing. Clint Eastwood is one of my heroes, so I did this in my sketch book.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Doodles from the Black Lagoon.


I watched this film yesterday and drafted this thing up during. I tried to colour it, but it just wasn't happening and I gave up. Argh! It's way too static.
I need to stop looking at other peoples work, it's really bumming me out! I want to be super good at stuff. Grump.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Whoah-oh! Are you lonely?


I haven't been able to get very inspired lately, which is a bummer. You can see that in the fact that I've ripped off my own image and put a vampire in it. Gothic.
I've been listening to Calabrese again since I recently found out about their new album (a year late!) and it inspired me to draw this thing. I think I'm getting better with colours now. It took me ages to figure out the palette for this, but it was worth it baby.

I only hope I can get out of this creative funk pretty soon.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Forgotten Space









Greetings from hyperspace nerds! here's a rough-ish first 8 pages of a comic that I'm working on. It's about a guy who's stuck on an uninhabited world with no hope of rescue and his coming to terms with his untimely end... Dark. That's the plan anyway, I think it might work out.

I drafted this up in an A5 notepad so the panels are a big thick and splodgy. I'll probably re-draw all of this at roughly double size, so that when I re-size the panels they'll tighten up. I just hope it reads okay... Maybe a little bit too fast? but if I'm going to make it say 24 pages or something, it needs to be pretty quick, at least at the start to kick things off before it gets weird!

Anyway, live long and prosper nerds.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Chirp, tweet...



Here are two images I made for the front and back covers of a portfolio book sort of thing. I plan to mail it out to some places and see if anyone is into it. The interior of the book is a little Creative C.V and some of my better images! Hope this works out well. The colours are pretty bright. I'm sort of into that myself, but if anybody that reads this blog thinks they'd look better a little more muted, let me know. Thanks buds.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Stuffed


Here's a little spot/space filler illustration thing for a portfolio book I'm making, which I'll mail out to places. It goes above my contact details if you must know... Whatever.
I didn't have the heart to draw a dead Tilly, but I could handle a dead Tom.
If we both died and got mounted like this, I imagine it'd be because we were doing something awesome and dangerous together. Like not looking both ways before crossing a road.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Law dogs.


First off, sorry Rob Hodgson. I saw your awesome nature drawings and it sort of inspired me to draw this. Hopefully you won't send the law dogs after me. I'm actually well into this image. Usually I don't like much of what I do, but there's something about faking a screen print that makes me all fuzzy inside.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

s'perimentin'


Hi there. I did this today because... well, just because. I think it's pretty okay.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Get sad.


I didn't pencil this out, so I'm pretty impressed with how not crap it looks.
(I lie. I did pencil out the boxes.)
Well fed up of not having a job at the moment.

Wha...what?

Meow


Here is a cat, a french cat. He is going to be put on a t-shirt for my little sister as a birthday present. He'll be saying "Bonjour" or something, because she's obsessed with France.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Consume!





Okay! Here are some recent images for a board game about consumerism!
I agreed to help a student doing her Masters Degree out by drawing bits and bobs for the game, including the backs of different play cards, board tiles and squares and other stuff. I really enjoyed drawing some of this stuff, weirdly I even enjoyed drawing the buildings. I usually despise drawing buildings, but the ones I did for this project actually look pretty good! I've only posted a few things here, just so I don't ruin the project. I hope it looks great when the board is printed!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Creep


Man, this is the worst thing I've drawn for ages. I don't even know what happened. It started off okay, but after the inks it just went to pot.
Anyway, this image is from a dream I had last night, in which I was alone in my nan's house and this weird figure was tapping at the windows asking me to let him in. There was a note on the table that read, "Don't let him in!" surrounded by loads of pencil shavings and crumpled notes. It was well strange. Which ever room I went in to, the figure would appear and start tapping on the windows. I don't know what the dream means, but it was horrible.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Sketching...


Here's a little sketch for something I'm working on. It's Hercules and the Hydra... Very rough mind you. I was only supposed to be working on Hercules for the moment, trying to get him to look right. However, I was happy with this hero so I thought I'd sketch in a background and a naff looking Hydra. I'm not even sure what I've just typed. I am tired.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Spaced out...


Hey there, here's something new.

I was talking with James Loram a couple of days ago about editorial work, and I realised that I've only ever done about two mock editorials in the past four years! Which is dreadful.

So I thought I should probably have a go at a few. This one was for an article in New Scientist which was about a japanese space agency (Sounds cool already right?) that are planning to use a robotic grabber-claw from the international space station to clean derelict rocket and satelite debris that is circling the earth.

I'm not sure whether or not I'm into this image. I think it's the colour I've used for space, but I'm planning to redo the image using inks rather than just going for it in photoshop. Hopefully I can then put them side by side and see which metod yields the best results.