Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thing a Fortnight #2 - Weresquid

Second 'Thing a Fortnight' and I'm on time this time !

I posted a plea for help on the FB, because I couldn't thing of anything to draw - and one of my pals said something like 'Weresquid - circa 1910'. I don't think I got the '1910' bit - but the rest isn't too bad.

I tried to post this yesterday - but whenever I tried to add the pic, I kept getting an 'internal error' message. Finally I looked at the image - it was immensly huge ! The canvas size was something like 8000 cm !! WTH ??

Friday, January 21, 2011

SSS Cover - Generally darker / mice shadow

Had to knock out another draft. The other one was just too annoying. Like a torn-nail for my brain.

This one is better I think. Now that it's darker the lens flare looks better.

The mice are still bothering me. I think when I fix them this mess will be done. Yay !

SSS Cover - Thicker lines / lens flare / darker walls

Getting near the end now. I'm a little annoyed with it at the moment.

It took ages to go over the mice again - but the other ones weren't well scaled. I like the lens flare effect of the eyes. I'm not thrilled with how it looks with titles though...

Seems a bit too 'busy' now. Hmmm.

Might have to try and fix that...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thing a Fortnight #1 - Only three days late !

A new year's resolution of sorts for me this year is to publish a sketch or drawing here every couple of weeks. Y'know - just to keep me motivated to actually draw something !

Here is number one - some kind of robot thing.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

SSS Cover - Some highlights. Lighter walls.

Some highlighting on the cat ( which I'm not totally thrilled with - I might have to do it again ), and a different lighter colour in the background.

It's a bit better.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

SSS Cover - More shading and sci-fi eyes

Another few steps. Shading on the robo-cat and mice and wires.
Glowing eyes for robo-cat.
Slowly shaping up !

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Cool thing from last year - SSS Cover #1 !

Happy new year to you, faceless internet wanderer ! I hope this planetary revolution brings to you many victories against the vicious squid-men of the Atlantic trench.

I bear you this gift in accordance with ancient custom - the cover art I made for the Hugo award winning pod-cast Star-Ship Sofa !

And here's a quick mock-up I did to see how it would look with titles. The titles on the actual publication were a bit different.

I was pretty happy with how it turned out - and it was neat to see it used and published. A highlight of 2010 !