Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Best purchase I've made in a long time. £50 A4 £70 A3. I don't have alot of room on my drawing desk so its thinness makes it perfect.

Bought from the same place I buy all my tattooing equipment. Next day delivery.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Just some images i've been doing hope to get ten more and keep going!!! Still need to work on the real quality to the images and the compositions to give more convincing depth

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

royal continued

page above is 16 one below 19 two pages not yet made

page below is 14 re-done after an observation by Tom

Friday, 9 April 2010

Find for whoever was doing the Military stuff.

Military Art

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Godman Dolldrums

Don't know if i'm too late for the latest issue of InkSoup but here's my contribution! Hope ya like it! Happy Easter.

Proffesional(ish) practice.

Comics are on a back burner right now as I've been concentrating on building up to the career I want which is Tattooing.
I've been using my time off to create a myspace where I can show my work and add every tattoo studio and artist I can find. I've also been contacting friends of mine who are tattooists or training tattooists to either trade artworks or to work on collaborative flash sheets.

From now until we break up for the year I'm going to be working on a portfolio to take around tattoo shops to show them my work and hopefully gain an apprenticeship with.
Already done a few weeks apprenticeship at a local tattooists but they had to let me go because there was not enough time to teach me. They did teach my enough to be able to tattoo on my own and it gave me the foot in the door that I needed.

I've tattooed myself a few times and my friend to get use to using the machines. Which weighs a good few pounds and vibrates so getting a straight line is going to take alot of practice.

Heres some pictures from Tattoo artists I admire. Each one has their own distinct style.

Leah Moule - Birmingham

Valerie Vargas - London

Steve Byrne - London

As for making a living the usual rate for an hour's tattooing is £60 or more. On a fully booked 10am-6pm day with an hours break you will easily get £400+ a day.

To reach my goal I need to start collecting reference material as every tattoo artist will have shelves of books on every subject becasue you never know what you will be asked to do.
are perfect for this.

Also I need to improve my faces and figures.
Learn about muscle structure and how a tattoo will move on the skin.
Improve my watercolour and wash techniques.
And absorb as much information as I can. The tattoo magazines Total Tattoo & Skin Deep are great for interviews with Artists, Photographs from Conventions and seeing what work is being made.
Re-read my Fundamentals of modern tattooing book and create a folder of all the things I need to remember.
The hard part will be getting my hands on any copies of Tattoo Master magazine as it is only sold to registered tattoo shops. So I will have to pester my tattooist friends for old copies. It is a trade only magazine full of information on how to tattoo. It goes to show how closely guarded the tattoo industry is.

UPDATE: Taking my portfolio with me when I get tattooed on the 15th and they're going to go through it with me and give me help. Also they are lending me their copies of Tattoo Masters magazines. My friend who got an apprenticeship with her portfolio told me that I need to show portraits so here's a few in progress.



Monday, 5 April 2010

london Book Fair 19th to 21st April

Comic & Graphic Novel Seminars

NEW for LBF 2010 a stream of seminars looking at opportunities for comic books, graphic novels, manga and animé.
Monday 19 Apr 2010
11:30 - 12:30Cross-Media Horizons: Graphic Novels & Video Games
Wellington Rooms, Earls Court 1
Chair Lorna Evans

Mr Diego Gisbert, Concept Artist/2-D Designer
Mr Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director, Rebellion
Mr Xavier Guilbert , Ubisoft
12:00 - 16:00Artists at Work
Comic Café, Earls Court 1
Mr Diego Gisbert, Concept Artist/2-D Designer
Mr Mustashrik Mahbu, Artist & Illustrator
Mr Salva Espin, Graphic Novel-Marvel Artist
Tuesday 20 Apr 2010
10:00 - 11:00Getting Graphic Novels and Manga to the Reader
Conference Centre Room 3, Earls Court 1
Chair Helen McCarthy
Mr Andrew Whelan, Key Account Manager, Diamond Book Distributors
Mr David Fickling , Editor and Publisher, David Fickling Books
Mr Michael Rowley, Category Buyer SF, Manga & Graphic Novels, Waterstone's
Mr Paul Fisher, Library Development Office
12:00 - 16:00Artists at Work
Comic Café, Earls Court 1
Mr Diego Gisbert, Concept Artist/2-D Designer
Ms Emma Vieceli, Graphic Novel & Manga Artist
Ms Nana Li, Graphic Novel & Manga Artist
14:30 - 15:30New Opportunities: Graphic Novels and Digital
Cromwell Room, Earls Court 1
Chair Emma Hayley
Mr Cory Doctorow, Author, Activist, Journalist and Blogger
Mr David Fickling , Editor and Publisher, David Fickling Books
Mr Ian Rankin, Author
Mr Paul Gravett, Director of COMICA Festival, COMICA Festival
16:00 - 17:00Graphic Novel Industry Unveiled
Wellington Rooms, Earls Court 1
Chair Paul Gravett
Mr Alex Bowler, Editor, Jonathan Cape
Mr Marco Lupoi, Licensing Director, Panini Publishing Division
Ms Emma Hayley, Director, SelfMadeHero / Metro Media
Ms Sophie Castille, Foreign Rights Director, Mediatoon
Wednesday 21 Apr 2010
12:00 - 16:00Artists at Work
Comic Café, Earls Court 1
Mr Diego Gisbert, Concept Artist/2-D Designer
Mr Salva Espin, Graphic Novel-Marvel Artist

Change Through Art Competition - What has the recession meant to you?

Create a photograph, film or comic that represents what the recession means to you and you could win £1000* and have your work judged by the MD of Saatchi Design Ashley Goodall, Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare and Comic illustrator Jamie McKelvie.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

zombie fans

If u like zombies download issue 1 :P for free.

more royal

Thursday, 1 April 2010


This is a one off piece inspired by the tower of Babel...I'm sure Chiu will have much to say about my complete lack of typography skill >.> It might need abit of cleaning up still. I've got another piece on the go based on Abraham and Isaac and robots but I've still got a fair bit to do and if you've got a rush to finish it thats fine.

I would offer to do the cover but I have already done one (the 1st one infact) but if nobody else offers I could :P