Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Tree Time Tales Competition entry

I will post the watercoloured version soon, let me know what you think of the overall design and whether it makes sense comments are appreciated!

Cheltenham Illustration entry colour theory experiment

I plan to use digital techniques limiting the colour scheme to give it the eerie mood it desires But the source of light is the focal point in the images content.

 and I am also possibly going to try and refine the lines and cross-hatching.  

Monday, 28 March 2011

Cheltenham Illustration entry

Well half the page anyway. If I can stay on track I should be able to finish the other half before May

Monday, 14 March 2011

Original artwork in Paris

found a wonderful shop near Notre dame which sells original Bande Dessine pages
and then it got me thinking about other places that may sell original artwork:

one of my favourites De-Crecy
Now to check if there are any galleries in London? a tad closer to home

Saturday, 12 March 2011

another page...

what do you think of this?

btw check this out Making Graphic Novels

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Acryilc Colour does it work for me

I am interested very much in working with traditional techniques to broaden my practices use of media to develop this i started doing studies from my own photography and looking in to colour and its tones and shading with acrylic paints.
This is not supposed to be a complete copy of the figure itself but i can see i need to look at limiting my palette to try and crate more realistic atmospheric pieces.

this study took about 2 hours cause of the focus on colour. 

i used a large range of colours for this figure so obviously this study is mixture of colder and warmer than its original source i plan to continue these sorts of studies to further improve on my colour theory and create comics with more personal hands on like Juanjo Guarnidos Black Sad (though he uses water colour and so does French comic artist Luc Brunschwig) than just straight forward digital software which I already know about.  

Monday, 7 March 2011


Saturday, 5 March 2011


Hey, I played a bit with colours, what do you think?


Wednesday, 2 March 2011


by John Kenn