Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Last bit of lettering...

Morning people! After the meeting yesterday, and due to the deadline for submissions, I'm looking at lettering my beauty and the beast pages before getting too stuck into writing scripts. What would be helpful would be some opinions on said lettering, I've tried digital fonts, calligraphy nibs and brushes. I know which I prefer, i'd just like some other input before going ahead on the final pieces.

This is the digital lettering, the font being an edited open source typeface found on the internet. 

Calligraphy Nibs. I followed This tutorial thing on filing down a nib I didn't often use. It does give the letters a nice quality.

Finally brushes. Apart from the 'o' in Know, the freedom of weighting of a brush led to a nice mix of formality found in the calligraphy nibs, and the rather artificial looking digital type.

Monday, 26 September 2011


'sup. Anyone who wants to submit something for the next Ink Soup please send me an email at (and ideally let me know how many pages)

Provisional submission deadline: Monday 10th October



Monday, 19 September 2011

Beauty & Beast page 3

So, this has taken a long time and there's not much left, BUT the third page is done! I'm already working on the last two. And I've learned to draw boats.

Also, I've started working on something new, only a few pages, and still at storyboard level. I °might° enter it into the Observer competition, though first of all I just want to lay it out and use a bit of watercolours, for fun. Next step is photo references. I'm also trying to make my storyboards a little more comprehensible and closer to what the final image should look like, at least even if something stays at the first stage I can go back to it later and actually understand what I had in mind.

Monday, 12 September 2011

great find by Tim Ki-Kydd:

Some of you may be interested submitting work?

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Button Phobia/ Zipper Phobia

These  are the pages about Button Phobia and Zipper Phobia. the first picture is about how the Button Phobia woman reached for sweets that were on a pile of button boxes. dramaticly they fell on her and she was forever traumatised.

The Zipper Phobia guy developed his fear during a  camping trip. When he was about to lay down ad opened his tent an angry racoon attacked him. Ever since he wont open any zippers. 

Below you see the sketch for the layout. I'm ok with it but need to check on size and better perspective. For example the way the Butto Phobia girl reaches for sweets.  She could be way more in bird's eye perspective (hand much bigger than her head). and the lid of the candy glas could be slighty open so you can see some lollipops. My next step is to redraw both childhood storys and of course think about the final page how they get together. I could use some feedback on this please. 

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Have a look at

Comical Animal

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

late research?

Though I'm not sure how I feel about ballet, what are the chances that it's on? :)


05 Warsaw Rising Graphic Story Competition deadline 03.10.2011

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Beauty and thew Beast thumbnail layout development

I have tried to give much more depth to my fractured Georgie Porgie in my story RVJ. By looking deeper in to the character of the duke of Buckingham (who was Georgie in the rhythm) and his relationship with king Charles the 2nd and discover why all the girls cried. I find some useful information in to these two characters

The script for the story with 
pieces of text proving my point on 
Georges sexually.  

From now on I am using secondary and primary photos and images to aid in a stronger execution.

rough thumbnails

Final roughs 

Visually the comic will look like what i showed on my  pervious post on visual direction of the work. 

My final finish will be digitally coloured on PS seeing as that’s a media I am much more familiar and I believe i can be creative on. I did a quick colour test on page 1 to see how and what sort of atmosphere and style of digital painting the final will be.

I am hunting currently for other digital artists who expand Photoshop and tablet software to new heights to produce sharper imagery. Learn their techniques to make this much more enjoyable and experimental.

personally i think this could help in my ambitious