Been a bit quiet here. Mainly due to some paid work, and Monsters taking up my time.
Here is a sketch for the cover of my follow on to Tracks.
The working title is Gone North, but that is likely to change.
Most of the pencils are completed, seems to be coming along real quick.
Collage of sketchbook material.
Last night was the first of the Gosh/Broken Frontier Drink and Draw Sessions. Hosted by Andy and Tom, the guests were Tom Humberstone and Danny Noble.
A really good turn out and a there was a whole new bunch of young cartoonists.
A promising start.
Some sketches from the night.
This is an un- lettered page from a new project/idea. I’m using existing sketchbook
material and making something new from it.
I have returned to life drawing after too long away. I go to drop in classes at The Candid gallery. Drawing from life is so important. To spend a period of time actually studying an object, a person. Anything that is in the real world. get those observational muscles working. I have also started to supplement the life drawing with actually studying anatomy and developing my gesture skills. It’s slow going, but a combination of these activities has already had a positive effect on my drawing.
Hopefully this will help loosen up my figure work in my comics.
here are a few drawings from recent classes, and examples of gesture drawing. I uses Posemaniacs, and for deeper study i use Proko, who has an excellent set of videos.
If you feel as though something is missing from your work, give life drawing a go.
I think you will notice the improvement in your work.
Tracks has been reviewed by Richard Bruton on the Forbidden Planet blog.
Richard ( And FP) have ben very supportive of my work over a number of years.
So any review is always welcomed by me.
I have set up a Patreon page. Hopefully I will be able to assist my freelance life in some small way.
The long term goal is to sustain a studio set – up.
The page may need some fine tuning. Any feedback would be welcome.
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Here are a few pics from my window painting session at The Maynard Arms. The Crouch End Zombie walk starts from here. On the same day is the second Crouch End cartoon festival. It’s going to be a brilliant Saturday. If you are around, drop by.
( Pic from Dave/Maynard)
I have been working on these cardboard sculptures, exploring a few ideas. There was an opportunity to use the window space next to Hornsey Town Hall, as part of the Crouch End festival. So installed some the objects today. Still some tidy up to do, but here are a few photos.