Sunday, 31 August 2014

IF: Metamorphosis

So... its really been a year since I last posted! Its kind of hard to believe.
It seems pretty apt as a topic to come back with. The past year has not been without its challegnes, and continues to be difficult.
I've been through a very difficult time, and hopefully will come out the other side stronger for it.
Someone close to me also has been in a difficult place, and the same should be true for them when they reach the other side.

It was a quickie this week, to try and get back into the habit of drawing and posting - both of which have been lacking in my life over the past year.
Its not a great image, but its not bad for a half-hours' work.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

IF: Surveillance

Surveillance.......who better than the World's Greatest Detective?

Sunday, 10 March 2013

IF: Yesterday

"Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."
Groucho Marx

Friday, 1 March 2013

IF: Talent

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" Albert Einstein

I messed up this drawing and am now sad and frustrated. You can see about half the image is more solid, dense and blurred than the other. That's because I drew a lot of it, accidentally, on the wrong layer. I made a rough white and grey image first to scribble over, and inadvertently switched to this layer halfway through. By the time I realised, I had about two hours' worth of drawing which I'd have had to scrap, if I had done what I should have done, which is to start over.
No way, Jose!
So I ported it across from one layer to the other, but that entire block was opaque due to the background. Bottoms.
So, this would have been a bit nicer of an image had I been either a) less careless or b) less lazy.
But I'm not!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Illustration Friday: Jump

The question which would win in a fight between a crocodile and a shark has recently been much contested.
Assuming the crocodile has had ample basking time and they are a size-for-size match, I'm backing the croc. Though I don't know how they fare in open water.
Sharks are still cooler, though.

I didn't draw this for IF originally, but for a friend with whom sharks have been much discussed, and which recently have featured the shark/croc dilemma. 

It just so happens that the topic 'Jump' rather fits the bill as well.

But is it really jumping if a creature has no legs?

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Illustration Friday: Swamp

What are the three hazards of the Fire Swamp?
Fire Spurts, Lightning Sand and the ROUS's.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Illustration Friday: Shades

"We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, its dark.....and we're wearing sunglasses."

This week's IF topic: Shades.
It pretty much had to be this or Terminator.
Jake and Elwood won the toss.