Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Dan’s too busy to write up his visit to the Glasgow con so I, in my role as Best Girlfriend Ever, am doing it for him.
It’s a fairly small con but the guest list was excellent – Rufus Dayglo, Alan Grant, Jon Haward, Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Jim Starlin, John Wagner, as well as various small press publishers.
|Dan before the crowds|
Loads of people came for sketches and poor old Dan didn’t stop all day – 40 sketches by 3pm! Suffice to say, he was knackered by the end of it, but still a happy bunny. We sold out of sketchbooks and met some very nice people - including Twitterfriends Mark Toner and Colin Bell. Here are some of Dan's sketches from that day:
|Dan, Rufus and Jon|
|Drawing Matt Smith|
|Man-Thing in progress|
|The finished Man-Thing|
|Robin and Superman|
|Drawing the Hulk|
|Love that Joker!|
|Cosplayers - Scottish Spider-Man with Storm|
|On a break outside the venue and another sketch for a nice man and his son.|
|Request of the day goes to Colin Bell for asking for Dan’s own character- Sky-Knight (watch this space!)|
|Last sketch of the day – Spider-Man/Peter Parker|
Thanks to everyone who came along to chat and who bought a sketchbook. Also to Sha Nazir for organising the event and inviting us.
When I was a kid, the Transformers looked a lot less shiny than they do these days. John Ridgeway and Mike Collins' take on the big metal tramps was especially gnarly, with Ridgeway's looking almost like wood at times. I loved that - that extra bit of British texture made the Transformers mythos smaller, more mundane, but also somehow more magic. Anyway, with that in mind, I drew Optimus Prime:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A snippet of today's Time Share work. This is me trying to get away from the - to my mind - rather fey line I'm getting from my brush at the moment. I'll probably go back to the brush at some point - I've spent too long mastering it to give up on it now - but I'm very pleased with how this came out. This bit was made using PITT brush pens, PITT superfine pen, chunky black marker, crayon and zipatone. Blimey!
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