Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mr Freeze!

Staying with the cold theme (it’s fairly chilly in Dundee at the moment... and they say there’s going to be snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. In April!) - here’s a Mr Freeze/Batman commission. I really went to town on Victor’s armour here, while also drawing a really muscular eighties-style Batman. 

Captain Cold

A Captain Cold commission from last year. I was given the option of drawing the TV Flash/Legends of Tomorrow version, or the silver age Leonard. Naturally, I chose the silly option 

Remind me to colour this at some point...!

A sneak peek...

...of something I’m not allowed to talk about right now. It’s going to be big and fun though - and I can’t wait for you to see it 

Pentel brush pen and ink wash on Bristol board.

More Dark Knight

Another Batman, drawn just a couple of weeks ago and flying solo this time. Exploring using shadows and tone to define shapes, rather than contour lines, a la art heroes Al Williamson and David Lloyd. It works pretty well, but requires a lot of patience 

Tooled up

An extremely well-equipped Batman from a few years ago... pencils by me, inks by a (pre-stardom) Chris Samnee. We make a good team!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Abslom Daak...


Drawn with pentel brush pen on sketchbook paper, colours and zipatone added in photoshop


Orion of the New Gods in a pensive mood - drawn with ballpoint pen and coloured in photoshop (with some original New Gods covered cropped and dropped into the background)


These were the pages I worked up to tryout for my run on Boom! Studios’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes book. I was going through a Paul Smith/Barry Windsor Smith phase at the time. These were fun to do, and “trying out” for a book made me feel like an old school comics pro.