Monday, 31 October 2011


Ive been incredibly lazy with drawing recently. Tonight I made some time to sit down and do some hermit style life drawing! Love those nights when you get really into it and its actually fun! As opposed to those day you cant draw anything for sh*t! Out of practice and it shows (especially with the female models!), but hopefully Ill get back into the swing of it soon.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Bang Bang

Feeling poorly today, I didnt go to work but instead stayed at home and did this design for AIB Jumble, a drawing group for ex students from my old University.

Its a shape challenge. Kinda like those ink prints therapists show their patients.

I saw blood.....

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


So in the spirit of a couple of posts ago when I mentioned how wonderful I thought TV and Film were in regards to inspiring character design practice, I have done one in a little more detail than Jim Halpert! Top is the finished colour but the silly checkered shirt lost some nice line detail I felt I had going. The 3 on the bottom were my initial sketches (which I kinda prefer to the final :s) Can you tell who it is yet?

Monday, 17 October 2011

Autumn Ponderings

Based on the sketch from the previous post. Bet you're digging his paw hands :S

Going to try and make more characters out of the people I sketch in my sketchbook. It's a fun quick way to keep practicing character design when you dont have time to dedicate a lot of time to a bigger project.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

33rd Sketchcrawl - Luxembourg

This weekend was the 33rd Worldwide sketchcrawl, and for Luxembourg it was our 5th and our best turn out yet! I think we had around 12 people! Beats the normal 6!

Click on the image above to see the rest of the results from yesterday.

There are some really great characters in Luxembourg!

Thursday, 13 October 2011


Since wrapping up on my portfolio (as I could work on it endlessly, I just had to say stop!) Ive had some free time to myself. Time to just draw whatever I want without any pressure on my back.

Ive been catching up on some TV and films...always a great source of inspiration for character design. Not a great caricature but can anyone tell who this is supposed to be?

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


Regular followers and friends may know that I took one of the Schoolism online courses this summer, Stephen Silver's Character Design course. It did absolute wonders for my design approach and motivation.

See some of the work I produced in my current PORTFOLIO.

The site also offers many other types of courses, from Storyboarding to Digital Painting, from Gesture Drawing to Comic Illustration.

As I am an Alumnus, Ive been given a secret key in the from of a discount code that will get you $50 the normal price. Every little helps right? So if you've been considering doing one of these classes, now is as good a time as any! Just click the big green thingy below or on the side bar!

Sunday, 9 October 2011


Just a couple of sketches based off of some other sketches I did at the bar the other night. Couldn't quit capture what I wanted to at the time, so I tried again in the security of my own home without peer pressure!

Doing some personal studies this week, focusing mainly on hands and how clothing folds around the body. Felt like this was a good start but still a long way to go.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Parc Merveilleux...Encore Encore!

Another trip to Parc Merveilleix, that's once every month since August! Not too shabby! Ill see how cold it is in November before I promise to go back again.

Spent more time drawing animals I usually skip. And I didnt even see the crocodiles before! Guess that shows how good natures camouflage design is.

Oh, and possibly some bad news. The raccoon closure *seems* to have gone from 3 guests to 2...Shakers was nowhere to be seen. Stay tuned for news in November :(

Monday, 3 October 2011