Monday, 22 June 2015
Some old old pen and ink stuff -everybody does that -ever since I got photoshop in 2001 kind of moved away from this way of working -did like some of the stuff I did -but ultmately I think I put too much stuff in (I do enjoy drawing I get too carried away - but theres a certain degree of ecomonics required in cartooning - hence working the way I do now)
Very Early Jonah Jacks(my Mod of the Future character)-his second incarnation - this characters look changed a fair bit in time but the shades and cool haircut remained (unlike the illustrators) very Han Solo inspired this one -and I think the guns a rip off of Boba's blaster but I did like the idea of a digital Big Ben.
Very early Louisa Sheen -from about about 1995 -except she was called Brat back then and Cyborg boyfriend was called Borg -ditched that idea - thought a demonic schoolboy would make a better partner... could identify with him more lol
1995 again -so just after leaving university - wondered if I could draw the Mona Lisa -then I wondered -lets take this further -so I had a go at De Kooning's "Woman " and "American Gothic"
Andy Wormhole was curator of the gallery.. was big on the Velvets and Warhols world back then.
This is a bit more current-well 9 years ago and a copy of a classic Carlos Ezquerra(He is the Greatest! ) drawing of Johnny Alpha but in my style -should really re-add Carlos and various 2000ad other artists back on FB -I left briefly - but sometimes I get so blown away -I wind up doubting myself -and I never get time to sit down and work on anything -trapped in my role as a carer and when I have free time I don't feel the incentive as I did back then .. rather get plastered-it's wrong but I wanted more out of life and it didn't happen - I tell myself I've got to make it happen - but then I get to thinking -well if I was any good I'd of made it in my 20's - my eyesights getting worse too - you put in the effort and no-one cares that also preys on my mind - The only way I think I can approach this is for enjoyment rather than been a bigshot - would like to come up with an original story that even if just a handful of people saw might think " I liked that "... so underground but in a big epic sense -I hate the term small press as I have big budget dreams - (meaning theirs no limit to imagination rather than in the film sense) nothing I do is twee - not my nature .. I'll round off with the crazy characters I've come up with in the past - a big nod to Brian Bolland 2000ad Eagle Cover .. it's up there with Blakes Pepper too .