Christmas round-up

Done as a few xmas pressies for various friends and family. Particularly enjoyed the Lansbury/van Dyke commission.


Shoggey Beast

A few years ago when I decided to rekindle my love affair with all things 2000 AD, my first move was to buy Warrior's Dawn, the first Slaine collection, and leafing through the glorious artwork by Massimo Belardinelli, Angie Kincaid and - most of all - Mike McMahon, well, the nostalgia was immense.

McMahon is undoubtedly my favourite comic artist of all time, and his stint on early Slaine (around the same time he was drawing 'Monkey Business at Charles Darwin Block' & 'Block Mania') etched itself onto my fragile young mind like nothing else (with the possible exception of Cam Kennedy on Rogue Trooper).

Anyway, within this faultless and highly recommended volume is a story entitled 'The Shoggey Beast', and here's my depiction of said beast (based quite closely on McMahon's I must admit).


A work-in-progress

Colour rough character design for a spin-off from the zombie horror novel SIX I illustrated earlier in the year. Author Ryan Henry has been working on a novella that takes place in the same continuity and this time focuses on two more survivors.

Still beset by a multitude of technical problems, and STILL haven't moved house. The latest clusterf*ck involves my wacom's pressure sensitivity refusing to work despite spending hours looking for drivers and restarting and restarting the PC.

Anyway, this is the best I can do at the moment really. 

German soldier

My effort for the weekly themed art blog last week, from the iconic photograph of a German soldier during the Battle of The Bulge. 20 minute pencil sketch.