From Pencils To Inks…

I’m often asked how I do what I do… Artists’, we get that a lot, right? I happily let people know that there are no magic wands involved and that the process usually employs only a little elbow grease, a jot of focus and the ability to apply oneself.

As a teacher, it’s ultra important for me, that my students understand this…

Here’s a drawing from a couple of years ago and the three-step-process I took to achieve the final (inked) version:

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A Mouse On A Makeshift Raft…

I spent a few months last year playing with animated ideas. If you look at earlier posts you’ll see a whole heap of backgrounds I created for the project. It was/is my intention to bring my character Finn MacNiall to life. It was a bit of a learning curve to bring things up to this level and I learned a whole lot on a short space time, of course there’s room for improvement but if things are fun you don’t mind the extra work involved. This one of my earlier efforts, I see this one as a bit of a breakthrough (ie earlier efforts were crappier 🙂

You might have to reduce your browser window to see it properly. For some reason Facebook videos load oddly…

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Into The Woods…

Really enjoying this stage I’m at with this project, my favourite part is the realisation, the ‘fleshing out’ of ideas, making the characters work, the environment, the mood… Exciting stuff!

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Of Mice and…

I haven’t drawn my little mouse ‘Finn MacNiall’, for a while, going to open up the box and see what happens- I need something to sink my teeth into and this little guy is currently squeeking up. More to follow…

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On The Run…

been working on more Finn MacNiall stuff for my VALIANT project. Here’s Finn, on the run…

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And I wanted to try something out, using watercolours, looking for a style that also involves some linework. (apologies for the scan)

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VALIANT…

I’ve been dusting off my old Finn MacNiall drawing skills (character from my VALIANT project). Had a chat with the writer, hopefully, we’ll be onto this soon. It’s been far too long…

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