Sunday, 31 July 2011

Say Cheese

Just some quick expression tests of Tafti done while listening to Dance with Dragons.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Cloud Tests

As promised here are some cloud tests to try out the look I have in mind for Feathers. 

Long Time No Post

(UPDATE) I've added the sketches I promised, needn't have worried about waking people up, but that's another passive aggressive statement altogether)

I've not posted in a while, well....for nearly a week, so figured it was a time for an update.

I decided to spend today trying to finally nail down the (current) character for my final film, and while I have several more pages of sketches to upload I don't really want to wake people up with my monstrously loud scanner so will update with those tomorrow.

I've had really trouble settling down with a character design for this guy because while I knew I wanted an angel I hadn't decided on a personality and for me knowing the personality is really how I tend to think of a character and looks seem to come after. After finding a name for him, Tafti, the personality followed and then his face. I know his colours are very close to the original angel I've posted but knowing how I'd like to have the sky and clouds in backgrounds I decided they really were the best to stand out against them. (I may do some studies of these tomorrow to give you guys an idea of what I mean)

So here's the first proper pic of Tafti, more to come...hopefully ;)

Now following is a secondary RP character that I doodled in about 30 mins in-between struggling with the angel design, at this point it just wasn't working so I figured drawing someone I already had a pretty good idea about would help me unwind. (Yup, it's another southerner, this time a doctor called Tohlo) 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Evil Wizard

Cause every story's gotta have one


Here's the coloured version for you folks.

Monday, 11 July 2011


Because like Enoch it's rare for me to go a while without doodling Iolo, so here he is with his grandkids, Feld, Gerin and Alaya, (Least I think that''s it, can only really remember Alaya's for sure :P)

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Flying High

Another concept-art piece for Feathers. This time testing out ideas for clouds as well as another bird design, this time it's a purple-crowned lorikeet.

There, Mother

A quick doodle I did yesterday of a character of mine when he was young with his mum.

Familiar Faces

My sincerest apologies guys


A warm up for some more angel stuff this afternoon.

Saturday, 9 July 2011


Because it's impossible for me to not draw Enoch now and then. May put up more by way of explanation when my brain agrees to function.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


Different face experiments for the angel guy, I realize I accidentally drew some familiar looking types from other ocs of mine, that's my fault for looking through old stuff before hand I guess, damn you visual memory :P

Nonetheless I'm quite partial to 1, 2, 3, 5 and 11


Not that kind of bust :P

I decided to break out of cartoony mode for a bit a sketch a bust of Alexander the Great from a reference photo I took while at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, has been handy project wise as well considering I'd like to include some sort of Roman/Greek look in the angels and it will probably come from the hair and face of the character.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

So Many Colours....

Decided to continue the idea of giving the angel a more bird like colour-scheme but before i settled on a final I figured I'd do a few samples using colours referenced directly from birds. I like the kingfisher from my Fly my Pretty pic and from this the sun conure and budgie. I'm not that keen on toucan or eclectus but as it's an experiment I forced myself not to change it. 

Monday, 4 July 2011

Sketch Dump

Over the past couple of days I've been doing some rather rough sketches to start myself thinking of my final project for third year. I'm quite keen on using angels but haven't yet nailed down a story but for tagging ease I'm going to use the working title of 'Feathers' for all posts concerning this project. Before I did that I figured it'd be a good idea to study real life things that I want to try an include in the final design of the angel.

To start off I did a couple of of portraits with references from photos I have on my laptop just to try out different facial types.

I've decided I'd like the angel to do a lot of emoting through body language and use as little speech as possible, so over an afternoon I studied a favorite Mr. Bean sketch of mine to see how he used body language.

Because I want him to do a lot of acting through his hands and feet I figured it'd be prudent to sketch them too, references again were used - my own hands and feet, which is why there's only a right hand and no left - I can't draw with my right :P

Now, what are angels without wings, naturally the obvious thing to look at are birds, so here's a couple of birds for you. The first page is references from images again on my laptop and the later are real life geese in the park.

Friday, 1 July 2011

King Catch Up

Here's two more kings for you guys, Edward the Elder, Alfred's son, and Edward's son Athelstan - the first king of a unified England.