Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Walking Dead Nick

Big fan of zombies and I recently watched the first season...in one sitting! Im not that great at creating "likness" in portraits but dont worry too much about it, I think I just rush it too much. This is a work in progress tonal drawing and i am only half way through. I'll update over this week.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New tablet PC

I splashed out on a new convertable laptop with a stylus pen so i can draw on the screen. Its been great fun sitting in front of the TV sketching in photoshop. I do almost all my sketching digitally these days so being able to have a digital skechbook is amazing! I also went out and about in my local area sketching out side :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I have enjoyed doing the jazz drawings this week, musicians are always good to draw. This guy started out with the intention of being death from Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure but I do like my strong colours. So I thought the suit from the Mask would look good on this guy :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


A quickie sketch based on another photo of Vancouver musicians. Colours are a bit dull.

Jazz man

While I was in Vancouver I came across this great jazz guy in gastown. I had a stab at a character loosely based on him. there were other great musicians there that day, i'll try and do some more.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


Here is Bob. I dunno, i wanted to do a quick sketch and he popped in there. The style was forced because i wanted to do it very fast but i found i had more fun to paint like his. I don't ponder on things and just do it!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Viking Guys

I watched Disney's Tangled recently and thought it was the best Disney film in long time! I thought it was really entertaining, particularly the scene in the bar with the thugs. Great character design so I had a quick stab at creating similar characters...but these pail in comparison!

Friday, September 02, 2011

Goodbye Eevi

A girl from Finland we had working with us is leaving today. I was tasked with making her leaving card based on Quarrel, the game we have been working on. It was great fun making Quarrel characterisations of all the development team here at Denki :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Singing lady

I spent too long on this and its still not finished. I am trying to figure out a balance between sketchiness and a painterly quality (if you know what I mean) so I don't spend a long time tweaking but I get to a quality I am happy with. Interesting how the sketch changes when I start to paint.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Me on my red bike

I'll freely admit I was (still am) a geek and as a kid I used to bike it over to my mates with my PlayStation in my school bag so we could play multiplayer via link cable. There was no xbox live in those days! Good times!

I'm still learning a great deal about painting in photoshop and rushed it towards the end. The original drawing was done quickly so alot of the perspective is off and the character design could be better, but I feel I’m getting faster putting colour down and creating better shapes.

Incidentally, the red bike was stolen in the end. I loved that bike. I guess this is homage to that :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sun Game Art

A bit of free lance work for 3 days. It was a commission for The Sun newspaper with a little Scottish Sun bus driving through the streets of Paris. As I had such a short time to complete all the work the buildings were a simple tile that was repeated. Then objects placed on top.

The whole flash game was placed inside a newspaper. Like the game was played within a newspaper panel.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Random guy

Just a random piece of illustrator Art. I recently got back from an epic trip to Canada and really need to get more art done in my spare time.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I like having a base reference to start off with and i thought this guy was great! this was just a quick test and I will do this again...except maybe spend more time on it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My friends website went live. I did the background and logo stuff. I didn't do much, but it was fun! Heres his link http://www.amoebalab-games.com/

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I want to get back into digital painting. Im not liking this too much but im glad I started somewhere. I find i quite like my line drawings but when i start painting i lose a quality in the character...mmm. I'll spend more time and keep trying. He is supposed to have an eye patch but didnt work into it.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

An abertay student asked me how i go about creating art for games, and what packages i use. I did this over lunchtime to show the various stages i go through... well, its a post init! i need to start posting more!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Graphic design isn't really my strongest skill, but I do enjoy it. My coder friend asked me to help him design a logo for his start up company, Amoeba Lab. This is what we came up with. I did a few business cards and invoice templates. All good fun. Tom gave a great piece of coder art (at the bottom of the last image) to start me off! and yes, I know I spelt amoeba wrong in places!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lemmings is 20!

I remember the christmas i got my my amiga 500 + the lemmings pack. That was the start of my computer games obsession! I loved that game and attribute it to helping me pick the career i have today. I was totally dumbfounded when i started at denki to find out the guys that made it were right here in dundee and some of them i have had the pleasure of working with over the past few years. I got asked to do a few things for the celebration, like the poster logo and the plaque that went up on the original building where it was made.

I only had about 30 mins at lunchtime to make it and i wanted all the wee lemmings running about it, but, you can only do what you can in the time you have. But im so glad i was part of it!.
This is a great link btw, its the history of DMA and has a great making of lemmings section: