Tuesday, 30 November 2010

project underway...


This is one of my characters from an animated series pitch project that I'm currently working on. The series summed up is basically about a bunch of ghost sailors and fishermen from different times and cultures in history telling myths, legends, and stories of how they died. They all haunt this one old man (on his deathbed) who sits alone in a dark corner of a bleak seaside tavern.

This character, Wallace, is a Scottish fisherman from the late 1800s, who died trying to free his boat from being beached on a coral reef. While he was underwater something cut his oxygen tube and cables... oooooOOOOOOOoooooo!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

First post... EAT LEAD REAVER!

So, this is all new to me, I've never had a blog before... so be gentle.
I have a deviantart page, but I suppose I'll start posting my artwork and things of that nature here from now on. But if you're interested in any of my earlier work, prior to this, click that link right there...

Off the bat, I really don't want this to be some sort of diary, so if it becomes something like that... well... If somebody could step up and be honest and tell me please. Constructive criticism is greeted with open arms. I mean critiques help any artist advance and grow creatively and technically, and I aim to do just that, with all the evolving and progressing... I got big dreams to fulfill. You know what they always say 'aim high'... And then land somewhere a bit lower off target.

So what I'm aiming for here (without sounding pretentious) is more of an artistic journal, documenting my creative process and exhibiting to the world some hopefully really cool, inspiring stuff. I'm hoping this blog will also stand as a sort of web-folio, similar to deviantart, but 100 times cooler... hahaha web-folio? you understand...

So... yeah. Please come and visit me and share your thoughts, knowledge and opinions around the campfire. Anyway enough writing here's a picture... hope it's not too huge. not sure yet how to rescale them. My apologies.

Right here is something so old. so old I can't remember when I drew it. But I really like something about it. Not sure what. Perhaps it has nostalgic value. Maybe it's the crude paneling and narrative... EAT LEAD REAVER! what was I thinking? I've grown quite fond of naive art...
My good friend Thomas Chijioke (Chij), one out of my two followers as I write this, once told me (not a direct quote but) "The less you know, the less you're limited by creative boundaries.. Whereas the more you know, the more you're limited to what you know". Every now and then I wonder whether you lose the person you could be as you evolve to be something else. Can you literally change your mind after learning something? I chew it over in my head, whilst breathing heavily on my cuban cigar...
"f**kit" I conclude.