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Feeling Sketchy


#21

Congratulations, Michael.


#22

Great news. I really do love that Endevour piece, I give it an up vote each time you post it.


#23

Thanks Bruce! They emailed me just now and let me know it’s that one that got in the exhibition. I knew my love for a middle-aged TV show would pay off one day.


#24

The record label has made the announcement of the release so I can show the final artwork!

Really enjoyed this one. Giant robots almost draw themselves…


#25

That’s great. The colouring really enhances it when it would have been easy to overwhelm it.


#26

Thanks Dave! Much appreciated. :slight_smile:


#27

Bit of an old pic I never got around to polishing off, from a trip to Mousehole in Cornwall. I quite like seeing the pencil lines from the sketch underneath:

And this was an extra pic for the record label, for promotional use - don’t know if they’re going to use it, but was a fun stab at pushing this messy style a bit further. I’ve veered quite far from the neat style from a few years ago:


#28

Because that film was great.


#29

Here’s the original sketch I did on orange paper before taking it into Photoshop. Hope people like it!


#30

Man, I like this even more the longer I look at it.


#31

Love the scratchy pen style, more so now as it fits the tone of the film.


#32

Cheers Keith! It’s all in pencil then darkened with Levels once scanned in though, had to make the conscious choice of pen vs. pencil for this one - the grit of graphite just suited the material more.


#33

Some pages from 2007 or so, hadn’t seen them for a while and thought they could see the light of day!


#34

Oops, forgot the extra pages, these ones were in watercolour:


#35

Silly question: Did you produce it to look like that (as though it was in a book) or is that a preview from a book printing website?


#36

Oh, the former. My work involves a lot of brochure design and we use Photoshop mockup files - realised the other day I could present my portfolio in the same manner.

I’ve updated some of the record sleeve artwork I’ve done in the same way:


#37

Came across this promotional comic I did in 2006 for ‘The Return of Dr. Octagon’ album for Buttercuts Records.

Was ripping off Mignola a bit at the time, and I think this was the first bit of artwork I made entirely digitally.

Anyway, here it is! The plot is that at the end of his last album, the mad scientist Dr. Octagon is shot in his studio…


#38

Michael’s on fire here. This is all 100% in my love zone!!

MM


#39

Cheers Mark!

Just started on this new pic last night:

Going to see if I can throw some paint on it tonight and not muck it up entirely (it will be a close thing).


#40

Oh baby. Looking forward to seeing that!