Monday, November 5, 2012

Webcomic Submission

This was a submission for an Irish Webcomic to poke fun at tech companies and geeky stuff. I was sent the script which is mostly the text at the top and the narration boxes, and enjoyed working on this and coming up with what i hope is funny dialogue for the panels.

A First and Some Overlooked Design Work

This is a First for me, getting to see a design on an actual finished product, a good feeling, and it's a DVD ROM of African fairytales as audio plays, done for a Dublin based African Charity.
And here's a couple of pieces of design I like and had fun building but were either only visible for a second or barely visible in the final illustration.
First is a recreation of the Winkies logo, from David Lynch's 'Mulholland Drive' which was for a poster for a fictional Spider-Man movie directed by David Lynch, it was for one of the old Whitechapel Remake/Remodels, I took care to get it as accurate as possible but in the ned it was barely visible.

And finally from my first animation which was a cut out animation, street fighter themed soviet fight, the Capcom logo got modified.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Portfolio Colours and Inks

Attended the D.I.C.E. comic con in Dublin and decided to bring my portfolio for the portfolio critique. After being out of practice with a pencil and not wanting to rush something and have it not turn out well decided to put the focus on inking and colours, here's some of what i brought along.

Colour Work
I had trouble finding examples to colour that interested me so decided to scan some black and white comics that I had, first up a page from Punk Rock Jesus, which I consider to be the best comic on the shelves at present, followed by two pages from Nextwave, by Stuart Immonen, and luckyily I have the crayon butchery variant, also one of my favourite series of all time.

Ink Work
For Inks i chose a mix of artists I admire and like the style of and one that looked very traditional in it's execution, these are by Greg Capullo ( been a big fan of Mr. Capullo since Spawn, and his batman is stunning, and posts a lot of pencils/process on his deviantart page), Kenneth Rocafort ( an artist whose style i love, first caught my attention with Madame Mirage) and Ken Lashley (loved how traditional/old school this piece looked, instant classic and iconic with a great layout ).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

DJ Goldy Timeline

A friend was very opposed to changing to timeline so to help them embrace it, I did this cover photo/profile pic combo. And you can catch DJ Goldy saturday nights upstairs at 4 Dame Lane.

Comic Quiz Preview

Some preview screens from the comic book game i was working on, this is how i wanted the final game to look.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Background Image

Just a quick little post of a new background image had in mind a darwyn cook catwoman sketch, mixed with audrey from twin peaks.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Comic Quiz Game Preview

Preview of the mock up screens for the comic book quiz these are from the early stage when i was using place holder images untill i had the artwork done to switch out. Starts with a home screen followed by a couple of choose your gamr type screens the icons are on a carousel to drag across to the one you want. After those it's samples of the question screens for some of the game types.

Game Type Icons

Some of the game type icons for the comic book iPad quiz game i'm currently working on.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dredd iPod Doodle

As the title says a quick iPod doodle of the one and only Judge Dredd.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Possible Business Card

Front and back of a possible businesss card, playing around with different layouts and so far it's the front runner.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Cure For Greyscale

Here's a link to a colour swatch of the copic ciao markers for photoshop, made this for an upcoming project and thought some may find it useful. Click for download
To install it for the file path is, program files-adobe-your version of photoshop-presets-colour swatches

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

North by Northwest

Saw a competition being run by the folks over at Film Fatale, to design a poster or advertisement for their next showing North by Northwest, and being a hitchcock fan couldn't resist, didn't expect to win but I did, so two free tickets to see a classic movie. It's a good day.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sky Doll iPod doodle

Lines done in a pub in galway and colours done in dublin.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


it's one we all know, a quick bit of work from today

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Inking Practice

For the sister Grimm project I realised my inking skills were rusty and needed to be worked on so decided to aim high and ink some of Greg Capullo's fantastic pencils from his current batman run, a lot of fun to do as he's an artist I've been a fan of since his spawn days, a big influence and inspiration, anyway here it is.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sister Grimm

It's an ipod doodle of Nico from Runaways and also the code name for a big work project.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Some Work Design/Animation's

After the animated versions of the Company logo, they needed a static one, and this is what i came up with:

here's the frames for the animated horses for the a race predictor app, the frames are saved into a long strip and animated in CSS, and under that is a preview of the frames animated in flash:

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Domino iPod doodle

Here's a few pics of a redo of a Josh Howard style Domino sketch I'm having fun with adobe ideas and drawing with a stylus/my finger it's like being 5 again. Firstly the final piece and then a montage of it without a background some detail close ups, and some work in progress screenshots.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

rough horse test and ipod doodle

Currently working on an app that might have animated horses in it so here is the very rough flash test to get the frames to see how they will look animated in css.

and another ipod doodle, this is a skottie young style cyclops, i'm still in the adapting stage of getting confortable drawing with a sponge on glass

Thursday, January 19, 2012

ipod doodles

a couple of doodles done on an ipod spiderman and roadrunner, so now i can work on stuff while on the bus:

and also a quick little piece of typography a quote from jean luc godard:

Movie Quiz Graphics

Here's some graphics from a game i worked on, first up is a home screen that didn't make it into the final game, the company already had one designed:

and here's some alternate designs for the end of the game screen done in the style of different movie logo's:

the posters game type was alot of work 200 questions where the posters had to have the title removed from them, the one that i was happiest with is Scindlers list it was a chaellenge to remove the title and leave the image not looking mangled:

and the final two are the keypad i designed to take the place of the default apple one, went for a retro style to it and made it look like a typewriter, here's an ingame screenshot and a WIP of the keypad: