Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monster Munch

Spooky Halloween!  So, here I sit, waiting for the onslaught of Trick or Treaters. I'm at my wife's PC because it's downstairs while mine is up (it's the slowest PC in the northern hemisphere I do believe).  So if I suddenly go off track and make no sense it's because I was distracted by some kid's mom in a catwoman costume or something.
So since it's Halloween I guess this should be a post about something creepy right?  Well, as luck would have it...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Feel the Need...

Hopefully a very quick post tonight because I'm about to retire ("Really? But you seem so young," "I meant for the night Doctor"). Before we get down to the art a couple of blog related things. Firstly that ghastly visitor counter has gone, I don't know what possessed me to add it in the first place. Secondly clicking the thumbnails from now on will expand the post - no more needing to click the title or the More button. It's been this since the beginning of the month, but I realise I failed to mention it - older posts still need the title clicked, but I may go back and fix them all. There you go Bro, no excuse for not visiting now.

Anyway, on to Speed Painting...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wanderers in the 4th Dimension

You may, by this point, be of the opinion that I rather like Doctor Who. You would be wrong. I frickin' love Doctor Who. Or rather I don't. What I do is enjoy Doctor Who as it airs on TV, to varying degrees depending on who the writer or director of the current episode is. What I love is what Doctor Who represents. What he represents, much like Sherlock Holmes and James Bond and The Bash Street Kids and (the British) Dennis the Menace is a Britain that doesn't exist, but which everyone really wishes did, and the show has represented that wondrous escapism for 47 years.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Musing 2: A Right Mickey Mouse Job

Yes, I'm still here. Things have been a little crazy lately, and what with one thing or another I've A) not been drawing much and B) been posting even less. Things are on the way though, you'll get to see them soon. For now it's time for me to gibber on about things I don't really understand in an effort to understand them better. You, if you're brave enough, can come along for the ride.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


If I were smart (and at this point we may as well all agree that I'm not) I would be doing something constructive right now.  I could do some gesture drawing, or figure drawing, or practice drawing the head, or sketch out another Doctor caricature or do a sketch of Wolverine, or just draw/paint something else that takes my fancy.  This would be a good time to do it because my wife has taken my Son to the store to buy paint for the table she's building (She has her own blog if you're interested).  Since we have now established that I am not smart you shouldn't be surprised that I'm writing a blog post instead.   OK, after all that I've practically forgotten what I was blogging about to begin with...  Oh, yes, another picture of the Doctor!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bow Ties Are Cool

I neglected to mention in the previous post as to why I've not done all that much work lately, and I also recall that some time ago I would explain why my Dad's Birthday sucked and why October 5th is the worst day of the year.  The answer is that it's the Anniversary of my dad shuffling off this mortal coil.  I am, and have been for the past 18 years, a complete wreck during the last week of September and the first couple in October.  OK, are you all depressed yet?  Well, look at the picture after the break, Matt Smith's not looking to jolly either.


So I've been terribly unproductive for the last week or so, so no new "traditional" work to be seen (I've done some, but not enough to be worth a post yet) which means you're stuck with more Artrage work.  For the next couple of posts in fact, because I've done a set.  I have no idea what inspired me to decide to A) try some caricatures and B) pick David Tennant as The Doctor for my first effort, but I did.  I was really quite pleased with it - at the time.