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Time

George: Maybe time’s going on strike.
Paul: What for?
George: Shorter hours.
Ringo: I don’t blame it. It must be very tiring being time, mustn’t it?
All: Why?
Ringo: Well, it’s a 24-hour day, isn’t it?
John: You surprise me, Ringo.
Ringo: Why?
John: Dealing in abstracts.

(The Beatles, Yellow Submarine)

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The Phantom Stranger

Phantom Stranger
The Phantom Stranger as an X-Man done for the DC Jam over at the CBR Boards.
My sister’s family came to stay this weekend and were very encouraging about this piece, especially my nephew. I used the lasso marquee tool for the first time (to make the head bigger!).

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Next Jam pieces

Next up I’ll be doing Songbird as an Amazon for Justin’s Marvel Jam, and The Phantom Stranger as an X-Man for R.E.B.’s DC Jam. But with family staying this weekend drawing time will be more precious than ever!

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Red Spider-Robin

Here’s a drawing for R.E.B.’s DC Jam over at the CBR Boards…. A ‘Secret Wars/Convergence/Amalgam style mash-up.

Red Robin Spider colour
This is Red Robin done as part of the Spider family. The hood is inspired by Spider Gwen, and I realised that the curves on that right arm are very ‘inspired’ by Judicator Prime’s drawing style (another CBR Board member). These jams are great places to experiment, and I’m trying to develop my own style with these drawings. I’m happy with the costume design, especially the way that the different elements fused together… But I’m frustrated about the smudging effect on the cape, and the loss of clarity on the edges to the legs. I tried to tidy it up, but that wasn’t working so I left it as is… Hopefully to amend/tidy up at some point. I’ve become increasingly aware that I’m only scratching the surface of Manga Studio 5EX’s potential, and I really need to get more clued up about it. NEXT STEP: Download the Manual!!!

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Spider-Bat

Spider-Bat colour

An ‘amalgam’esque hero created for Justin’s all new Draw me a Marvel Jam over at the CBR boards. This was a bit of a rushed job, but fun to do.
I have a Red Robin-Spider hero to create for R.E.B.’s DC Jam next! 🙂

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DC / Marvel Jam!

I’m looking forward to 2 new art Jams starting up on the CBR Boards: Marvel & DC… & I’m pleased they accepted my idea of trying to link them up to make a big Marvel/DC Joint-Jam.
I’m hoping to take part in both Jams, and will also be posting my drawings here, on my own little corner of the internet…

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The Artists Way

The book has been on my shelf for nearly 10 years. After a succession of recent synchronistic events I’m looking into it again. Feeling stuck with my art, but Hopeful.

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CBR Rule #63 Jam: Dazzler

Dazzler

My last submission for this Jam. I always thought Dazzler was a great character when I was a kid. It was fun to get a chance to do a Rule #63 ‘gender-swap’ version!

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Grant Morrison Glyph and Adam Ianbarry Cave Sketch

Morrison Ianbarry Cave Sketch
Cut and pasted from my CAF Gallery:
I met Grant at the Edinburgh Book Festival in August 2013, which was a real pleasure. We had an energised discussion about cave art, and I explained to him the theme of my sketch book, which he showed a lot of enthusiasm for. Grant was kind enough to think of a Glyph for his ‘cave wall’ which he drew in my book. I had the idea that I would draw him discovering the glyph in the book, however this idea’s been on a bit of a transformative journey over the last year and 3/4. I was finally in the right place to do my part of the drawing today, but in true Morrisonian fashion the person in the picture appears to look less like Grant and more like…. me.

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Deleted Post, due to hack

Just deleted a post here that was an advert for a current movie. Another infestation from when my website got hacked a couple of months ago….  (writing this April 2017)

I think it may have had something to do with the Twitter app I’ve been using, but I’m not sure. It might also be something to do with the comments feature on pages/posts.

Thanks to my Sister & Niece for spotting the hack & letting me know!