Wednesday, 3 February 2016


As most of you know, I mostly use Copic markers but also Letraset  markers too. In fact, I will try  out any kind of marker, but these are the main brands I use.
Copic are hard to find in art shops  but very accessible via online shopping
I often shop here for markers and in pens

Both offer great discounts and service
You will also find markers on amazon but I don't think Cult pens can be beat on price.

Here are some online tutorials you may find helpful
Adam Hughes is what I would regard as  high end skills but still essential viewing.

This is also a good video

The images below I produced using both copic markers and Letraset markers

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Adrian Baxter Illustration

I stumbled across this guy's work on facebook the other day.

Adrian Baxter draws a beautiful line with his pen
I love his delicate line work and attention to detail.
for more of his work go check out his facebook page and show him some love.
also on tumblr

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Jan-March 2016 week3

 Here is tonight's sketch in case you need to refer back to it.

Nice WIP from Richard. I couldn't pick up all the feint lines but you can still make out that it is pretty solid

Half term begins week commencing Monday 15th February.
There will be no class on Tuesday 16th February.


I like what Will Terrell has to say. Ad he puts it across in a straight forward easy to absorb way.
Although this video is pretty much aimed at aspiring professionals, the information is basically the same that I tell you all each week, if you want to progress.
For those of you just drawing for recreation, don't  be intimidated or be put off by the first few minutes this video,  it gets  lest scary as it goes along. Just remember why you are drawing and who you are drawing for.
For those of you who  want to draw for a living, well,  it's like the guy says.

If you like what he has to say and how he says it, subscribe to his page.

Half term begins week commencing Monday 15th February.

There will be no class on Tuesday 16th February.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Kim Jung Gi

Some of you may be aware of, Kim Jung Gi, but for those who do not,...
prepare to have your mind blown

And , just in case you  were thinking that  he's using some kind of stop motion animation trickery....

Half term begins week commencing Monday 15th February.
There will be no class on Tuesday 16th February.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Jan-March 2016 week1 and 2

This is s brief recap our study of perspective and layout this week.
Thinking about and drawing things in perspective needn't be hard. It's quite straight forward really.
you can see perspective line everywhere.
If you stand in the middle of a street or a road or a railway track (not one in use, please, no crazy accidents!) you will notice the lines of the road or track tapering off into the distance. The point at which they disappear is called the vanishing point. (simples!)

Here is an example of  a railway track disappearing into the horizon line

Here is  an example of a road . Notice the buildings too.

Applying this to your drawing is easy.
First you have to place yourself in the drawing and decide your point of view.
For these examples we will focus in single point perspective.

Imagine you are looking at a cube, straight on .
This is what you will probably see.
Imagine you can see above the cube. Not a bird's eye view but just above the top.If you are standing directly in front, this is what you will see.
Notice the left and right edges are now pointing inward towards the vanishing point. Just like the train track
If you imagine that you have moved to the right hand side  a little so that you can now see the side of the building, using a single point perspective, the cube will now look like this.
I have actually extended the length slightly . Using perspective lines will enable simple manipulation of shapes.
To turn the cube into a building, all you need to do is apply a grid to the walls of the cube like so.

The red diagonal line enables you to plot the vertical lines at the correct spaces.

Here are some examples of multiple point perspective by Lee Weeks.
Weeks is an excellent draughtsman and can draw anything and make it look good.

the following pages are reproduced by kind permission of Twomorrows  Publishing.
They produce some excellent magazine, mostly industry related but with an accessibility to the amateur. I have bought many Twomorrows publications over the years. If you don't want to pay for shipping, they provide digital downloads at a much cheaper price.

Here are some  very intricate examples of  multiple point perspective (which will be discussed further in class) by the comic book veteran, and all-round expert draughtsman, Walter Simonson.