Sunday, 19 March 2017

BERNIE WRIGHTSON R.I.P.

As most of you , who attend my class, already know, Bernie Wrightson is one of those artists who mean a lot  to me. I grew up with Wrightson's work . It entertained me, inspired me and taught me.
The man is nothing short of a legend. Not just as a comic book artist but as true artist.
Sadly, Bernie wrightson has now left this mortal coil, but his work will live on.










Friday, 17 March 2017

FREE EXTRA CLASS!!! TUESDAY 28TH MARCH

FREE HOW TO DRAW FANTASY ART CLASS
TUESDAY 28TH MARCH, 5PM TO 8PM

Swarthmore are having an open day and have asked if I would run a free drop in class, that existing students can take advantage of , and visitors can drop in and sample the class for free.
The class will run between 5pm and 8pm. As it will be a taster class , the content will be very much entry level with some more advanced stuff thown in, plus I will be answering any questions you have regarding technique, shading, anatomy, etc
And it is all for 
FREE!!!
And it's happening at
Swarthmore Education Centre
2 – 7 Woodhouse Square
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS3 1AD
England
Phone:0113 243 2210
Email:info@swarthmore.org.uk










Friday, 10 March 2017

Jan-March 2017. WEEK 2: Inking

Our  first look at inking and  use of solids in the current term.
Here's a recap on some of the artists we discussed.
If you like their work, go hunt down more of it.

Aubrey Beardsley







Virgil Finlay




Jan-March 2017. WEEK 1:Walt Peregoy

In our first week back you may remember we bashed out more anatomy sketches,..I have posted  about anatomy already (you'll have to trawl back through the archives) but what I haven't posted about is Walt Peregoy. And as we looked at some of his work in this particular class, I thought I would post some here.
The images below are scenery paintings for  Hanna-Barbera's Scooby Doo.












As I am not very knowledgeable about Peregoy's history , I will leave it to those who do.






SEPT-DEC 2016. WEEK10: Just For Fun

I think this was a class much earlier in the term and I just forgot to post about it.
Basicaly is was the week were I was  going through more figure drawing and applying it to character design, and encouraging you all to have fun just doodling  withought an odjective to see what developed.
We also looked at weight and balance of a pose and how an understanding (even a basic one)  of anatomy will help achive this.
This is the initial  doodle that I transfered to the flipchart.







 And like I keep saying,.. it's not about the tools, it's about looking, being observant, and practice, practice, practice,...and having fun.