Thursday, November 14, 2013

Grindhouse cover design.

For my final Scotch Corner post for Blogger [before our move to the new Tumblr account] I thought another process post was welcome. The Grindhouse series written by Alex De Campi for Dark Horse Comics is a homage to the pulp 70-80s movies of the VHS era. Flesh Feast of the Devil Doll is a two part story featuring a group of teenagers trying to survive the night against zombified truckers and the Devil Doll and very much in the John Carpenter vein. Here's how I approached the NYCC promotional cover for Alex.

Colour work by the talented Yel Zamor.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Paper Dragon

Oh, it is a paper tiger that the phrase is supposed to be about.  Never mind.  Bit of a tricky one this, a pen and ink animated dragon stalking the streets of night-time Victorian London.  © Cubicle 7

Monday, November 11, 2013

Jonday - so long and thanks for all the tablet!

It's my last day on Scotch Corner today.  Regular readers of this column will have noticed I sometimes miss my posting day, and that's getting more and more frequent.  With that in mind it's time to resign myself to the fact I'm just too darned busy to maintain a presence on a daily artblog, even if I only have to post once a week.

Thanks so much to Graeme for all his hard work in maintaining this community, and his commitment to keeping it going and keeping everyone posting.  The huge consolation in switching over to being a reader rather than a poster is the amount of cool stuff posted here that I can enjoy as a civilian.

I'll leave you with this image I made last year for Imagine FX magazine, which I recently heard had been printed in a collected work on how to do art and stuff.  I liked this one for it's simplicity.  It doesn't really need any words to accompany it.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jimi Hendrix

Loved Jimi Hendrix's music since I was a teenager and first heard 'Are You Experienced'. I've known a basic history of the man but never looked into who he was in any great way. The BBC series Imagine showed the docu-film 'Hear My Train A Comin' the other week and it was pleasing to see that the man came across as a genuinely nice guy. I liked his attitude to life and one piece of footage showed him being interviewed on TV for the Dick Cavett Show, he was asked about fame and what kind of compliments he liked to hear about himself, his response sums him up:

I don't really live on compliments. As a matter of fact, they have a way of distracting me. I know a whole lot of musicians, artists out there who hears the compliments and thinks "wow, I must have been really great" and so they get fat and satisfied and they get lost and forget about their actual talent and start living in another world.

This was painted on watercolour paper in black wash and then I added colour in Photoshop, felt good to do a little tribute to a great person.