Tuesday, December 15, 2009

very random, i sketched a caravan and kept buildong out from it. on the cintiq in ps.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

No motion, radial, gaussian blurs tonight, it's a 'Paper Chase.''All The President's Men'. Woodward spies Bernstein reworking his reportage.
I'm doing these to do something half decent after work in the evening. I can't put this level of detail into every board panel or sections of my current script suffer. So this fad is just a phase while I'm in the early stages of the current board. Start of next week the shit'll hit the fan as usual and the posts will cease for a while. Anyway I love my Cintiq and drawing on it beats watching tv in the evenings!, …And it only took from eight to half past nine tonight, it is really rough!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Following Jaws, Duel remains my second favourite Spielberg flick. Different angle on this chase, from behind the protagonist on Mr Mann. More apres work fun anyway! Probably take a break until the weekend, next chase secne will be from Bullitt. So for the time being, "....you work your side of the street and I'll work mine."

Monday, November 23, 2009

the climactic end of a great chase! This could be a cool hobby, draw scenes from the movies. These three were a lot of fun. This one I used the radial blur on the forest below, I don't know what president it is so forgive the unlikeness of it, and not sure if this was the angle, I think they shot the sequence looking down and characters cam right.. unsure..., but I remember the other presidents heads in the bg.

one of my favourite movie chases. I'm havin a bit of fun with the blur tools, pure fun!

tribute to that great short movie on youtube. a warm up before work today that started last night.. I changed the ol one's car to a type of Wayne's World car rip off. Laters.....

Saturday, November 21, 2009

survival of the biggest!

Doodle I started when I was on the phone earlier. Wasn't too hard to find reference. Go to Ken Coogan's blog to see some proper caricatures, his Irish writers series is class!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sketchers yesterday.. excuse the brutal draftsmanship, I was sitting out on the tiny Bewleys balcony looking up and down Grafton Street in the freezing cold. Still at least I could smoke out there, so the lungs were warm!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hair yesterday, gone today!

My sister got me the coolest birthday present, these goggles. They're bigger than the ones I had been using but now I get to see the used plasters and dirt at the bottom of the pool in widescreen. These will drive the women down in the sportsclub crrrrrraaaaaaaaaazyyy! I just know it! Anyhoo something different to distract from the bad art on the site! Oh and cheers to Garrett O Donoghue for puttin the pic below up on facebook. He still has hair, I've none. He's pickin his nose, I'm the sexbomb on the left. Centre of the pic is Maria Wessel (pronounced vessel). Ah hair, how I miss thee. I still remember the Vidal sassoon smell in the mornings after a shower. Now for some reason I smell like rubber! The pic was taken by some inhouse studio stalker in Filmkameratene in Oslo circa 1997 I think.

And one final pic I had in a drawer here, taken by the incomparable Chris Scully during a second stint in Oslo circa 2000. I should probably have realised the only solution was to shave it off at this stage! Ha ha. There you go, you turn 35 and the retrospection begins. I guess it's all downhill from hereon in! I'll tell you what though when I think back I was a real nob, it's only recently I've become uber-cool! Ha ha!! Oh and just to clarify none of the art behind me at this desk below is mine, I didn't work on the Iron Giant and the black and white image was a location design by the uber-talented Svein something or other, can't remember his surname. I did do the space caravan stuff behind the lightdesk for something or other. And the photo of the guy rowin the boat above the desk is my Ol' lad when he visited for a weekend and we travelled up to the Arctic circle to Moskenes (Google Earth it!) for a weekend and drank ourselves into oblivion! Yeah I was 26 then and he wouldn't let me row the boat! Ah I guess I was very weedy back then. Oh and we stayed in a cottage when we were there next door to the Kuntze family! Ha ha! Childish I know!

Normal art posting, the main aim of this blog I guess, will resume shortly.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

prickin around on sketchbook pro again this evenin, good fun

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm boardin in photoshop at the moment and after work today had a prick around with some of the pencil brushes I downloaded from the internet. Don't blow it up, canvas is a bit too big, it's really messy, and I only spent an hour on it so it's as short on detail as it could be. Probably looks better if you just squint at it!
Got a comment there from a Romanian artist called Einah, his blog is worth the trip.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

This was from the sketchers a couple of weeks ago. I just did a bit of prickin around with it in photoshop afterwards. The original was pencil and marker.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Watched that James Stewart Tonight show clip again and did a few sketches.

Any audiobook/ radio play enthusiasts I bought the unabridged Count of Monte Cristo on itunes for 50 cent! (It's 50 something hours long!!!!!!!) Since reading the book, think it's thirteen or so years ago now, I haven't come across anything else that's come close to the pure page-turnability of it. I started listening to it on Friday and finished it last night. I'd recommend it to anyone.

On a side note this dude, Edward Ernest, left a comment on one of my recent posts. Really outstanding work.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Ruff Yuki Fanart

-quick update - my sister's new babbie was christened at the weekend so I never got around to get much done on the piece, but here it is so far. I was usin' illustrator cause I haven't done anything with the program in ages. Anyway, work work work. I'll hopefully get some time to finish it off shortly. Cheers for the comments.

Takin' a day off boardin tomorrow, sketched this after work today, apologies for the ruffitude of it. I'll replace the finished version if I get it finished tomorrow. Just hadn't posted in a while thought I'd throw something up to keep me interested. I'll send it on to the facebook fanart group when I'm finished. I got the special edition book, beautiful inspirational compilation to have around.

Friday, August 21, 2009

A couple of caricature gifts I did up recently.

This chick is ex-Stardust and now Dreamworks model artist extraordinaire Nadja Bonacina, whose birthday I missed on the facebook yoke, something I don't check often enough, though I don't have 'get into facebooking' at the top of my list of things to do! Strange caricature in fairness, when I was back in Berlin, 10 years ago now, caricatures of everyone were floatin' around the studio, and when I sat down to do this one 'The Swiss' hadn't really aged?!?!?!? Well for some! Ha ha!

The dude in the shades is the uber-talented Matt 'Tooninator' Boismier, who leaves comment after comment on the blog here, something I should be more dilligent about myself. Side note on this dude, his current facebook profile pic has him standing shoulder to shoulder with Glen Keane!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Above is some completely random fan-art inspired by District Nine. When you've seen it you'll know where I'm comin from, they're not good-lookin creatures at all. This is my version of a half-human half alien woman! (prawns as they're referred to in the movie! ...hence the giant prawn on her head...) Sorry if you enlarged it, it looks a lot better in a smaller format. It started out as a sketch of Mel B from the daily rag and ended up like this somehow!
Also head over to Colin Lorimer's blog for details on how to get a hold of his UXB comic. There's pencilwork and a couple of finished pages previewed on the blog, so well worth the visit.

Friday, August 14, 2009

From DunLaoghaire last Sunday with the sketchers. The sketch turned out muck, made a bollix of the sky. I was prickin around with it durin the week on the cintiq and I'm not goin any further with it. the digital work is a lot lot darker than what's posted, I had to prick around with the balance levels, should have started with a ref pic, still the sketch was so rough I couldn't make out half of what I'd drawn, probably wouldn't have made any difference.

I've really let this blog go over the summer, have to try to get back into it. I'm workin on a comicy thing in my own time, continuing on from the ruffs posted a coupl of weeks ago, and rather than just plough into it and start drawing I thought I'd just spend a month or so gettin character designs together that I'm comfortable drawing. Something not too complicated like, with simple shapes. Anyway, this would be the closest I've come to the female lead character. I had Marnie playing the other day and found the anti-heroine Lil (Diane Baker) a good study. There's one line in the original novel that sets her up as a sexual tease; temptress; provocateur type, and even though it's only a line that is discarded and laughed off fairly quickly, by the two lead characters, there's probably something to it, and there should probably be a touch of sauce about her. Anyway, there you go. I have loads more, mostly on post-its, I'll post them whenever they're presentable. Right now like everything else it's all a mess! Hope everyone visiting here is having a good summer.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Really ruff and messy cintiq freehand distraction. When I get the other few pages done I'll go over'em properly and ink them properly. I decided that since I don't really have a great imagination for ideas and such, that to keep me going after work ends durin the day I'd do a few comic pages based on sequences I really like out of books I've read. I have a few more scenes after this one, it's an opening sequence this one. Anyways apologies for the unreadability of it. It's my first time drawin freehand in photoshop, I wanted to give it a whirl, only thing is I love sketchbook pro. Great for sketching.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

YUKI 7 Trailer

With North Korea's fingers up to the rest of the world, politicians everywhere scamming our hard earned cash, and famed bald Brazilian football legend Ronaldo (not that w****r playin for ManU) starring as the face of a new hair restoring product; the legend that is Stephane Coedel - of Kid Cole and Clay pilot fame and much more - Kevin Dart ,the artistic evil genius behind the operation, and plot-twister Ada Cole comes the trailer for a superhero who might just have what it takes to restore our faith in humanity (or at least give us a good old fashioned, much needed, cinematic saucy spy experience)! The whole thinkin' behind this is great! Artwork is spectacular too! I've nothing to post myself, very busy! Laters

"A Kiss From Tokyo" Theatrical trailer from Stephane coedel on Vimeo.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Recent sketch outings from the last week. Cheers for all the comments on the 'Lost' post, really appreciate them.

-edit- the weird one on top of the skeletal volleyball player was sketched at the Bodies exhibition, currently in Dublin. The figure has been plasticised and the shoulder blades and muscles were pulled out. In case people thought I was entering a psychotic phase!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I'm 'Lost" watchin the f'in show!! Quick doodle after work, although I did spend way too much time on the background! Ha ha!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

really quick sketch before bed, the last few had been lackin' a bit of colour so I threw a bit in there. I didn't have time for any background so I just did a newspaper search, and found one with patrol written on the top. It means nothin' at all at all.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Always liked three wheelers, just pricked around with an old sketch on the cintiq.

Traffic lights with the Dublin Four Courts in the background. I love traffic lights!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Sketchin in Collins Barracks yesterday. I didn't like the sketch I did, so I pricked around with it on the cintiq this evenin. Cartoony shit, whatever, sue me!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Newsflash!!!! I added all the links from my google reader on the left, so feel free to click away. All amazing work there!!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sketch from the Botanic Gardens earlier with the Dublin Sketchers.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

coulda been a cool animated show ha ha

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Congratulations to Richard Kelly, of Prickly Pear Productions whose film 'Walter' won best Independent Animation at the Canadian International Animation Film festival. I did the background work on it and Ed comped in after fx. Good stuff anyway! Fair play man! Enjoy the celebrations!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The pics are a couple of a batch of illustrations I did for Zink films, for a website. I think it's alright to post'em as they're up on the web now. I've removed the company logo just in case. Anyways, just getting back to finishing this board after a couple of days getting my accounts together. Think I'll break that credit card. Dangerous in my hands!!!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Thilo Rex R.I.P.

I received an email from a Stardust co-worker, Steffen Harder, on the passing of Thilo Rex, our old Potsdam boss. I thought I'd post it on the off chance that any of my ex Stardust colleagues visit the blog. He was a good man and will be missed, dying at the young age of 51. He was found in his apartment following two days' unanswered phonecalls. I didn't know him as well as the rest of the crew that stayed on during the financial difficulties the studio was going through at the time, but I will say that my memories of the time there have entertained buddies and colleagues in pubs, bars or wherever I've ended up since. He was one of the great characters I've come across in the industry since I began my career.

photo courtesy Garrett 'O Donoghue

Monday, February 02, 2009

we had a light dusting of snow this mornin, worse elsewhere in the country. Anyway quick warm up in sketchbook pro - Coco and Chopper, think Coco's earned herself a visit to the vet, there's some foul stench coming from her mouth at the moment, must need a tooth pulled or something.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Just had another prick around there with another old sketch. Really rough but I'm up early boarding tomorrow. Seems to be snowin outside..