Sunday, 20 July 2014

Open Badges - Bug Spotter

Over in the day job I'm working on Open Badges, a Mozilla thing, used to accredit informal learning and general usefulness.
The Open Badges use the metadata held in a .PNG to assert a credential, which is verified by the issuer (I think)
As a test I'm creating a set of badges for folk who submit bugs to me for our systems.
I'm probably going to have 3 levels of award, bug spotter, bug squasher and super spotter on something... Assuming I can get the Vagrant VM to start...

Inked (micron pigment pen on copier paper)

Coloured in Photoshop using web hues

...and stuck in a badge... not a very nice badge...

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Help me Dr Zaius - Ten Ton Sketch Challenge - Planet of the apes

Because I'm lazy ... and know my limitations I thought it would much easier to draw the Simpsons "Planet of the apes " musical version of PotA for this weeks ten ton sketch challenge.
However it's not quite as simple as it appears. In fact a bit of a struggle to try and get the look right, and the inks flat enough. I emerge from this exercise with a renewed appreciation of the Simpsons animation team.
To recap the Ten ton rules mean NO DIGITAL manipulation.

So sketched with 0.5mm pentel P205 2B retractable pencil on A4 Deleter comic book paper (which is rubbish at holding watercolour ink)

Inked with 0.3mm and 0.5mm Micron pigment markers and COPIC CIAO brush tip pens...

Coloured with Dr Martens watercolour inks, highlights and lowlights with TRIA pantone markers and PITT pastel white pencil ...

and the real thing:

Monday, 16 June 2014

Ton Ton Sketch Challenge QuickSilver

This week the sketch challenge is QuickSilver
I wanted to get the effect of almost an Art Deco Train poster, but never mind.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Ten Ton Saga Scanned

Scanning still seems to beat photos for most drawn stuff.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Ten Ton Saga

Ten Ton Sketch Challenge this week is Saga. I think I've read one saga comic, and it seemed a little confusing- Lots of people with televisions for heads and rams horns.
One little fellow is quite appealing though: "Ghüs"  and his Walrus…

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Ten Ton revisited

I've not done any sketching for ages, and thought it would be useful to start entering the Ten Ton Forum Sketch Challenge again.
So ready for Tuesday, here's a quick "RoadWarrior"

Sunday, 25 May 2014


I've been planning my next game for iOS, and because I'm very lazy I thought I'd write a very similar game to NDvsPR...
I've seen a really good tutorial on using Spine to build characters, and need a bunch of body parts to stick together, so here we go... Godzilla