Saturday, March 8, 2014

Anatomy of a Concept

For the last few months I've been working on a script in between work and freelance projects, it started as just something that was fun to sketch and then I doodled a character rough that I had a eureka moment with.

This changed the concept in my head and I wanted to go back to an old idea and work it in to balance with the lighthearted nature of the idea's I was having, it would allow me to do something funny, light and a bit random with a dark side to it to add some depth. This is were a lot of stories I heard growing up and people I'd encountered would get amalgamated into the criminal element of this story.

So now I had a main character and a title, I needed a script and to think about what i wanted to do with it, and I realised that the stories I like, in mediums from film to comic, all tend to be centered around female characters, 'Ghost in the Shell', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Sky Doll', 'Winters Bone' and so on.


This realisation wasn't a surprise to me, I was raised by three women and a lot of the important figures in my life that have taught and helped me along the way have been women. The story was fun to plan out and is in a rough form for now, and Creator Owned Day was coming up so I decided to do a preview image of the main character, she's a lot of fun to draw and her design is one that has evolved, the cartoonish look is toned down she's a smart beautiful lady with a huge amount of hair and a love of punk/industrial music. Here's the process of the drawing followed by the final preview image.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Been colouring a lot lately for storybooks for Doc McStuffins and due to a long NDA can't share any of it so I did a quick colour job under some great line art by Skottie Young.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Treasure Hunt App

Redesigned the UI for an in progress app to give it a more current visual style, I’m a fan of flat design and wanted to do this for a long time.

Four App Icon's

Four app icons for different games/apps.

Kid's Game/App

The home screen and one of the overlay screen for when a character is selected. This is a kids game by Haunted Planet Studios, puzzles and stories told via comic panels and a sandbox mode to take photo’s with the characters.

Drac Daniels

A design clearly based on the Jack Daniels label, this is a label for a vampire character's bottle of blood.

Kid's Game Character

Character design, for a kids game I’ve been working on, the characters are mostly the traditional monster characters but I wanted to add some different takes on characters and add something different.

Various Designs

These are mostly reminder graphics for posts about events with a couple of typography pieces.

Character Concepts

Character concepts from a project I'm working on this is fun as it's stepping out of my comfort zone and doing fantasy characters.