22 Feb 2009
I’ve started a new blog called ‘My First Sketch Card Gig‘ so you can follow the progression of this Breygent series I’ll be working on. Feel free to ask questions or give feedback!
21 Feb 2009
Great news! I got my first official sketch card job yesterday from Breygent! They do really nice cards of The Wizard Of Oz, Marilyn Monroe and more. The series I’ll be doing 30 cards for is retro horror and sci-fi movie posters! I can’t wait to get started! I’ll post my efforts here as they’re approved! Cheers!
12 Feb 2009
Got a great message on twitter today (yep, I reactivated my account) from Wendy and Lisa – they got the sketch cards I sent them! Check out the photo they posted here: photo I’m a long time fan of their great music so its cool to know they liked them!
No other news really, just getting through the work week. I bought Unreal Tournament 3 for PC, strictly for weekends! Honest!!
28 Jan 2009
Joker no.38 done and dusted, should get to 100 by the end of the summer. Added sketch cards of my two favourite ladies – Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman. Loving the new album! I’m working on three new video demos – Joker, Wendy and Lisa. These last two are similar but I’ll be adding more as I do them. Nice to see the evenings slowly brightening!
17 Jan 2009
The end of a productive week! Glad to say I’m getting faster despite the details and line milage. We could have snow over the weekend, which would be great. I’ve another Joker painting lined up so I look forward to working on that next week. Veronica is doing some great sketch cards lately, I’ll ask her to update her blog.
13 Jan 2009
Hope 2009 is going well for you! I’m off to a slow start myself. I deleted my Twitter account the other day as I was spending far too much time posting useless information like ‘making tea now’ and ‘going to bed soon’ etc. If I have anything really interesting to share I’ll stick it here. Everytime I start up Firefox I still automatically go for the twitter shortcut on my speed dial! I miss it. Maybe I’ll open another account…. *slaps face hard* Phew, that’s better!
1 Jan 2009
Happy New Year all, I hope 2009 is a great year for you! I’m working on more Joker cards at the moment. Hopefully I’ll get a gig with Topps or Strictly Ink this year, that would be cool. Thanks for stopping by!
12 Dec 2008
Phew, finally got more Copic markers in the post there, I was practically wringing the ink from some of my most used colours! I now have some coloured multiliners too so it should be interesting to see how the next couple of sketch cards go.
I was sad to hear about the passing of Bettie Page, she was a stunner!
Artwork by Ripwolf
4 Dec 2008
Thanks to everyone who has left comments on the Joker colouring movie, I will add more over time. I’m going to be offering limited edition prints of my sketch cards on eBay soon too so if you’re out-bid on an original you can still pick up a high quality signed print.
Cheers for now!
1 Dec 2008
Okay, nearly have the first ‘colouring with copic markers’ demo video ready. I’m just going to add some narration. It should be about 10 minutes.
22 Nov 2008
I recorded myself colouring my latest Batman card ‘Joker’s Interrogation’ with Copic markers. It’s 2 hours long so I’ll have to do some whittling!
17 Nov 2008
Got new camcorder today, now I just have to figure out how I’m going to do this demo thing! I’ll probably hook up some kind of clamp to a drawing board and keep the camcorder locked on the piece as I colour it, then cut in some wry banter! ;P
Might start with a Joker card, they’re always fun to work on.
‘Help me Obi-Wan!’ —>
15 Nov 2008
Well, I had to buy my camcorder from another place as the guy on eBay turned out to be dodgy. It happens. I’m hoping to receive it next week and get taping some demos! I’ll be working on some Hammer Horror cards this week and of course some Joker and LOTR cards too!
21 Oct 2008
Still waiting on my camcorder so no Copic demos just yet. I’m really happy with the response to my horror themed work on Deviant Art. I thought I’d do a run of monsters and madmen for the run-up to Halloween and people are getting a kick out of them!
02 Oct 2008
Back to the sketch cards now, I like to mix it up! ;D
My new camcorder is on the way so I’ll hopefully get some Copic marker demos up on the site soon.
23 Sept 2008
I just got more flash work to do so art is on hold for a few days. I’m hoping to buy a new camcorder soon so I might put up some demos of me using Copic markers, just to give anyone who may be considering buying some a chance to see them in action.
Check out this great website for tutorials and ideas: ‘I Like Markers’
21 Sept 2008
The AT-ATs painting is done, looks good I think. This week I’m going to try some seascapes.
19 Sept 2008
I’m working on a small Star Wars painting now, AT-ATs in the snow. It’s on a 5 x 10 inch deep-edge canvas, in acrylics. The background is all done but now I have the detailed AT-ATs to tackle!
11 Sept 2008
Finally have my website up to speed. 2 hours of posting, phew, where’s the coffee?
08 Sept 2008
Finally finished my second Joker painting and added it to the store page. I was busy all week with flash work but it’s all wrapped up now. I’m really looking forward to doing more sketch cards!
29 Aug 2008
I’m working on another Joker painting at the moment. It’s going well, probably another two days left on it. The canvas is roughly 36 inches in width and 12 inches in height, giving it a cool widescreen look.