Thanks for the interest everyone!
I've done a few new bits and wanted to post some more existing stuff too, but i'll reply first...
Yodaah: Cheers! 'Romanes Eunt Domus' is the wrong version... before Brian has to correct it!
shyamshriram: Thanks... I'm still chuffed i got five stars. Now i've just gotta keep it up...
Icey, neoknocker: Thankyou!
strych9ine, chainsawguy: I still consider myself pretty new to digital painting. I've done tons of concept stuff over the last few years, but not many 'illustrations', which i think pose a whole new set of problems. So i'm hoping the practice i get building up my sketchbook will help get it right. So this step-by-step is just the process for this image and i'm constantly changing my process to find methods that suit me. It's fun but can be a bit of a stress at times. Particularly when i'm trying stuff out on 'live' illustrations.
pushav: cool... i like drawing animals!
poise: I'm hoping ot get more 'Monkey Girl' stuff done when i've got some other work and personal projects out of the way.
draw: I've gotta agree with what you're saying. I'm looking at my process and muddy colours seem to creep into a few of my recent images. there's a fine line with limited saturation and 'muddy' colours. Thanks for the feedback!
bumskee: Yup... 'Monkey Girl' was for the 'Machineflesh' challenge. Nearly all the work, except for the final piece, was drawn on the train on the way to work! But it was a great learning experience because it was the first personal stuff i'd done after a couple of years of crazy overtime at Warthog. As i said earlier in this post, more 'Monkey Girl' to come soon-ish...
camilografix: Thanks... it'll be a pleasure. Here ya go:
Here's a bunch of more recent stuff, ending with a picture i did today of POshspice.
First off, here's the original sketches i did for the UK vs. Washington TD. I quit this idea and did the fat gladiator on the phone, but i may pick it up again sopmetime. It was going to be a whole load of 'combatants' waiting in the tunnel to head into a galdiatorial arena. It was even gonna include a couple of nuns with AK47's!
Here's a quick lunchtime piece i did for a 'Draw yourself in a Gorillaz style' thread on the Drawing Board:
And a bunch of ideas and development sketches i've done in the last few weeks for the 'Spectaular' challenge on CGtalk. Most of this is quick stuff done in the hour before i start work in the morning or at lunchtime in the office:
And last (but not least), here's my portrait of Mr. Aly Fell aka Poshspice. I've challenged Aly to a mini-TD to draw a 'Highwaywoman'. I'm not sure what came over me, but i've done it now so i'll have to 'out-girl' one of my favourite 'girl' painters. He's also a good friend so we'll have some fun goading each other for a while... which was kinda why i produced this. Aly owns a 60s hearse, but i know how he secretly loves little bunnies...
I've started a picture for this weeks COW (Big underwater thingy) and i've gotta get some 'Highwaywoman' sketches done... so more coming soon...