Hey Bhud! Thanks, man! Yeah, you're right about that MOON! piece, looking at it again I totally see what you're saying. I'll do an updated version with a better contrasting b'ground. Thanks for you feedback, pal! More for ya' every week!
Hey Form! Hoho! You knows it, bud! It's outside, yet feels like we're inside! Thanks, man!
So, the MOON! wheels roll on, and I thought you guys may like to see a few of the smudgey character designs I've been sketching out. Today's is not a primary character, more a broad character feel experiment. Having not had to draw more than a couple of female characters in Malcolm during the entire run so far, it's looking like MOON!'s gonna be awash with "da ladies", as my man Strongbad might say. So, I'd better get scribbling!
Back on Friday, with something of an exciting exclusive!!! Yeah!
why does she have 4 ears?? WHAT CRAZY PLANET IS THI....oh... moooon... right.
I reckon really accentuate her hair - make it even boofier, ive seen some really cool females around lately with dreadlocked hir tied up in big bundles, give her little cords and feathers stickin' out!!
Hey Shelly! Thanks so much! Your kind words are really encouraging!
Asoir! Wow! That you so much! I'm really working to try to get a distinctive pallete with MOON!, so that's a great compliment! Thank you for posting!
Hey Bammer! This is a good point, man. I made a concious descision a year after I graduated not to undertake commisions or commercial work, because it just felt like my heart and my passion wasn't in that stuff. So, with my brother (who creates and writes our stories) I started producing comic books. If all the posts are based around our comics, it's because that's all we do! Hoho! I understand that some of the webflyers feel a little like adverts, but that isn't really the intention, I'm just taking a bit of time to present the images in a more professional manner, rather than just posting an un-cropped original into the forum. Hope you check back in in a few months to see just how much art I'm posting in these forums, pal! And thanks for your views!
Hey Form! Good feedback on the girl's hair, I really like the idea of all bit and pieces in there! Will get on that in a later sketch! And thanks for fighting my corner! Really appreciate that! Hope you dig today's stuff, pal!
So, it's Friday, and as such I'm feeling more than a little excited about a nice long weekend. However, a bank holiday here in the UK means I won't be posting on Monday. Fear not though, friends, as I'll instead be treating you all to TWO postings today! Here's the first, a page from Malcolm Magic issue 9. What? No words?! I hear you guys, and don't worry, you'll be getting a nice slab of my brother's "unique" dialogue with a 4-page MM09 sequence reeeeeal soon! Hoho! Stay tuned, folks, and try to figure out how the guys are gonna get out of this one! No, the dragon CAN'T fly, well, not during this scene anyway (he's got a cold)!
Hey guys! Thanks for your kind feedback! I'll respond properly on Tuesday, but for now I'm just nipping into the cafe here to post this, more next week...
Okey-dokey! So, as promised, here's the last post of the week from me. A poster we did for the Bristol comics expo (held in two weeks time) here in bear old Bristol. We're good friends with Mike Allwood, the organisor of said show, and his boundless, amazing enthusiasm and energy for this show make it our favorite of the season each year. Anyone fancying coming to check out the show need just follow the link HERE and check out all the great stuff going on. And hey, if you come along, be sure to pop by the Blink Twice stand and say hey, chat about comics, or just check out our stuff!
Hey, really nice stuff! The only problem I have with some of the pieces I've seen is just that htey are kind of busy-looking and hard to read. This could easily be solved with a little more planning color-wise. Massing entire areas in shadow, using light to create focus, etc. Right now everything seems to be rendered to the same level of detail and light-to-dark across the canvas, which confuses the eye because it wants to stop and look at EVERYTHING...
The linework is beautiful though, and the colors complimant it really nicely, its just a matter on working on lighting and rendering, which should be pretty simple once you put some thought into it....
Sean! Man, that's some really good advice, thank you! Yeah, I absolutely see what you're saying, and the colours are something I'm really focusing on at the moment, so will defiately use your suggestions! Great! Thank you, glad you dig the work, too!
Okay, so this week there's gonna be an exciting mixed bag of nuts coming at you guys, with brand spanking new images every day (as usual!). So sit back, relax, and I hopr you enjoy the madness!
First up, some more MOON! environmental concept stuff, today in the form of a curious little floating plantation. As ever, there's tons of writing about these strange worlds and their eco-systems by my Brother, Bob, the series creator/writer/all-seeing-eye, but all that will be revealed in the pages of the comic. For now, just check out the scribbles!
Wowza! Look at all this kind feedback! That's toally made my day, guys!
Form! Hoho! You a mind reader, man?! There already is an "art of" companion called the MOON! Space Log! It's a little book, at 68 pages, and is only available here in the UK, but fear not! Each issue of MOON! will be ram-packed with the kind of extras that would make most DVD's feel sheepish! So it's all on the way, buddy! Thanks as ever for your support, man!
Nicolas! Thank you so much, pal!
Cincev! Man, glad you're into the style/feel of the work! More, huh? You got it, friend...!
Otherside! Mucha! That's a real compliment! Thank you! And hey, you got Calvin on your Avater, which makes you BEYOND coolio! Yeah!
Redehlert! That's a great summing up of what I hope we're putting accross! Thank you so much! Happy to show, D!
And Prophet! Hey fellow Uk-er! Hoho! Thanks, bud, more? You got it! Glad you like the One Night in the City stuff, as it's a real diversion for me, and I'm having a ball learning as I go with it. Speaking of which...
Hey Arne s, yeah, I know what you mean, and I'm working on using my colours/values better to help define focus. Thanks for your feedback, glad you like!
Hey Form! Cool!
Goran! No probs, man! Yean, I've never actually seen Little Nemo, but a lot of folks say that, and I know it's a really cool comparrison, so thank you!!
So, the wheels roll on, and Malcolm Magic issue 10 is coming on nicely! Here's a little selection of panals from the pencilling stages, hope you likey!
And, hey, guys, our webmaster general Mark Clements over at KENNEL 17 has just updated the Studio Blink Twice site in a BIG way! Go HERE to check it out! You the man, Marky! Okay, so on with the pics then...
Hey Lone Wolf! Thanks so much! More pencils coming soon!
Well, it's already Friday here in the UK, and as I sit and watch the sun rise at my window here in the West Wing of Blink Towers, the smell of fresh bakery is wafting up to me, which can only mean one thing; ole Skitty Peebles is here with the fresh bread and cakes delivery for the big ball this weekend. Right! I'm off to nab a couple of Charlie Choc's Famous Twisted Muffins, before Chef puts them away in the larder!
Hey Theo! Now THAT'S what I like to hear! Someone who's not usually into comics getting into it!!! Excellent! More, huh, T? You got it! Every week!
Thanks for posting, pal!
So Monday's here, and it's a short one, forum-wise for us this week, as I'll only be posting today and tomorrow, and then I'm off into con prep mode, so all internet-based comms have to cease (I'd never get ANYTHING done!). So, first up, here's a little page from the black and white storyline in Malcolm Magic issue 9. Reggy, Chester and Fikov have been found guilty of detroying half the 'Dale when they crashed through the interdimentional wall from Fuzzton and have been sentanced to work as a touring comedy troupe. Yep. It's THAT kind of comic! Hoho! Let's see how they get on it their big performance at Pratfall's Theatre Bowl......