Saturday, September 29, 2012

ccgb #166

Saturday, September 22, 2012

ccgb #165

Friday, September 14, 2012

Movember, Moustaches & Me...

During November, I'll be one of the participating artists for the Gallery Of Mo event.  For those who don't know, Movember is the time when lot's of men grow moustaches to promote awareness of Men's health issues - primarily Prostate Cancer.  I and a few like-minded artists are supporting this by offering to draw portraits to raise money for charity - you can ask for a portrait (or take part) at the Gallery Of Mo.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CCGB #163

Quick one for this week's compo...   - it got 10 points  :)

Monday, September 03, 2012

"Can we keep him Sarge?"

Bit of experimentation here.  I started by drawing the trooper on paper, scanning him into Inkscape, and converting him to PDF, for exporting into Xara.  Once he was in, I though he needed something else, so I drew the rest, and added colours in, Xara.  I found out a couple of useful things here - firstly, when inking the characters, I found it easier to keep the line settings to one of the standard line types, with NO pressure input from the pen.  I also found a great way with Xara 2013 to add shadows to characters - simply add a black shape covering the whole character, set it's transaparacy, and then erase what I didn't need using the shape eraser tool.  It all works great!