Thursday, 23 April 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015

The Burglar and The King Under the Mountain

Another Tolkien-inspired picture today: this time inspired by another excellent BBC radio drama adaptation, this time of the Hobbit - my absolute favourite adaptation of the story, superior in my opinion to any film. The cast, in particular Paul Daneman as Bilbo and John Justin as Thorin, are fantastic, as well as the production value and overall tone of the dramatisation, which captures the whimsical warmth, adventure and humour of the book perfectly. (have a listen!)
I heartily recommend it, if you can find it. It's quite rare, but worth every penny and more.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Saturday Morning Superman

Hello all,
in light of the truly abysmal and ultra dark and depressing trailer for Batman V Superman, which came out yesterday, I thought it best to revisit my light-hearted, retro style redesign of Superman from a while back. Partly because I'm just really proud of this look, and partly also to think of what could have been. Sigh...

Friday, 10 April 2015

Flower Power Gnobot!

Just your average, run of the mill, photosynthesis-powered bionically-enhanced armoured gnome warrior.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Fae the Cat Sidhe

My friend and fellow creative person Madeleine Vaughan has recently published her epic fantasy novel, The Sons of Thestian. To celebrate, she's holding a fan-art competition (with prizes!), asking for drawings, music, fan-fiction... basically anything inspired by her book. I decided to contribute with a portrait of one my favourite characters: Fae the Cat Sidhe!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Making a Puppet (Part 3)

Work continues on Little Jim, who now has a body and needs some clothes! He now sports some fabulous patchy trousers (which I didn't make) and a neat little satchel (which I did, from scratch). Belt, shirt and waistcoat still to come.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Friendship Forged at Helm's Deep

I've been listening to the excellent 1981 BBC radio adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Two Towers', and am always touched by the growing friendship between Gimli the dwarf and Legolas the elf. I've been mostly preoccupied with teaching work, writing for the TEFL game and drawing pages for my comic, but, seeing as it's the holidays, I thought I'd do a portrait of the two of them, after having won the battle of Helm's Deep.