Archive for June, 2009

Walter Camp

Posted in Spare time on June 25th, 2009

Just a few boards I did today for a Stacy Wall NFL commercial…

Pg.8 Underground

Posted in Spare time on June 22nd, 2009

Akira

Posted in Spare time on June 19th, 2009

I finally got round to reading all six volumes of Katsuhiro Otomo’s ‘Akira’. I’d bought them all over the last year, they’re quite pricey so I had to do it over a long period, but I finally got round to reading them over this last week… a volume per day.

It’s amazing.

I knew it would be, I’d read chunks of it in the past, I had quite a few of the old 80s ‘Epic’ collections from when they first came out… And of course I’d seen the film and loved it… but really, it was great to read all six volumes in a row like that.

I was feeling a little bit overwhelmed at the task in hand with regards Nao… so it was the best possible tonic. My ambition of completing roughly 200 colour pages is completely dwarfed by the immense achievement of Otomo. Ten years in the making, a two thousand-plus-page epic of staggering beauty and detail. For anyone interested in comics, it really is an essential read. And now I’m full of confidence again… a year doesn’t seem like a long time at all.

Stina Stills

Posted in Spare time on June 19th, 2009

Was digging through some old files today & found these stills, they’re from the only pop promo I ever directed – for Stina Nordenstam’s Lori Glory. I’m really pleased with them, Steve Blackman the DP was great & so was Dan Betteridge the art director.

Greene in blue

Posted in Spare time on June 19th, 2009

Tara Greene

Posted in Spare time on June 17th, 2009

This is the first rough character design for Tara Greene, Nao’s best friend and flatmate. She’s very much a strong, able, no-nonsense kind of woman. A nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and she’s a great believer in the medicinal qualities of a good cup of tea.

Ambulance

Posted in Spare time on June 13th, 2009

Underground Comics

Posted in Spare time on June 13th, 2009

Siddhartha Gautama

Posted in Spare time on June 12th, 2009

Brolly

Posted in Spare time on June 10th, 2009