Monday, November 22, 2010


Been loooooooooooong time since posted. Hope everyone all goody.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Work doodles

These are some doodles that I have been doing during my breaks at work. Tools used are red and blue biro and a strong cup of coffee.

Monday, September 6, 2010

7.1 earth shaker

At around 4:35am early saturday morning a 7.1 magnitude earth-quake hit Christchurch. It was by far the worst earth quake I've been in. The amazing thing is that no one was killed.
Poor mum and dad had come up to stay with us for dad's birthday.
At the moment we're still in civil defense mode, with many many aftershocks. There's a real issue of more damage to buildings, people's homes. Also with water contamination. It's gonna be a huge clean up.
It's times like these that your so thank-ful for loved ones, friends and the blessing of everyone been safe.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Peter Jackson caricatures

This is a pen sketch I did quite some years ago. Found it the other day and thought I'd post it online. I cringe when I look at his feet but oh well.... always a WIP, always learning.
I'm still happy with the shading and hatching. 
This one I did up last year. I know at the time I was aiming for a clean feel to it. Which I did find challenging because whatever lines you choose to leave out you hope you can still capture the look of the person.
Done in P/shop

Monday, August 16, 2010

Favourite books

I've had these books for years... like when I was 5. I use them quite often as they are a great source of inspiration and the actual artwork is amazing. It still amazes me the simplicity of the images but yet what seasoned artist's they were (are) with the technicality and finish.
Fav disney character is Goofy and I love the jungle book characters too.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mr Leafy Final

Here's final image done up in p/shop. Next step will be to put it on a canvas. Verse from the Good Book (Bible).


Monday, July 19, 2010

Mr Leafy concept idea

This is an idea for a canvas digital print that I'm working towards. I've already done monkey-man as a digital print which is cool. It's nice to have something that is tangible to see and touch. 
I'm also gonna add a little message with Mr Leafy.
Will post up when he's ready to go digital canvas.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

whole lotta monkey business

These are some images that I've been noodling away at over the last month. The coloured versions are images I did last year and came across them only recently and thought I'd post them as well.
I've felt a bit guilty about not posting more images so I'll post a few more soon.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Bear deck: Skateboard design

Started off by doing the little bear character. Inked up in illustrator. Tried to focus on giving the line some variation. 
Felt like I needed to put the character into some type of context so hence the skateboard design.
Really enjoyed doing this.

Fonts used - biliz blur & Detective Inc
Used illustrator for inking bear, font placement and skateboard design; P/shop for colouring

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thank you card for some friends

Just a fun little project lately for some friends at church. Both my wife and myself created a card each.
Fun thing I learn't was creating the shooting stars, thanks to a cool tutorial online. Check out here Shooting Star.
Have a good one


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Background and colour up

Used illustrator to do the background and get perspective. Also blocked in colours and hoping to create a bit more atmosphere with some more depth especially in the background.
I've so enjoyed trying to incorporate more texture through patterns into this piece.

Total time taken....on going in between life and work.
Hope to finish this soon.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Concept ink drawing

Just had to get something up on me blog. Will develop the background next...any ideas?? Finding backgrounds a challenge.
Used micron-pens .5 and 1.0 for outside.
Bless...JC   :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Going banana's

I have a thing for monkey's.... I know, kinda weird aye.  So I've been kinda going a little banana's lately and started to draw around this concept - one thing lead to another and voila' you have the above image.
Everyone is going banana's and yes I've been watching a little too much tv lately, especially the news which makes you go banana's.
I do like banana's though, especially on toast with butter....yum.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

comic with friend

A good friend of mine has giving me a comic draft. So I'm slowly putting together concepts for it.
It's aimed at a young audience...with the characters been somewhat a group of misfits that fit together to make up super hero's.
Going to be a great challenge. It'll be a 12 pg mini comic at this stage. Would love to get it in print too.

Sorry for the late blogging as of late - Time....arrgghhhh!!!!!

Hope all is well to everyone out in cyberspace...:) Bless JC

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wedding Caricature

A wedding caricature I did just recently. Did to A4 size printed out on nice paper and framed up.
This is the first drawing I've done in the last few weeks....hard making the time. I swore to myself that I wouldn't mentioned how starved I'd be for time on a blog but it's challenging balancing life/work. 
Take care and as alway's thanks for visiting.
...JC :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BJ Builder logo

A logo design I did last year for my father in law who is a builder. I initially did the blue-line sketch to try and capture the essentials of his character. I felt that it was still a little busy so I re-did the image completely. I went with this one as I felt it more bought out his happy persona' in a exaggerated way.
Did colouring and inking up in Photoshop.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Flying machina

Slowly getting into creating vehicles. This is my first attempt. I roughly sketched out idea bottom right hand corner and then used illustrator to create Flying Machina. I feel Illustrator gives that crisp and precise line that I couldn't readily achieve freehand.
Overall I'm trying to get a steam punk feel to the piece.
I will be eventually adding this to the Character concepts (posted Nov 25th/2009).

Hope to colour up this soon.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 1st doodles

Did this sketch whilst on holiday. It wasn't planned in anyway...just started initially drawing the central character and everything kinda flowed from that. It's nice to have moments when you just draw unplanned.

Some more random sketches.
One on left was the result of flicking through a National geographic magazine and reading about this tribe in Africa. Kinda got the imagination running wild.
The guy on right which I've called Rabbit man is just a weird moment of drawing a pose and then putting ears and a tail on him. Kinda looks funny as a contradiction of muscle bound and cute and fluffy all in one.
Happy New year to all....thanks for visiting...JC