Friday, 31 July 2009

The Sketchbook of Doctor Caligari

Yup. Been studying some stills of the old shadows-painted-on-the-sets classic and drawing cartoons off the back of 'em. AS FOLLOWS:
The astute reader will notice I have favoured Werner Krauss as Caligari himself (OR IS IT???). This is because he is ace and amazing. There are a couple of abortive attempts at the soppy main character, and a little ink sketch of the lady which I quite like. Look close and there's also a drawing of a rabbit that I copied off Steve Purcell. I have no shame.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Salut Serge

Done for the excellent Jonathan Edwards' excellent Draw Serge! blog, and should be turning up on there sometime over the next few weeks - but go there NOW and look at all the lovely other tributes to the break-beatin' jazz-fusin' hip-hoppin' songster supreme.

I'm quite happy with this - I'm a fan of simplicity in colour schemes in finished artwork, but this I think falls more under 'I see what you're trying to do'. Still. Very happy with the inked source image. Someday I'll nail this whole colour malarkey.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Xavier's school for gifted Frenchmen

Okay, so there's a story behind this one. A friend of mine works in a cafe in the holidays, and there is, in this cafe, what she described as a 'grumpy French chef with the hair of a Native American squaw who turns up to work on a motorbike'. Then this happened.