April 17th, 2014
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My illustration blog

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My Droid a Day project

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Droid #242
Left alone with too many ideas for too long, the Librarians had grown cruel. They would not give up their silence easily.
My third collaboration with Daniel Benneworth-Gray. Daniel’s words, my picture.
Drawn on Bristol Board with Sakura Microns and a Pentel Pocket Brush.

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Droid #242

Left alone with too many ideas for too long, the Librarians had grown cruel. They would not give up their silence easily.

My third collaboration with Daniel Benneworth-Gray. Daniel’s words, my picture.

Drawn on Bristol Board with Sakura Microns and a Pentel Pocket Brush.

April 16th, 2014
Droid #242
Left alone with too many ideas for too long, the Librarians had grown cruel. They would not give up their silence easily.
My third collaboration with Daniel Benneworth-Gray. Daniel’s words, my picture.
Drawn on Bristol Board with Sakura Microns and a Pentel Pocket Brush.

Droid #242

Left alone with too many ideas for too long, the Librarians had grown cruel. They would not give up their silence easily.

My third collaboration with Daniel Benneworth-Gray. Daniel’s words, my picture.

Drawn on Bristol Board with Sakura Microns and a Pentel Pocket Brush.

April 15th, 2014
Droid #241
It towered over them, a hulking confusion of steel and bone and forgotten wars. No longer a plaything, no longer safe.
My second collaboration with Daniel Benneworth-Gray. He provided the words and the encouragement for this illustration, and I loved every minute of drawing it.
I actually want to know what happens next, which I guess is a good sign.
Drawn on Bristol Board with Sakura Micron pens.

It’s well worth following Daniel on Twitter, Instagram and his blog is always worth reading. You can also find Daniel’s writing in Macuser and Creative Review magazines.

Droid #241

It towered over them, a hulking confusion of steel and bone and forgotten wars. No longer a plaything, no longer safe.

My second collaboration with Daniel Benneworth-Gray. He provided the words and the encouragement for this illustration, and I loved every minute of drawing it.

I actually want to know what happens next, which I guess is a good sign.

Drawn on Bristol Board with Sakura Micron pens.

It’s well worth following Daniel on Twitter, Instagram and his blog is always worth reading. You can also find Daniel’s writing in Macuser and Creative Review magazines.

April 14th, 2014

Droid #240

Six weeks had passed since the crash, and MED/17 still hadn’t found any survivors. Or the edge of the swamp. Or his arm.

Huge thanks to Daniel Benneworth-Gray for providing the inspiration (and the words above) for this illustration. 

Daniel was kind enough to respond to my Crisis of Confidence blog post yesterday, and one of his suggestions was to solicit a micro-story via twitter, and illustrate it. I thought this was a great idea, and naturally the first person I asked to provide some inspiration was Daniel. 

Sketched in pencil and brush pen with Copic markers for tone.

April 13th, 2014

I’m 239 days into my project to draw one robot every day for a year. Naively, I thought that by now I’d have transformed into a capable illustrator. The truth is a long way from that.

I’m really no better than when I started. Looking back at my last week or so’s drawings – there’s nothing I couldn’t have done eight months ago. In fact I’m not even sure I’m doing much that I couldn’t have done 20 years ago. It’s pretty tough realising that I’m such a long way from where I want to be, but… I think I just expected way too much…

Droid #239
Copic Marker UAV.
Quick little doodle using Copic Markers and a Staedtler Pigment Liner.

Droid #239

Copic Marker UAV.

Quick little doodle using Copic Markers and a Staedtler Pigment Liner.

April 12th, 2014
Droid #238
Rocket Droid.
Flying where other droids fear to go…

Droid #238

Rocket Droid.

Flying where other droids fear to go…

April 11th, 2014

Droid #237

Breaking the Fourth Wall.

Odd little sketch today, not sure what I was aiming for - not sure what I ended up with!

Drawn in pencil on a very cheap, and slightly crumpled, sheet of layout paper. Inked using a Pentel Pocket Brush.

April 10th, 2014

Droid #237

Ready to Launch.

The last few days have I’ve been limited to just some little sketches as I’ve had my nieces and sister to stay. Nice to get chance tonight to work on something a little more involved. Pretty pleased with the way this turned out.

Drawn on Bristol Board with Staedtler Pigment Liners and Copic Markers.

April 9th, 2014
Droid #236

Quick WIP tonight. Had to finish this in bed. Busy old day.

Droid #236

Quick WIP tonight. Had to finish this in bed. Busy old day.

April 8th, 2014

Droid #235

Droid pencil sketches…

April 7th, 2014
Droid #234
Cousins.
I picked up this cool little robot pencil sharpener today from the Southbank Centre Shop in London. As I’m a bit pushed for time today (I have family visiting) I thought I’d draw his little retro cousin.

Droid #234

Cousins.

I picked up this cool little robot pencil sharpener today from the Southbank Centre Shop in London. As I’m a bit pushed for time today (I have family visiting) I thought I’d draw his little retro cousin.

April 6th, 2014

Droid #233

First page of a new Moleskine.

Starting a new sketchbook for me, has always been a bit daunting. There’s often this thought that a sketchbook has to be full of brilliant illustrations - I’m finally getting over that. Sketchbooks have to be about ideas first and foremost, perhaps technique after that. Pretty pictures come last.

Thought I’d start this one with a few little robo doodles. Quite like the fella in the bottom right. We may see a bit more of him.

April 5th, 2014

Droid #232

From out of the crevasse it came…

The last page of this sketchbook. I think it’s the first time ever, that I can say I’ve filled a sketchbook and been happy with everything in it. I’m not saying it’s all perfect - but there’s something of merit in every page. That said, I may look at it in a couple of weeks and hate half of it!

Tonight’s robot/creature, was sketched roughly in pencil and then inked using a Pentel Pocket Brush. It’s definitely my favourite pen right now.

So tomorrow - a new moleskine sketchbook to be started.