April 24th, 2014
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Droid #247
The Tin Woodman of Oz.
My take on the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, I wanted to keep the face the same as Jack Haley from the 1939 film, but give his overall look a bit of a twist.
Enjoyed this a lot, I may spend a bit more time on it today and put in some background.

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Droid #247

The Tin Woodman of Oz.

My take on the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, I wanted to keep the face the same as Jack Haley from the 1939 film, but give his overall look a bit of a twist.

Enjoyed this a lot, I may spend a bit more time on it today and put in some background.

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Droid #249
Beyond the Sea.
Pretty quick little drawing tonight, but pretty pleased with it. Drawn on cartridge paper with pencil, and inked with Sakura Pigma Microns.

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Droid #249

Beyond the Sea.

Pretty quick little drawing tonight, but pretty pleased with it. Drawn on cartridge paper with pencil, and inked with Sakura Pigma Microns.

April 23rd, 2014
Droid #249
Beyond the Sea.
Pretty quick little drawing tonight, but pretty pleased with it. Drawn on cartridge paper with pencil, and inked with Sakura Pigma Microns.

Droid #249

Beyond the Sea.

Pretty quick little drawing tonight, but pretty pleased with it. Drawn on cartridge paper with pencil, and inked with Sakura Pigma Microns.

April 22nd, 2014
Droid #248
Bruiser.
Just a really quick line sketch tonight. Bit pushed for time. Quite like his shape though, may come back to him.

Droid #248

Bruiser.

Just a really quick line sketch tonight. Bit pushed for time. Quite like his shape though, may come back to him.

April 21st, 2014
Droid #247
The Tin Woodman of Oz.
My take on the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, I wanted to keep the face the same as Jack Haley from the 1939 film, but give his overall look a bit of a twist.
Enjoyed this a lot, I may spend a bit more time on it today and put in some background.

Droid #247

The Tin Woodman of Oz.

My take on the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, I wanted to keep the face the same as Jack Haley from the 1939 film, but give his overall look a bit of a twist.

Enjoyed this a lot, I may spend a bit more time on it today and put in some background.

April 20th, 2014
Droid #246
Eggnoid.
It’s Easter ‘innit?

Droid #246

Eggnoid.

It’s Easter ‘innit?

April 19th, 2014
Droid #245
Dazed and Confused.
The droid survived the EMP blast due to high levels of shielding around its core systems. Much of its outer casing was reduced to dust, exposing the ceramo-metallic under shell.

This is the first droid I’ve drawn for a few days that hasn’t been inspired by someone else’s words. Really enjoyed just grabbing my sketchbook and going where the pencil took me. The only thing I’m annoyed about is how much my brush pen bled on this paper. Really need to get something with a bit less tooth. I also need a new brush pen.

Droid #245

Dazed and Confused.

The droid survived the EMP blast due to high levels of shielding around its core systems. Much of its outer casing was reduced to dust, exposing the ceramo-metallic under shell.

This is the first droid I’ve drawn for a few days that hasn’t been inspired by someone else’s words. Really enjoyed just grabbing my sketchbook and going where the pencil took me. The only thing I’m annoyed about is how much my brush pen bled on this paper. Really need to get something with a bit less tooth. I also need a new brush pen.

April 18th, 2014
Droid #244
The German guns weren’t the problem. There was something else in the mud. Something cold, whirring. Something awakening.
Another collaboration with Daniel Benneworth-Gray. Just a sketch really this time as I’m a bit pushed for time this weekend. I kind of imagine an army of the creepy little bugger pushing there way up through the mud…

Drawn on cheap layout paper with Staedtler Pigment Liners and a Pentel Pocket Brush.

Droid #244

The German guns weren’t the problem. There was something else in the mud. Something cold, whirring. Something awakening.

Another collaboration with Daniel Benneworth-Gray. Just a sketch really this time as I’m a bit pushed for time this weekend. I kind of imagine an army of the creepy little bugger pushing there way up through the mud…

Drawn on cheap layout paper with Staedtler Pigment Liners and a Pentel Pocket Brush.

April 17th, 2014

Droid #243

Its cloaking device was malfunctioning in a most unexpected way…

Tonight’s droid sketch is a collaboration with Nick Miners, a great photographer and possibly a future as a sci fi writer.

I have another version of this in my head, so may come back to it another time.

Drawn in pencil in my Moleskine.

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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…