Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Serge as ... Scarface.

Here is my 4th submission to the 'Draw Serge' site and my 3rd in the 'Serge as' series.
As I was working on this series I realised I had made a rod for my own back. As the restriction of using iconic images from very similar looking actors to Serge has meant I have had to stay as tight to his likeness as I could, as any blurring of the this leads the image/character to be read as a slightly dodgy version of the original actor in his familiar pose. Hopefully I have got the balance right so far though.

G.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

find chaffy ...

This is a quickie I did for the 'Find Chaffy' blog running their submission friendly tell Chaffy's story panel by panel project. There are some funny entries and is worth a looksee.
I must add my appreciation to Tim Harries excellent panel which made me drop what I was doing and turn out what I hoped would be a follow up panel to his. With many thanks to Jamie Smart for accepting it and placing it where I hoped.
G.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Superman - the comic cover.

Here is the comic cover version of the Superman vs Kent image posted a short while back.
This was constructed from scratch and proved to be most satisfying to create, especially when it came to the aging processes and the seeing the effect they had on the image.
G.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Serge as ... The Graduate.

This is the second in the 'Serge as ...' series.
I was intending this to be a less graphic and more cartoony image than it turned out to be but I still like it for it's clean, movie poster feel and still hope to do a more fun version, after I've got my teeth into the next two installments of the series that is.
You will hopefully find this, and many other Serge submissions at Jonathan Edward's popular 'Draw Serge' blog.
I have links to the other Serge on this blog below:
G.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Happy Bastille Day!

A little tribute to the great Jean Giraud's 'Major Grubert' and neck crunching nod to Darwyn Cooke's 'Parker'.
G.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Serge as ... Schroeder from Peanuts.

Here is my second submission for the most excellent 'Draw Serge' Blog curated by Jonathan Edwards.
It is great to be doing more Serge pics as it was the 'Draw Serge' blog that initiated this 'Bluntwood' blog just over a year ago now. With this cartoon being the first in a line of 'Serge as ...' images I plan to submit over the summer.
G.

... the internal dilemma!

Some split personality issues for Clark Kent and the eternal clash with his Superman alter ego.
G.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

... the dark side of HUZZAH!!

This little page made me nervous also, as I attempted in this, my debut page, to do justice to the fabulous 'Huzzah Noir' team and the 'film noir' genre I adore.
On the whole I am fairly satisfied with this page though. Not least of all, because the black and white comic inks so lend themselves to the echoing the film noir world.
Big thanks go out to Faz for his inspiring opening to the new chapter and especially to Rob for his invaluable scripting input in the final stretch.
G.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

...the 'follow that' syndrome


It was always gonna be a tough act to follow, as not only was I having to build on a well received first page, but since then, several wonderful pages of comic art had been posted by artists I admire immensely.
So it was with no small regret that I feel I did not achieve the level of quality I needed to meet, in order to glean any real satisfaction from this page. But I am hoping I learnt a lot in 'not' getting there!
Which is, for me, the beauty of 'HUZZAH!!'. It forces your hand and makes you play the game as professionally as you possibly can, but without any client breathing down your neck, just you ... and the Huzzah team and everyone that follows the blogs and ... and ... chuckle!
What scary fun it is!
G.

Monday, 11 January 2010

...hurrah for Huzzah!

I was over the moon (of Voldar) when Ian Culbard invited me to join the contributors of the weird and wonderful online comic known as Huzzah!! - Vengeance of Voldar.
The genius of the set up is the amorphous story telling that can shift from one artist to another in the slice of a page. Allowing an organic growth and inevitable excitement for everyone involved. A complete antidote to the confines of working for clients with their closed view of what works in a strip - a genuine breath of fresh air for the artist!
So please visit the Huzzah Worlds of free-range comic art and enjoy the bizarre tales therein.
G.