Monday, 15 December 2008

My first painting!

As a proud member of the comic geek speak community, I always take part in the annual 'secret santa sketch exchange'. Usually people just knock out pencil or Ink sketches but as more and more artists join the community, a little level of competition has begun to creep in. Hence me trying to paint for the first time in almost a decade. Quite pleased with it actually, hope I get better with practice though.
So here is Rocket Raccoon, Acrylic on card.
It looks better in the flesh I think.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Geek Syndicate

Another slightly old one... but it's just been printed in SFX magazine and the happy buzz has prompted me to post it :)

actually the printed article has nothing to do with me, it's a review of the website/ podcast of a couple of friends of mine over at and includes a teeny-tiny picture of the banner I drew for them. Still... i'm claiming that.

If you haven't heard them, you should check them out, fun, irreverent geeky nonsense :)

Anyhoo, here are the pics.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Hughes's Equipment Enhancers!

A birthday card/ present for one of my wifes work colleagues. Pretty quick but it came out alright i think.

Thundercats... HOOO!!!

Sketch of my wife Kate, as Cheetara. I'm working on one of myself as well... might put a few more of my friends in and make a tableau :)

Monday, 6 October 2008

Green Lan-tron

Dammit. I wanted this to be awesome and it's just alright.
Think im going to have to take another crack at it because i
like the idea so much.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


A friend and I are working on a potential comic/ series using these characters (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern). I originally tried to base them off Gary Oldman and Tim Roth (who played the respective roles in the movie) But i just couldn't get Oldman down. So now Rosencrantz is me :) much easier. I think i'll try to simplify/ stylise this for the final project but this was just an exercise really.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Hal Jordan redesign

Just a quicky for the fan-art challenge on the CGS comic forums. The brief was to update Green Lanterns costume for the silver screen. I ditched the spandex, cos although I love it i can never see it working, and based it more on his airforce background, throwing in a little motor cycle jacket as well. Think if I have another crack i'll lose the GL logo on the shoulders and make the logo just float in front of his chest, glowing slightly.
All digital by the way, starting in painter using the pencil tool. It's not bad... can't wait to get a cintiq though. one day...

Monday, 15 September 2008

stacebob birthday sketch

I tried to be fancy with this one... not a clever idea. I worked completely digitaly and wanted to treat it like a proper painting, all one layer, no fancy effects... Then i realized it was taking too long... and then i got a bit disheartened... I still quite like it, but you can tell how i start to rush it and skip definition as I moved down the piece. Ah well.
Quite like the colours though :)

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Caretakers Uncannily Nasty Tales

Not really my art... but I coloured it. This is the cover for C.U.N.... well.. you get it right?
Art work by the inimatable Stephen 'Flint Lockjaw' Reid, naughty words by my good friend Rich McAuliffe. Not for kids but it's really funny.

Mimes pin-up

Some good friends of mine have just released their first comic. It's called Mimes and it's a great looking, all ages book about a super powered (sort of) Mime troupe.
It's ace. Go here to check it out.

This is a pin-up I did for the first issue. I finished it quite a while ago but I thought i'd wait till the book was out before I posted it.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Judge Hershey

ooo... this ones a stinker. It was a pretty quick biro sketch but all the same, the proportions are terrible.

Ah well. Might as well post it I guess.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Paint the Line

Just a bit of fan art for the web comic Penny Arcade
which you really should be reading by the way. I think i went a little over the top with textures... but i quite like it though. I might knock up another one for the other character as well if i have time.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Hellboy-Invader zim-starman-two face... thingy

My latest commision for a member of the CGS comic forums. Tried to copy Mignola#s inking style. Quite like the way it turned out :)

Tuesday, 24 June 2008


Ooo... this is why you shouldn't rush a picture. Really static pose, dodgy colours... ah well, It's all practice ;)

Canary Cry

Another Birthday sketch. Man I really need to practice drawing women. I think it came out alright but i'm not super happy with it. Anyway.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Spicy Space Tales...

So... I also contribute (well once anyway) to a communal comic called 'Spicy space tales'. It's an ongoing project in which each consequtive page is drawn, inked, coloured and lettered by a single entity, after which another artist takes up the reigns and continues the story, improvising the plot as they go. Much hilarity insues. Especially if like me you are not a good writer.

This is the page I did, took me about 2 days all in, so obviously not a sketch. But I thought it would be nice to post something :)

If you're interested in seeing the whole thing, then it's here.

Thursday, 12 June 2008


Spent too much time on the sketching side of this one. Should have been a lot quicker. It's not intentional but Cap kinda looks like the guy who played him in the movie. A little maybe anyway.

Anyhow, third birthday sketch. I'm going to try to do them
all this month.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Day 2.

Another birthday sketch. I'm trying to be less precious with my work at the moment. This time that equates to me scribbling all over the page with a sharpie.

I hate inking, but this one almost worked. Think i just got a little carried away.

Colours are super loose this time as well but i think it came out okay.

Monday, 9 June 2008

ooh... two in a day.

Just trying to be a bit more experimental with colour. Although saying that i'm thinking about going back and doing a cleaner version as well.

This one is hawkeye for my buddy Brad Milo over on the comic geek speak forums. Birthday sketch project :)

Virgin post :)

Well. Here goes post number one. No promises on when number two will turn up.
I'm going to do my best to update this at least weekly (i can do a piece a week surely...) but we'll see how it goes.

First up, a warm up sketch based on a friend of mines D&D character. I say warm up, took be a good couple of hours. Think i need to speed up a little.