mocata

mocata

Charles Gray’s hypnotic, Satan-worshipping character from 1968’s ‘The Devil Rides Out’. Drawn for James Howard’s ‘Draw Hammer Horror’...
mindless scrawl

mindless scrawl

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been drawing from life so much (what with the public transport pictures) that I’d forgotten how much fun drawing without thinking was. Here’s a few pictures from the past day or two.   The last one was immense fun, drawn onto A1 black paper with a white pencil crayon. It took about an hour, I suppose. Here it is ‘in real life’, weighed down at the corner with a book, a notebook and a box of R. Crumb postcards. Without them, the paper would snap back into a tight tube and roll off onto the...
not drawing from life

not drawing from life

I feel like I’ve spent too long drawing from life recently, what with the public transport pictures. So, to recharge, I’ve been doodling without trying to think too much about what I’m drawing. It’s been a lot of fun. I fancy doing a bit more of it. Yes. Even if I’m drawing chairs. For the third drawing, I was on the train listening to Bongwater. The speech balloon’s from a track on their Power Of Pussy album. I hadn’t listened to it on headphones since I was about...
mike mignola's hellboy

mike mignola's hellboy

I decided on a quiet night in last night, and had a stab at drawing Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. I came to the character late; seeing the film before ever reading the comics (sorry, fanboys) – which may explain why I’ve drawn too many fingers on his ‘big hand’. Apparently it’s meant to have three fingers, not four. Like a Disney glove. Anyway. This was fun. The most fun I’ve had drawing in a while, in fact (and with a touch of serendipity, James Howard – on twitter – was about to suggest that people ‘draw hellboy’, so I submitted mine. You can see the rest of the submissions here). Initial sketch. Finished line art. Colour...