Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!

These are a couple of yokai inspired spooky swamp dwellers for Halloween.  I had been impressed by the designs of Japanese netsuke in the V&A museum London then later saw an incredible exhibition in Paris on the supernatural yokai of Japanese culture.  The designs are based on traditional Japanese deities & goblins.

 The rough sketches above developed into these more abstract painted sketches I did for fun as I was painting the larger one
This amphibious swamp creature was a leaving present for Story Commando James 'Zero Dark Thirty' Baker

Thursday, October 18, 2012


My book of Gesture Drawings went over rather well at APE -we also sold a stack of the Aardman 'Spiffing' books.  Thanks to everyone who came by and bought copies in person and also by mail.
Huge thanks too to my 'booth-buddies' Matt Cruickshank and J.P.Vine, both of whom are recent arrivals in the Bay Area.

The book represents around 200 hours of Gesture Class! It has 100 pages, soft-cover.  All copies sold signed and costs $15 plus shipping.  For mail orders please write me at the email address in my Blogger profile here