Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Seraphim 9

So it occured to me that it's been a while since I did a digital illustration. My pen tablet was getting dusty! So I decided to do a quick sketch (quick for me anyway) of a character that I'm making a film about- Seraphim 9. Yes... both the character and the film are called Seraphim 9.

Because of my DIY mantra, this film is going to be made by, and starring ME. So this illustration is actually of me... in clothes that I do in fact own. And with a raygun I modded myself.

Taking a leaf from Greg Broadmore's book, I painted the quick sketch in PS and digitally 'pasted' it back onto the journal page where it was originally drawn. Around the illustration, you can see a rough sketch for an alien arm and some iconography for the film.

Overall this is nothing special. Just some good old fun.

Happy with- the hair, the raygun, the sash, the bandage

Unhappy with - the face, the lighting, the anatomy

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


A form of art that is often forgotten is storyboarding. Being a filmmaker, it's something that I do regularly, and it's taught me to draw fast. However, unlike most people, I tend to go into extreme detail when it comes to storyboarding, and I often try to indicate not only the shot size and angle, but also the lighting and mise-en-scene.

The following storyboard, which was produced as an assignment, should not need accompanying notes for it to be understood:

These next few pages are from my last film, 'Legion Street Antiques' (2010). These pages aren't consecutive so they won't make sense, but they display my initial ideas for the film's visual look. That's right... in my mind, Detective McGuinness looked a heck of a lot like Obi-Wan Kenobi.