Tokyo street drawing

Here’s a time lapse of a recent drawing using a Pilot Cocoon fountain pen.
I’m just gathering all my street drawings together to add to my site over the next few weeks. When I have enough of them I’ll collect them into a zine too.

Gradient Map Tutorial

I created a gradient map set available for purchase on Gumroad here. The tutorial above shows how I start out using gradient maps to create the base of my illustrations to then add more colours and depth. It’s a technique I’ve used for years, but have never seen a tutorial cover it.

Combining gradient maps with comic flats made in Peltmade Multifill is a quick way to feel out a drawing. I’d often use them for designing fill-ins for pieces in the past too.

Remove background tutorial

When I first started to learn photoshop, this was something I always wanted to do. I actually learned it from a book at the printers I worked in, but that was in 1998, the technique was different and ended up creating a much more contrasting image.

Once I’ve finished the above drawing, I’ll do a full breakdown of the process, with adding colour too. Some folk had said this is too quick for a tutorial and it’s hard to understand what is actually going on.
So next time will be slower and more in depth.

Hyottoko Fireman Timelapse

This is a timelapse of the colouring process I used on a drawing a few weeks back, somehow I managed to speed it up a little too much so 3 hours of work was squashed into just under two minutes.

The next one will have a commentary and I’ll explain the process in detail. You can view the finished artwork over here:

This was a fun theme to research, it’s why I ended up drawing more than one character as there were too many interesting elements to not put them in.

The Cube

Low Poly 3D model of a real life object I painted for the Cube Project.

More Info: The Cube was created by artist Mia McGregor, who aims for this to be an inclusive and fun creative project for all ages and abilities to take part in. With a goal to share experiences, interact with people and spark creativity, The Cube comes in all different sizes depending on your wants and needs.

You can get your own template mailed out by visiting here.