Thursday, 31 July 2014

BIRMINGHAM International Comics Expo - SATURDAY 2nd August



I am a guest at the BIRMINGHAM International Comics Expo - SATURDAY 2nd August at The Studio, Canon Street, 10 am - 17:30 pm.

I'm giving an Art Master class between 15:00 - 16:30 pm in the Master Class room. I'll be talking about turning a script into finished art, and my art process.
Hopefully see some of you there!

Love'n'tanks
Rufus

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

I'm Batman.... in colour




I'm Batman....who the fuck are you?? in colour!
I digitally coloured the toned B&W art commission... and was pleasantly surprised.

I might do this as a Print for some Convention appearances this year.

And now....back to work...

Love'n'tanks
Rufus

Sunday, 20 July 2014

I'M BATMAN.... Some process photos...

I get asked a lot about how I do stuff... so I thought I'd post a few semi-unimformative process shots...

I was commissioned to do a Tank girl / Batman piece. I decided on lampooning the Frank Miller Dark Knight cover...as a kid I loved it...
It's a tough composition, as Miller really messes with proportion, perspective and depth...it's deceptive... He makes it claustrophic, paranoid, tense, and violent...
Here's his original...
I sketched out two versions..one, like the original, with fists, the other, Tankie defiantly flipping off the audience..


The client when shown asked for her to be holding batman's severed head, and giving the V sign... So i sketched that out, including Camp Koala as Robin, the boy wonder...


I then taped a sheet of Arches Hotpress water colour art board over the sketch, and lightly pencilled it on my light board... then started adding washes of watered down India ink ( I used Kuretake Black ink 60 )



Then I built up the tones...adding in darker, and darker areas...


I then left it to dry (and made lunch...) When it was completely dry, I inked over the pencils, and added extra spot blacks to create shadows, and depth... I tried to mirror Miller's lovely linework... (didn't get there, but hey...you can try right?)

When I'd finished inking, I scanned it...and here it is finished...


I'm Batman....




I'm Batman.
With apologies to Frank Miller. A Tank Girl commission piece.

Nice way to spend your Sunday... luke warm coffee, war films, and drawing Batman.... decapitated...

Love'n'tanks
Rufus

Friday, 18 July 2014

HERCEG NOVI COMIC STRIP FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 2014



Poster art for the Herceg Novi Comics festival I’ll be at in September!
( no logo on it yet… details to follow shortly…)

Love’n’tanks!
Ruf

Thursday, 17 July 2014

ICE - INTERNATIONAL COMICS EXPO - SATURDAY 2nd August - BIRMINGHAM



I'll be a guest at ICE ( International Comics Expo ) in Birmingham on Saturday 2nd August! I'll be giving an hour and a half class on what I'll loosely call my 'art process', and have lots of my original art there for people to look through!
Come along and support this great independent Expo!

<3 b="" xxxxx="">Ruf

Friday, 11 July 2014

NEAT NEAT NEAT!!!!




SMASH IT UP! Captain Sensible inspired Tank Girl commission

Love'n'tanks...
XXX
Ruf