Sunday, July 11, 2010

Check Yo Self...

What's up, folks?

I can't believe I'm posting a new update here so soon, but I guess it's been a productive few days.

The World Cup has ended and I'm a few Dollars better off for it thanks to the work Sweep-stake, if that wasn't a great way to begin the week, my boss is off work this week and next week I'll be having a holiday too, so the mood here is great.

Work has had it's slow moments lately so I managed to get some vector artwork done. This time it's a caricature of West Coast Legend and ex-NWA member, Ice Cube. I started this illustration a while back, but had been flat out here so never got around to finishing it off until now.

As with my other vector pieces, I started with some rough sketches, scanned them in, and set to creating some smooth vectors.

Check out the result below (click to enlarge) and let me know what you reckon.


Mark 563

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Ruler's Back...

What's going on, folks?

This week I stumbled across a great website jam packed with the cracking artwork of Brothers Scritch and Scratch. As I worked my way through the pages of pictures I found myself more and more motivated to try an update this place a little more frequently. The guys there seem to post up pictures on a daily basis and the quality of their artwork is top notch. It was the rough sketches posted by Scratch that really inspired me.

I have always been a keen drawer. From as far back as I can remember there was nothing that kept me happier than to be drawing something or other. I'm that guy that always has a pen and a pad of paper at hand, and I find myself scribbling doodles all the time. At work I have a stack of small blue pads that were made using scrap paper. I am constantly sketching rough ideas on these pads, and I often come home with my pockets stuffed with blue paper.

So, taking my cue from Scratch, I thought I may as well share some of the unfinished sketches that consume my down time at work.

Here's the first offering - a Slick Rick caricature I flipped the other day using a trusty Bic.


Mark 563