Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

Work in progress

Posted by campbell August 14th, 2013

Work in progress for Fangamer X Attractmode exhibition.

For the upcoming Fangamer X Attractmode exhibition.

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Working in the progresses.

Posted by campbell August 13th, 2013

Working in the progresses.

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Home Time Monday

Posted by campbell August 13th, 2013

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A new page of Home Time can be read through here.

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Home Time Friday

Posted by campbell August 9th, 2013

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Today’s new page of Home Time can be read here.

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Home Time Monday

Posted by campbell August 6th, 2013

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Another page, back to back due to the delay caused by my flights.

Jump over and read the whole thing here.

“Dating” in primary school was such a strange phenomenon, with it’s own rituals, rites and passages that had to be navigated to the end goal of? Usually avoiding and not talking to the person you were supposedly dating. I remember there was a theory that you should get a guy that the girl you liked, liked, to ask them out for you. Sometimes a note was accompanied, sometimes not. I think the logic was a little fuzzy and I can’t quite wrap my head around it.

Does anyone else remember the weirdness of it all?

With the layout of this page, I wanted to play with a fixed camera. I love long, drawn out shots in film, with characters doing their thing for minutes on end. The stillness of it. I wanted to let these characters act, using their bodies, their faces, their hands.

I think replicating this in comics however, in the way I have tried, creates a different sort of experience. It becomes more about a rhythm, a pattern, a metronome. It’s not the same thing. Maybe in comics the equivalent is a large, calm panel. These panels work great for stretching out time, but it feels like a silent, slow motion kind of thing.

How do you describe the passage of conversation within that stillness without creating panels with an overflow of balloons, or a large series of identical panels… Something to work on and ponder.

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Home Time Friday

Posted by campbell August 4th, 2013

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Late again due to me being in transit for the last few days. Planes from Florence to Miami, Miami to Mexico City, Mexico City to Oaxaca. You can follow my international arts adventures on my instagram feed here. I keep it updated with all sorts of sketches and everyday photos that often don’t make it on to this site.

Home Time keeps rolling along, with the terrifyingly amazing prospect of a whole lot of hot chips.

You can read the whole page through here.

I remember $2 worth of chips being a lot when I was in primary school, the amount that they wind up with here is mind melting.

As much as I love fish and chips, I am always filled with major regret after eating them. Like my stomach is filled with a lead weight of grease and fat (which it essentially is). There’s a perfect window of consumption though, when the chips are still steaming hot and crispy, and the sauce is cool and sweet, and they make a perfect balance in your mouth. A few minutes later, the chips are all soggy and stale tasting. It’s a fine line.

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Just a little package

Posted by campbell August 1st, 2013

Just a little package for @lightgreyartlab

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Home Time Monday

Posted by campbell July 29th, 2013

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The fish and chip shop is finally revealed. Obviously many hours of my after school time were spent here. Desperately flicking on and off the arcade machines, performing some mystic ritual, trying to coax a free game out of them.

When one dollars worth of chips could feed a hungry hoard of children.

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I sink a lot of energy in to the backgrounds of some of these panels. I just want their world to feel alive, like you can breath it in. Environments are characters too, that are an essential part of the story you are telling.

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Home Time Friday

Posted by campbell July 26th, 2013

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Friday bring with it the latest page of Home Time. Click through to get reading.

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Some collaborations

Posted by campbell July 24th, 2013

My four year old son and I collaborated on this picture of Spike from My Little Pony.
My four year old son and I have been collaborating on some illustrations recently. Some of his favorite My Little Pong characters, a Submarine and a Helicopter.

Another My Little Pony collaboration with my four year old. Rainbow Dash.
A submarine drawn by my four year old, coloured in by me.
A helicopter, drawn by my four year old son, with passengers by me.

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