Friday, July 31, 2009


So here we are, final day of the challenge and I nearly lost the old eyebrows at the very last moment. Real hard to get my shit together today. Anyway, finally settled down to doodling and had fun with a character that I'm going to use in a future story. This is Amanirena, a Rim Worlds prospector and sometime mercenary. Right I'm off to party with Hilbo for the weekend.... post soon.....

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Right, this one is for Matt, who would never be such a pratt as to leave his back exposed to a mature angry dragon! Check all the dark corners first!
Talking to Hilbo earlier... this is the penultimate day before our challenge ends... there was a time that it looked a too daunting prospect...but whaddaya we are.... amárach!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Ok, it's probably better not to ask.... this was in a dream last night... This is also the first drawing done from scratch on the computer...All Hail Wacom!...finally beginning to get used to it.
Didn't turn out quite like it appeared in my head, but was also imbibing some vino for the duration.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Elf Lord

Ok, I've blown most of my brain out my nose and into some tissues over the last few days, but I'm on the mend now.... little smiley head on me...hee,hee!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Drew this dude in pencil, scanned him in pencils and black & white.
Like the b&w version, but thought I'd chuck both up. The trick with this drawing lark is to do it before you get tired, especially when battling bugs at the same time!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Look out below!

To quote Hilbo 'the nasty oink of a cold' has not gone yet... still subsisting on cocktails of ibuprofen and whiskey. Managed to walk the dog today and it nearly feckin' killed me. Then nearly forgot, in fuzzy headed state, to do a doodle. Quickly shoved this on a page and...
eyebrows safe for another 24 hours.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Swishy Sword

Bleurgghhh!! Made it for another day. Whew!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pensive Moment

Feeling spectacularly horrible, real challenge to sit down and draw at all. Couldn't concentrate so just did a random doodle and this is it.... eyebrows safe.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Hate Colds

This is todays offering, which is basically just any ol' shite so's not to miss a day. Also in case this cold gets any worse I'm saving my 'get out of jail' card that Hilary has offered, ta chickie. Tomorrow I might just be one of the walking dead. Sent the black and white version of this to the Dublin Comic Jam, which is on tonight, don't forget to keep an eye on their blog.
I'm off for more whiskey and a nap!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bike 1

This is Lilith's hog. Thought I'd try to draw the bikes first before I do any vampires riding them.
Will get to a colour version, but this is it for the moment...I've got a bastard of a cold and a head like a turnip! This btw is a Harley-Davidson Screaming Eagle, and if anyone's ever stuck for a pressie to get me... one of these would do nicely.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Thought I mess about with light today. Had watched Angel Heart for the first time in years... I had forgotten how beautifully lit parts of that film are... lovely, brooding, menacing noir feel.
Anyway, there's a bit where Harry Angel is about to go thru' a door and you know it's not going to be pleasant on the other side... That image stuck in my head, and here we are.....

Monday, July 20, 2009


Meh! Need a rest from vampires and since the precedent has already been established by Hilary, that tea is a good thing. Intermission, part II. Tea and Buns!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lilith & Lena

Ok, made some changes to Lilith and coloured both her and Lena. That's the whole gang!
My hand hurts and the only thing I'm capable of holding now is a lovely cold bottle of beer... sounds like a plan!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


This is Beatrice, the last of the vampires. Had fun doing this! Makes me think,it's time to go back and work on the others. Also need to do a group pic, cos it's important to see them in relation to each other.... Then it will be time to do the transport... Vroooooom!
Man, I'm knackered, but no slacking...back to scribbling.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Tody's posting is Lena, the third Vampire in a gang of four. I will go noodling with colour and stuff another day. This was a quickie in b&w cos me n Hilbo n the boys have to party!!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


So, here's another character from Peter's story. This guy is Eusebio, he hangs round with Lilith and is another Vampire. He likes hitting things with his stalagtite!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This is the first preliminary design for a character called Lilith in a new story being written by Peter Loftus. Everyone in Longstone comics is in on this one, and because Hilary and I are doing this nutty 'Eyebrow Challenge', Peter is allowing us post our developmental drawings...
Which is cool, cos really, there's a finite amount of hours in the day and the chicks are more likely to prioritise the eyebrows over a comic!
Yez are getting the b&w inked version cos I did try a coloured version, but was muckin' about with new software and frankly, it turned out to be complete bollox!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Oh Boy! This is turning out to be truly a challenge trying to get something done and shoved online every day. Guess we're bound to hit a slump at some point.... but then that's part of it: do what you can, even if your knackered, distracted and think what you've drawn is utter crap, you gotta keep going..... eyebrows safe for another day!

Judge Death

Right, I know this is three minutes doesn't count! The feckin' interweb was broken for 'bout an hour here and we've only just got back online... and anyway there's more than three minutes worth of doodlin' here!!! Anybody got a problem, yez can take it up with The Judge!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


This guys a nasty piece of work. Reckon he managed to survive being cannibalised by his mates when he lost his arm by quickly adapting. Now he butchers other injured goblins who are no use for fighting any more.... lovely!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Turning to the Dark Side

Started out intending to do quick pencils and then ink them and possibly chuck in some colour. Got carried away and the Jedi I had intended doing ended up becoming a Sith. Also got carried away with the ol' pencil.... So, today's pic is a Sith Lord, have to dream up a suitably menacing name for him. Might at another time do an inked and coloured version, but for the moment, I'm off to wash my hands (they're all grey) and have a nice cup of tea and maybe something chocolatey!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Shootin' Shit

Ok, had a bit of a nutty day, ended up really knackered and very giddy! By way of relaxation played Timesplitters for a bit... I'm really crap at PS games, but there's nuthin' like shootin' shit for getting the giddiness gone. So hmmm, thought I'd give doodling Cortez a go, et voilá!
Time to split!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Another trip down memory lane... Used to love Thor as a kid too, especially Jack Kirby's drawings in Marvel's 'Journey into Mystery' comics.
It's that penchant for all things Nordic breaking out as well, but mainly cos Thor is bloody good fun to draw! Left it even closer to the wire for today, but eyebrows safe!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Mekon has confiscated Minnies Ray Gun

Whew! After much procrastination finally settled down to doodle. Would have liked to have coloured this guy but ran out of time...want to hang on to my eyebrows!!!
Used to love Dan Dare when I was a kid. The Mekon was probably the first 'bad guy' to properly freak me out, but then I was only six or seven, and I still don't think I'd invite him over for tea.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Eyebrow Challenge

This is the Eyebrow Challenge! At various times in the past, to help and encourage each other, my mate Hilary and I have threatened to shave each others eyebrows off if we don't get drawings done to deadlines. This has been a private arrangement up to now, but Hilary, in her infinite wisdom, has decided it makes a good reciprocal threat to ensure we post a sketch a day on our blogs for the remainder of the month of July. So here's mine for today.
Also, it is said, that if you shave your eyebrows off they don't necessarily grow back.... too grim to contemplate! ( there is some lee-way for missing a day or two, but the excuse has to be spectacularly out of the ordinary!!!)

Friday, July 3, 2009 for something completely different...

When I was a kid I used to the love the original Battlestar Galactica, especially the Cylons. My mate Hilbo thinks they're shite and don't kick ass like the new ones. Arse!!! Nostalgia Rocks....and they are so super-shiney with swords!!!

...and another Viking

Olaf's cousin Eric