This Weeks Topic
Benj Randell
The Climax

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Hey Boys and Girls

I realise no one else has done any posting here so far but I am going to keep up with it no matter what because I said I would. Today You can see a preview of my entry to the 'The Darkness II' Deviant Art contest. This is the second of 3 panels that I had to produce. I am really proud of this work. You can see the full page on my DeviantArt Page or on my blog.

Friday, 23 December 2011

I'll get the Ball Rolling

I Just posted the newest page for Unholywood over at my other blog. So Check it out. Not much to post so far been a bit busy catching up with friends and procrastinating which takes a lot out of you.

I will post up something next week that I have been doing for a competition over at Deviant art.

Hope your Christmas holidays have been fun so far.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Week 13 - The Climax - Gladiator

So again I have faaaailed! I didn't get around to starting this one in time, my apologies guys. I was supposed to be illustrating a bit at the end of Gladiator where Maximus is walking through fields to his wife and son in the afterlife, he's finally re-united with his family.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Week 13 - The Climax - Iron Man

Being the huge Fanboy I am this was one of the most awesome climax to a movie ever. Seeing the character just come to life in a way that no character ever could because no other character was ever truly based on an actor so closely. Not only was the movie a  great fun ride having this at the end was truly the icing on the cake. So here is my interpretation of the moment you see his face.

Here's the flat inked version
Here's some flat colour put on it just to emphasise the atmosphere.

Hope you guys like it.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Week 13 - The Climax

Hey guys! Sorry for not being around and posting, thanks for keeping this going =) Hope you guys are all well.

My challenge to you all this week is to draw the climax of your favourite film/TV series/video game/book. This can be accurate to the original or your own depiction.

Hope you enjoy =)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Week 12 show and tell

Hello to all!

Wow we sure are getting lazy. =P
Im joking, I know you all are working super hard at awesome things.

I've been at Pete's then I travelled home today, so sorry about the late post!

I did this last minute for a contest on DA. I really wish I had more time to fix it and do it again.
Oh well I hope you like.
I had to use stock images of a panda, lights and a pie.

Done in watercolour and chalk, all on pete's dinner table =)

Week 12 - Show and Tell - Adventures in Character Design

This summer I have been exploding with ideas. From creepy little monsters to Superhero action. None of these ideas have been fleshed out much yet but the thing I see as my problem is I need good character design. That is not really a problem because that is something I want to work on anyway because it's fun for me. At the start of summer I found a group on Deviant Art called 'Design A Character'. They do challenges revolving on designing a character. So this week I decided to get in some practice designing without killing my ideas (as I tried doing some designs and being unhappy with almost every line I put down). So I did the prop design challenge. The challenge was to design a prop then design a character that would use that prop, the challenge specified a chair.

I designed my chair.

From this design I then created a character who would use this chair.

The character design went a bit wonky when I drew it but I am happy with the amount of character I got into the design. Hope you like it.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Week 12- Show & Tell - SEEKER

Hey guys!

Dave and Ellen, I'm very sorry for not submitting for your challenges. Hope you're all well and enjoying your Summers. I've had a weird several weeks of not drawing much, laaaame!

This week I'm going to begin some work on a project I have an idea for that I may take on in a module this year, it's called 'Seeker'. I will tell more soonio.

Take care guys =)

Week 12 - Show and Tell

Hey guys,

I thought I'd switch it up this week. Instead of the usual brief we have a different type of task. Show us all something you have been working on.

Basically write a blog post on this blog about a drawing you have yet to post online. Be it a competition entry, a character design or even just a thumbnail. Show us what you've been up to. I'm really looking forward to see what everyone posts.

Have a good week.

Week 11 - Fakemon - Farder

A cross between Farfetch'd and Shellder

Just did a quick line drawing this week.

Hope You Like

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Week 11 - Fakemon?

Hello to all!!

This weeks challenge is:
 What the **** is that pokemon?  

Its simple go on this website

Its easy to use, either make your own or just click randomize.
Once you found one you like
Draw him.
You can draw him doing something or nothing totally up to you
Have lots of funs 
Oh remember to write his name down!

I cant wait to see the crazy pocket monsters


Friday, 5 August 2011

Week 10 - Messy Baker


My picture has to be the least pin-upy. lol
I wanted to start playing with expressions, not the best but still pleased with it =)
I thought I'd mix it up a little with a more cartoony look to it then my other drawings.
Gosh its super wonky! I didn't have my lovely photoshop to fix it. =( 

Hope you like it!

p.s Pete's scanner is super poop! My poor image, I can't wait to get back to uni, where the real scanners are.  

Week 10 - Pin-Up

Hey Guys

I didn't have a grand or interesting idea for this week so I just went for a simple drawing.

Hope you like it.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Dave's pin up

So here is my final for this week, didn't take too long and I am quite pleased with the outcome, and kept the whole one colour thing from the big sleep series I have been doing.

Week 10: 50's pin up

Hey guys, been quite busy with my own project these last two weeks, so sorry I haven't been on it those past weeks. Any who the challenge for this week is to draw a 50's pin up poster.

So the images tend to look like this, not explicit in anyway, but more suggestive, and always an idealized form of women, so get on down and create some eye candy.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Week 9 - The Relentless Hero

I also haven't finished my image but wanted to post something. It's still a long way off of completion. My intial idea seemed to slip away as I created this image, the hero was supposed to be stumbling along wounded on a battlefield but still continuing the fight until his last breath. I might give this one another shot some time. Take it easy guys =)

Week 9 - The Relentless Hero - Johnny Storm

Hey Guys,

I could only manage a sketch this week (I just did it in about 30 minutes) because of work and tiredness but I didn't want to leave you with nothing.

For this week I had trouble deciding on my idea. I had a couple but none really said relentless hero till I got my final idea to do my own drawing of the Death of Johnny Storm. It really shouts relentless hero to me charging to your death to protect the world and most importantly your family.

I really want to finish this one so definitely look for an update over at my blog next week.

Hope you like it.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Week 9 - The Relentless Hero

This week your challenge is to depict a relentless hero. This character must be within a situation that show's his/her strong willed nature and determination. For example:
  • A wounded soldier determined to finish the fight even though the odds are totally against him.
  • A character bent persistently attempting to save his friend from a ridiculously dangerous situation.
Hopefully this one doesn't sound too crazy, hope you guys have fun with it.

Week 8 - Catman Redesign - Sci-fi tech

Hey guys, wicked finals this week! Here's my Sci-fi tech Catman. Yet again, I didn't finish this one. My plan was to have a fully finished piece for this week but I fell short of the bar again, but it was proper fun anyway! Hope you're all having a great Summer.

Week 8 Cat(wo)man

Hay everyone!
Its only line art, no colour =(
It sucks that I just ran out of time to colour it.
So here is my catman redesign.

                                    As A GIRL!

So a sexy catman, without making him/her looking too much like catwoman or blackcat, Tricky.
Hope you likes, cant wait to see what you some up with
Toodles xxx

Week 8- Catman Redesign- WWII

For my challenge this week I did a WWII version of Catman. I wanted to go for a Captain America style WWII Superhero. I'm really happy with this one the pose and the costume came out as well as I'd hoped they rerally convey what I was aiming for.

Hope you guys like it.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Week 8 - Catman Redesign - Sketches

Here's the sketches for my Sci-fi tech Catman. I've not made a lot of progress so far because I'm a tad busy but hopefully this one will be a gooden. Have a great week guys!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Week 8 - Catman Redesign - Sci-fi tech

Hey guys! I'm going to re-design Catman with future tech, like a Sci-fi Catman...very cliche I know. I've been researching a few futuristic designs. Hopefully this redesign won't be total cheese! What do you guys think?

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Week 8- Character Re-design

This week your challenge is to redesign DC comics Catman (Pictured Below). But not just redesign him but to re-design him with a theme in mind e.g. greek myth, victorian, halloween etc. Hope you enjoy this challenge.

Friday, 15 July 2011

week 7 - Hateful Characters - Peter pan

Here is mine =)

This is peter Pan and his stupid caterpillar eye brows

Yuppers I hate peter pan super muchly!

I hope you guys all had fun with this week.

Toodles xxx

Week 7- Hateful Characters- Namor

Hey guys,

I really hate Namor A.K.A. The Submariner. He is all high and mighty and thinks himself better than anyone else I feel my piece this week really helps show that.

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Week 7 - Hateful Characters - Wario facial surgery

Yet again, I fail to produce a finished piece. I must go and bury my head in the sand. Hope you're all having a wicked Summer, keep drawing!

Percy Wetmore

This character from the film Percy Wetmore is one sadistic disturbed man who delights to degrade and to harm the prisoners on death row, certainly a character i love to hate.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Week 7 Hateful Characters

Happy weekend!

Okays my topic of the week is Hateful Characters

So you have to pick your most hated character of all time.
Then draw them doing the thing, that they do that annoys you the most about them.

Wow I hope that made sense =) 

For example:
You hate Mario, because he likes hitting his head on bricks. So then your image should be that. =)  

Looking forward to seeing all the ideas
Toodles x

Friday, 8 July 2011


Hey guys! My apologies, I didn't complete my image for this week, I took on some extra hours at work and cut time too short. Great results for this week! :)

Week 6 - Nintendo - Shinobu Jacobs

Hey Guys,

Here is the coloured version of my image for this week. Still need to get the hang of how to get the right values for the greyscale but I'm getting better.


Week 6 - Nintendo - Pokeballs

Hay everyone =)

When I read the topic I had to do Pokemon!

So here are Pokemon as Pokeballs, 
Gotta Guess Them All!

Toodles xxx

p.s Sorry for the poor image, my home scanner is poop!  

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Week 6 - Nintendo - Shinobu Jacobs

Hey Dawgs,

This week as the least knowledgeable Nintendo fan on this blog my choice will most definitely be the least classic. Never been a true Nintendo fan more of a Sony guy really but sometimes a game captures my interest and No More Heroes for the Wii really did that for me, unfortunately never been able to play it though :(. The art style and character design seemed so fresh and energised compared to all the hyper detailed modern games that I was interested in any news about it when it was being covered. Soooooooo... after that ramble. I have chosen to do a drawing of one of the coolest looking characters from the game Shinobu Jacobs, how much cooler than a black school girl with a white afro and a samurai sword can you get.

Here's the grayscale...

Week 6 - Nintendo! - Link

Hey guys and gal! So I've been struggling this week with trying to draw Samus Aran from Metroid and I've finally given up. I've decided to go back to my original idea of drawing Link because he rocks my socks. This is my rough sketch that I've just knocked up. Happy drawing!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Week 6 finals

Well I was pretty excited about this that I went straight into it and did the original starters of Pokemon. Not my usual style, but felt it necessary to maintain their cartoony appearance as drawing 'em realistically didn't look right to me, so opted for a more graphic based look, anyways hope you enjoy and look forward to what you guys bring to the table ciao!


That's right, after going on the ol' gameboy I felt compelled to draw some nintendo madness, so the breif this week is as follows:
Draw a character or characters from the nintendo games and that is all so get to it folks!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Week 5 - The Hunt - Jungle

I ran out of time! Nooooo! I'm going to have to submit this piece as it is, it still has quite a way to go until it's properly finished. Definite aim of next week is to complete an image...I hope. Nice work guys!

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Week 5 - The Hunt - Kraven the Hunter

Hey guys,
Here's the inked pages for this weeks topic. I would like to do some tone and colour on them but due to travelling tomorrow won't be able to before the deadline (I may post them up on my blog with some tone and colour later on though). So now that I've rambled here you go...

All characters are owned by Marvel Comics

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Week 5 -The Hunt - tiger nom noms

Hay everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your summer

this is my rough, I might not have time to finish it  =(
So posting this is better then nothing,
Lately I've been suffering with major art block =(
So this is the best I could do.

toodles xxx

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Week 5 - The Hunt - Jungle

Great work so far guys! Here's the sketch for my submission so far. I've created the whole image on Photoshop and for the first time I've shot my own reference, great fun!

Great work so far guys! Here's the sketch for my submission so far. I've created the whole image on Photoshop and for the first time I've shot my own reference, great fun!

Week 5 - The Hunt - Kraven the Hunter

Hey Guys,
I've been working on this weeks topic a lot this week. I couldn't fit what I wanted to do on one page so I am working on a 3 Page Comic. I hope you guys like it, I'm pretty happy with it so far going to ink it soon.

Here's the pencils.

Characters are owned by Marvel Comics

Looks like the hunted has become the hunter!!!

So here is my entry this week with a doodle I found myself doing of Pac Man, becoming the hunter and chasing after those idiotic ghosts. The tables have turned my friend once more muwahahaha. Anyways quite pleased with the finish even if it is a quick doodle.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Week 5 - The Hunt

Week 5, yeah! This has been great so far, wicked job guys! So, this week I'm going to give a fairly specific brief.

The phrase 'The Hunt' is the brief for this week:
  • Artwork has to be representative of the phrase 'The Hunt'
  • There must be a sense of movement within the artwork
  • The artwork can be a stand alone piece, a sequential piece, a poster, a cover etc.
Hope this isn't too much of a toughie, good luck and may the force be with you!

Week 4 -Cover Re-Interpretations - Star Wars Omnibus: At War with The Empire

I had to restart the colouring because it all went completely pants, oooh nooo! So unfortunately this is an unfinished cover, my apologies.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Week 4 - cover - Vampirella

Hay everyone!

This is a quick one this time.

So please excuse all the bad roughness

This is Vampirella cover by J. Scott Campbell  =) and then mine. =(

This is all done on my new Macie Mac. Also its the very first time I properly tried digital work. 

P.s Mine is super shit. A total FAIL =(

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Week 4 -Cover Re-Interpretations - Umbrella Academy

Here's my entry. I'm not really happy with it but It isn't terrible. I'm really having inking difficulties recently. My pencils are fine but when I try and ink it just looks worse. I guess it's just practice and perseverance.

Week 4 -Cover Re-Interpretations - Star Wars Omnibus: At War with The Empire progress

Hey guys! Looking forward to doing this weeks challenge. I got lazy so I'm going to try and pick up the pace again. Anyhew, my favourite book at the mo is The Time Travelers Wife...however I do not find the cover too exciting. I love the covers for the STAR WARS OMNIBUS series so I thought I'd do one of theme. Now I went through a load of theme and they're all very nice but I found that the most iconic and bold one was this one, Vader looking badass as per usual.

Here's what I've got going on so far. I'm trying not to go too far away from the original in terms of composition but I thought I'd change a few of the poses. I'm not keen on how the colours are turning out, lots of work needed. Hope you're all having a wicked weekend :)

Week 4 -Cover Re-Interpretations -Umbrella Academy- Dallas Issue 4

This is the cover I will be reinterpreting. It is the most clever cover I have seen in recent knowledge.
Hope to do it justice.