Sunday, 12 October 2008

Beers in Space!

Shay needs a goddamn space suit. I'm working in a few lotus symbols onto the suit, it being something he's just swiped from the Scented Lotus itself.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Sketch Dump 9: colour!

Some more sketches of the main cast!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Sketch Dump 8

Still working on crazy lady Sekhmet's design.

Some bland cast doodling.

A couple of composition ideas.

General character doodlings. And some guy I sketched at the pub.

Neglect is a terrible thing.

The worst thing about this is, I've had lots of artwork to put up here for quite some time. Still! At least I'm not just sitting around like a lemon playing video games instead of blogging. I'm actually drawing this time!

Monstery development again.

This one went a bit too Warhammer 40k really:

I'm pretty happy with this look for these weird things. The guy in robes is a priest of Set.

The priests headdress thing has a floating bit, just because.

More tomorrow, and if you fancy looking at my non Nemesis Fleet sketches try heading over here: I've gone drawing mental!

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Sketch Dump 7

Not quite sure if it qualifies as a sketch dump as it's just one image for now. Dave and I are playing around with the look of the Scented Lotus a bit, here's a peek at some of the sketches I've been doing for it.

The Bristol Comics Expo is close by and though we'll be there with the Manchester Comix Collective I am sad to say that I won't have an issue one with me. But at least you can all fling unpleasant items at my head in person. Thankfully the reason I've not got an issue one yet for you is a nice one, meaning I've been too busy with art jobs! I keep chipping away at the Nemesis Fleet work whenever I can, but it's usually Dave and myself dicking around with script and story stuff.

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Colour Plans

Something a little different today. Some thumbnails I use to develope scenes for the comic. I really want to start to give an impression of scale, as well as work out what colours work for different locations and moods.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Sketch Dump 6

I've been pretty busy for the last month, but I have built up plenty of sketches of Cynopolis, Neith, and the people who live in those places.

Monday, 14 January 2008

Sketch Dump 5

Zounds, it's...sketch dump time! Here is another look at the Scented Lotus.

Cynopolis doodles.

Lazul's head has gotten a little rounder.

It's more Shay. He smokes and drinks loads and scores with women. WOW!!!

It's yet another work in progress. I can hear Dave weeping from the other room "Oh Abigail Abigail" (that's him saying that) "whyfore can you not just finish something before starting a new picture?!" And I say "shhh it's all part of the Plan." And he say "no it's not, you are making excuses so you can sneak off and play Portal." And then I hit him over the head with an item that is comical and random. We're just like that! HEE.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

The Scented Lotus

Quick update today, as I'm at work until about ten this evening! Just a few sketches of the ship I mentioned in the last one: The Scented Lotus. It's supposed to be big and cool, and a bit like a big floating piece of naff jewelry. There'll be more development of the ship design when I post my next sketch dump.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

The Cast: Part 6

Uri and Thoth

Uri is a creative genius who has designed all sorts of devices, from household items to giant robots of destruction. Although she never makes such things out of any desire to harm anyone. She just sees cool inventions and wonders if she can make them, and make them better.

One of her most famous creations is the gigantic solar barge The Scented Lotus, currently owned by Sekhmet's administration. The Lotus has an onboard artificial intelligence based on the god of wisdom, Thoth, and it communicates with the crew through bird-like robotic avatars scattered around the ship. He is arrogant, rude and seems to take great pleasure in insulting everyone around him. Only Uri knows how to reprogramme the nasty little git, and Thoth will only take orders from her or the ship's captain.

Uri would be about 7 inches tall, and I first developed the idea for her after seeing images of snake demons with human legs from The Book of the Dead. Somehow she made her mechanical limbs so she could build her inventions. There are more weird robot servants she's made for the Scented Lotus but I'll save that for a future update. I wanted her to be very colorful and cute. She's an odd little character. Thoth's robotic form is based on an Ibis, one of the god's sacred animals. I'm trying to make him look as snooty as I possibly can. He's about the size of a football which makes him good for kicking.

Creatures of Khemet: Part 2

One of the main reasons I loved reading mythology as a child was the monsters. I imagine the old story tellers sitting around trying to think of new ways to frighten the kids.

"Okay this time, a donkey, but with SIX HEADS. That's bloody scary."

"No way man, in this one we need something really damn weird. What are the most dangerous animals we've got?"

"Hmm, crocodiles are pretty bad?"

"Great! And they're ugly, that's good. Let's have that be the head."

"Oo oo! And it needs great big claws and powerful arms, it could have a bit of lion in it."

"Nice. If it has a lion mane too, that would hide the bit where the crocodile head joins. Now then, the backside. What's the scariest bum in Egypt?"

"Uuhhh, a hippo bum?"

"You're a goddamn GENIUS"

The devourer, Ammut. Wonderfully retarded, the best of all the Egyptian demons. I wonder if I'll ever manage to make it actually scary?