Friday, 13 August 2010

Dogmonsterthings






A final bit of sketchwork unearthed from my Skulduggery Pleasant project. This was a design for the cave dwelling dog monster. My idea was to try and combine the dogthing from John Carpenters excellent 'The Thing' (1982) with Paris Hilton. Terrifying!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Ghastly Bespoke




More preparatory character sketches from my Skulduggery Pleasant file. This time scar-faced tailor, Ghastly Bespoke.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

More VBatz than RPatz






Whilst cleaning out my files recently I came across these sketches. They were ideas for the vampire characters featured on my Skulduggery Pleasant tribute poster. Vampires today seem a generally good looking, sexy bunch (Twilight, True Blood etc.) so it was nice to try and visualise Derek Landy's more revoltingly visaged version of the undead. The two designs at the top in particular were inspired by the look of actual vampire bats (Desmodus Rotundus), creatures who unfortunately are neither sexy or good looking.