Posts Tagged ‘photoshop’

I’ve justed finished uploading Page 18 of Bionic Eyed Snail and have been having a good ‘ol play on photoshop with some new found skills I’ve picked up from doing tutorials over at http://psd.tutsplus.com. This site is great for learning how to use PSD and I highly recommend it.

Anyway go and have a look at my comic or I’ll drown a kitten.

After taking a week off for my birthday I am please to inform you of the uploading of the latest page of Bionic Eyed Snail. This one seemed to take forever to colour and shade but luckily there is very little text, which can get very boring, so thats always a bonus. I am really pleased with the end result and did a few new things I’ve picked up of taught myself over the last couple of weeks. As always please spread the word and like, follow and link until you are blue in the face. Here is a direct link to the new page.

Below are a couple of images I’ve been playing around with on photo shop to try out some tutorials I’ve done online.
Cheers

Greg

 

Good afternoon,
Page 13 is all uploaded and ready for your viewing pleasure.

I’ve said it before and I will bug you about it again please feel free to tell your friends and also if you have a minute like my Facebook page, follow on Twitter or sign up for email alerts on the side of this page.

Cheers
Greg

Hello everyone.

Its been a while since my last post and I’d like to say I’ve been busy creating new pages for my comic but unfortunately I’ve been mostly working. During my miniscule breaks from the wonderful world of signalling I’ve been watching as much as possible of Team GB at the Olympics. On a more creative subject I’ve been attempting to get some work done on my wife’s friends cupcake artwork. The main logo went down well and I’ve been asked to design business cards and leaflets. Here is a link to Sweet E’s Cupcakes on Facebook for anyone who lives in and around South East Essex. She makes some cracking cakes and will probably bring me some for including her in this post.

I was also given the task of sorting kits for the 7 a-side football team and designing a logo for the club badge. I’ve added the badge below.

When I’ve had a few spare minutes at work I’ve been practicing various drawing styles and subjects with a view to actually drawing the next page of Bionic Eyed Snail and being happy with it. Hopefully I’ll get out of the slump I’m in and get back to the comic. All the drawing I’ve been doing has led to a colleague asking me to design him a tattoo. He wants a day of the dead style sleeve and this is something I’m going to crack on with in the next couple of days.

With my 30th birthday fast approaching my wife had arranged with a friend to have Sir Michael Caine sign some Italian Job related goodies for me at the premiere of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Unfortunately he couldn’t make it after hurting his leg in New York. It just so happened that my wife revealed this to me while I was looking longingly at the Kickstarter campaign set up by Jason Brubaker for ReMIND Vol. 2. I stumbled across this site during a bored google session. Without this site and the amazing artwork on it I would probably never have been inspired to rekindle my love of drawing. As far as I’m concerned this guy is a genius. Anyway I’m getting carried away.

The whole idea of Jason’s Kickstarter is to raise money to be able to self publish the second volume of his graphic novel. Fans can pledge money and receive rewards depending on the amount. I excitedly went for the top option (at the time) and pledged $120 and a bit of postage which guaranteed me a box set including a signed, sketched and numbered copy of volume 2 and a signed and numbered copy of the first volume which was kept back from the first Kickstarter. This option had a very limited run which sold out on the 2nd day. Jason wanted to raise $24000 in 30 days to cover printing costs etc and after 9 days he is up to $52000+ already. There are still plenty of pledge options to go for and if you are a fan of comics, graphic novels or amazing artwork then you should have a look at the site and the Kickstarter. I’ve included links below to both sites so please take a look and support a great project.
Jason Brubaker’s ReMIND kickstarter.

Jason Brubaker’s ReMIND graphic novel

With England’s’ Euro 2012 campaign kicking off tomorrow Bionic Eyed Snail has decided that it would be a good opportunity to gain the upper hand against the natural enemy of all snails – The French. Here he is showing his support for the Three Lions (except Stuart Downing because he’s rubbish and JT because he is a massive prat). I’m tempted to stick this on a tee-shirt as I’m quite pleased with how it came out.

Cheers

Greg

Its amazing how much we rely on technology in our everyday lives, you’ll suprised to find out that posting a webcomic is kind of depends on it. When my connection at home dropped out last weekend my first thought was to go online and get a contact number for sky and get it sorted. Anyway I have finished page 10 and also a couple of other images that I was hoping to post during the week but couldn’t upload.

Here is a picture of everyones favorite Zombie Temp that was done entirely on my Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet using photoshop. I’m really starting to get the hang of using it after forcing myself to use it for everything I’d usually do with a mouse. It becomes very easy once you get used to hovering a few mm above the pad to make the cursor move without creating a mark. I’ll also add another Bionic Eyed Snail picture later on done in the good old fashioned sketch, scan and colour.

As always please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter or subscribe via the box on the left of the screen.

Cheers.

Greg

People cheering, waving flags and having street parties. As much as I was looking forward to the ninth page of Bionic Eyed Snail I didn’t expect the entire country to go mad like it has. I’m not sure who organised it but the pageant on the Thames with the Queen in attendance was a really nice touch.

Click here to see what all the fuss is about.

While sitting there watching the rather unexpected but much appreciated celebrations I did notice a familiar little gastropod hitching a lift on one of the boats in the flotilla. I tracked a picture down on the web and I’ll keep my eyes peeled over the next few days to see if he pops up elsewhere.

Here is an extra little picture of what people were waving in the crowds.

(more…)

It’s been a busy old week with work, DIY and my 1st wedding anniversary so I’ve been a bit quiet on the wordpress front. I have managed to draw up two pages, one of which is coloured and ready to view. Page 8 will be uploaded tonight when I get in from work but in the mean time I thought I’d add another Rottencock strip to give you something to look at while you wait.

For our anniversary my wife got me a Wacom Bamboo Graphics Pad. Although I’ve had a quick go I haven’t had a chance to use it on Bionic Eyed Snail but hopefully the next page will be coloured using the Bamboo.

Anyway enjoy Rottencock and please keep an eye out for updates on Bionic Eyed Snail’s adventures.

(Bradwell is a Nuclear power station in Essex)

This is a special update for all the snail fans on the other side of this rock we call home. I’ve had quite a few hits from round there so keep them coming and spread the word. The UK should all be tucked in bed so you lovely people get the first look at the latest Bionic Eyed Snail news.

Bionic Eyed Snail has been up to his old tricks again and has adopted a rather cunning disguise while visiting New Zealand. You could have walked past him numerous times and not noticed him.

Page 7 of his story is complete will be online later today (UK time).

Please come back and visit and also follow on twitter, like on Facebook and subscribe via email. By doing this you’ll help spread the word about this slimy little terror.

The wonderful world of Google images has thrown up another appearance from Bionic Eyed Snail. It is not clear from the photo if Mr Ross is displaying his support for the war against humans or if he is just browsing his favorite website. Maybe we will never know. I must add though that he is looking rather fetching with his latest hi-tech gadgetry.