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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.

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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

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.

‘A bad workman always blames his tools’. Well I am a bad workman then. I said yesterday that I would have page 6 ready for today. The actual page is finished and I’m rather pleased with it even if I do say so myself. However I can’t seem to get it to upload to the site for everyone to view. I’m not really sure what is going wrong as I used the same computer to upload a picture yesterday. I’ll try again later and if its successful I’ll annoy you with another post. Also I lightened up pages 3 and 5 to make them a bit easier to see.

Sorry and cheers

Greg

Bionic Eyed Snail has been sneaking around Berlin as he heard that his following in Germany is growing. People have started to spray  bionic eyed graffitti on famous monuments. He is now bigger than The Hoff.

Here is a photo taken by a Japanese tourist at the Berlin wall. Mr Takeshi Sukasaki was later found rolled into a small ball inside a vending machine.

Page 6 of the main comic will be uploaded later today so keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Twitter for news on the updates. Remember to like, follow and all that jazz.

I’ve just been having a look through the site and noticed that some of the pages look a bit dark in places. I’m currently using a screen that is on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has bad image burn so the quality is pretty poor. On page 3 in the top right frame I can’t see the Bionic Eyed Snail at all. Obviously it isn’t much good if you can’t see parts of a comic so I need a bit of help.

Please could anyone who views the site and has a few spare seconds add a comment or use Facebook or Twitter to message me and let me know if it appears to be a bit dark. If it is I’ll update with brighter images.

Thanks for all your help in advance.

Greg

Hello Snail fans,

I’ve just added the next page of the comic onto my WordPress site. Please click on the link and take a look. http://wp.me/P2lCMC-3m. Feel free to like the page or site on Facebook or retweet on twitter so I get more hits. Its becoming a bit of an obsession now, I check far too often how many people have been on the site and where they were from. If you want news and updates then there is a box on the left menu bar that allows you add your e-mail or you could sign up to the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BionicEyedSnail.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy it.

Cheers

Greg