Friday 30 November 2012

Long Gone Don character model sheet: VIKTOR!

More poses and gestures from one of the more gelatinous members of the Long Gone Don cast today...


Wednesday 28 November 2012

Get your Christmas on this weekend!

My wife Esther Curtis and good pal Alys Patterson will be selling their beautiful illustrative wares in the Spiegeltent on Saturday 1st Dec at the Magpies & I Vintage & Handmade Christmas Market right here in Bristol! They'll be selling decorations, cards, prints, bags and more!

Regular readers of the blog will have seen some of their work before, but here's a little sneak-peek at some of the delights you could be going home with ... perfect christmas prezzies, or maybe a little treat for yourself!

See you there!


Monday 26 November 2012

World building: 24 more tree concepts

Some more new ideas from my sketchbooks, if you want more like this, you may want to check out my 600 page sketchbook!


Friday 23 November 2012

Lorenzo's Art featured on The Concept Art Blog!

I'm very chuffed to say that the awesome Concept Art Blog (AKA The CAB) ran a feature on my work yesterday. The blog is an extremely slick weekly dose of inspiration featuring the work of artists from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and many other top creative talents from comics to games to movies.

Go Here to check out our feature!


Wednesday 21 November 2012

Huge Von Doogan roundup!

Yes folks! It's time to delve into the world of mystery, suspense and weirdness that is... The Dangerous Adventures of Von Doogan!

First up, heres' a few peeks at some of Doogan's recent excapades in The Great Air Race...
Next, It's time to roundup the latest bunch of winners to have claimed the weekly puzzle-busting Doogan prizes!

The Curse of the Golden Monkey Puzzle 34 - solved by SEAN SPICER
The Curse of the Golden Monkey Puzzle 35 - solved by LILI BUTLER 
The Curse of the Golden Monkey Puzzle 36 - solved by JAMIE FRANCIS
The Curse of the Golden Monkey Puzzle 37 - solved by TOM BLAKE
The Curse of the Golden Monkey Puzzle 38 - solved by ODYSSEAS GABRIELATOS
The Curse of the Golden Monkey Puzzle 39 - solved by JOEL and ETHAN COATES
 The Curse of the Golden Monkey Puzzle 40 - solved by ROBERT COUTTS
 The Great Air Race Puzzle 1 - solved by DJANGO FLINT
 The Great Air Race Puzzle 2 - solved by ALANNAH CHADWICK
 The Great Air Race Puzzle 3 - solved by AZIZ NASATYR
 The Great Air Race Puzzle 4 - solved by AMELIE CROSBY ADAMS
 The Great Air Race Puzzle 5 - solved by NIAMH ARTHUR

Phew! Fantastic work, puzzlers! As all these guys will know, winning the coveted weekly puzzler award not only earns you respect, it also earns you very-special-one-off-can't-be-bought-for-love-nor-money-Von-Doogan-prizes! The current loot includes your very own Von Doogan Certificate of Airborne Awesomeness, and a massive Von Doogan Great Air Race Poster! During the Curse of the golden Monkey adventure, winners recieved the now impossible to attain Von Doogan Certificate of Adventuring Excellence, as shown here (suitably displayed in a golden frame!) by top puzzler Amelie!

The Doog salutes you, ma'am!



Monday 12 November 2012

Hark! The Herald Newspaper sings...

During a recent school tour to Plymouth, Lorenzo and I were joined by the local newspaper, The Plymouth Herald, who had been invited by All Saints Academy to report on the day. The article that followed our visit was an absolute gem, so we thought we'd share it with you. Click the image (or HERE) to read more.

Many thanks to Sue Mullinder of All Saints Academy, and Kelly Earnshaw of Ford Primary School for hosting our shows. We look forward to returning soon!

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Drawing at GOSH!

A little snap here of me window scribbling from the Phoenix event at Gosh! comics last weekend. Hopefully we'll have a full report once all the official Phoenix party photos go up...


Friday 2 November 2012

Children draw BIG at The Big Draw

A few weeks ago Lorenzo and I visited Hatfield, and in particular the University of Hertfordshire, as part of this year's BIG DRAW nationwide festival. For those of you unfamiliar with this series of events, it's really quite brilliantly simple. All throughout October, hundreds of shows, presentations and workshops (led by the marvelous Campaign for Drawing) are held all over the UK, to promote the act of drawing. As comic creators this is naturally the sort of thing that gets us excited, so we were delighted to step on the remarkable Weston Auditorium stage and share our ideas and passion for art.

And what a stage it was - take a peek at this state-of-the-art beauty! Our banners have never looked so dinky.

After the show we ran to our dressing room for a quick breather before heading back to sign a stack of books. We were AMAZED to discover that in the seconds it took us to grab a sneaky backstage cup of coffee and a cake, the children had managed to produce dozens and dozens of amazing pictures.

Fantastic stuff. If the aim of the day was to get the kids scribbling, then I'd say we achieved our goal!

Many thanks to Maureen Irving, all the University and festival staff, and the St Albans Children's Book group for inviting us to their fantastic show.