SketchPaddys is the weekly sketch blog of comics artists Robert Carey, Cormac Hughes, Graeme Howard, Kevin Weldon, Monty Borror, Rob Moran, Peter Mason and Naomi Bolger.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cormacs Superhero Rumble

I couldn't decide which one to draw so fight, fight, fight.
Now I would like Ciarán to draw Matthew (Matty) Roth
from DMZ..........oh yes thats right I said Ciarán.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Thing

Yes, Finally i posted something.
Cormac draw,,,
Fairchild or the F4 Thing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cormacs Rex-Splode

Rex-Splode from the awesome series Invincible.
I would like Carey to draw
R.J. MacReady
from John Carpenters Classic The Thing.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Robs Psylocke

Here is Psylocke, finally. Had fun trying out inks.

Good news, I have finished the pencils for issue 1 for

The Indifference Engine

and the colouring is almost finished, done by the unbelievably talented Mel Cook.
A 15 page preview will be uploaded for all to see very soon.

Awesome script written by Cy.
Lettering by Nic Wilkinson, who happens to be the Creative Director at Insomnia Publications.

Which leads me to announce that Insomnia will now be producing material for the Digital Comics Store on the PlayStation®Network.
For all the info, read the post here.

See ya

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cormacs Abbey Chase

Abbey Chase of Danger Girl, Carey your next
challenge is a bit of an old standard Psylocke.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rob's Solid Snake

Here is my picture finally. Been one of the busiest weeks ever.
Well, Cormac i want a picture of any of the Danger Girls!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Cormacs Commissioner Gordon

A bit of a quick one this week as I am quite
busy, Carey you should draw Solid Snake, the
old one, the new one, the original one,(big boss)
any of that nonsense.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rob's Marv

Marv. Marv is kick-ass. So much fun to draw.
Cormac, i want you to draw,,,
Commissioner Gordon, form Batman.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cormacs Atomic Robo

Fun character to draw, I think Carey should
draw Marv from Sin City.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Joe Pineapples By Rob

Here is Joe Pineapples.
Cormac, draw Atomic Robo.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Plutonian

Don't know much about this guy except he can
be good and bad, pretty sure thats the bad one.
Carey I would like to see your interpretation
Joe Pineapples from the ABC Warriors.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Robs Ode to Ciaran Finishegan.

Well here is my response to c's request, Magneto.
Which as you can see is not Magneto, but John Horas from Warren Ellis's Black Summer which is amazing.
It did start out as a Magneto pic, but developed passed that to be what it is, what it was and what it will be.What?
For Cormac i want The Plutonian, from Irredeemable. Only got the first 3 issues and think it rocks.

Finally the reason for the title.
Ciaran has left us. As i write this through tears of joy,, or sorrow, I want to say that we will miss his timing and challenge choices. but i wont miss the fact that he is the only person I have ever met that I could smell through the internet.
You will be missed, and I cant wait for the odd guest appearance.
Combibo meus gallo ciaran

Sketch Paddys will continue as before but a renewed purpose. we rise from this as a Phoenix from the ashes, and we will be launching the largest artist battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the 13th of September, and we will once again be drawing for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are drawing for our right to live. To exist. And should we draw this day, Sketch Paddys will no longer be known as an Irish Weekly SketchBlog, but as the blog the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Sketch Paddys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wee Beasties

I'm sorry to say this will be my last post for a while. I'll be busy on some other stuff over the next few months, so to be fair, rather than slow the lads down I'm going to step back and let them at it. Hopefully I can drop by every so often with a sketch. Otherwise, we get to sit back and enjoy Rob and Cormac battle it out. The best is yet to come with these lads and I'm looking forward to watching their progression. It won't be long now 'till we can pick something off the stands with their names on it.

I'll leave you with some wee beasties. Slán

( :) almost forgot - last challenge - Magneto if you please Rob!)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Everybody be Cool, you be Cool.

Did they look like psychos? They were fuckin'
vampires. Psychos don't explode when sunlight
hits'em, I don't care how crazy they are.

Awesome movie, Ciarán The Silver Surfer for
Monday please.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Robs Mr Freeze

Mr Freeze as requested.
I would like to thank Francisco for his Batman picture. Great work. hope to see more of your stuff around here.
Anywho, Cormac, I want you to draw Seth Gecko, from From Dusk till Dawn.
Keep it Kool.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Borja's Bats

Our special guest this week is animator and artist extraordinaire Francisco de Borja E. G.

Borja was the art director on the recent CBBC cartoon Funky Fables and, as you can see, is possessed of a wicked (disturbing?) sense of humour.

Thanks Borja (I think). Viaje seguro.

Robert, your next mission, should you choose to accept it, is that tragic but cool Batman villain, Mr. Freeze.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cormacs Astonishing Wolf-Man

I've only read the 1st issue of this series,
but the character appeared in Invincible
which is good enough for me.

Ciarán is giving up his next post for some sort
guest star, so watch this space....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Robs Wednesday Warm ups Beware Tits

Since Kron decided that it was in everyone's best interest not to issue a challenge, i shall just post this mornings warm up.
Cormac, draw
The Astonishing Wolfman.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday: Batgirl

Props to Liam Sharp for the Diet Coke ads he did recently. If you haven't seen them around town check them out here.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cormacs Jason Voorhees

Jason doing what he does best.
I believe Ciarán owes us a DC Female, so now he has to draw Batgirl.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Robs Power Girl

Really quick sketch this week, done while waiting for a poop to kick in.
Been busy with pages for
The Indifference Engine.
Cormac do what you do and do Jason, from Friday the 13th.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday: nope!

Sorry lads, I don't think I'll get this post up so you'll have to carry on.

Stickin' with the DC ladies, Carey, do you wanna try Power Girl? Just to balance out Cormac's post, heh heh.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cormacs Huntress

The Huntress she's a pretty cool character
plus she's a lot of fun to draw.

Ciarán, sticking with the theme a DC female of your choice.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Robs Grifter

Here is Cole Cash, Grifter.
For the next week,
i want a series of DC females as choices,
and I will start Cormac off with,
The Huntress.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday! - Green Lantern

Here's a quick sketch of the Green Lantern, the John Stewart version. I don't know much about this character in general but I'd like to see the new animation.

Carey, your mission for Wednesday is Mr. Cole Cash, aka Grifter. Enjoy.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cormacs Ico

Ico & Yorda from Ico, a great game for the Ps2.
Ciarán for Monday The Green Lantern.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Robs Juggs

For a rushed jobber, this is a piece i quite like.
For Cormac, i would like you to try Ico. From the game Ico. For the playstation. The playstation 2. The Sony playstation 2.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday: Ned Kelly - 9000

Here's a weird robot I drew a long time ago (leaving cert maybe). He's a defective robot, number 9000, that develops a personality and goes on the run. 9000... 9K... NK... Ned Kelly... Brilliant!

Ok, Carey - how about the Juggernaut for Wednesday?

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cormacs Cosmos

One of the lesser know Transformers but a favorite of mine,
(Maybe because I own the G1 toy). Ciarán lets get a mechanized
theme going so for Monday something mechanized.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Robs Rockband

Rough work from me this week as i didnt have time to finish this.
I may ink it and upload it to my blog if i have time during the week.
I want Cormac to draw a Transformer.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday: Feed me... Brains!

'Nother quick one. Zombie's are great because you can combine them with anything. Like, alien-zombie or ninja-zombie or even treble things up, like samurai-robot-zombie. And the reasons for being a zombie can be wide-ranging as well. Like, mad scientist, "rage virus", necromancer, indigestion, the list goes on. This one here's just a regular zombie, awoken by a killer beat and an irresistible bass line.

On that 'note', Rob - a musician of your choice!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Grew worse on Friday

Solomon Grundy,
Ciarán gets the next step
down in the undead scale A Zombie.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rob Dracula

Here is a quickie, Dracula.
I will keep the undead theme and ask Cormac to draw
Solomon Grundy.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday: Shadrac

I only have time for a doodle this week. Check out my anatomy!

Rob, I'm thinking Dracula for Wednesday. Or if you want to keep it in comics, Morbius.

In other news, thanks to the guys over at The Comic Cast for throwing the party on Friday. It was cool chatting to some of the comics crowd. That's good. People need to be entertained, need the distraction. I wish somebody'd do something to block out the voices in my head, the voices that scream over and over. Why do they come to me to die? Why do they come to me to die?
Name that movie.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cormacs Kaine

As horrific as the Clone Saga was, it was happening
as I was getting into Comics, so I really look back at
some of the characters quite fondly.
So Ciarán for Monday you have a choice between
Rhino or Shadrac
All this retro Spiderman business kinda makes me
feel bad for ripping Ciaráns Amazing Spiderman#400.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Robs Venom

Here is Eddie Brock valmorphicationanizing into venom.
I want to get Cormac to draw,,,,,,,,,,
This dude was badass and i love the design.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monday: Red Rocket 7

I won't get the inks finished tonight so for those of you who check the blog in the morning (Iknow who you are) and for those who like continuity (you know who you are) here is Mike Allred's Red Rocket 7.

I'll throw the final version up on Monday n
ight when its finished. I'm trying to work on my process for bringing an image from the concept stage in my head (that's where baby concepts come from) to finished inks on paper (that's where grown-up concepts live), with bells and whistles, in as fast a time as possible. It's slow going since a Sunday night is really the only time I get to try this stuff out, but I'm sure I'll figure something out eventually.

(finished image + bells + whistles) - (time) = Secret Comic Book Artist Process

Eric Canete (who blew me away when I first saw his art on Cybernary 2.0) has a great routine going over on his blog where he'll do his best in 90 minutes and call it a day after that (of course a background in animation helps. You animators ).

Almost forgot. We're gonna go with a 'Spiderman Villains' theme this week. Carey, if you please, can you get the ball rolling with Venom for no later that Wednesday morning :)

See you again soon.

... (time passes) ...

And here's the final version.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cormacs Druss the Legend

Possibly my favorite fictional character of all time.

Ciarán you have to draw Red Rocket 7 .

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rob the Engineer

the Engineer as requested.
Cormac has to draw DRUSS THE LEGEND, from the D
avid Gemmell classics.
His series of Druss books ea
sily are the greatest books ever written.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Monday (!?) - Batman

Sorry for the delay on this guys, I'm having internet problems at home at the moment.

This week I'm getting back to basics: putting the sketch back into SketchPaddys, if you will. Here's Batman.

Mr Carey, as you know, your mission for today should you choose to accept it is to draw the Engineer from The Authority.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cormacs Venus Bluegenes

Rogue Troopers, Venus Bluegenes
Ciarán should be back from his holidays
by now so we'll see that Batman sketch
on Monday.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Robs Archangel

Here is Archangel.
Cormac Draw Venus Blue Jeans.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cians Wolverine and Spidey

"Ciaran is on holidays this week so we have a special guest filling in: CIAN.
Cian is 4 years old and the characters were done on separate pages, so proud daddy John put them together on the same page.
Check out Wolverine and Spiderman!"
Carey for Wednesday Archangel please.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cormacs Hawkeye

"Wake up Clint the Matrix has you" had to go for the Hitch kill you with his fingernails Hawkeye.
Ciaran for Monday, oh lets say Batman.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Robs Sentry

Here is Sentry.
Enjoyed this one, didn't have time to color, so ill probably post a colored one on my blog at some stage.
I want Cormac to draw Ultimate Hawkeye.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Thundercats that Cheetra is dressed like a hoooo"

I thought it was about time I added a bit of colour to
my sketches and as you can see I'm a tad out of practice.
So Ciarán for Monday, keeping with the theme the Cowardly
Lion from The Wizard of Oz, if you please.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Robs Stink Panther

I decided to stick to the rules of sketch paddys, and draw the pink panther as challenged. Had to stick in Cormacs choice of Invincible, such a great character and comic.
I hope this will lead as an example for some. not looking at someone who cant follow rules, eh am I Ciaran, eh?
I want a theme for the next two challenges, since i have done Pink Panther, i will DEMAND that Cormac draw Cheetara, from Thunder Cats.
Cormac, i want you then to issue a challenge to suit this weeks theme for Ciaran, if you want.