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.

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.