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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ghost Rider Vs Pinhead



Still nursing that gammy hand so here's the companion piece to last week's Batman Vs. Predator. something new next week, I promise!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hybrid Page 2 Preview

I've had way too much eating, drinking & playing with the kids new toys over Christmas to do any drawing, so here's a page from the Hybrid story from issue 1 of Lightning Strikes Presents... 
Hope everyone had a good one!

Xmas Sketches Extra





Did this while watching Freaky Friday this morning.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Xmas Sketches






MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011


This is a test page for a (yet another) project i want to get round to at some stage. Its called Adventures in Woowoo, and is a semi auto-biographical trip through metaphysic thought and new age practice.

And remember All my digital comics are available to download FREE for the next few days. Happy Christmas bit.ly/t5G1iC

Happy Christmas.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stolen

Looking forward to getting back to this in the new year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Batman Vs. Predator




No new art this week on account of drunkenly knackering my hand over the weekend so here's an older piece with one of my favourite crossover subjects, Batman Vs. Predator. Any chance of Batman Vs. Predator IV please, DC?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bane

Just in case I haven't told everybody yet, I won an award! I won best artist in The Arcarde.ie's readers choice awards.I also come runner-up in the best writer category, so a massive thank-you to everyone who voted.
So here's a half-hour Bane I did just in pencils (first time in a long time I haven't inked something). I may colour this at some point in the future & post it up. And since this is my last post before the man in red tries to break into my house, have a Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Band Of Butcher Panel



Because of Kim Jong-il's death, I post this panel from Band Of Butchers, set in North Korea.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ravensdale


India Ink and brush on Paper, Colours in Photoshop

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rmake/Remodel: Judge Dredd




For the Whitechapel forum, my take on a redesign of the Judge Dredd uniform.

Whitechapel

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Optimus Prime





I'm not usually one for plugging mainstream comics, but this is one I want to keep an eye out for. As a couple of you might know, I'm a bit of a Transformers fan. Waaay back in the 80s (when I was only a wee lad), Marvel was publishing comics and did about 80 issues in the US.  IDW, who currently produce TF comics, are picking up that storyline next year from issue 81. So why am I plugging it? Well, IDW are using the exact same creative team from the 80s run- with the exception of a new colourist, fellow long-time transformers fan John-Paul Bove, who's work has featured on the Sketchpaddys blog before. So congrats JP.
I'm finished my artwork for Lightning Strike Presents... Issue 1, and I'm back drawing robots myself for a little while, so to kick things off here's Optimus Prime, the Mack Daddy. Well, the Freightliner Daddy, if you want to get technical...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Character design Line work and experiments for New Project







Trying something different this week.

I have been spending a lot of time recently working on my new, as yet unnamed, project. This will be all done in the traditional way with paper and ink rather than my usual method of using Manga Studio.

So here are some pages of character design, ink tests and pen tests.

If you go to http://www.irishcomicnews.com/tommie-kellys-comic-project
You will see some finished Promo Art too.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hawkgirl Colour

Felt like colouring an old piece 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nick Fury



First of what I'm hoping will be a series of Marvel portraits, featuring Marvel's superspy.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

90s "Gritty Reboot" Santa

"Ring! Ring!"
"Hello, Image Comics. How can we make your day more extreme?"
"Err, Hello. This is Santa Claus. I'm hoping you can help me with something. I need a new look. You see, the kids these days are losing interest in the old-fashioned Christmas traditions. Its all "Turtle this" and "Sega Mega Drive that". I think I need a bit of an update, to keep up with the times."
"I think we can definitely help with that. It seems you need a Gritty Reboot. Did you have anything in mind?"
"Well, I did hear the kids talking about something called a Spawn and a Deadpool. Maybe something along those lines?"
"Sure. We can hook you up with our Liefield package. You get superfulous muscles and several hundred pouches. Unfortunately you will end up without any usable feet."
"Oh, I kind of need those. I do a lot of climbing up chimneys..."
"Thats no problem, we can get Jim Lee to do your feet. Though it will be extra."
"Ah, what the hell. I'm sure a few kids can live without their Tamagotchis this year..."




Don't ask. I've had a lot of coffee today.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Canon Law page 2

Fuck it, I shall spoil you all with two posts today. You are welcome.

Band of Butchers page.



Friday, December 2, 2011

COMPETITION TIME


Ok Folks, how would you like to win some original art?
Well, todays Chew inspired sketch by yours truly will be posted in time for Christams to one lucky Sketch Paddy fan and all you have to do is comment on each of the Paddy's sketches for the next week. That means 30 seconds of your time everyday, a total of 150 seconds.


I will announce the winner next Friday.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Brian Boru page 1

My first page from the Brian Boru script
written by the awesome Richmond Clements

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Krang


Krang from teenage Mutant Ninja turtles, who is definitely going to be my Halloween costume some year.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

TF Movie version Rumble

I'm really up against it at the minute with finishing off my Lightning Strikes stuff and day-job work, so I'm posting up an oldie today. This is an entry to a contest to design a movie-version of an old TF character. I didn't win anything, but I like it anyway

Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Conrad Veidt as Joker

The Man who Laughs. Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Con Sketches




A couple of sketches done over the weekend
at the Awesome, Thought Bubble.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Doctor Doom



Possibly the greatest supervillain of all time, Victor Von Doom is a combination of Iron Man and Doctor Strange   who owns his own country. Beat that, Lex Luthor.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rogue Trooper

Apparently theres a movie in the works of everyones favourite Genetic Infantryman, and rumour has it Sam Worthington is in talks to play him. Maybe he just has a thing for playing blue dudes. He must be pissed he missed out on the Smurfs gig...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Theseus


Went to see Immortals yesterday, then spent the best part of 10 hours in an airport drawing, this is one of them.
Immortals is one of the most entertaining movies I have seen in ages.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bond...


Busy as a busy person, back working on "that" computer game I still can't talk about. Anyway, I had no time for a new image but here's something I did earlier in the year!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Moon Knight



The current Moon Knight series by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev is fantastic, give it a shot if you haven't already. He's a notoriously difficult character to nail down and they've done a wonderful job of making the audience root for a crazy person.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holy Topical Issue, Batman!

Since hearing about Frank Millers views on the Occupy Wall St. protests, his version of Batman suddenly makes a lot more sense to me. But hey, he's got everyone talking about himself again, so job done Mr. Miller!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Alan Moore


Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, I have been really busy. Anyway, Friday is my Day to post so here is ALAN MOORE by me!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Loki vs Ghost Rider



The next couple of Loki pages now with
more Ghost Rider.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Batman & Robin




I flat out love the Damian Wayne Robin, even though I thought Batman having a son not the greatest idea at first. goes to show everyone deserves a chance.