I purchased these excellent brushes from Ray Frenden. If you’re a digital artist with a tablet I highly suggest buying these bad boys. They’re really intuitive and bloody fun to use.
This was a quick doodle at work, can’t wait to break them in on my Cintiq (which i have totally neglected since buying). Speaking of neglect, it’s the Sheriff! Yes.
For some reason I cant seem to add hyper links so I’m just gonna post the urls here:
Here’s Ray’s website: http://frenden.com/
And here’s where you can buy his brushes: http://frenden.myshopify.com/
Instagram round up. A pick and mix filled with day job illustrations, freelance previews, sketches and other stuff.
For today’s retrospect, here are two pages. The first was early an early concept page for The Legend of Dorian Sanchez. I ended going with a different approach for the comic, although I love the messy grimey feel of it.
The second page was the actual end of Farewell Reginald or should i say the new beginning? it was meant as a reimagining of the rest of the story, occuring again. Now that weird blue ink? I found a giant bottle of expired ink from the 60s in a stationary store in downtown Amman, Jordan. The man working there told me the bottle had been sitting there since he began working there over a decade ago and just wanted to get rid of them. I bought that one bottle and the following year, bought the rest. Unfortunately they’re stuck in my place in Jordan, they weigh a ton so bringing them back wasn’t an option. Someday I shall redeem them! …Anyway like the pages posted yesterday, this page was exclusive to the print only version of FR and the previous page has never been seen by anyone. Now it’s available to all, because I love you, that’s all, I’m not trying to get into your pants honestly.
Oh and both pages are from around 2007.
I brought my sexy beast, where’s yours?
First digital Illustration I’ve done in forever. IT FELT GOOD.
If you’re not following The Middle Beasts already, I’m worried about you. This is an intervention. Hop on over and get some art treatment for that. We’re growing in numbers too, we’re now 5. That’s right, 5 sexy beasts.
Go on, you need it.
Remember Farewell Reginald? That amazing caper I self published in 2007? Well those of you who fortunately snagged a copy of that sold out masterpiece got to see a page or two that weren’t published online. I don’t see myself ever publishing it again(because I’m lazy and it’s old), so with the magic that is the interweb, here are some of the images that were only available in print. The dramatic end to the story, inside and outside cover illustrations and just for kicks, the front cover. I forgot about the subtitle. As you can tell I was quite the fan of grainy photocopy textures.
Funny fact about that comic page, it links Farewell Reginald to The legend of Dorian Sanchez. Firstly, there is the original inspiration for Dorian Sanchez’s design, an eye patched, sleezy version of myself. Also, there’s the first instance of how Reginald appears in the Dorian Sanchez comic. *sigh* loved that page… ENJOY!
“Got me lookin so crazy right now”
I couldn’t resist a quick doodle.
I did a quick illustration on my middle beasts blog. BTW, if you haven’t been following, my buddy Rami has been doing an awesome series of portraits called Masked Musicians. Go forth, check them out, reblog and other stuff that people do.
I started up a blog with a few other illustrators from the region. It’s called The Middle Beasts. Between us we happen to be Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, Egyptian and a whole load of sexy. Follow us and rock our worlds.
A middle feast for your eyes.
A few of us from the land of forever turmoil have banded together to start a blog. Here’s my first post, hopefully it’ll be a collaborative and fun lil space.
So it begins. The Middle Beasts, the mythical savy pen tamers have left their nomadic ways to start a coalition of creation.
I’ll start by introducing myself. I’m Niami, Beastly numero uno. I can be found doodling up a storm around the four corners of the internet. 1, 2, 3 and 4. Here’s something I did earlier:
It’s Christmas! And you know what’s good at Christmas? Turkey. You know what else is good? Mince pies! God dammit I love those little pastry parcels of currents.
But there are also presents! So for this joyous occasion I decided to give you all the gift of comics! This is a 5 pager I did for Ines Estrada’s bilingual comic anthology Gangbangbong 3 and i suggest you go buy it if you can! I can’t find a direct link to purchase it, so if you want it go hassle Ines. I find sending dead animals always gets things moving, but you know that gives me results, it might not work for you.
So read and enjoy! And here’s to 2013! Let there be more art, always.
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