Posts Tagged ‘robot’

Comics comics comics.

March 31, 2013

 

Hello everyone hope you’re doing well!

I don’t have much to say this week (crazy right?) but I do have some comics for you! I’ve been trying to get better at digital drawing and colouring so the first three are just silly ideas that I’ve made partly as little exercises and partly for the lolz. The strip at the very bottom was actually published in Kerrang! magazine last month! Woo! Click on them for bigness.

 

robotcomic6

shower

sopp1

olisaur

 

 

Well let me know what you think!

Take care

Neil

Building Kick!

January 23, 2012

 

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re all well! As some of you may know I draw a weekly web comic called Jonbot vs Martha, which is written by comics blogger Colin Bell.

Anyhoo this week I thought ‘Hey, why don’t I try and write a strip?’ So I did and here it is!

As you can tell I have quite a simple writing style. In fact my finished script was just 6 words and then 3 lines of ‘hahahahahaha’.

Hope you enjoyed it! There’s more at Jonbotvsmartha.com

P.S there’s only 1 first edition ghost book left :0 it’s here.

Take care!

nx

Birthday Blog Competition Winners!

October 20, 2011

Hello! Hope everyone’s well!

I am excited to announce that I had a great reception from this weeks birthday blog competition and had lots of beautiful entries to choose from.

unfortunately as much as I wanted to I don’t have enough stuff to give away to make everyone a winner BUT because I was so torn in choosing winners I have introduced two 3rd places, and all the runners-up will receive mars bars in the post.

Ok let’s get on to the winners! You want to play this while we do this.

Right in 3rd place is Isaac Lochhead, whom to my understanding is a budding young artist from the Glasgow/Paisley area.

Isaac adds “Happy Birthday Neil Slorance’s Blog!Hope you have a spectacular blogiful time,and you keep up the great drawings!”.

Thank you very much Isaac!(can I call you Ike?) I am extremely fond of this, especially the detail in my moustache and what looks to me like a drunk tortoise, your mars bar and print are on their way!

Also in 3rd place is Erin Kelly, also from the Paisley area.

As you can see Erin’s description is handily inside the picture! It’s clear to see this must’ve took ages to colour in and as some may know I’m a big fan of all things spacey and tortoise related so I could’nt not make Erin a winner.

Well done Erin! Your art and confectionary are on their way to you!

Ok moving on, in 2nd place is Rachael Gillies. Rachael’s entry is actually drawn onto an envelope!

Rachael adds;

Me and my best friend no longer live in the same part of the country so each week I write her a letter and draw her an envelope. Thought I’d send you my favourite one.
a) post is cool and is becoming an endangered species… we’re starting a postal revolution.
b) it’s nice to make your best buddy smile and this is one of the ways I can… a doodle from the heart!
If you’ve never drawn on an envelope before you should try it, it’s a lot of fun. And just think the postyman also gets a lovely surprise on his round. Always good because what if he has just been bitten by next door’s dog or had a Bridget Jones puddle moment.
I couldn’t help but find this entry utterly heart warming and as some of you may know from last years blog birthday, I’m a huge fan of keeping things in writing and using snail mail.
Well done Rachael, the colours are beautiful! Your prizes are on their way.
 Ok guys it’s the big one! brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm(that’s a drum roll btw) In 1rst place is Aldriana Amir!
 
 I have to say this picture just stunned me, it has everything I could ever want in a picture ever. Robots, penguins, a tortoise, a ghost, a Diplodocus, Spider-man AND a huge cake! But it’s not all about content, I really liked the simple approach that was taken as well as the bright and inviting colours and also the expressions and poses of all the characters.
 A very big well done Aldriana! Your prizes are on they’re way, congratulations :)
 Well weren’t they all fantastic? You all deserve a big pat on the back!
 Now then, let’s have a look some of the runners-up, This entry comes from Katy Penman of Girl Industries.
 
Katy adds ‘It’s called Goodnight and while it has little artistic merit, it has a lot of meaning.  When we say goodnight to our baby Amelia at nighttime, we always point out the star stickers on her ceiling and walls and count some of them, and try to look for the moon and planets hiding amongst the stars, and once she’s a little bit bigger, we’re going to start making up stories about the wonderful creatures who live in the stars, too.’
I was a huge fan of the picture’s back story, Katy your Mars bar is en route.
Next is a drawing from Morven McAlister
 
 I very much enjoyed the use of colour here, especially on the rainbow style brush stroke, I also love the use of ‘like a pro’
 Well done Morv!
 Ok last but least is an entry from Campbell Miller.
Thank you for your square pig Campbell.
 Well that’s it for another year! I hope you all enjoyed taking part, a very well done to everyone! It was a total pleasure hosting this competition and I have to say it was super hard choosing the winners.
 Here’s to another year of blogging!
 Take care
 nx

Draw me a picture it’s my (blog) birthday!

October 15, 2011

Hello! Hope everyone is doing well!

This month marks my blogs 2nd birthday, and to celebrate I’d like to run a wee competition. Basically as a thank you to all the people who’ve clicked through the blog, left feedback or encouragement I’d like to give you all a present. But I can’t give you aaaall a present so here’s the deal;

I’d like you to draw me a picture. What kind of picture? Any kind of picture as long as you drew it of course.(Please don’t send me willies or nudey bits).

And once you’ve drawn it email me it with a short description and I’ll get back to you if you’re a winner!

I’ll give out prizes for the top 3 pictures, Let’s have a look at those prizes!

1st Prize

3 x Signed Prints.

1 x Original illustration framed.

1 x Signed print framed.

1 x Dinosaur tote bag.

2nd Prize

1 x Framed original illustration.

2 x Original illustrations.

1 x Signed Print

1 x Original panels for JonbotvsMartha comic.

3rd Prize

1 x Signed print.

1 x Mars bar.

1 x Letter of condolence.

Well that’s all the prizes folks! I’ll be announcing the winners (you’re all winners really) on Wednesday so get drawing!

I’d also just like to say thank you so much for coming to my blog and reading my blabble, when I started it 2 years ago I really didn’t think it would last quite this long.

Take care and get drawing!

nx

Jonbot vs. Martha

September 15, 2011

 

As some of you may know I’ve toying with making comics for a very long time, well after a wee chat with my comic expert/writer Colin we decided to make a weekly webcomic!

How exciting! It’s all about a lady called Martha and her husband Jon who died of a heart attack but then got brought back to life as a robot.

That’s right a robot! And they’re also trying to get a divorce, it’s the perfect pitch for a sitcom if you ask me.

Anyways here’s the first one (click it for a larger size), and you get all the others  here!



 Also I’d like to note that my blog is now 2 years old! woo woo! So In the birthday spirit I’ll be doing a little competition and giving away prizes :) stay tuned!

 

nx

A Wave of Productivity

May 24, 2011

It’s funny how I seem to go through little patches of productivity. Days go by without having drawn anything with me knowing all too well that I’ve got shit tons of stuff to do but as soon as I get down to it I feel like I could lock myself indoors for weeks on end untill all my projects are complete.

Anyways that’s how I felt today, I got a lot done towards the book I’m illustrating, made a wee T-shirt design and finished a painting.

Let me share. This is a design I made because I love space and all things spacey so I drew this up with the intention of getting it printed onto bags and t-shirts so other fellow space fans can be proud of their space love.

I also did a lot of work for the book I’ve been yammering on about forever but I’ll explain all that stuff in a separate post once it’s done. I also finished a painting today, although it’s hard for me to tell when I’ve finished a painting I always feel that it’s missing something so I usually leave it for a weeks and then come back to it with a fresh head.

This will (If i still like it) be one of the smaller pieces I’ll be exhibiting at the end of the year along with tons more robot paintings.

As always any feedback is more than welcome, and please be sure to check out my shop as I’m always putting up new stuff!

take care!

nx

Just Draw

April 21, 2011

I’ve always been a firm believer in sketchbooks. I think it’s vital for any creative to keep paper and writing implements within arms reach at all times. I myself have got sketchbooks of all shapes and sizes in almost all the rooms in my house as well pocket-sized and bag friendly pads.
But having paper around is one thing, having ideas around is another. And I guess I just haven’t been having any ideas lately. I dunno if it’s because of the mental weight of commissioned work or even the stresses of trying to find work but nothings really been poppin in the noggin.
SO this week I’ve just been saying to myself ‘just draw’ just for the fun of drawing, like back in my school days where I’d plaster my jotters with ninja turtles and monsters along with the odd link or sonic. Mainly because I much prefered dreaming away in my own little world than listening to the teacher.

Right I’ll shut up now, here’s a scan of my sketchbook(click it for a larger view). I’m going to try really hard to get one up once or twice a week.

Take care!

nx

Busy Busy Busy

March 17, 2011

I’ve been quite productive lately!

I’d Just quickly like to let you know some of the wee things I’ve got in the works…

Firstly is something I’ve been planning for a long time now, a little book! It’s about a little ghost, and all the mad stuff you’d get up to if you were a ghost. I’ve been co-writing it with my pal Campbell, as although I like to think I’m good at pictures I’m actually useless with the words side of things.

Here’s a sneaky peak!

Also! I’ve been designing some T-shirts with one of my screen printing pals, do you think this would look cool on a shirt?

Also in the works is an exhibition at the end of the year and an epic zombie comic which should hopefully be done around then, here’s another sneaky peak!
Right that’s all for now pals!

Take care

nx

Picking up the brush again

October 25, 2010

I have a new painting to show off, and no it’s not a little sketch or a glorified doodle it’s an actual painting which took me a good week (on and off) to finish!

To be honest, I’d love to blab for ages and ages about what it represents and how it has a deep philosophical meaning but the truth is I just wanted to paint and this is what came out.

Beforehand I was flicking through some of my old books and found a doodle of a robot sitting at a bar and I thought to myself ‘I’d really like to paint that’ so I went ahead just for fun of painting something.

Having that said, it might actually be a sneak preview of some of the stuff that’ll be going into the next exhibition :p

nx

How to Draw a Robot

September 4, 2010

Hello hope you’re all doing well and having a great weekend! I’ve had a very exciting week as I’ve started my new job as a community art teacher, which so far has been the most fun I’ve ever had in a job so as you can imagine I’m chuffed to bits!

Anyway whilst in teacher mode I mocked up a little how-to sheet for the kids, but you can try it too!

It’s four simple steps to drawing a robot, as long as you know your shapes you’re sorted, and if you have a ruler even better!

Step 1. Draw a large rectangle with a square directly below it

Step 2. Add circles to the large rectangle and join the two shapes with 2 small lines (that’s your robots neck).

Step 3. Add in some arms and legs,keeping everything square.

Step 4. Give him a cheeky smile and some buttons!

Now that wasn’t so hard was it? you could even colour him in :)

Try it yourself!

nx


%d bloggers like this: