Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sketchbook Project Page2


Here is the second drawing from my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project I'm very happy with it and how a good portion of these drawing are turning out. Hope to post more shortly.

My house renovations are coming along nicely my wife is working like a dog and I am trying to help out as much as I can but I hope she lets herself get some rest soon.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sketchbook Project Page1

Sketchbook Project Page1

Whoa! It has been a while. Well between work, marriage, a baby, collisions with automobiles and new houses; it has proven difficult to keep my blog updated. Here is the first page of my Sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project. It is a wonderful project run by the Brooklyn Art Library. When I have completed the book before January 15th. I must post it to the library and they will keep it on permanent display for ever! It will also go on tour around the states. I have 23 pages sketched out so far so I will be scanning and posting these to help keep the old blog updated. I would only encourage people to take part in this it is a wonderful project with thousands of people participating.

Monday, June 7, 2010


General-Amazo-flat, originally uploaded by James Gillespie.

This is a lined version of General Amazo with flat colours placed. I can now go over and lay in the shadows and highlights and textures to give him some more depth. I have sketched and lined and coloured this character entirely in photoshop. I like it for sketching and colouring but I have to admit using and intuos to do the line work is challenging. I think I would prefer a cintiq for that work. Please Lord let tablet based technology come down in price. Amen.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

General Amazo

General-Amazo, originally uploaded by James Gillespie.

This is a Sketch I am doing of a character invented by my friend Joel. I really liked the Name General Amazo which was what Joel had come up with. I asked him what he would look like and he said "Prussian" so I made him so but without pants. Which is pure comedy as far as I am concerned. I'll keep you posted with the progress.