Wednesday, 22 October 2008

The Daily Longtooth - an explanation

Who is Rolph Baines you ask?

That is the drunken misstyped version of my good friend Ralph Burns, who is pretty much responsible for The Daily Longtooth. You see - he hates Longtooth with an abiding passion. As such when he wanted to name a month on The Hub Forum after a Transformer (he wanted Shockwave) many tried to get it named Longtooth. To sway votes I said I would do a daily Longtooth drawing for the entire month. It ended in a tie but we decided Longtooth won anyway and I for my sins have honoured my part in the affair by doing a daily Longtooth.

Ten more days left - how will it end? I have a vague idea right now so we'll just see.

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Thursday, 9 October 2008

Dredd to Head Monochrome

That's the lineart done, I might go back and either add some grey tones or colour it at a later date.

Now if only we could see this crossover done at some point.

Dredd to Head 3

Almost done with the "pencil" stage now, just minor corrections and redrawing.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Dredd to Head 2

Slightly more defined "pencil" version of Dredd. Still needs work on the jawline to smooth out a few rough lines before I start on Robocop.

Dredd to Head blueline sketch

An idea that's been bouncing around my head for a wee while now. Just the very rough blueline sketch.

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I'd like to thank my friend and frequent collaborator Ralph Burns for lending a hand with today's installment.

Zenith stage 2

In between bits and bobs this morning I've tweaked the image somewhat. I'd drawn Zenith from memory and had a look at some images just to make sure and as a result made some minor corrections to his costume.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008


A quick sketch that I might just finish off at a later date featuring Zenith. Pretty much the only actual super-hero story that the mighty 2000ad has ever featured. Created and written by Grant Morrison, designed by Brendan McCarthy and illustrated by Steve Yeowell. A firm favourite since my youth and criminally not collected due to a contractual dispute between Morrison and tooth. Find the progs and/or the best of 2000ad's which collected the first two phases.

Hulk sketch

That was the Week that was Longtooth

Well seven days done and seven Longtooth images completed. As you can see, instead of going for random images I've given it some kind of narrative and if you can't guess I am pretty much making it up as I go along.

Aside from some very rough pencil sketches for Days 1 and 2, everything has been done on the computer with my trusty Wacom Volito and Photoshop CS3.

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