One Hundred Days

100 days is a project in association with the London Word Festival. The idea:

ONE thing
done ONCE each day
for ONE hundred days

Check out http://www.hundreddays.net/ for the full story!

This is a quick page as I signed up a few hours before the deadline for day 1. Styling will come later.

Overall Progress - Today's date is: 23 April 2017

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Copy the progress bar script @ http://www.drentsoft.com/100days/progressScript.html


One Hundred Days - Day 100 - 10/03/10

Here's the final official 100 Days submission! I hope it's sufficiently epic! I wanted a bit more but I've been working on this almost solidly since about 4PM. I will probably continue doing 100 days for the foreseeable future.

Right-click here and click save link to download the higher quality WMV version or click below to watch the embedded flash.


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One Hundred Days - Day 99 - 09/03/10

Oh noes! He's just shot the pistol!!! Just a quick sketch tonight. Tomorrow I hope to make a masterpiece!


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One Hundred Days - Day 98 - 08/03/10

A random fat guy for today. Was going to draw some landscape but just wasn't getting it right even with a reference.


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One Hundred Days - Day 97 - 07/03/10

This. Looks. Painful! Also the lady is supposed to be offering words of encouragement/mind elsewheriness... but I could only find a decent mouth reference, so no she's not some kinda vampire or... something.

Click the image for the original image without the emphasised lines. It's a bit less clear what everything is but I think it looks a bit better.


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One Hundred Days - Day 96 - 06/03/10

A barbarian! He gornna GETCHA! It's so much easier when you have a proper reference to work from.

Click here to see the full-sized image. Or click the image to see the start of the painted version.


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One Hundred Days - Day 95 - 05/03/10

Not entirely sure what this was supposed to be but it was the best I could draw today.


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One Hundred Days - Day 94 - 04/03/10

Here's a cat!


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One Hundred Days - Day 93 - 03/03/10

The head of a robot or exoskeleton suit.


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One Hundred Days - Day 92 - 02/03/10

A HUUUUUUGE Dragon skeleton. There's a teeeeeeny regular sized man looking down at it near the head for scale. Hope you like it. I kinda do


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One Hundred Days - Day 91 - 01/03/10

A weirdly proportioned guy pointing in terror at the sky.


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One Hundred Days - Day 90 - 28/02/10

Woohoo!! Finished!! Wotcha think?


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One Hundred Days - Day 89 - 27/02/10

Getting there. What do you guys think? Trying a bit more of a dynamic lighting setup than usual (Nexus Point for reference to my usual lighting style).


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One Hundred Days - Day 88 - 26/02/10

This took longer than it probably should have but never mind here's an update from yesterday's post. Hope you like it and I will see you tomorrow.


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One Hundred Days - Day 87 - 25/02/10

Outline for most of the second page. Kinda fizzled though so that's all you get today. :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 86 - 24/02/10

Quick doodle of a really disfigured guy. I don't blame you if you don't like it. It's pretty horrible. :P


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One Hundred Days - Day 85 - 23/02/10

Finished the sketch from yesterday. Quite happy with the troll, not so happy with the woman but happy enough :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 84 - 22/02/10

Couldn't finish this today.


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One Hundred Days - Day 83 - 21/02/10

A rather cartoony angry vampire/orc thing... Just really fancied doing something in Illustrator today.


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One Hundred Days - Day 82 - 20/02/10

Some sort of chalice. Seem to be struggling a bit on the drawing front at the moment.


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One Hundred Days - Day 81 - 19/02/10

A strange little man and a rather malformed guy doing pull ups.


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One Hundred Days - Day 80 - 18/02/10

Some HUGE castles attacking each other. See you tomorrow.


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One Hundred Days - Day 79 - 17/02/10

Heres the finished version of yesterdays image. I finished the little guy, added a bit of depth to the shading on the lady and made myself look a little grey. I forgot to finish of the guy's tail but it was cut short anyways and I was having a bit of trouble making it look like a tail stump. Anyways, enjoy.

Click the image for the full size version. Yes I know the 'shopping of the hair is terrible but it was more to get a sense of what she was doing than to show off my photoshop skills :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 78 - 16/02/10

Right. This is a semi-plagarism of @TheMeddlingMatt's Day 48 which you can find here to celebrate the end of plagarism week. Its only a semi-plagarism as he suggested doing it and in getting ready to do so I realised this was both plagarific (<- Real word don'tcha know?) but also in keeping with the rest of my actual 100 Days posts. Hope you like it. It took forever and as you can see theres a little guy in the background trying to warn me through the window but I didn't have time to finish him off today (her pose is REALLY awkward to draw especially with no references!).

Click here to see the original sized image without comments or click the image below to see it full sized WITH comments.


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One Hundred Days - Day 77 - 15/02/10

OK... sooo... this was gonna have LOTS more to it but it took long enough just getting the pose right(ish) so here you go.


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One Hundred Days - Day 76 - 14/02/10

Guy snagged in a rope after a fall. Guess he's lucky he got caught but it musta really HURT! Anyways hope you like it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 75 - 13/02/10

This was the last page of my 50 sheet sketchbook in which I drew on both sides and only 4 sheets weren't used on 100 days sketches. This is a little worrying as at least 1/3rd my 100days have been entirely digital and we're only 75 days in. Anyways I kinda like it. Tomorrow I break in a new sketchbook I guess :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 74 - 12/02/10

RIGHT! Its getting there now! Woo!! As you can see, still don't think the lady at the bottom is quite right yet but still, getting better.


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One Hundred Days - Day 73 - 11/02/10

Spent three and a half hours drawing today and this was the best I could come up with so I hope you like it :). Based on a shot from Lost.


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One Hundred Days - Day 72 - 10/02/10

Uber late cos I was busy all day yesterday but here you go. Kinda happy with it considering the speed at which I had to do it. Hope you do too.


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One Hundred Days - Day 71 - 09/02/10

Nothing today everything kinda went wrong.


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One Hundred Days - Day 70 - 08/02/10

First day of a several day self-collaboration. Hope you like it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 69 - 07/02/10

Practicing facial proportions. Came out somewhere between Steve Buscemi and Willem Dafoe.


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One Hundred Days - Day 68 - 06/02/10

There ya go. A proper silhouette.


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One Hundred Days - Day 67 - 05/02/10

Scruffy but there ya go.


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One Hundred Days - Day 66 - 04/02/10

Crazy sword. Looks a bit useless right? Think again... :P Hope you like the design regardless of how functional you think it might be.


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One Hundred Days - Day 65 - 03/02/10

DRAGOOOOON!!!!!!! Partially inspired by a turtle, a horse and a dragon. Hope you like it cos it took me forever to think of something to draw today.


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One Hundred Days - Day 64 - 02/02/10

First pen only drawing I've done in ages. Was really fun! But it wasn't really what I wanted to do today. WAS fun though :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 63 - 01/02/10

Todays post started off much more ambitious but it just kept going wrong. So in its place heres a bit of a cop out... s'kinda sweet though right?


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One Hundred Days - Day 62 - 31/01/10

A big tank on a smallish bridge. Hope you like it. Started off really wanting to draw something like this but kinda ran out of steam halfway through.


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One Hundred Days - Day 61 - 30/01/10

Guy practicing fighting. Hope you like it. Third attempt to do something worth showing you lot today. :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 60 - 29/01/10

Sketch of a man in a hat. CapMan!!!!!! yeeah... anyways... see you tomorrow for more doodling.


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One Hundred Days - Day 59 - 28/01/10

This would have been better but the app I was using to draw it decided to crash before I could save. Anyways better than yesterdays.


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One Hundred Days - Day 58 - 27/01/10

This was literally the best thing I drew today. Guess it wasn't a digital OR a traditional day today. Oh well theres always tomorrow :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 57 - 26/01/10

Cafe girl. Drawn from a reference which made it fairly quick though it doesn't really look anything like the reference but whatever it looks better than if I hadn't used the reference I guess :)

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One Hundred Days - Day 56 - 25/01/10

Scary evil whip lady assassin... or summat... Enjoy :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 55 - 24/01/10

Start of a painting. I always have this problem with painting where even if the colours look realistic (which in this case they don't... YET!) the edges look undefined and it only looks halfway decent with the original guildlines in. Anyone who could point me to a solution would receive some kinda awesome prize! Having said that so far I kinda like it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 54 - 23/01/10

Another Photoshop character sketch. I seem to go through phases of finding paper easier and phases of digital. At the moment I seem to be in a digital phase. Huzzah! Hope you like it :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 53 - 22/01/10

Quick doodles in Photoshop to get back in the swing of an all-digital workflow. Hope you like them.


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One Hundred Days - Day 52 - 21/01/10

Was fairly busy again today but I managed to get enough time to draw two sketches, one to make up for day 50 and another for today. I've been trying to work out how to do the one on the right for a few days.

Full size image if you click it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 51 - 20/01/10

Had another stupidly busy day today. Did manage to squeeze in a few minutes for a quick doodle. Time to go to Avatar so I'll upload it later.

Edit - So this is very late to get uploaded and part of a huge catch up post on Day 52.


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One Hundred Days - Day 50 - 19/01/10

Just had no time to do anything today. Sorry. Uber double post for sure to make up for it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 49 - 18/01/10

I wasn't intending on doing this. I just started drawing on the blank paper and this is what came out. Weird but I like it. :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 48 - 17/01/10

A few sketches for the slave market scene. Tried a few things. Wandering sketches was all I seemed able to do today.


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One Hundred Days - Day 47 - 16/01/10

First in what I hope will be a series of revisions. When that's done I shall endeavour to start drawing a series of comic pages that link together to give little snippets of story without giving away too much if any of the overall plot.


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One Hundred Days - Day 46 - 15/01/10

Kinda happy with this one. Didn't spend too long on it but I think it juuuust about gets the message across. Composition could do with a bit of work but as a quick sketch I quite like it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 45 - 14/01/10

I was reeeally sleepy and actually fell asleep while drawing. Not that what I was drawing was any good (had promise but just wasn't coming out) but hopefully I can make up for it tomorrow.


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One Hundred Days - Day 44 - 13/01/10

Really happy with this one :D. Also there was supposed to be a violin and case to the side (which you can kinda see the outlines of) but I couldn't draw them. I also thought as I was uploading it that I should have drawn a papershovel of chips next to the undercooked burger but its a bit late to do now :(. Anyways hope you like it as much as I do :)

Heres the original as a bonus.

Click the image below to see a larger version of the coloured image.


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One Hundred Days - Day 43 - 12/01/10

This wasn't my intended 100days update but I kinda liked it. Next version will have thicker arms and legs to reflect the gorillaness :).


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One Hundred Days - Day 42 - 11/01/10

Didn't work out too well today. Still. Not as bad as it COULD have been.


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One Hundred Days - Day 41 - 10/01/10

Woman wearing body armour.

Bonus original scribbly sketch if you click the image. :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 40 - 09/01/10

OH NOES!! A DUNGEON!!!! Looks like a bad case of the getting locked up by an evil guy with access to some kinda castle....


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One Hundred Days - Day 39 - 08/01/10

The face of a man... Matt thought this was best of the 4 doodles I did for 100days today.


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One Hundred Days - Day 38 - 07/01/10

Lady holding a sword wearing some weird suit.

Another bonus original sketch.


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One Hundred Days - Day 37 - 06/01/10

Petite lady rescuing a buff dude from a cliff. She turned out looking not so petite and a bit butch... C'est la vie as they say. Anyways I hope you like the CONCEPT at least, if not the rather crude representation of the idea.

As a bonus, click on the image to see the original sketch. I went through several iterations, each slightly better than the original in some way but worse overall so I just stuck with the original and cleaned it up a bit in the end.


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One Hundred Days - Day 36 - 05/01/10

Evil spider mech. The original concept was a gorilla type mech. That was WAAAAAY too hard. Anyways hope you like it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 35 - 04/01/10

Is it a torture chamber? A regeneration chamber or something else? WHO KNOWS!?!?!


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One Hundred Days - Day 34 - 03/01/10

Was going to start on a painting of yesterdays sketch but the painting wasn't within me today, so instead another concept for a future page.


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One Hundred Days - Day 33 - 02/01/10

Right! Here is a more complete version of the sketch from day 31. Its more or less what I was trying to do then, slightly reimagined due to mashing several files together. Click the image for a bigger version if you want to see the angry lady in more detail cos she took quite a while, nearly went HIDEOUSLY wrong and I juuuust managed to pull it back and in the thumbnail it looks like i coulda spent 2 seconds on her. :) Also theres some critical comments about her proportions.

Tomorrow, just for fun I might show you what losing a sense of perspective on a character can do when you zoom in to make detail improvements. Rather scary really.


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One Hundred Days - Day 32 - 01/01/10

After midnight, while waiting for the last 2 poker players to finish, I got my drawing pad out and whilst I was doodling, this guy asked me to draw him. Hope you like it.

EDIT!! - I somehow either never posted this or managed to overwrite it with Day 33's post so apologies for that.


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One Hundred Days - Day 31 - 31/12/09

Drew this but didn't have time to finish it, there was going to be a whole scene built around that dude. I may have to finish it tomorrow.


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One Hundred Days - Day 30 - 30/12/09

Fat boss type dude in a pinstripe suit. He's probably evil...


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One Hundred Days - Day 29 - 29/12/09

Quick doodle of a Stonehenge like structure. Notice the guy leaning on the sword? Its aaaal coming together! Considering the speed I don't think it looks too bad. I also couldn't find my de-penciliser (<-Internationally friendly) so I couldn't correct my mistakes.


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One Hundred Days - Day 28 - 28/12/09

I vowed to get one in early in the day today and ended up suffering from severe drawing block since about 11 this morning Annoyed face. Anyways, hope you like the dragon scale helmet/crown.


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One Hundred Days - Day 27 - 27/12/09

ZOMBIES!!!!!!! This was going to be a wrinkly old woman but I found the idea of an ancient zombie too... not appealing... just... fun? Anyways here ya go :) Hope you enjoy looking as much as I did drawing.


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One Hundred Days - Day 26 - 26/12/09

More action pose stuff. Not quite as good in some respects (the hand and leg) but otherwise i'm quite happy with it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 25 - 25/12/09

A dagger wielding ANGRY man!! Quick sketch to improve my action drawings. (One of the main reasons I'm doing 100 days is cos I can't get comics done fast enough and part of that is having to find adequate references for action poses (a lot of which don't easily exist in the real world) ). Anyways I hope you like it and a belated 2nd Merry Christmas! (Given that this should have been in at least 40 min ago when it was still Xmas :) ).


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One Hundred Days - Day 24 - 24/12/09

Fun little Santa costume sketch. Merry Christmas 100 day guys and girls! (I shall be wishing you this again tomorrow so get used to it! :) Anyways, hope you like it.

Edit - Made it smaller on the page so you can see it in one go. Click to see the full sized image

Edit 2 - Decided the eye colour REALLY wasn't working.

Heres the original. Decide for yourself. Heck why not tell me which you prefer :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 23 - 23/12/09

Fun armless gunman guy! Who are those shady figures in the background!? DUNDUNDUH!!!!!! Hope you like it :)


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One Hundred Days - Day 22 - 22/12/09

Couldn't really come up with anything solid today so here is a beat up man with a cool cut... I am quite enjoying having to blast out sketches as quick as possible. :). Hope you're having as much of a fun ride as I am.


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One Hundred Days - Day 21 - 21/12/09

No painting today. Had neither the will nor the time to work on that. So instead a hideously difigured man.


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One Hundred Days - Day 20 - 20/12/09

Even more time spent on this painting. The background sucks so far, huh?


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One Hundred Days - Day 19 - 19/12/09

More time spent on this painting. More again tomorrow.


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One Hundred Days - Day 18 - 18/12/09

This is late partly due to computer problems and partly due to the fun I was having with it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 17 - 17/12/09

First practice draft for a landscape painting. Pretty darn tired though so I'm off to bed.


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One Hundred Days - Day 16 - 16/12/09

First painting draft for the bear concept.


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One Hundred Days - Day 15 - 15/12/09

Warm up painting. It sucks but it definately got better as I went.


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One Hundred Days - Day 14 - 14/12/09

Second draft. Done on paper this time. Tomorrow I start painting!


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One Hundred Days - Day 13 - 13/12/09

Start of what I hope will be the focud for the next few days of 100 days. I know it looks a little rubbish and rough now, but this right here in a sense is what the whole 100 days project is about.


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One Hundred Days - Day 12 - 12/12/09

Nothing to show for today. Nothing looked good.


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One Hundred Days - Day 11 - 11/12/09

New design concept. But the drivers for my Intuos aren't working again so this'll have to do.... drawn on a train back from London and I didn't have access to a rubber (eraser for non-Brits). More of this sketch in the near future.


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One Hundred Days - Day 10 - 10/12/09

More development sketching. Quite happy with it actually ^_^. Finished it bang on time... didn't upload it in time though :(


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One Hundred Days - Day 9 - 09/12/09

Uber late but here it is. A work in progress. Prepare to see this again... only hopefully better next time.


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One Hundred Days - Day 8 - 08/12/09

More drawing brushing up and character concept development. Hope you like it. :). GOT IT IN ON TIME AGAIN!!!!!!


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One Hundred Days - Day 7 - 07/12/09

Another future character concept. Hope you like it. :). GOT IT IN ON TIME!!!


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One Hundred Days - Day 6 - 06/12/09

Future character concept.


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One Hundred Days - Day 5 - 05/12/09

Finally got a concept piece done for A-2.0. Double post tomorrow as this took all the time I had to do.


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One Hundred Days - Day 4 - 04/12/09

Drew some design stuff. Didn't really look any good. Day failed. Double post tomorrow to make up for it.


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One Hundred Days - Day 3 - 03/12/09

Finished page 1 of A-2.0


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One Hundred Days - Day 2 - 02/12/09

Drew the prototype for page 1.


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One Hundred Days - Day 1 - 01/12/09

Wrote pages 1 and 2 for A-2.0. Page 1 had been mostly realised for a while so it only seemed fair to write another page to make it a little less easy :).

Page 1

Panel 1 - A teenage boy is lying in bed asleep, streaks of light playing across his face from the poorly closed blinds.

Panel 2 - Through a haze a strange and giant contraption can be seen. It appears to be a crystal suspended over a plateaued mountain top set against a stormy sky, streaks of angry orange light piercing through in a few place.

Panel 3 - A figure can be seen falling into fire.

Background Panel - The teenage boy awakens in a cold sweat.

Panel 4 - He sits on the edge of his bed, cradling his head in his hands, clearly horrified.

Panel 5 - Writing in his journal. The writing is scrawled.

Caption - I had the dream again. Its becoming an almost nightly occurence. I wonder what it could mean. I hate it. Ralph

Page 2

Panel 1 - Ralph is asleep at his desk, head in one hand, pen in the other. The desk lamp is still lit. It is clearly early morning now.

Panel 2 - A knock at the door awakens him with a start. His head slips off its perch and slams onto the table.

Ella - (Through the door) Wake up! S'time to go to school!

Panel 3 - Ralph struggling into his trousers.

Panel 4 - The kitchen. Ralph is leaning against the door. Ella is sat at the table, toast in hand.

Ella - Wow! You look rough! Is... that ink on your face?

Panel 5 - Ralph looks at his reflection in a spoon. His face is covered in ink.

Panel 6 - Ella looking a little concerned.

Ralph - Mrrrrr.....


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