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Bubba Zebill

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #30 on: 26 August, 2013, 08:32:06 pm »
I get a Colin Wilson vibe and use the phrase "Old Skool Dredd" to heap praise on the glimpses I see here.

Thanks Dunk...I certainly hope I can keep that vibe going!..the first time I saw Colin Wilson's work on Dredd was a MC Rackets series. Loved it, especially his vehicles, many years later I found out he'd worked on Young Blueberry, perfect choice of artist. There's something wonderfully Moebius about his work.

...I'm answering very late, I know, I should have followed up your Colin Wilson comment before now.
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #31 on: 26 August, 2013, 08:50:18 pm »
No problem!

Yeah, it's nice to have a visual presence at the cons. All credit to Steve S and Daniel for getting the whole thing going.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #32 on: 27 August, 2013, 04:27:28 pm »
I've decided...if I have time (and it's going to be tight) I'll paint the cover to 'Judge Dredd:The Dark' in oils on canvas.

I love digital media...but damn I miss the smell of paint.
More on that when I get there...

Interested to know how you are creating the art, Bubba? Pens? Computers? Both?

Looking forward to seeing how this progresses over the next weeks and months... :-)
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #33 on: 27 August, 2013, 04:53:31 pm »
I've decided...if I have time (and it's going to be tight) I'll paint the cover to 'Judge Dredd:The Dark' in oils on canvas.

I love digital media...but damn I miss the smell of paint.
More on that when I get there...

Looking forward to seeing that in development and then when it's finished! Hope you have enough time...

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #34 on: 27 August, 2013, 05:45:32 pm »
I've decided...if I have time (and it's going to be tight) I'll paint the cover to 'Judge Dredd:The Dark' in oils on canvas.

I love digital media...but damn I miss the smell of paint.
More on that when I get there...

Interested to know how you are creating the art, Bubba? Pens? Computers? Both?

Looking forward to seeing how this progresses over the next weeks and months... :-)


I like the sound of that !  :thumbsup:

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #35 on: 27 August, 2013, 08:12:36 pm »
I've decided...if I have time (and it's going to be tight) I'll paint the cover to 'Judge Dredd:The Dark' in oils on canvas.

I love digital media...but damn I miss the smell of paint.
More on that when I get there...

Interested to know how you are creating the art, Bubba? Pens? Computers? Both?

Looking forward to seeing how this progresses over the next weeks and months... :-)

I like the sound of that !  :thumbsup:

I'll keep you posted here, thanks!
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #36 on: 03 September, 2013, 09:49:39 pm »
Street signage in Mega-City 1.

Does anybody happen to know if there is a designated MC1 font for street signage?...I know it's unlikely, I know...but any suggestion of a commonly used font would help, even one from the film.

If so please post here.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #37 on: 07 September, 2013, 03:05:49 pm »
A new painting underway today...sketched last night actually. Trying in each case to find an unusual angle on the descriptions I am given. The scenes should shed light on the story but in some cases I feel I have enough room to not only set the scene but show something beyond the immediate, the wider world.

Any images I post here are mostly extreme close-ups and so cannot reveal anything about the story. Just work in progress to give you an idea of what goes in to the paintings at each stage.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #38 on: 22 September, 2013, 03:51:16 pm »


Do you draw cartoons or comics? ...if so why not think about joining in...

Pat Mills posted (or re-tweeted) a message for comic artists to pitch-in and send a character sketch to Dave Kirkwood of the MOB project this week. I mistook the concept as a request for a 'mobster' type. Anyway I thought up a character I called 'Bullethole' Jackson and quickly drew it up in Manga Studio. It sold immediately. Also, Bullethole was placed shoulder to shoulder with Rorshach by Dave Gibbons (and Dave McKean to the right of him!)....some nice company to be keeping.

The concept is simple, artists send in a drawing of a character and the drawings are digitally aligned on a page by Dave Kirkwood. The page grows into a crowd of comic characters and this 'Mob' is printed and sold to raise money for cancer charities. It seems to have raised an astonishing amount of money before with a previous print.

Although it's an auction one twitterer was so smitten with 'Bullethole' that she paid 100 pounds up front for the drawing as a gift to her husband. I was told I could print it as a 1/1 print but I decided to break out the inks. Anyone willing to put down 100 quid deserves an original.

I bought some paper and a lovely new brush. I knew I had black Winsor and Newton ink so I didn't buy a new bottle. That was dumb because yesterday I started to ink it and realised my ink was so old that it had somehow separated into a black block and muddy water. I've been digital longer than I thought! It still ended up being a nice enough inked picture of 'Bullethole' but I'll be heading back out to my art supplier for a new bottle of ink on Monday. My second version will go to my collector...or at least she'll have the choice of two. The muddy version will go as a bonus piece to Mr Kirkwood in the hope he can sell it a second time.

There are many pragmatic reasons to be fully digital but I miss the materials. I miss the smell of the ink in particular and inking Bullethole was a pleasure. I did it in the car while my wife did the shopping yesterday...it felt good doing good so easily.

You can read more about the project at the link below...and why not consider joining in if you have a few minutes.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mob-print-and-booklet

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/micro-mob-print

http://davekirkwoodstudio.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/micro-flash-mob/
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #39 on: 24 September, 2013, 09:17:13 am »
I bought a little sketchbook to rough out some ideas for 'The Dark' (DREDD gamebook 2) while I'm travelling.

Here's a sketch I made with a brush and some Indian Ink on cartridge.

As before, I can only really show what you know will be in the game book...can't really show too much else.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #40 on: 01 October, 2013, 09:36:55 am »
It's funny to me, but I always have to remind myself that Dredd has aged since I first read the stories. So my drawings begin as a younger man for some reason...and are then aged up a bit.

I really like that about this character, I admire that he ages.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #41 on: 14 October, 2013, 09:53:34 pm »
Part of another picture in progress for the 2nd Dredd gamebook.
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #42 on: 06 November, 2013, 09:27:55 am »
In March I began playing with a walk cycle for this robust citizen, the plan proved too elaborate so I shelved it. I'm now working on something different. But for what it's worth, here it is (See the link below).



1st 'Fatty' Walk Cycle Test.
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #43 on: 28 November, 2013, 11:26:59 am »
A few months ago I was in London for the launch of my comet storybook app and Marcus Charter was our photographer for the day. We soon realised a mutual appreciation of 2000AD growing up. Marcus told me he was shooting pictures the next day based on Dredd. This is one of the pictures, so if any uniform-owning fans want a definitive picture of themselves in costumeā€¦call Marcus.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Dark (well...the 'the dark art' at least)
« Reply #44 on: 19 December, 2013, 11:02:16 am »


This was the backdrop to the final page of a story I illustrated for Zarjaz (written by Lee Robson). Anyway, I drew this backdrop and planned to drop all the panels on it so the reader would see Dredd's actions, with him leaping at centre of the page, under the panels the perspectives would heighten the sense of...but it was a total failure, didn't work. It neither read right or looked particularly good. Well, no, it looked ok, it just did not serve the story. I decided I'd drop it and paint it some day...and that day finally came last week as a warm-up for new JD:The Dark paintings.... I'll post more work from The Dark in the new year, meantime, merry crimbo everyone. BubbaZ.
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