I ART FRAZER IRVING

Doodles, scribbles and misc art stuff from Frazer Irving, International Comicbook Rockstar.

Anonymous asked: Where can I buy your art from Uncanny X?

It’s all digital I’m afraid! Thus no actual art to sell/trade :(

Anonymous asked: Why does every tv show with Summer Glau get canceled?

Because we are not worthy to watch her yet. We must save the animals, the forests, the internet and the moon before we deserve to have a complete run of any series starring her. Alternatively it could be that Fox is crap and has no taste.

Hello! Heatwave or not, the Wacom pen has been scribbling frantically in Irving Towers the past few weeks and there will be no letting up for another week or so! Ands then I will dive into a large vat of icecream and melt it all.
The art u see above is from a new series called ANNIHILATOR which is written by Grant Morrison and published by Legendary comics (they also make movies don’t u know).
Check the link for a synopsis and a view of the art with logo and stuff. Sadly I cannot comment on any aspect of this before the publisher does, so all will have to remain a mystery for now!
Ok, time for another blast of cold water…

Hello! Heatwave or not, the Wacom pen has been scribbling frantically in Irving Towers the past few weeks and there will be no letting up for another week or so! Ands then I will dive into a large vat of icecream and melt it all.

The art u see above is from a new series called ANNIHILATOR which is written by Grant Morrison and published by Legendary comics (they also make movies don’t u know).

Check the link for a synopsis and a view of the art with logo and stuff. Sadly I cannot comment on any aspect of this before the publisher does, so all will have to remain a mystery for now!

Ok, time for another blast of cold water…

Anonymous asked: hey! Your art work is really inspiring and got me back into making comics. I was curious how you go about digitally painting and drawing your images? Do you ink and then go in to color, or do you do everything direct? Thanks!

Hello anonymous. Good to hear I helped inspire u back into doodling! As for my method, it does vary over time, but currently I work in greyscale with colour layers above setting the tone, and then once the details are done I refine the hues slightly to create depth etc. I’m in the process of shifting that tho, dividing the colours between colour layers and actual colours painted directly onto layers, which is more of the old skool method. The benefits of working in grey with colour layers is that one can modify details without cocking up all the precious colourwork one has done.

astonishingjack asked: Do you plan on ever returning to Batman? Your work on Batman and Robin Must Die is my absolute favorite!

Not in the near future, no. I think my relationship with the Bat-verse was more of a connection with the Morrison Bat-verse, and now he’s done with it I’m not so sure I’ll be treading that path again anytime soon, but that could of course change if I was offered the chance to write and draw my own stories. Because I am a control freak obv. Thanks for the praise tho, I’m so glad u like it :D

the-jeremeister asked: Hello, I’m the Jack Point cosplayer in SDCC! I’m so glad you liked my cosplay, and I plan on bringing more Wally Squad judges to real life in upcoming conventions. I’ve always loved Jack Point ever since I read him in Gumshoe, and found him again in Trifecta. He’s my favorite 2000AD character! It’s been a honor to cosplay The Simping Detective, and I plan to keep cosplaying him again in other cons, only better. I’ll have the stumm-gas whoopie cushion and the razor-tipped bow-tie and everything.

Good man! If u make it to NYCC this year come visit whatever 2000AD booth is there, and we can cook up a quick fumetti style phot-comic (which will obviously be retouched in potatoshop afterwards for the FX etc). 

I love the instant connectivity of this interweb thing. Beats the crap out of letters and telephones.

: SDCC COSPLAY: THE SIMPING DETECTIVE

sispurrier:

They say you’ve only made it in comics when someone cosplays as a character you created.

Actually, that’s bullshit – nobody says that at all – but it sounds plausible and makes me smirk so shut up. I’ve totally made it.

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(No idea about photo-credit there, sorry. If you know, let me…

And here’s the photo that I didn’t have. Good ol’ Simon! Show yourself, Simp…

Calling Jack Point

Ok, so at SDCC this weekend there was this chap who had cosplayed as Jack Point The Simping Detective, which is a character I co-created. This being the first time anyone has cosplayed as a character I “birthed” I am wondering if this cosplayer is out there in the Tumblrverse and can show themselves so I can offer up praise for this most excellent of costumes.

I think I should design some more now.

Hello again! It’s been a while…deadlines, heatwaves, tummy troubles and bad sushi have kept me from you my darlings. But today is special, because today is Friday, and I offer up a token of my deepest affection in the form of the cover art to Uncanny X-Men issue 10! I’m quite pleased with how it all turned out, and was the first experiment with a new revised method of mine!
It’s hot in here, so I gotta try and peel my skin off or just sit in a bucket of ice until I’ve cooled down enough to begin the evening sesh at the Cintiq.

Hello again! It’s been a while…deadlines, heatwaves, tummy troubles and bad sushi have kept me from you my darlings. But today is special, because today is Friday, and I offer up a token of my deepest affection in the form of the cover art to Uncanny X-Men issue 10! I’m quite pleased with how it all turned out, and was the first experiment with a new revised method of mine!

It’s hot in here, so I gotta try and peel my skin off or just sit in a bucket of ice until I’ve cooled down enough to begin the evening sesh at the Cintiq.

To balance out the words, I give you pictures. Well, one picture. This is the 4th and final cover to Polarity from Boom! studios. I took a movie of this in progress but only half of it survived, so I’ll have to think about whether I release it to the world or not…
Today is Friday. Tomorrow is Saturday. Tomorrow I will be at the MCMExpo in London’s Docklands, doing a signing from 2pm till 4pm. After that I will be shmoozing with humans, artists, and cosplayers, before returning to my cave to continue drawing some wildly cosmic shit I got going on here.
Next week I will be in Copenhagen! Huzzah!

To balance out the words, I give you pictures. Well, one picture. This is the 4th and final cover to Polarity from Boom! studios. I took a movie of this in progress but only half of it survived, so I’ll have to think about whether I release it to the world or not…

Today is Friday. Tomorrow is Saturday. Tomorrow I will be at the MCMExpo in London’s Docklands, doing a signing from 2pm till 4pm. After that I will be shmoozing with humans, artists, and cosplayers, before returning to my cave to continue drawing some wildly cosmic shit I got going on here.

Next week I will be in Copenhagen! Huzzah!

Anonymous asked: Hi there! Not sure if your art is made exclusively on a digital medium, but if not, or if the answer lies somewhere in between, I'm curious to know how one could buy you original art or if you have a dealer? Thank you. Massive fan of your work!

Hello Massive Fan! The art is 100% digital thesedays, so no original art whatsoever. This is the number 1 question I get asked, which is nice because it means the art isn’t so obviously digital, and that’s all part of my master plan.

fidhell asked: hello frank im a big fan,and im curious if you use a lot of references on your art,or if you are really the drawing from memory guy,also i find your shading very interresting,what would you reccomend to someone learning to shade?,keep up work man

Frank? Hmmmm ¬_¬  In answer to your question, I use *some* reference, but mostly it’s all from the head as I find that is a purer form of storytelling. The reference only usually comes out when I just can’t get a pose right and I need pointers, or if time is short and I can’t waste hours redrawing stuff. As for learning to shade, look at Sin City. 

Anonymous asked: I recently saw your art at the uncanny x-men and it just blew my mind, before that comic i used to think that a good drawing for a comic was one that represented the reality exactly as it is and your drawing is so good and artistic that changed my way of thinking about a good drawing. what i wanted to know is: are your drawings hand-made?(sorry for the bad english, brazilian fan here)

I’m glad I have corrupted you! Yes, the ideal of art being photo-realistic was one I had as a kid until I encountered some of the more wildly dynamic art of 80s Marvel comics (Bill Sienkiewicz was a prime example of this, followed later by Richard Corben, Kyle Baker, Frank Miller and others) which clearly shaped my own art considerably. I have found that the errors in the depiction of an object actually become the style…that is to say that the gaps in understanding how form works is filled with guess-work by the artist, and it’s that very invention that mixes expression with depiction. I hope that makes sense, but if it doesn’t, I am glad u like the art regardless :D 

nickspencerly:

Frazer Irving (BEDLAM, UNCANNY X-MEN) cover for MORNING GLORIES 028.
If you want this cover, let your retailer know! Diamond Order Code APR130560

Never one to shirk from recycling old ideas, I wouldn’t usually do it so soon after the first one was published, however Nick’s idea to make this an Homage to Bedlam in style and composition totally justified the move. And those of you who may think that it made this any easier…well, it didn’t. Still all those lines to be made, tones to splash and smears to orchestrate. But I have developed a liking for drawing freckled people having drawn this cover.

nickspencerly:

Frazer Irving (BEDLAM, UNCANNY X-MEN) cover for MORNING GLORIES 028.

If you want this cover, let your retailer know! Diamond Order Code APR130560

Never one to shirk from recycling old ideas, I wouldn’t usually do it so soon after the first one was published, however Nick’s idea to make this an Homage to Bedlam in style and composition totally justified the move. And those of you who may think that it made this any easier…well, it didn’t. Still all those lines to be made, tones to splash and smears to orchestrate. But I have developed a liking for drawing freckled people having drawn this cover.

Anonymous asked: Would you be attending MCM in London? If so would you have pre-show list?

I am indeed attending MCM this month, but due to me having eleventy million pages to draw I won’t have time to do a sketch list for this show :( All I’ll be able to provide is signing for books and the quickest of doodles (providing the line isn’t too long).