I ART FRAZER IRVING

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

↳ Uncanny X-Men #7 // Frazer Irving

Looks like someone beat me to it. Ok then, this is what happens when you let me play with the X-men.

Uncanny X-Men #7 // Frazer Irving

Looks like someone beat me to it. Ok then, this is what happens when you let me play with the X-men.

(Source: comicartappreciation)

Hello! Long time no see. I been busy clawing my way out of a creative cess-pit so far in 2013 and it looks like all that hard work is paying off. 

Part of my plan to reignite the artistic fires involved doing more of that old-school drawing practice that I did waaaaay back at school/college, the sort of observational stuff that hones ones skills to the level where one can embark on a career as a professional Artiste. One of these forms of study that I was good at back in the day was life-drawing, and even tho we hardly ever did any at college I distinctly recall those sessions being very useful at exercising the art-muscle, thus I recently started attending a Burlesque Life Drawing session at a pub in Soho with a view to lose some of that art flab.

It’s been 17 years since I did this, folks. Some of you weren’t even a dirty thought back then. U know the saying “you never forget how to ride a bicycle”? Well, this is probably true but after 17 years that saddle hurts like hell and u do tend to fall off a bit. However, after some warming up and moving on to the large paper I did shake off some of that rust and managed to produce 3 drawings that I think are ok.

This will be a regular part of my week now (another aspect to the clawing-out-of-art-purgatory is getting some discipline in my life) and I will post what I draw each week so that you, dear followers, will be my virtual peer group, my ever-present nagging crowd who will ensure that I get better at this in order to make the other art even nicer for your consumption.

Speaking of which, I gotta get back to drawing the Uncanny X-Men now…

beckycloonan:

In case you aren’t following me on Instagram… This happens.

It’s…it’s like looking into a mirror….a mirror of my Soul.

Wow, Tumblr has changed its interface yet again? It seems to be ok for now…anyway, it’s a good opportunity to show another cover!
This is the art to issue 2 of Polarity, the 4-part series I’m contributing main covers for. It’s weird being a cover artist all of a sudden. I do enjoy it tho. 
I’ve also been getting a fair few requests from folks who wish to buy my artworks for framing/investing etc. So I feel I should remind those curious parties out there that all of my work is currently 100% digital, and thus nothing exists in the real world. If and when this changes, I will make a noise about it do not fear.
Current workload level: mega. 
Current playlist: the sound of the suburbs.
Current preoccupation: thinking about the nicotine leaving my body.

Wow, Tumblr has changed its interface yet again? It seems to be ok for now…anyway, it’s a good opportunity to show another cover!

This is the art to issue 2 of Polarity, the 4-part series I’m contributing main covers for. It’s weird being a cover artist all of a sudden. I do enjoy it tho. 

I’ve also been getting a fair few requests from folks who wish to buy my artworks for framing/investing etc. So I feel I should remind those curious parties out there that all of my work is currently 100% digital, and thus nothing exists in the real world. If and when this changes, I will make a noise about it do not fear.

Current workload level: mega. 

Current playlist: the sound of the suburbs.

Current preoccupation: thinking about the nicotine leaving my body.

…aaand this is the full cover. Check out the Boom!pen for further info and previews as they become ready to leave the nest.

…aaand this is the full cover. Check out the Boom!pen for further info and previews as they become ready to leave the nest.

A night-cap picture for you gorgeous bastards you, before I head off to the pit for a good 4 hours snoozing (tomorrow is another busy day). This is a variant cover for Uncanny X-Men issue 1, which is drawn by Chris Bachalo for those who care. This of course means I will get a few copies of issue 1 for myself sent by Marvel, so that’ll look nice on my shelf. 
I am easily pleased by such things. Good night!

A night-cap picture for you gorgeous bastards you, before I head off to the pit for a good 4 hours snoozing (tomorrow is another busy day). This is a variant cover for Uncanny X-Men issue 1, which is drawn by Chris Bachalo for those who care. This of course means I will get a few copies of issue 1 for myself sent by Marvel, so that’ll look nice on my shelf. 

I am easily pleased by such things. Good night!

So, happy new year! I’ve been a busy little bastard in Irving Towers over the holiday period, drawing, sleeping, thinking, drumming, it’s all been good. I’ve been working very hard on a couple of different projects, all lined up for a massive Irving-tastic 2013, tho besides the slow-moving-but-still-moving-nonetheless Gutsville (which some of you have enquired about, yes it’s still being drawn albeit slower than I would like because it’s a very labour-intensive gig and that’s all my fault) I cannot talk of any of these projects because that’s for the publishers to decide.
Well, I can talk about one of them as of today. See the image above? Yes, I’m drawing some X-Men, and this link will explain a little more.
It’s going to be a VERY busy spring here in Irvingville, no parties, no hiking, no orgies (except by myself), no conventions (except a day out at LSCC next month) and I may even have to cancel sleep! Still, these gigs only come along once so best I take ‘em whilst they’re hot, eh?

So, happy new year! I’ve been a busy little bastard in Irving Towers over the holiday period, drawing, sleeping, thinking, drumming, it’s all been good. I’ve been working very hard on a couple of different projects, all lined up for a massive Irving-tastic 2013, tho besides the slow-moving-but-still-moving-nonetheless Gutsville (which some of you have enquired about, yes it’s still being drawn albeit slower than I would like because it’s a very labour-intensive gig and that’s all my fault) I cannot talk of any of these projects because that’s for the publishers to decide.

Well, I can talk about one of them as of today. See the image above? Yes, I’m drawing some X-Men, and this link will explain a little more.

It’s going to be a VERY busy spring here in Irvingville, no parties, no hiking, no orgies (except by myself), no conventions (except a day out at LSCC next month) and I may even have to cancel sleep! Still, these gigs only come along once so best I take ‘em whilst they’re hot, eh?

You beautiful people, it’s been too long since we last spoke. I know, I know…you think I don’t love you anymore. That’s not true. My heart burns with clear blue flame for your gaze, my soul aches with trembling passion for your sweet sweet words, you *must* believe me.
However I have been somewhat occupied with doodles most bizarre lately, and as is always the case I have been unable to share these trinkets of psychedelic madness because of reasons beyond my control. Despite my maverick spirit, I am a Good Dog and I respect the wishes of my masters to keep my workings private until they have had the opportunity to share them first, often labelled a “window of marketing opportunity” or something.
The good news is that one of my Art-Babies has been previewed by Boom! studios this week so I can unleash it and let it dance decadently on your dashes! This particular peice is a gatefold cover for Deathmatch issue 4 (due out in march I think), and having seen the first issue I can confidently say that it is an excellent comic, in terms of art and story, and I am proud to be associated with it. Here is a link to the series page for those of you that wish to explore it.
Ok, now that’s off my slightly hairy chest, I need to climb back onto the Art-Throne and resume my dastardly doodling of the latest secret work. It’s a tough job, but I do it for Love.
And money. x

You beautiful people, it’s been too long since we last spoke. I know, I know…you think I don’t love you anymore. That’s not true. My heart burns with clear blue flame for your gaze, my soul aches with trembling passion for your sweet sweet words, you *must* believe me.

However I have been somewhat occupied with doodles most bizarre lately, and as is always the case I have been unable to share these trinkets of psychedelic madness because of reasons beyond my control. Despite my maverick spirit, I am a Good Dog and I respect the wishes of my masters to keep my workings private until they have had the opportunity to share them first, often labelled a “window of marketing opportunity” or something.

The good news is that one of my Art-Babies has been previewed by Boom! studios this week so I can unleash it and let it dance decadently on your dashes! This particular peice is a gatefold cover for Deathmatch issue 4 (due out in march I think), and having seen the first issue I can confidently say that it is an excellent comic, in terms of art and story, and I am proud to be associated with it. Here is a link to the series page for those of you that wish to explore it.

Ok, now that’s off my slightly hairy chest, I need to climb back onto the Art-Throne and resume my dastardly doodling of the latest secret work. It’s a tough job, but I do it for Love.

And money. x

Ok I spoke too soon. I also have another cover that needs to be shared. For those of you that follow the Hellraiser series of comics by Clive barker, I am proud to be a part of a new series called Hellraiser: The Dark Watch which I believe is solicted around now for a release early next year. Fellow dark doodlers such as Tim Bradstreet are providing regular covers and I get the elusive and collectible incentive cover (that means it’s going to be rare as hen’s teeth, so cherish it if you find it).
Some industrious folks have already previewd the cover (with text) on Tumblr, but I’m a selfish glory-hog so I’m posting it as well sans text, in order to maximise coverage.
Ok, time to make dinner. Be good, my cherubs.

Ok I spoke too soon. I also have another cover that needs to be shared. For those of you that follow the Hellraiser series of comics by Clive barker, I am proud to be a part of a new series called Hellraiser: The Dark Watch which I believe is solicted around now for a release early next year. Fellow dark doodlers such as Tim Bradstreet are providing regular covers and I get the elusive and collectible incentive cover (that means it’s going to be rare as hen’s teeth, so cherish it if you find it).

Some industrious folks have already previewd the cover (with text) on Tumblr, but I’m a selfish glory-hog so I’m posting it as well sans text, in order to maximise coverage.

Ok, time to make dinner. Be good, my cherubs.

Happy winter everyone! Boyoboy, it’s been quite the coupla months in Irvingville, with various comicons soaking up time/money/energy, so much so that I haven’t had much inclination to post anything here for ages. That changes today! I recently drew a variant cover for Batman Inc issue 5, and there were zero previews available before it hit the shelves yesterday, thus I couldn’t share it until now. One eager beaver asked for me to post it so they could have it on their phone as wallpaper, so this should do the trick.
Other upcoming updates will cover the second batch of convention sketches I drew for folks at Thought Bubble, as well as a couple of limericks written about me at the Dundee comic festival (I promised the author I would post them publicly, so I may just scan the paper she wrote on instead to prove I didn’t make this up myself), and a couple of other much-delayed sketches I promised fellow tumblrites way back in August. Hey, I been very busy lately, mainly recovering from the decadence that was NYCC and Thought Bubble.
I have also linked this Tumblr to facebook, so this may well be posted in it’s entirety on there as well. That’ll be weird. Folks over there have seen me with lipstick all over my face u know.
More to come later, and remember: don’t fry pistachio nuts.

Happy winter everyone! Boyoboy, it’s been quite the coupla months in Irvingville, with various comicons soaking up time/money/energy, so much so that I haven’t had much inclination to post anything here for ages. That changes today! I recently drew a variant cover for Batman Inc issue 5, and there were zero previews available before it hit the shelves yesterday, thus I couldn’t share it until now. One eager beaver asked for me to post it so they could have it on their phone as wallpaper, so this should do the trick.

Other upcoming updates will cover the second batch of convention sketches I drew for folks at Thought Bubble, as well as a couple of limericks written about me at the Dundee comic festival (I promised the author I would post them publicly, so I may just scan the paper she wrote on instead to prove I didn’t make this up myself), and a couple of other much-delayed sketches I promised fellow tumblrites way back in August. Hey, I been very busy lately, mainly recovering from the decadence that was NYCC and Thought Bubble.

I have also linked this Tumblr to facebook, so this may well be posted in it’s entirety on there as well. That’ll be weird. Folks over there have seen me with lipstick all over my face u know.

More to come later, and remember: don’t fry pistachio nuts.

i-killed-dr-sex asked: Have you ever drawn the DC character The Creeper? Because I'm pretty sure that'd be something that belongs in the Codex of Awesome.

Nope, and is unlikely anytime soon, but I do see where yer coming from.

geistx asked: Frazer, I recently discovered you through the Xombie graphic novel. It is definitely refreshing to see someone trying new things. Your art has inspired me to work harder towards finding my own style as well. I use a small wacom tablet for my drawings, would you say that using a Cintiq is much better? Ive heard many others say they hated them but assumed it was because they didnt spend time to get used to them?

Good gravy, who are these fools that dislike the cintiq?? They must be mad. I cannot speak highly enough of the cintiq. The big one is the best obv, but the small one still works if yer on a bit of a budget or live in one small room. Again, cintiqs rule. Anyone who thinks otherwise is completely mad or a liar In My Humble Opinion.

deantrippe:

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bliss41:

How to give proper credit to artists without knowing who they are

I appreciate reblogging the shit out of this if anybody wouldn’t mind.

Sick of art going around and artists not getting proper credit at all.

OH LOOK OOPS 

Good tip! As silly as it seems, a lot of people don’t know/forget that Google can do this. But now you all know, so you can stop saying that you don’t remember where you found and image, or that a friend sent it to you! Besides, adding credits makes the original artist happy. :)

This is super useful info! Heck, I like to be credited, but more than that, I sometimes have trouble finding sources for stuff I’m posting. Problem solved.

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Thought Bubble sketch list

Whoops, hit return too soon.

Sketch list for thought bubble in Leeds from 17-18 November this year is open.

Got 10 spots left, price is £25 for a portrait shot of the character of your choosing, see earlier posts for examples of similar sketches from NYCC in October.

Want to get on it? Email me on the contact page and have “TB sketches” as the subject. Those who have already asked to be included are already on it, hence the lower number of spots still available.

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