I ART FRAZER IRVING

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

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.

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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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Over the past few months I’ve been enthusing about this series of covers I’ve been drawing for Boom! publishing, for a comic series called “Higher Earth”. 9 of these little buggers have been birthed in the magic space between my mind and the screen of my Cintiq 21UX (2010 model, art nerds) and it is with great personal sadness that I have to say that 9 is all you’ll get.
Whatever story they were telling has wound to an end, as has my association with these engaging little characters. Of course, the rest of the series still has to play out until January, and not even I am privy to what details lie within those pages, but my personal involvement in terms of bringing fictional people to life on the front of the comic is neatly concluded with the image above.
Art people may notice that the colour scheme of the first and last issue are in fact inverted pretty much, part of my brilliant plan to subtly imply theme and tone with colours. In fact, each cover is colour coded to a certain degree, but that code will remain a secret tho feel free to invent yer own theories.
I’ve enjoyed toying with the lives of these 2 plucky characters, and one day I will draw them again, possibly sitting on rickety old wooden chairs in “Little House On The Prairie” world, having escaped the hustle and bustle of interdimensional domination, Him sucking on a pipe of some local vegetation, and Her bossing the entire town around like her own personal minions, whilst hunting wild beasts with a hacksaw.
Maybe. Or there’s that swimming pool scene I was going to offer up for isse 5 before I realised I might get fired for submitting an idea so suggestively erotic, or perhaps that image of the coronation, the one that referenced all that secret illuminati stuff and answered the great question of life. Hmmm, well, we’ll see. If it happens, it happens on my own time, and there ain’t much of that available at the moment.
Rex, Heidi, it’s been real. x

Over the past few months I’ve been enthusing about this series of covers I’ve been drawing for Boom! publishing, for a comic series called “Higher Earth”. 9 of these little buggers have been birthed in the magic space between my mind and the screen of my Cintiq 21UX (2010 model, art nerds) and it is with great personal sadness that I have to say that 9 is all you’ll get.

Whatever story they were telling has wound to an end, as has my association with these engaging little characters. Of course, the rest of the series still has to play out until January, and not even I am privy to what details lie within those pages, but my personal involvement in terms of bringing fictional people to life on the front of the comic is neatly concluded with the image above.

Art people may notice that the colour scheme of the first and last issue are in fact inverted pretty much, part of my brilliant plan to subtly imply theme and tone with colours. In fact, each cover is colour coded to a certain degree, but that code will remain a secret tho feel free to invent yer own theories.

I’ve enjoyed toying with the lives of these 2 plucky characters, and one day I will draw them again, possibly sitting on rickety old wooden chairs in “Little House On The Prairie” world, having escaped the hustle and bustle of interdimensional domination, Him sucking on a pipe of some local vegetation, and Her bossing the entire town around like her own personal minions, whilst hunting wild beasts with a hacksaw.

Maybe. Or there’s that swimming pool scene I was going to offer up for isse 5 before I realised I might get fired for submitting an idea so suggestively erotic, or perhaps that image of the coronation, the one that referenced all that secret illuminati stuff and answered the great question of life. Hmmm, well, we’ll see. If it happens, it happens on my own time, and there ain’t much of that available at the moment.

Rex, Heidi, it’s been real. x

Only when I’m sick do things like this happen. No, I’m not referring to the art above…that sort of thing happens all the time, it’s what I do to pay the rent! No, I mean I’m sitting there happily munching on a wholegrain pitta bread dipped in my home-made spicy lentil soup and what do I spy on the internet? Why, my latest cover art for Bedlam issue 4 of course!
The pesky bugger escaped whilst I was blotting my honker with one of many tissues (Honker=Nose, for you filthy-minded innuendo freaks out there) and made it onto the net without me noticing!!
AARRRGGHHH!! Right! This means WAR! Or more like, this means POST THE ART ON TUMBLR!! WITH MAD RANTING COMMENTARY!!! I CAN GET AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE I”M ILL!!
!!!!!!!
Anyway, this cover art shows “The Good Doctor”, which if you were lucky enough to pick up the special NYCC issue last week should mean something. It does to me, but then I know what’s going to happen…
It’s all very Halloween isn’t it?

Only when I’m sick do things like this happen. No, I’m not referring to the art above…that sort of thing happens all the time, it’s what I do to pay the rent! No, I mean I’m sitting there happily munching on a wholegrain pitta bread dipped in my home-made spicy lentil soup and what do I spy on the internet? Why, my latest cover art for Bedlam issue 4 of course!

The pesky bugger escaped whilst I was blotting my honker with one of many tissues (Honker=Nose, for you filthy-minded innuendo freaks out there) and made it onto the net without me noticing!!

AARRRGGHHH!! Right! This means WAR! Or more like, this means POST THE ART ON TUMBLR!! WITH MAD RANTING COMMENTARY!!! I CAN GET AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE I”M ILL!!

!!!!!!!

Anyway, this cover art shows “The Good Doctor”, which if you were lucky enough to pick up the special NYCC issue last week should mean something. It does to me, but then I know what’s going to happen…

It’s all very Halloween isn’t it?

dannyjays asked: Hi, I wanted to ask if you had any advice on learning to draw the figure? I really want to take my figures to the next level.

Hmmm, this a tricky one. The best advice is to draw from life, and ideally follow the instructions of a tutor in a life drawing lesson. There are systems that one can employ to break down the understanding of the figure, but the internet is not the place to attempt such a course of study. the best advice I give is to just draw more. The more u draw from life the more you will understand it, and there are no shortcuts.

bradjohnsonvstheworld asked: Not a question, just wanted to say that your art is incredibly creative and that you are my favorite comic book artist working right now. The work you did on Batman and Robin is suburb! Will you be drawing Batman again anytime soon?

Aw shucks, thanks for the praise :) My mother would be very pleased (if she was on tumblr or knew how to use it). No plans to draw Batman in the near future, but this freelance life is unpredictable so it could happen at a moment’s notice!

Well done Tumblr for posting the same thing twice! Bah! Egg on my face time as I check the page and see the same thing duplicated. ANYWAY. It seems that as soon as I get back to Irving Towers I’m back on the drugs (lemsip) to fend off whatever bug I got at NYCC, and my sleeping patterns are aaaaall o’er the place, so the antidote is posting more pictures!
One of my sketch-customers very nicely took a photo of my Zatanna sketch and posted it on twitter, so I’ve nabbed it for my own ends and am posting it here. You see? I do draw ladies. It’s not all psychos and monsters.
Let’s just hope Tumblr doesn’t post this one three times, yes?

Well done Tumblr for posting the same thing twice! Bah! Egg on my face time as I check the page and see the same thing duplicated. ANYWAY. It seems that as soon as I get back to Irving Towers I’m back on the drugs (lemsip) to fend off whatever bug I got at NYCC, and my sleeping patterns are aaaaall o’er the place, so the antidote is posting more pictures!

One of my sketch-customers very nicely took a photo of my Zatanna sketch and posted it on twitter, so I’ve nabbed it for my own ends and am posting it here. You see? I do draw ladies. It’s not all psychos and monsters.

Let’s just hope Tumblr doesn’t post this one three times, yes?

Just so u know, I am jetlagged like a mother lover. Adjusting to UK weather is as difficult as it was adjusting to US weather and I have forgotten what I eat in this town.

So to help me get into the groove, I’m posting shots of the sketches I drew for NYCC this year. Not all the sketches are included (I stupidly only photographed half of them) but these represent well enough I reckon. 

The whole list idea worked quite well I must say, and I have decided to do the same for each con I attened until everyone has a sketch and the world spins happily on its axis. 

Now, I need to remember just what it was that I do when I am sat at this Cintiq…hmmm, something to do with this pen perhaps…?

Just so u know, I am jetlagged like a mother lover. Adjusting to UK weather is as difficult as it was adjusting to US weather and I have forgotten what I eat in this town.

So to help me get into the groove, I’m posting shots of the sketches I drew for NYCC this year. Not all the sketches are included (I stupidly only photographed half of them) but these represent well enough I reckon. 

The whole list idea worked quite well I must say, and I have decided to do the same for each con I attened until everyone has a sketch and the world spins happily on its axis. 

Now, I need to remember just what it was that I do when I am sat at this Cintiq…hmmm, something to do with this pen perhaps…?

Pre-show sketch number 1. This chap asked for Calvin and Hobbes, and after much pondering I came up with this.

Pre-show sketch number 1. This chap asked for Calvin and Hobbes, and after much pondering I came up with this.

Cafe sketches in NYC! Yes, even on vacation at comicon I’m still exercising the art muscle. Here is an impression of one of the baristas that feed me with coffee each day (and boyoboy my intake is higher here than back home) as well as some studies of my gob in the reflective surface of the window.
There’s more, including some of the commissioned sketches from the list, to follow later! 
Be good, people of the Internet.

Cafe sketches in NYC! Yes, even on vacation at comicon I’m still exercising the art muscle. Here is an impression of one of the baristas that feed me with coffee each day (and boyoboy my intake is higher here than back home) as well as some studies of my gob in the reflective surface of the window.
There’s more, including some of the commissioned sketches from the list, to follow later!
Be good, people of the Internet.

NYCC schedule for things

Hello!! Right about now I am in the early stages of madness, as I am working aaaaall thru the weekend in order to allow myself to attend the New York ComiCon next week in the US of A!

Many of you have requested sketches, and these will be done in the days post-deadline but pre-con, and you will need to know where I am in order to collect them. Some of you may want to get items signed/desecrated by me, or maybe u just want to stand near me and bask in my glory. A few might even want to have a picture taken, or sing songs about how amazing I look with my new 5 day old beard and dazed confused look.

So to facilitate this, I am posting my signing schedule for the convention. The information is pretty basic, but I’m only going to be at 2 booths so it shouldn’t be so hard to find them.

Thursday 11th I’ll be at the DC booth from 3-4 pm

Friday 12th I’ll be at the DC booth from 12-1 pm (with Grant morrison, if that helps tempt ye) and after that I’ll be at the 2000AD booth from 2-4 pm (apparently the artists have to do 2 hours, whilst writers only get one. Hmmmm)

On Saturday 13th I’ll be at the 2000AD panel (this will be in room 1A07 if that helps) from 2.45-3.45 pm and you can pick up sketches from me there if you’re willing to hang around at the end.

So: not a particularly busy con for me this time! Hang on, they’re always like that.

Anyone who has ordered a doodle and finds their schedule conflicting with these times (attending a cosplay strip show, taking notes on an Adam Hughes how-to-use-potatoshop lecture etc) well u need to email me again and I’ll see if I can loiter at the 2000AD or DC booths at a set time. Maybe if you all show up at once we can have a little sketch party.

Right, dinner is cooking, I need art-fuel for the evening. Be good, see you in New York!

fer1972 asked: Amazing illustrations. Hats off, Mr. Irving...

Thank you very much for reblogging them, Mr 1972. I hope to resume posting tasty morsels up here once deadlines and comicons are done within a few short weeks. Some will even be drawn with real pencils….