Hi my name is Caz Lock and I'm a Retoucher and Illustrator based in London with a passion for animation and gaming.
Practising some anatomy and more interesting poses. It’s not great, I’m a little rusty but I like the pose so I might redraw this one again after some warm up poses to loosen my hand up.

The character is Rayner from the comic I’m working on; The Pyre.

Pose reference: http://senshistock.deviantart.com/art/Sailor-Sakky-with-Sword-5-136838209

Practising some anatomy and more interesting poses. It’s not great, I’m a little rusty but I like the pose so I might redraw this one again after some warm up poses to loosen my hand up.

The character is Rayner from the comic I’m working on; The Pyre.

Pose reference: http://senshistock.deviantart.com/art/Sailor-Sakky-with-Sword-5-136838209

I send some silly Snapchats!

Just finished working on the shading for Sailor Venus. Two more Sailor Senshi to go! I’m looking forwards to shading Mars and Mercury. 

Just finished working on the shading for Sailor Venus. Two more Sailor Senshi to go! I’m looking forwards to shading Mars and Mercury. 

I felt inspired to draw a quick piece of Seconds fanart after reading it.
I really love Lis’s design, the red under her eyes and that black fur coat are just SO good. I also really liked Katie’s outfit when she got all dressed up, which is why I decided to draw her in it. The background was heavily inspired by the books beautiful hardback cover. The graphic novel tends to keep the colouring quite flat, and I quite liked just the flat colours in my piece, so I didn’t add any shading.

Those who have read the comic should understand what the girls are holding. Katie should have a dozen mushrooms in her hands. The way Lis crouches as she munches the bread is really cute which I wanted to get in the drawing (kind of anyway as she’s much less hunched in my illustration).
If you haven’t read Seconds then I highly recommend you do, it’s brilliant.
Seconds is by the extremely talented radiomaru and his small team of (also talented) helpers.

I felt inspired to draw a quick piece of Seconds fanart after reading it.

I really love Lis’s design, the red under her eyes and that black fur coat are just SO good. I also really liked Katie’s outfit when she got all dressed up, which is why I decided to draw her in it. The background was heavily inspired by the books beautiful hardback cover. The graphic novel tends to keep the colouring quite flat, and I quite liked just the flat colours in my piece, so I didn’t add any shading. Those who have read the comic should understand what the girls are holding. Katie should have a dozen mushrooms in her hands. The way Lis crouches as she munches the bread is really cute which I wanted to get in the drawing (kind of anyway as she’s much less hunched in my illustration).

If you haven’t read Seconds then I highly recommend you do, it’s brilliant.

Seconds is by the extremely talented radiomaru and his small team of (also talented) helpers.

I just got Bryan Lee O’Malley’s (@radiomaru) new graphic novel, Seconds. I’m really excited about reading this. Judging by the beautiful hardback cover and having a quick peek inside it going to be good!

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Who can relate? How do you write? 

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A little comic strip on how I do my writing! 

My writing for my graphic novel feels a lot like this!

Sailor Jupiter!
I might still tighten up some of the shading on this one, but I want to work on the other Sailor Scouts first. I wanted to get this done sooner but retouching work and some nasty food poisoning meant I haven’t had a chance to work on the piece in over a week.
I really do enjoy using the more textured brushes!

Sailor Jupiter!

I might still tighten up some of the shading on this one, but I want to work on the other Sailor Scouts first. I wanted to get this done sooner but retouching work and some nasty food poisoning meant I haven’t had a chance to work on the piece in over a week.

I really do enjoy using the more textured brushes!

I finally had time to work on my Sailor Moon fanart again.
I downloaded a new set of brushes and began shading. I wanted to create something with texture, like a lot of Disney concept art. I was also inspired by great artists like Abby Dela Cruz (Abby Draw’s) and Justin Chan who’s work I follow on tumblr. I really enjoyed working with the brushes, they blend really nicely. I’m looking forwards to working on the other Sailor Scouts.
Porkbun’s dry media brush set
It’s still work in progress due to the lack of an interesting background and the lack of the other girls.

I finally had time to work on my Sailor Moon fanart again.

I downloaded a new set of brushes and began shading. I wanted to create something with texture, like a lot of Disney concept art. I was also inspired by great artists like Abby Dela Cruz (Abby Draw’s) and Justin Chan who’s work I follow on tumblr. I really enjoyed working with the brushes, they blend really nicely. I’m looking forwards to working on the other Sailor Scouts.

Porkbun’s dry media brush set

It’s still work in progress due to the lack of an interesting background and the lack of the other girls.

I’ve been doing some retouching practise the last couple of days. I wanted to experiment with a variety of skills and found some beautiful images for a John Lewis spring fashion special by retouching studio Stanley’s Post, which were a big source of inspiration.
This is still a work in progress. I want to add some more flowers in the water and in the background. I’m also toying with making them fall however I’m not sure if that will unbalance the image as the flowers are quite big. I might go back again and play some more with the grading as it’s quite similar to another series of photo’s in my portfolio, although the blue/green hues against the reds of her hair and skin do suit it well.
I’ve retouched the skin, removed bracelets, fixed the collar bone, made the eyes slightly wider, fixed the roots and tidied the hair, cut out flowers, added lens blurs to them (some still need fixing), removed some naughty bits in the foreground (bottle cap) and added a load of colour grading. Phew!
The original image (top) is by NastiaOsipovaStock on DeviantArt, the flowers have come from a variety of places. I need to go back and find the credits for those.

I’ve been doing some retouching practise the last couple of days. I wanted to experiment with a variety of skills and found some beautiful images for a John Lewis spring fashion special by retouching studio Stanley’s Post, which were a big source of inspiration.

This is still a work in progress. I want to add some more flowers in the water and in the background. I’m also toying with making them fall however I’m not sure if that will unbalance the image as the flowers are quite big. I might go back again and play some more with the grading as it’s quite similar to another series of photo’s in my portfolio, although the blue/green hues against the reds of her hair and skin do suit it well.

I’ve retouched the skin, removed bracelets, fixed the collar bone, made the eyes slightly wider, fixed the roots and tidied the hair, cut out flowers, added lens blurs to them (some still need fixing), removed some naughty bits in the foreground (bottle cap) and added a load of colour grading. Phew!

The original image (top) is by NastiaOsipovaStock on DeviantArt, the flowers have come from a variety of places. I need to go back and find the credits for those.

I’ve just started reading “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud. I brought it on my visit to the Comics Unmasked Exhibition at The British Library, which is REALLY good. 

I’m most of the way through the second chapter and I already feel like I’ve had my mind blown. I’m already starting to think about the art of comics in a new way. This book is as good as Scott’s other book “Making Comics”, the best thing about them is that they are both so meta! I really want to learn more!

I’ve just started reading “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud. I brought it on my visit to the Comics Unmasked Exhibition at The British Library, which is REALLY good.

I’m most of the way through the second chapter and I already feel like I’ve had my mind blown. I’m already starting to think about the art of comics in a new way. This book is as good as Scott’s other book “Making Comics”, the best thing about them is that they are both so meta! I really want to learn more!