Monday, 23 February 2009

HI EX 2009






















Sorry it's a bit late with this report--been busy as hell since I got back that weekend.
A big thanks to Rich and Vicky for arranging a great con in Inverness, despite the obvious uphill struggle everytime a fellow creator unfortunately cancelled.
But we had a great time, made some great new friends (too many to mention, but you know who you are!), and I actually made sure to give myself breaks from sketching this time! Pretty happy with the overall quality and speed of the sketches this time, seen above. Helps that I was mainly doing them in pencil ...
The charity Auction raising money for Children 1st apparently went very well! There were soooo many cool items donated, and I was very happy to hear that the Batman piece I donated fetched a great price for the charity.
I even managed to get on a couple of panel discussions as well--clearly made a fool of myself on the Zombie panel, gushing to legendary writer Alan Grant about how "The Thirteenth Floor" was such a huge inspiration to me and how it influenced the style I now use for Defoe. He probably left the convention making sure that I wasn't following him...
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6 comments:

ashbarron said...

Great Sketches Leigh

Leigh G said...

Thanks Mr Barron! Nice to be asked to draw stuff I don't usually do.

Comic book Superhero Artist said...

Very nice sketches. Even thought you say you made a fool of yourself, it's always great to meet one of your idols.

Leigh G said...

Thanks man.Now I only have to meet Michelle Ryan and my life is complete!

nightwing said...

that's my bat's sketch up there! Thanks leigh!

I put it up on comicartfan.com along with the deathstrokes you drew - still ticked off that I got outbid on that amazing batman page you donated!

Leigh G said...

Whoa, that was quite a while ago Nightwing, but cheers very much! Sorry you missed out on the pic sir.