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Old polytech project by nzCrow
Old polytech project
I was going through some old CDs when I came across this old polytec project. It was an illustration assignment to create a cover for our local telephone directory. It’s missing a certain ‘something’, maybe a bit more detail? but, I still like the way I drew it.
Time Slug by nzCrow
Time Slug
This is a design for a creature for a sic-fi strip I’m working on. It eats time, so if it catches you, you age rapidly and turn into a dried-up husk.

Pencil and brush pen.
Ant Horse by nzCrow
Ant Horse
What does a cowboy use for transport in a wilderness devestated by atomic war? An ant horse of course.

Pencil and brush pen.
Drokk it! by nzCrow
Drokk it!
Untoned page for a zine strip I’m currently working on. Pencil and brush pen.

“Fifteen years in the academy. He was like no cadet they’d ever seen…” Hm, I thought it was: “The best cadet they’d ever seen.” Ah, mis-heard lyrics. “Ah, me ear’s alright.”
Guard JD by nzCrow
Guard JD
My next strip is Judge Dredd related. It’s set in a justice department labour camp in the Cursed Earth. Here’s a character design. I figured the uniforms would be a little bit different out where it’s hot and dusty.

Brush pen, Procreate (iPad) and PShop.


Jim Croasdale
New Zealand
Well, the strip came out in print looking better than I imagined. Lucky me.

For years I struggled trying to ink my own work using various tools until I gave in and used the computer to do my inking for me. Autotrace in Illustrator does a fairly good job 'inking' my pencils. In my mind though, I feel it's not 'real' inking and there's not the level of control that you can get from doing it by hand. So, the next strip'll be inked by hand. Well, maybe. I kinda like the randomness that the computer creates. It 'sees' the lines differently and often mixes and merges the pencil lines in unexpected ways.
  • Listening to: Devin Townsend and Anneke van Giersbergen
  • Reading: Too much Jack Reacher
  • Watching: Oggy and the Cockroaches
  • Playing: Devil's advocate
  • Eating: Cheese on toast
  • Drinking: Cider from a coffee mug.

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StazJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks for watching.
nzCrow Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Thanks for all the cool art over the years Staz.
StazJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks for making me feel old.."over the years..." sheesh :-)
nzCrow Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Same to you. :)
5minalone Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
cool work keep it up
nzCrow Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Keep a cool head, a dry foot-and you'll never have a wet sock. Apparently....
neilak20 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :D
nzCrow Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
No worries Neila. :)

neilak20 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, it came from a conversation with Mike where I misspelled TARDIS, we concluded it was a TARDIS knock off.
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