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About Deviant Artist Jim CroasdaleMale/New Zealand Recent Activity
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Skull Fez by nzCrow
Skull Fez
Just messing around. Pencil, brush pen with digital colour via Procreate on an iPad.
Elephant Guy by nzCrow
Elephant Guy
Another from the mists of time. A bit of an experiment with white-out, I’d been looking a the work of Virgil Finlay at the time.

Brush, pen, ink and white-out.
Ancient Tuk by nzCrow
Ancient Tuk
I discovered an envelope containing some old work. This is from waaaaay back. I remember that I was looking at Carlos Esquerra’s work at the time and copied his style when I drew the web creatures.

Pencil, ink and Rotring pen.
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.


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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dazza1008 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
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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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