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I'm Seán Hogan, and welcome to my blog!
An aspiring Irish artist, I am currently studying Model Making in IADT. With future hopes of breaking into the comic book and gaming industries, I have a great interest in art and all things nerdy.

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    So I was recently in Europe for a bit of a student holiday, and I felt the need to write this post. The comic book scene in Europe is absolutely glorious, and I am in love.

    I was in Brussels, the so called Capital of Europe, and holy balls the comics there were amazing. They had a museum for Belgian comic book artists. Their comic artists were deemed so important they had a freaking museum. Coming from Ireland, this was glorious to see and so heart warming. To think that this little art form that gets ridiculed, disrespected and thought of as something immature had a museum for just one country’s artists made me so freaking happy. 

    And the comic books shops. OH THE COMIC BOOK SHOPS. Massive, spacious, they felt like the best book shops do here in Ireland. And the majority of the books seemed to be small press and independent creators. It was beautiful. So much creativity, and beautiful artwork I had never encountered. I’m considering learning French just to jump into this culture.

    Upstairs in one shop they had a god damn gallery of art work for sale. Like a normal gallery, except for comic books. It was crazy, and it made me feel so good that what I love is so respected in Brussels. And makes me a bit sad we’re not there here in Ireland.

    Anyways, sorry about the wall of text but I just felt so energised and happy discovering this culture in Europe that I knew existed, but never really learned about. Thanks for reading, and I should share some of my own work soon =] 

    — 2 days ago
    #Brussels  #comics  #comic books  #Blew my mind  #I love comics  #small press  #independent 
    Final piece. Had to leave it here, was taking up a lot of time. A fun piece to make. A tentacle tree, tentacle tiger and some flying fish

    Final piece. Had to leave it here, was taking up a lot of time. A fun piece to make. A tentacle tree, tentacle tiger and some flying fish

    — 1 month ago with 6 notes
    #Sketches  #Video Game Art  #Art  #drawing  #tablet  #colouring  #tentacle  #tentacle tree  #under the sea  #flying fish  #tentacle tiger 
    Progress pic, colours are most certainly not final

    Progress pic, colours are most certainly not final

    — 1 month ago
    #wip  #tentacle tree  #sketches  #game art 
    WIP of my current little project. Getting to know my drawing a tablet after ignoring it for a bit this summer. Turning out alright!

    WIP of my current little project. Getting to know my drawing a tablet after ignoring it for a bit this summer. Turning out alright!

    — 1 month ago
    #wip  #digital work  #tentacles  #octopus  #tentacle tree  #sketches  #concept art 

    Two pages from my sketchbook that I drew on site in Birr Castle during the week. Such a wonderful place for references. 

    Tried to capture the textures of the plants and te flowing nature of the bark and stuff. References will be used in the book I’m currently illustrating, looking forward to sharing soon!

    — 1 month ago with 3 notes
    #sketches  #art  #sketch  #sketch book  #pen brush  #ballpoint pen  #Birr castle 

    Some pages I drew earlier in the month for my portfolio. Need to find an A2 scanner somewhere and scan them in, fairly want to colour them! 

    — 2 months ago
    #comics  #art  #unsuccesful  #spider-man  #captain america  #marvel  #wolverine  #comic book artwork  #comic books 

    Decided to draw Jon Snow and Robb Stark for funsies!

    — 2 months ago with 2 notes
    #sketches  #GOT  #game of thrones  #sketch  #art  #drawing  #ink 

    Coloured some old comics as practice. Tried out a few different things. I still kinda suck at colouring. BUT! I think I’m getting somewhat better

    — 2 months ago
    #Comic Book Artwork  #comic books  #art  #unsuccesful  #colouring  #elephant 

    And the final, full body, elephant costume! I estimate him to be about 7 and a half foot/perhaps 8 foot tall.  Massive anyways. Pretty happy with the end result, HOWEVER there was a major emergency at the end of the project.

    Near the end I realised what I wanted to do for the main part of the body/torso area just wasn’t going to work. It was a bit of a balls up I have to say. So after seeking advice from my lecturers, he now has a lovely red wrap around thing on. I wasted so much paint. SO. MUCH. MONEY. WASTED. It makes me so sad to think about it!

    Anyways, hope you enjoyed seeing the process =] 

    — 2 months ago
    #elephant  #model making  #cotume  #full body  #art  #circus 

    More work in progress pics of the costume, this time with a layer or two of primer! Big moment was putting on the trunk. First time seeing exactly what the head would look like. Also didn’t want to fudge it up.

    I was a bit disappointed with the first piece of the trunk. Too chunky for my liking, but at this stage there wasn’t a whole much I could do. 

    At this stage I got to see the full movement in the head for the full time. The slight swing in the trunk, and the swing in the ears. You can see that there are black things coming out of the head. These were going to be swords, however I ran out of time!

    — 2 months ago
    #elehant  #model making  #costume  #full body  #wip  #sculpt  #art  #circus 
    The elephant head on it’s backpack supports. Really cool moment, after about 2 weeks of paper macheing and seeing it kind of begin to come together. Thanks to my buddy Paul for modelling!

    The elephant head on it’s backpack supports. Really cool moment, after about 2 weeks of paper macheing and seeing it kind of begin to come together. Thanks to my buddy Paul for modelling!

    — 2 months ago
    #elephant  #costume  #full body  #sculpt  #paper mache  #model making  #wip  #art 

    More work on the poly carve, this time added his tusks and ears! Thanks to Davey for holding the head up for scale! It’s mighty big 

    — 2 months ago
    #elephant  #model making  #costume  #full body  #art  #wip  #carving  #poly 

    Suddenly realised I didn’t put up many photos of my elephant costume I made for college. Woops!

    So here’s a photo of the original “sketch” scale model and a few of the poly carving. 

    — 2 months ago
    #Model making  #elephant  #costume  #iadt  #unsuccesful  #wip  #carving  #modelling  #art  #animal 

    Two pieces of art work I did for the last Gamecraft game jam at the weekend. 22 hours, I was figuratively dead by the end of it! Great fun though.

    How did the game go though? Diabolically. How does our game play? Terrible mostly.

    But these two pieces of art worked out. Kind of. I’m not an animator but I think they’re alright. Thanks! 

    — 3 months ago with 1 note
    #gamecraft  #game jam  #Game dev  #art  #unsuccesful  #satan stuff  #mustapus  #down with humans  #animation  #baby tries animation  #Game art  #video game artwork 
    Design work for my elephant costume I was making in college. The theme was circus freak show, so I made a few different designs to get an idea of the possibilities. I ended up going for the sword master, heavily changed however. 

    Design work for my elephant costume I was making in college. The theme was circus freak show, so I made a few different designs to get an idea of the possibilities. I ended up going for the sword master, heavily changed however. 

    — 3 months ago
    #street theatre  #design  #art  #sketches  #drawing  #elephant  #model making  #circus  #freak show