Monday, 31 October 2011


Finally got this outta the way, phew! I'm not very familiar with the Whedonverse at all, my experience being limited to a few random episodes of Angel I watched when I was younger. And Lorne is the one character that stands out the most in my memory, so I went with him singing karaoke for no real reason.

Onwards to our next theme, which I believe is 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'...

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Thunderbirdcats Go! Are

Hey there cats and kittens, this is kind of a formal announcement from Apparently Artists...?

After some discussion about what it is we really want to do here, we came up with a fairly simple premise: to inform and entertain.

So here is the brief version of our brief history:
All the contributors go to the same college. Some of us started this year, other have been in the college before. The enigmatic Naomi found a couple of people in college that had erratic brain wave activity in a fashion not unlike her own. She checked out their brains and brought them together  like the least dramatic superhero team origin story ever (someone has got to draw that).

Given that we are a new group and are very much figuring this out as we go along, we are going to throw pretty much everything we do as far as step process go on this blog so anyone reading this can try it out and have this blog as a resource for getting their own group together or creating a solo project I don't know I'm not gonna tell you what to do shut up.

To get a sense of timeframes and how much time can be spent on a project, what we are going to do is produce the same short comic five times with each of us handling a different aspect of production each time. It also means we each can do a job if another contributor is unable to. The script will be posted on Monday followed by the roster.

We're pretty excited with this venture and we hope you enjoy following us along too.

Friday, 28 October 2011

A quick picture done in photoshop with a paint bucket and a fancy eraser tool. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
By Keith Byrne

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Mr. Freeze

I know it's Whedonverse week here on the blog, but back when people were having a second crack at our Batman theme I started this. Unfortunately college work got in the way and I only now got around to finishing it! Better late than never.
More comicky news; me and Naomi Bomb as well as a handful of others are heading to Thought Bubble Leeds Con! It'll be me first proper convention visit, as well as my first time stepping foot in England, it's gonna be a helluva experience! Might do up a few cheap and easy pocket-sized minicomics to dish out at it. Oh, and I'll be gunning for the 2000AD Talent Search contest too if all goes to plan...
Nathan Filion I salute you!
By Keith

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Dark Knight

Wowzers, when I suggested ol' Bats as our first theme I didn't think everyone'd have their bit done the next day! A good sign I say, least we're all really into it.
Anyway here's my piece. I actually went through three different ideas first (one being a more literal fight in an alleyway, the other being a dynamic Paul Pope-esque shot of Batman jumping over buildings) but I hadn't done anything with indian ink in and a brush in a while so I went with this.

Crouching Batman, Hidden Crime

Pencils and black marker sketch.

The GODDAMN Batman

I love Batman!
By Keith

Batman under a tree

Something simple. Getting loads of college work done today :)

Theme 1: Batman

So, Eoin suggested we take the theme of 'The Batman'. This piece was heavily influenced by Dustin Nguyen, and there IS a finished version, but I don't like it. So here's the pencils to my 'Batman and Robin'.


Quick pen sketch with black marker and ballpoint finish.

This is it's currant state. Hopefully it'll be finished soon.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Hurrlo Deadpool

Because the only thing we need more than more cowbell, is more Deadpool.

Bioshock digital rough

Done this about a month ago in hopes of doing a great Bioshock image of a Big Daddy and Little sister but never got past this test one due to college work :/ was also playing with lighting :3

John Constantine

Cheers to Naomi for getting this off the ground! Can't wait to see what we get up to in the near future with this, watch this space!

Starting off my bit with a quick pic of DC's part-time Liverpudlian magician, full-time bastard John Constantine. Cheerio for now!

Harley and Tank Girl

A sketch I did at 2D festival in Derry for Rufus Dayglo :]


Yeah the horns are too big. Big whoop wanna fight about it
By Keith

Naomi 18 - Oct - 2011

Just a simple 'Invader Zim' design I sketched up and finished on Illustrator. :]

The Punisher

An old one I did a few months back after watching War Zone far too many times.
By Keith

Who are we?

Apparently Artists..? is a collective art blog set up by Naomi Bolger, Eoin Marron, Dave McGinnis and Keith Byrne, 4 students in Ballyfermot College of Further Education who wish to throw their art at you. Literally. Any second now, sketchbooks will fly.

They each have a passion for comic art and illustration, and just want to share that with the rest of the art community. What the frack* , using 3rd person sucks. It's Naomi here typing for the record.

We were influenced by the SketchPaddys and Eclectic Micks to start up this blog, as we see such great work from both blogs which really influences us. It's funny how the name gets less impressive every time.. Starts off 'Eclectic Micks', slowly drops to a more common 'Sketch Paddys' (no offence, guys, you know I love you all :P), and the bottom rung of art society; 'Apparently Artists..?'. We're not even sure if we are or not?!

We hope for this to take off, and we'll be updating it continuously!


Naomi x

*Frack is a word used in Batltlestar Galactica as a replacement for f**k, and, to all you folks who are gonna whine and say it's 'frak' , yes, it currently is, but 'frack' was the original intended spelling. Jussayin'. ...please keep reading our blog...