Thursday, December 28, 2006

Creature Catch Up!

Creatures #19 through 26 comin' atcha.

Xmas Eve goblin. You were all thinkin' it.

The one in the middle here started out bein' a fish character (see the gills) but after a while grew into a kinda Chameleon kinda thing. The one on the right was another stab at that wierd skull character from before... with less interesting results.

Battle Droid anyone?

Somethin' different

This started out as a creature sketch... but ended up being something I've never really done before. Verrrry Mignola'ish. I like it though. Any feedback'd be much appreciated.

Holiday sketchin'

I headed home to Ptown (Pickering for those not in the Posse) this past week and even though i was depraved of pretty much everything internet related I did manage to draw a bit.

Cafe Sketches... Old'n'New!

A couple older cafe sketches from weeks past. I've been told the bug eyed guy looks like Claudio.

Last week myself and 44 other animators stormed Toronto for a day of cafe sketchin' and starting trouble pretty much anywhere we could. These last two collections are from that day/evenin'. For photos from day's hilarity check out

Monday, December 18, 2006

Subway Sketches Dec 15-16

Schools done. "I love it" *slight nodding* Did some subway sketchin' en route to a party friday, then got to do some saturday afternoon on the way to, and the way back from, shopping for Ribbon on Queen Street.

Don't ask.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Creature Collage

Here's one of a series of creature collages i did a few years back. It's scary how much animation has improved my abilities, but the creatures are still pretty cool.

I'll post the other 3 soon as I get'em scanned.


Watched a bit of 'The Skeletor Show' the other night. It's kinda funny, kinda Space Ghosty. Eventually they start answering the fans, kinda trying to be a Strong Bad Email kinda dealy.

Little Beastman influence...

"Mer-man Pop... Mer-MAN!"

Frantic blog catch up!

Well it's hell week here at Seneca, something due pretty much everyday. Stayed up for 30 hours yesturday, or... today... or whatever this counts as. Other than being a total zombie for the last little while i got to do a couple sketches here and there... check'em!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Creatures 17, 18

Couple'a creatures.
Revolver head.

Dig it.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Creatures 14, 15, 16

Busy busy, December 15th it's all done. Be warned there'll be an Irishman with nothing loose roaming the streets.

I think i'm going to try and cram some more cartoony feel into some of these. 'Less Comicy, more cartoony'. Which is, coincidentally, enough what my Great-Great-Uncle Tom has written on his tombstone.

'Greeeeen Crotch'

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Creatures 11, 12, 13

Good. Lord. So relaxing all last week has quickly kicked me in the ass. Animation is going to beat me up till there's blood in my stool* this week.
I'm behind on Creatures, BUT i got the animation working. Guess it's a trade off. I'll catch up.

*thanks to Andy for confirming for me the correct spelling of 'stool'.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Creature a Day 009

"What kind of man has Bat's on the Brain...?"

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Creature A Day 5, 6, 7 and 8

4 Creatures in one, unheard of!

Got listening to 'Rogues Gallery' and there's nothing like Pirate Songs and Sea Chanties to get one thinking about nautical themed characters!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Subway Sketchin'

Got some Subway Sketches done last night, the best of which being these 4 ladies

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Creature a Day 004

Creature A Day 003

Alien Drinkin' in a Pickering Firkin Pub? Yeah, okay.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Creature A Day 002

Came from a Thumbs-up.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Creature a Day 001

Okay, so after much thinking about what i used to draw, and what i miss drawing i've realized that through my whole life i've always kept coming back to creating wierd little (and large) creatures. Call them Aliens, Monsters, Demons or just messed up characters i always find myself back home with them. So the plan is do one a day. Post as regularly as possible and see where i go. And when i absolutely burn out of ideas. So here's the first! Enjoy, stay tuned and feel free to make requests or suggestions- it could take them in some new and awesome directions!

Been a while eh?

Hello all you fans of red bearded Irishmen. It's been, like, 3 months since my last post. But that doesn't mean it's been 3 months of no drawing! Here's a few drawings from late August to Mid November to bring you up to speed.

These were all cafe and subway sketches... well all except for the dude in the towel. He was a quick character design i did for a Documentary about Michael Moore I worked on with the Super Popular Studio's team. Regretfully the scene he was in was quickly cut.

These three were from the Ab last Friday. Pub drawing at it's finest. Thankfully the Ab got rid of that out of place 'poop smell' it had going for it.

This was an early sketch of a Hallowe'en costume i was strongly considering. In the end i'll just hold onto him as a villain character. Kind of a 'Jack O'Lantern' meets 'Headless Horseman'.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Subway Drawin' August

I've been Pushing myself to get out of the comic style... or at least be able to get out of it if i have to. I studied a bunch of Silver stuff and took what i liked from him. The page here using the orange col-erase pencil is my first attempt at his style. The rest are somewhere in between. Been an interesting summer of style changes! Stay tooned for more!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


That's right gang, a serious House Party. No pulling any punches. Everyone's welcome, just RSVP dammit. Hope to see everyone i know there. Literally. That includes you Grandma.

Sunday, June 25, 2006


Quick note that I, Bryan Murdoch, took home the 'You Blew It' Award over at check it out for something truly disturbing!

Zoo Animals and Fire- together at last!

Here are a few draws from the Peterborough Zoo Derek, Mitch and Myself went go check out

A Design i worked on for a Sun character needed for a cartoon. It alas was not selected!