A little Judge Dredd sampler I’ve been sitting on for a while (not literally, it’d crease):
The linework on its own:
And the little thumbnail that started it all off:
Some composition roughs for the piece from my out-and-about sketchbook. (Which reminds me, it’s about time I uploaded a bunch more scans from that.)
At one point I was thinking about a Robocop homage/mickey-take. (Once upon a time – before the 2012 feature film was released – it was remarked that Robocop was the best Judge Dredd film that didn’t actually have Judge Dredd in it.) Oh and there’s a blob of Becky‘s wall marker on there too:
Ask any British person and they will tell you that Judge Dredd haunts their dreams and flows in their very veins. (They’ll also start talking to you about the weather.) I’m no exception. (On both counts.) Other countries might have amazing heroes or incredible styles and opulent comic industries in comparison to our odd little transatlantic sideboard scene, but we have Dredd. Wether you like him or not, he’s ours. Going through my sketchbook to get roughs to post alongside the finished artwork up above, I thought I’d scan in some Dreddoodles too…
This is me thinking about the Mega City One Judges uniform before I started drawing the final thing:
Further along that thread, Judge helmet doodles. Each one is different:
A doodle of Mega City One, which is as much a character in the story as Dredd is, and similarly, everyone draws it a little bit differently:
Shouty, stubbly Dredd with meaty neck. These last two are for when I was drawing a Dredd sample script for 2000AD.
Dread again with some other friends, in red pencils this time, in case you were falling asleep:
Don’t worry, I’ll be over to shake you if you do nod off.
This one’s from 2003 or so, and is a bit embarrassing, but I do quite like the Judge Anderson down the bottom.
Another fairly early one. The little Dredd heads are an indication of the difference you can get between two Dredds:
And another. If you draw Dread’s visor with a straight top, he looks really dopey:
Some Justice Department Techs and other folks:
Female judges are always cool:
Bulbous brainpan and that bloody bird. The eagle shoulder pad can be tricky:
Thanks for making it all the way down to the bottom of the wall of Dredd. Now please disperse in an orderly fashion before the authorities arrive.