Thursday, 31 December 2015

Not the best photos as they had to be taken at night. I was in a bit of a hurry to get Christmas orders out in time and didn't photograph all the shirts I worked on...

This t-rex skull was the first rex shirt I've done! Isn't that weird? No one until now had asked for one. Buyer also requested a long sleeved kids tee. I'm not sure if it's that most buyers don't realise they can have any species of dino they want, or if it's that most buyers would rather have an idea of what it's going to look like. I'm expecting that now I've done this one I'll get more rex orders. We shall see! I might put together a new blog post with all the bleach shirt info in it for potential buyers, try and be as clear as possible.


Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Giganotosaurus sketch from a week or so ago. Might colour this one.


Tuesday, 29 December 2015

A few commissions that were to be used as cosplay badges of existing video game characters.


Monday, 28 December 2015

Monday, 21 December 2015

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Hopefully I'll develop this into a colour illustration at some point!


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

One of these was an example picture, the other a commission.



Saturday, 5 December 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015

I like this pen sketch, but... It's a real shame that I mucked up that leg.


Monday, 23 November 2015

A few pen dragon doodles from my sketchbook whilst I was away in the US recently.




Sunday, 22 November 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Friday, 20 November 2015

A few Vegeta drawings, including one with Prismacolor markers. I occasionally go through fazes of wanting to use those, but never get competent enough to try anything serious with them. I was experimenting with a predominantly lineless outcome.

 


Thursday, 19 November 2015

This was a commission featuring a character based on a Korean animated movie called "Aachi & Ssipak".


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The dragon from Dragon Ball Z, Shenron! I draw a lot of dragons, but don't draw him all that often, ha.


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Friday, 13 November 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A typical "I feel like scribbling but I dunno what to scribble" dragon of mine.


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Added text to the VHS tape, which is now a vector! And experimented with colours. I might remove the text as I'm not so sure about it now. Hopefully get a chance to revisit this and a bunch of other personal stuff I want to work on this coming week. Bit of a hectic weekend, house full of family and their kids!


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sketch of Morb I really like. I am open for anthro character commissions like this one at the moment, check out this deviantArt journal for more info and prices!


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

So apparently, the 29th of Sept is National Coffee Day in many parts of the world and October 1st is considered International Coffee Day. Well today is September 30th, so I figured I'd tell you all about the relationship between my art... and coffee!

Turns out instant coffee is a great painting medium if - like me - you enjoy splodgy gross brown stains and uneven textures in your art. Unlike tea, which is way better for staining, instant coffee can be made as thick as paste and settles in little globules, whilst real ground coffee will leave grainy specs everywhere. It's pretty cool for making textures.


This pair of skyscraper drawings are from my first year at uni, from around 2008-2009. The backgrounds are coffee.


This illustration featuring two magpie skulls from 2008 sometime also has a coffee background. This artwork is available as a print from my Etsy store!


I take photographs or make my own textures a lot. I keep them on my computer as stock for when I need a bit of grunge or something to add to digital illustrations. Sometimes it's just a photo of a wall, or some brush strokes or spodgy watercolour on paper, but here's a couple of my coffee textures!



The Problem - a book I collaborated on with a friend whilst at Uni, uses too many layers of found and made textures to count. Every page uses coffee somewhere, some more obviously than others.


With some of my works, I use a texture just to lift it a bit. Sometimes I'll end up erasing most of it out, leaving just a tint of colour or grain.


Even the background of my main homepage is a desaturated coffee texture. :)

Hope you've found this post somewhat interesting! Happy Coffee Day!