Wednesday, 18 November 2020

I illustrated this ages ago but finally got round to making a pattern out of it! It's available from Redbubble printed on many different items!

The sticker sheets featuring the full set of fossil illustrations are also for sale on Bleached Bones!

Monday, 16 November 2020

Another paleo illustration, this time featuring Allosaurus - which happens to be my fav dino!

He's not up for sale at the time of posting, but he will be on tees and prints from Bleached Bones in time.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Phoenix joins the Theme Park Collection!

I had a lot of trouble with this one. I knew I wanted to do Phoenix, but I couldn't come up with a concept I really felt conveyed the ride experience. In the end, I went along the "keep it simple" route rather than anything else. It is - after all - a very simple ride experience. Outstandingly pure.

Available from the Theme Park Collection store.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Finished this!

Then I realised I forgot some of his will markings. I might fix it. Eventually. :')

This was an attempt to replicate the Sonic Channel 2020 art style as closely as possible, sketch and examples of official artwork can be found in this previous post.

Most commercial work is about imitation at it's core, working to a specific style. And it's hard. The arts get very hung up over originality and having individual style, when really the bulk of professional work is about meeting expectations for certain aesthetics.

This is just for fun - but I have always found it funny how frowned upon "copying" style in the professional illustration world is, despite it making up the bulk of commercial illustrative work. Especially when there is absolutely no doubt that the skill in imitation is nothing to be scoffed at.

There's a bunch "wrong" with this piece - but in scrutinising the official works, I found so many glaring inconsistencies that I stopped worrying after a while.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

 I was commissioned to illustrate the background to these Lego instruction books by There's 9 in total, but here's a few of my favourites!

Saturday, 10 October 2020

I don't draw my oc Arrow the Porcupine enough. :)

I'm gonna try and mimic the 2020 Sonic Channel official art with this! It's good practice to try and copy a style, figure out how to make it work with your existing knowledge. It's also useful to have something to show clients on my ability to work to a specific style.

Friday, 9 October 2020

Character art commission with two different pallets! Had fun with the candy cane pallet.


Sunday, 4 October 2020

Decided I wanted to redraw an old sketch from 2015! But it turned into more of a concept redraw.


Friday, 2 October 2020

I have some awesome prints of my 2020 Spinosaurus illustration, available from Bleached Bones.

Original post with the illustration in closeup can be found here.


Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Another commission for adventure brand AkshunKat. This was just the rough version.

Monday, 28 September 2020

Really wanted to get a Knuckles in Pumpkin Hill pic finished for Halloween - but then I saw September was #KnucklesMonth on Twitter so, I wanted to get it finished before September was out. Mostly like how it turned out but I kinda wish I'd given Knuckles his accessories from this game.


Sunday, 20 September 2020

Saturday, 19 September 2020

I don't know much about Demetrodon, but thinking about it as more mammalian is a fun exercise in how we see extinct animals. I need to do more research to know how accurate this is.


Thursday, 17 September 2020

Concavenator is a fun dinosaur. I like the theory that the weird humps are for display, so here's a male looking for a girlfriend!


Wednesday, 16 September 2020

 I don't post every bleach tee here as they would swamp the blog. But 2 of these 4 are completely new and I'm not sure I've posted any of them here before!

They are all for sale in the Bleach Bones Etsy store.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

I've been wanting to illustrate some more dinosaurs like my linocut inspired Microraptor from waaaay back in 2016 for a while and finally sat down to actually try one, deciding on 2020's Spinosaurus! Given the huge gap between Microraptor and this guy, they aren't that stylistically similar really. 

Anyway - super happy with how he turned out. I think the details could have probably been held back a little, but it's one of those things where once you start it's hard to reign it in 'till it's too late. 

This design is available on T-shirts from the Bleached Bones store.