I was commissioned to illustrate the background to these Lego instruction books by Inklingbricks.com There's 9 in total, but here's a few of my favourites!
Saturday, 17 October 2020
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.
Sunday, 4 October 2020
Friday, 2 October 2020
Thursday, 1 October 2020
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
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
Thursday, 17 September 2020
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.
Friday, 28 August 2020
I've had this idea for a fossil themed sticker sheet for a while but I finally got round to starting it this month and finishing it off this week! They'll be available in my Bleached Bones Etsy store once I get them. For now, here's a mockup!
Sunday, 23 August 2020
Friday, 21 August 2020
Earlier this year I ran a Kickstarter for some acrylic pin badges that was essentially a way to judge demand and guarantee enough sales. Lots of people ask for pins, but in my experience people often say "if you make x I'd buy it in a heartbeat!" and then don't when you make x available.
The Kickstarter went ok - I made the goal and funded the pins and had enough leftover to put them in the store and see how they would sell organically. I'm sold out now!
So that's great and gave me the confidence to run another Kickstarter that improved on some things from last time. The campaign is at the time of posting this still live, so check it out!
One of the inherent problems with the Theme Park Collection in general is that because the designs are based on specific coasters, each one has a limited audience. And so, with pins, everyone wants a different one. And it's just not possible to offer them all, knowing that some just ain't gonna sell. I asked followers on Twitter and Dragons and Nemesis won out by miles. I know that's going against my own advice, but in this case I had already kinda decided would of the new pins would be Dragons... Nemesis felt like a risk. It's not a popular shirt design at all, but I could kinda see how it might be a popular pin. My store gets a lot of hits for "Alton Towers" but I just don't think people like my take on Nemesis. Me drawing attention to how it looks like a giant vagina is apparently not appealing as a big design on a shirt - can't imagine why.
My optimistic stretch goals almost certainly won't be met - but I have the incentive this time of offering backers the chance to vote for the next design to unlock. I'm doubtful, but hopeful, that when I announce the first poll winner tomorrow I may get a few more people on board with the campaign.
Monday, 17 August 2020
Sunday, 9 August 2020
Following a detailed paper on everyone's favourite crested dino dilophosaurus, paleoartist Brian Engh did a live educational drawing lesson in understanding the dinosaur's skull and what it tells us about how it would have looked in real life and where there is room for speculation. It was utterly fantastic. Check it out here.
I had to give it a go myself!
Thursday, 6 August 2020
Thursday, 16 July 2020
Finished commission I posted the sketch for the other day! I'm not completely satisfied with the background city - not my forte! But I think it's good enough as such a minor element of the image. Lighting came out nice!