Friday, 29 November 2013

Mikey the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!

Wanted to try drawing one of the TMNT for a while. They're not easy. so much going on. But here's my first attempt! Turned out nice.

The finished Vegeta from my last post. :)

Saturday, 16 November 2013

More DBZ fanart... Ops.

This is Vegeta taking a selfie! Haha. I'm into Instagram at the moment, though I don't exactly use it how most people do. I post in progress art pics and interesting stuff, like, er... pictures of my garden. Not my face. My face isn't very interesting. So anyway, I posted this on Instagram.

Now I have to go and do something meaningful with my day.

Friday, 15 November 2013

I had quite a lot of free time this week and decided I needed place on the web dedicated to my themed work. My existing portfolio is so varied that it's probably difficult for anyone interested in a specific subject, medium or context to find what they want to look at. But it seems a shame to hide all the variety and depth. It's a struggle that's been with me for a while and this seems to be the only real solution. It will also hopefully make my themed design work easier to find for potential clients Googling...

So, here's that site for the time being.

I decided I wanted some kind of graphic for my main site ( to direct visitors to that mini site. A light of some kind made sense, so I went with a medieval style lantern mostly because wood is so fun to paint.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Wanted to draw an interesting pose. I quite liked this until I drew the face and now it looks wrong all over. Though that foot is quite nice...

Supposed to be from when Vegeta's training under stupidly high gravity levels.

I usually make my canvas grey because it helps me cope with visual stress, I forgot to turn off that layer here. Sorry. EDIT: Or apparently not? Blogger was just being weird.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Walibi and Haaz head sketches!

These characters are mascots from the Walibi theme parks in Europe.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Dragon Falls (a log flume) retheme sketch. (Check out this earlier post for an explanation.) Just felt I should explore some of my other ideas before the official designs come out.

An oriental temple of some kind atop a waterfall, that's the idea I was going with.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Saturday, 9 November 2013

I painted this guy on Thursday. I wanted to make some unique Christmas cards. He's acrylic, watercolour and watercolour pencil on stretched paper.

I was going to print at home, but I turned the printer on and it gurgled and spat at me. I pulled the plug out and decided to get them professionally done.

My first port of call whenever I buy online is Quidco. It's a cash-back and deals site where you get some money back when you buy online (so basically, a delayed discount). They have a deal with where you receive £5 cashback on your first order, so I rolled with it, having heard good things about Moo in the past. Moo print business cards, postcards, cards, etc. The best thing about Moo is that you can use as many designs as you like for no extra cost. So whether you get 100 cards all the same, or 2 styles with 50 each or 8 different styles with, er... roughly 12 each, then that's cool with Moo! Ended up costing about £20 for 25 cards inc. postage, which I thought was decent? They're nice quality and you can customise them 100%. I have a logo on the back of mine and they're blank inside, but I could have put whatever I wanted inside. Also, gosh they're speedy! I ordered late Thursday eve and they came Saturday! Will definitely use them again.

So yeah, if you're in the UK and not already using Quidco, I suggest you start! If you use my refferal link by clicking here, you'll get £1 to start you off, completely for free!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Sorry for the quiet. Infrequently been working on the dragon from the previous post in very short bursts.

Really like how the fire is looking. Better than the dragon...