Sunday, 3 January 2021

 Wanted to do a redraw of this fun pose from the Super manga, got carried away! I like hos this one turned out. The leg I'm pretty proud of.



Thursday, 24 December 2020

Friday, 18 December 2020

Working on another dinosaur in the style of the recent Allosaurus! This time, Triceratops! I don't illustrate enough herbivores.


 

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Vegeta is great when you feel like sketching human forms but cannot be bothered to draw actual clothes. Superhero spandex.


 

Friday, 4 December 2020

I'd been wanting to work on a Cuttlefish t-shirt design for a while and finally found the time to draw this guy! He's available over on Bleached Bones.




 

Saturday, 21 November 2020

A silly idea for the Theme Park Collection I couldn't get out of my head! I love old Arrow coasters, but I've always found the hard angles of the track profiling to just be... Funny. So here's a design appreciating that! 


T-shirts are available from the Theme Park Collection store!



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.



Saturday, 14 November 2020

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 Inklingbricks.com 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.