Tuesday, 30 October 2012

I Made A Watermelon Keyring

Well here's a keyring to, I can't seem to stop making them. I've got some more ideas in the bag and I'll be selling these pretty soon. So make sure you check back in. Don't eat the pips.

Monday, 29 October 2012

I Made A Coffee Coaster

I was talking to a twitter friend after posting the watermelon tea coaster and she mentioned that she was a coffee drinker. So I designed an alternative for the coffee drinkers. I'm like the one on the right in the morning and the one on the left by the afternoon.  Don't eat the pips.

The Legend Of Zelda Lino Cut

These where my first attempts of lino printing. I carved them with hand tools and wanted to see how fine I could go with the detail. I’m actually half way through a three colour lino Zelda cut at the moment and it’s got me in the mood to finally finish my play through of Skyward sword. It’s been about half a year so I’ll have to that thing where you run around for half an hour trying to remember what you where doing when you last played. Don’t eat the pips.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

I Made A Watermelon Cup Coaster

I made this in work during my lunch break. Personalising your desk is the equivalent of marking your territory in the animal kingdom.
I'm going to start making these now with different designs and sell them as sets. Don't eat the pips.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Sky Illustration Friday

I've been trying to get this done for this week's Illustration Friday during my lunch breaks this week. I knew I wouldn't have enough time so I finished it tonight. I've been working none stop to get the magazine out and I'm tired of looking at a screen so I'm going to stop typing. Enjoy the teary eyed cat looking in awe at the sky. Don't eat the pips.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Bear Prince

I was a bit scared of my wacom tablet when I first got it, imagine the first time man discovered fire, you think of all the great stuff you can do with it, you imagine how it's going to change your life, but when you pick it up you get burnt. Then you get angry, and stamp on it, and call it a stupid piece of shit. 
Anyway I've noticed, with drawing, most things take a lot of practice, patience and experimenting and I bloody love my tablet know.  I'm busy colouring up some bears here’s on of them so far, they'll be more to come. 


I've assigned commands to my tablet buttons, mainly so I could sit back on the sofa and have my laptop on the table and not have to be hunched over using the keyboard. The buttons are oddly shaped and I would often hit the wrong one so I stuck form stickers so I could easily tell where they are. Plus every thing looks better with a load of stickers slapped on it.  I may have also just watched to much Portlandia.  Don't eat the pips. 

Monday, 15 October 2012


Keeping with the flow of my blog I've posted some process pictures of this weeks Illustration Fridays entry. I thought I'd give you a glimps into my geeky work space. Actually thats my old workspace in the house  used to live in but the new one is pretty much the same, with the exception of the tobacco as I've quit! (Don't ever start kids, it's not cool and you smell!) I'm sure I'll post my new workspace soon It's full of loads more geeky toys and illustration stuff. Don't eat the pips. 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

BOY concept art, digital painting.

I've been practicing with my tablet, these concept pieces are for a short story I've wrote titled 'BOY'.
It's in the early stages of concept now but I'm in no rush as it's nice to be able to take my time with a project. I really wan't to develop character on this project as well as the setting, so I've been writing back stories for everyone in the story and even people who are connected to those characters. I'll post more of the development in the future. Don't eat the pips.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Illustration Friday 'Book'

I thought I'd quickly sketch up something for this weeks illustration friday, as I promised myself I would enter it more and I've nearly missed the deadline!
Don't eat the pips.

Weeds Poster Design

I designed this yesterday, the customer was over the moon. Which is alway nice, he's got a great name.
These are just test prints we'll be printing them on heavier paper in house later.
Don't eat the pips. 

Monday, 1 October 2012

Lino Cut

I started experimenting with lino before I started my new job. It's been put on hold for a while but I'm about to start again soon. Here's one that I took some progression photos of. I have some Legend of Zelda ones that I did which I'll post soon. 
Don't eat the pips.