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June Illustrations & Commissions Info!

Illustrations from the month of June! As you can probably tell, the theme was Demons and I had just as much fun as I thought I was going to. If I could draw spooky demons every month for the rest of my life I would be a happy artist…

Each image has some element of trying to push myself and try new things. Painting, for one of them, as well as playing with animation in an illustration. The two more regular illustrations I tried to incorporate more detail than I usually do, particularly with the background of the final illustration for the month. It was more fun than I thought it would be, as I have a tendency to want to finish things as fast as possible and get frustrated at doing a lot of fiddly bits that aren’t the main focus. But I’m learning! And next month the theme is Angels, so I’m sure I’ll get to test out my colour palette beyond Everything Is A Variation on Black, Red and Muddy Neutrals.

In other news, I have an official commission price list for my cartoon/comic-style illustrations and paintings! It’s up at my newly-revamped sketchblog, so you can go to this link and see if there’s anything you’d like! (Caveat: I am away from the 7th to about the 14th with family things, so any messages in that time won’t get a reply until I’m back). Hit me up via my email, or Twitter, or Tumblr or Facebook and I will Draw You Things For Money.

Mermaid Shoal

The fourth mermaid illustration I did for Mer May! I loved this concept of a shoal of mermaids, and I wanted to make it into a design I could actually use, so this one is available to purchase on my Redbubble as a variety of lovely items including t-shirts and tote bags!

May Weekly Illustrations

Weekly illustrations for the month of May! Three out of four here, because one of them isn’t quite done yet as it’s a cool idea and I want to do more with it, so that’ll be out sometime later this month. I’m trying to push myself more with my weekly illustrations now – trying different techniques, practising with new brushes, trying to learn How The Heck Colour Works.

Next month’s theme is Demons and boy howdy am I excited because that is 110% My Jam.

Daily Doodle Challenge: December

dec-1-11 dec-12-22 dec-23-31Fanart is fun and all, but original characters are where it’s at. December was Original Characters month, mostly featuring the cast of the novel series I finished drafting in November. For Fun Facts and Story Origins of any of the characters seen here, you can hit up my sketch blog. Follow me there to see January’s doodles – the theme is Monster Boys this time, if that tempts you – in semi-real time on a mostly daily basis, as well as WIP’s of other things I’m working on!

Daily Doodle Challenge: August

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August’s doodle challenge theme was Mermaids! Main lesson learned: creatively posing mermaids is hard.

Next months theme is Princesses! For weekly updates, you can follow my sketchblog on tumblr here!

Mythical Creatures

 

 

It’s been a while! But I’ve been making work, just as usual it takes me a lot of prep and build up to get to a finished product. Streamlined process? What’s that? At any rate, this is the project I’ve actually (mostly) finished so far this semester. There’s one more image to go back and re-do, as the painting died on me so I’m taking a break from it for now.

These are a set of  creatures designed and painted to go with entries from The Element Encylopedia of Magical Creatures by John and Caitlin Matthews. Not officially, of course, just as a fun project, and the text and outlines for these images belong to them. Painting monsters is super fun though, especially ones that you’ve never heard of.

There’ll be a bonus sketch post for these going up on my sketchblog some time today as well, so check that out if you’re interested in such things. With any luck there’ll be things up on there every week for the most part, and I’m going to make an effort to have this blog running with bi-monthly posts to keep things rolling.