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#DragonAesthetic

One of my entries for ArtOrders Tiny Dragon competition! Judging is going on this month I think so I’m crossing everything I have right now. This painting was inspired by the fact that if dragons existed there would absolutely be a whole Instagram community based around their aesthetic, and also the fact that I would be one million percent invested in it.

I’m actually pretty proud of how this turned out, given how little painting I’ve gotten done this year. One of my goals for 2018 is definitely to work on my digital painting skills, and who knows – maybe I’ll actually learn to paint in Real Life with Real Paints one of these days.

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How To See The World

As an artist, the things you see are filtered in ways that other people might find strange, and you often have a brain full of ideas in various stages of incubation. Originally created as a response on Pop My Mind.

Figments I and II

Some experimental illustrations, combining photography and ink drawings, to explore the layering of the strange, mostly formless beings of my imagination with real life.

The top work, Figments I, was one of the winners of the DanceEast competition based on the show Dreamers!

I Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingling…

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It’s that time of year again and I wanted to do something different this time around. Hence some slightly less cute Christmas-themed designs, which you can pick up on a variety of goods at my Redbubble Store and give to your more unusual friends and loved ones this holiday season.

And as always, if you want to keep up with my mostly-weekly art posts, as well as occasional sketches and WIP shots, hit up my Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter!

Inktober Roundup!

I completed most of inktober this year, so here’s a roundup of my favourite pieces from the month. I used the Space Travellers prompt list from Simon Fletcher aka dropthedrawing

All the illustrations that I did this month can be found on my Tumblr and Facebook if you’re interested in seeing the rest. It was a fun challenge, and interesting to push outside of my comfort zone with india ink and sci-fi things. I do have a powerful urge to go and fill a sketchbook with dragons and demons and witches and things just to balance myself out now though.

But now it’s time for a new month, and I’m in the mood this November for making pinup art, so there’ll be some off-beat type pinups appearing soon. That and I am as always doing Nanowrimo, which basically means I’m not leaving my house for a month straight. Being an artist is a fun and exciting life, my friends, full of glamour.

Wyrdhope Launches!

It’s here at last! Wyrdhope officially launches today, so head over to the site HERE and check it out! The cover and first page are up today, and the comic will update once a week every Tuesday. And since comic days will now be Tuesdays, posts here on the blog will be switching to Thursdays, so this week you get two posts. I’m so generous.

If you want to know when a page is up you can follow me on all the social media, or subscribe to the comic feed on the site.

I’m so excited to finally start telling this story – though forgive me the first few pages of art, they are by this point slightly old art, but such is the case with making something like this. Ah! I’m excited! This story is so fun – in my totally unbiased opinion – so I hope you all enjoy reading it as I tell it.

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