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Happy Pride Month, Nerds!

What do you get if you combine my love for D&D with my love for Pride Month? More gay as hell D&D inspired designs, that’s what! Here are the three designs I created to celebrate all my LGBTQ+ nerds out there, who like dice and also rainbows.

The first two were just having fun drawing dice and playing with pretty rainbow colours. During the process I learned that the D12 is the hardest dice to draw for some reason, and that it takes a long-ass time to put numbers on every visible side of 27 dice. It’s good shape drawing practice though, and these designs turned out super cute, in my opinion.The last design that I made was one that leaned more into D&D flavour, because as it turns out, drawing weaponry is hella fun, and I want to draw more of it. It’s already inspired me to start working on some more D&D themed stuff, so that’ll be fun. This last one I also made available in a huge array of pride flag colour schemes, which took way too long. Partly because after doing three I realised the sword was wonky and had to redo that and then re-do the colours; partly because I made them for both light and dark backgrounds; and partly because, well, there’s a lot of pride flags. And I haven’t even made all of them! Regardless, it was still super fun and you can definitely expect more of this kind of stuff in the future. (Also if you want to commission something D&D themed hit me up ~~)

As always, all of these designs, along with loads of other cool art, are available on my Redbubble store, or you can click the images to go straight to the page for the specific design. Happy Pride, everyone!

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When I Sleep, My Mind Grows Wings

Another piece from last year that I can share now – for a project that fell through, sadly, but a fun one to do nonetheless. This was actually the first piece I used the technique of dropping coloured ink into water to create the blended, dreamy effect – which I then used to create the wings on the Phoenix piece I made this year.

I also filmed the process of painting this, which you can find here!

Serenity In The City

Something from last year I can share now! For an art proposal, looking at themes of staying calm and centered while living in the busy and often overwhelming world. For various reasons I ended up only having about half a week to get this one finished, but I’m still super happy with how it turned out! Creating an effect in my usually minimal ink style to represent crowds and a bustling city was a challenge – one I think I succeeded at, and which gave me a chance to explore a bit more rough, expressive brushwork than I usually get to do.

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!

Journey Into Mind

A surreal, exploratory dreamscape created in response to a prompt on Pop My Mind. Please click for full size on this one, it’s far better in full view, I promise.

This was one of the biggest pieces I’ve done for a while, and I’m so glad I decided to push myself and create this as a triptych. I don’t think the story I wanted to tell would have worked in one piece on its own. This set of images draws a lot on Surrealism as well as on dream imagery, and personal symbolism relating to anxiety and stress. Which is a really fancy way of saying this is an attempt to paint a journey through dreamland.