A response on Pop My Mind, for the Fragmentation theme. This one is a self-portrait, exploring the divide, bleed and crossover of artist and artwork, and the blurry edges where you end and your work begins.
A fun experiment, with a gratuitous application of black face paint.
The theme for July’s weekly illustration was Angels! In order of appearance, the prompts I gave myself were: Warrior of Heaven, Guardian Angel, Blessing, and Smiting. The Guardian Angel design is available on my Redbubble.
I enjoyed different aspects of making each of these, and trying to push a different element with each one. A bit in love with coloured lineart now though, so I expect there’ll be more of that in the future! For August, I’m going to be doing some Faerie illustrations, so be sure to follow mysketchblog to see those as I make them. And if you’re interested in warmup sketches and mediocre selfies, then you can follow my instagram too.
Available now, as cards and other exciting goodies – birthday cards! Well, I guess you could use them for other occassions as well, I don’t know your life. Three new fun designs, and my first foray into Amusing Words. I’m sure we all know at least one person in this world who would appreciate the humour in at least one of these. So go to my Rebubble store! Purchase to your hearts content! There are very frequently sales there!
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.
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!
A response inspired by the Pop My Mind seed ‘Silk Road’. The Silk Road was a historical trade route which ran from Japan through to the Meditteranean Sea. Along with the valuable goods transported along it, diseases like the plague also travelled the trade route. This piece was inspired by that fact – death running the same route as philosophy and spices.