Cards 41-50 in my 50 card set! All I have to do now is colour the 10 rare cards and they're all ready to send off to the printers. The rare cards wont be posted so you'll have to buy a pack to see if you've got any! :P
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Here are three of my favourite spreads for the kid's book I recently finished. I'm half looking forward to seeing the printed book and half not; I've been staring at it for so long I can't tell if my artwork is any good or not! I think seeing it in print will make a difference too as it's all been seen so far in PDFs. Although it was tiring on such a tight deadline, the experience was great and I learnt a hell of a lot; mostly about design, but a fair bit about trains too! I didn't actually design the spreads or put them together; thankfully, I drew all the elements and they were put together by my awesome art director. Here's hoping that 2011 will see more book work!
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Cards 31-40 in my 50 card series! If it wasn't apparent already, I'm having a great time making these. I've got 10 more to bring the number to 50 and then there will be 10 rare cards that will be kept secret just to make the whole thing a bit more interesting! I've even been looking into getting sticks of bubblegum for each pack, just like the stickers/trading cards of my youth!
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
It's giveaway time again! I've got five sets of video game based prints to give to five lucky peeps and all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog! Winners will be picked at random on the 10th of January, so plenty of time to give it a go!
Oh, and leave me some means of contacting you should you be a winner! :P
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Well, the kid's book is officially finished! After 2 months of quite intensive work, the finals have been sent to print. Hopefully I'll have PDFs of all the pages soon and can post a couple of spreads although I'm a bit nervous about seeing it as I've been staring at it for so long that I can only see the bad parts of my art. Hopefully I'll change my mind when I see it all in print! Anyway, I promised myself a break after the book was done, which lasted all of 2 minutes before I was in Photoshop and scribbling in my sketchbook. My next personal project is:
Series 1 will have 50 designs and will be sold in packs of about 6 cards. Above are the first 10 in the series; I'm hoping the have the first lot of cards ready to print by January. There will also be a few "rare" cards which I wont be posting on the internet or anywhere else so the only way to find them is to collect the cards! Sneaky, but also a bit of fun :P
Monday, 13 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
I get so many "Do you have anything with Deadpool on it?" questions at cons, the answer to which is usually "Sorry, it's all sold out!" Now, I have no idea when Deadpool got so popular; I worked in a comic shop for three and a half years and he had his fans, but nowhere near what he does today. So I'm getting savvy and making more DP based products for next years cons! :P
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
It's all about the blogs at the moment! I was randomly found by an awesome Spanish design blog and have been featured here. Also, after months of umming and ahhing I joined Tumblr. After some initial confusion, I've come to really like it. I use it mainly to post single images and have found it really effective. There's an option to reblog images which means a picture can go pretty much viral within a day! As another way to pimp ones art, I would highly recommend it to other illustrators.