Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Some mild stress...

Just a quick update! The last weekend has seen me move house which was stressful to say the least. But I now have a very cool studio (pictures coming soon) which is a joy to work in! Added to the hecticness is the fact that the Birmingham Comic Con is this coming weekend which has meant trying to squeeze in last minute preparations whilst shifting boxes and furniture.
On the plus side, my contract for the illustration agent is in the post so I'm hoping that freelance work will start to pick up in the next few months. I also have a batch of new shoe designs to send to kings of Neon when my home Internet connection is back up.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Must stop drawing Christmas!

Phew! This is the last batch of Genki Gear designs for now; I'm totally out-Christmassed. I've loved drawing very unconventional holiday designs and I've already gotten a great reaction from people. I don't get off that lightly though - now it's time for Halloween! I wanted to do some Halloween designs that could possibly be used on cards and stuff just for my own amusement and in a show of great timing, Kings of Neon have requested some Halloween shoe designs! Two birds with one stone = productive! XD

Competition coming soon!

The Birmingham Comic Con is a mere week away and all my efforts are going into making stuff to sell. I'm hoping to do as well as I did last year, especially with my paintings geared toward a more mainstream audience. We can only wait and see though!

Anyway, I thought I'd run a little competition after the con and give away a load of goodies! This will consist of badges, key rings postcards etc. More on that later!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Odd Xmas Designs!

Here are the first batch of Genki Gear badge designs. I think I got a tad ambitious with a few, considering they're going to be 3cm in diameter so we'll see which ones they pick! Hopefully between work and moving house I can do the rest...
I'm very tempted to get these printed as stickers to put in my Christmas cards this year! I'm enjoying the lack of traditional/slightly odder Christmas imagery :D

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Monday, 21 September 2009

Genki Gear Xmas Card Designs

These are my designs thus far for the awesome Genki Gear. They were more than happy for some not-quite-traditional-designs which was a bonus! I've still got some more to do as well as the badge designs. I may even make a pack of these myself to give to my nearest and dearest at Christmas!

Friday, 18 September 2009

What I Wore Today!

A lot of illustrators are currently posting on the awesome What I Wore Today Flickr group by Gemma Correll so I thought I'd have a go too!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Life Meter Volume 3!

One of my favourite blogs and zines is Life Meter; a video game lover's dream filled with odd snippets of artwork and comics about characters we've spent our lives controlling, collecting and shouting at because they won't kill that bloody annoying end-of-level boss. Well, a little while ago, I did a picture of Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid that I submitted to Life Meter thinking it was going to be on the blog. Turns out I'd actually submitted it to the zine. I can't say I mind though! It's going to be in full colour too which is great. There are some fantastic artists in there so if you're a game lover, it's worth checking out.

Monday, 14 September 2009

More Oddities!

Deck the halls with ghosts and goblins!

As much as I hate to say it, I'm starting to think about Christmas, but only because Genki Gear have asked me to do some card and badge designs for them! This means getting into xmas mode for the next 2 weeks to meet the deadline, but on the plus side I get to do some very nontraditional pics, Genki style! So expect lots of festive robots, monsters and any other un-Christmassy characters I can think of!
Which segues nicely into my next "festive" endeavour: Halloween! I never really do anything arty for Halloween but given I like to draw ghoulies (of the supernatural kind!) I thought about producing a series of spooky images for a set of postcards. Mummies, Werewolves and Vampires, oh my!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Something Weird is Going On...!

These are part of a new series I'm doing called "Something Weird is Going On" where seeming normal objects and situations are given an odd twist. I don't know if the images work or not though! Haunted Videogame and The Horrible Swamp Creature are part of this series too!

Series Finished!

I've finally finished all the superhero paintings I'm doing for the Brum Con; I now have 24 in all! These will all be available to buy at my stall and I'll also be taking commissions for people too. If you buy from me at the con they'll be at the special price of £20 each, whereas commissions will be £30 (price includes postage and packing). They've been a lot of fun to do and I'll definitely paint some more when things are a bit less hectic.

Friday, 11 September 2009

More Supa Heroes!

Thor and Abe Sapien for the collection!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Hillbilly Kid

Some people-drawing for a change!

Friday, 4 September 2009


I'm going to be attempting to print my own t-shirts for the Birmingham Con with heat transfer paper (risky) with the above three pics as the designs. I'm mainly making girls tees to test the market/waters, but will also have a few for the boys! Updates when the tees are ready, fingers crossed...

Tuesday, 1 September 2009


Last night I ended up watching Dead Snow; a very amusing Norwegian horror film featuring Nazi Zombies! The film was ridiculous and crazy and everything a zombie film should be really! I started to doodle some zombies in my sketchbook and when I get the time, may attempt a bigger-scale zombie picture!
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