Do not spill the pint of a man who wears Crocs

Super simple character design here. Still working through the Schoolism.com class on character creation and this is part of it. The lesson is to use the prompts “aggressive” and “bully” and create something from that. I googled “aggressive animals” and got some reference images of grizzly bears and based the character around that. There’s nothingContinue reading “Do not spill the pint of a man who wears Crocs”

Bully

I tried something different with this one, that being the light being overcast and thus diffused, rather direct light. Not sure how I feel about yet. I think perhaps I haven’t fully grasped how to paint this type of lighting yet – it could be my values are off a bit or maybe my useContinue reading “Bully”

Character design – lesson one

I’ve just signed-up for a character design course by Wouter Tulp on schoolism.com. For those of that don’t know who he is, here’s a link to his website https://www.woutertulp.com/. He’s not only one of my favorite character artists, but also one of my favorite artists full stop, so it wasn’t difficult picking this course fromContinue reading “Character design – lesson one”

Wild Bison to be reintroduced to the UK

It has been announced today that wild bison will be reintroduced to the British countryside for the first time in between 6000-15000 years (no one seems to really know apparently). Per the BBC news: “The £1m project, led by Kent Wildlife Trust and the Wildwood Trust, is aimed at helping to manage Blean Woods nearContinue reading “Wild Bison to be reintroduced to the UK”

The Clock Maker

This was a fun piece to do (even if it took a while to finish, but i’m sure you’ll all appreciate that procrastination won’t get done on it’s own). I added the lighting effects to the main character in the same why (I hope) that SPA Studio’s did for their movie, Klaus. There’s a lotContinue reading “The Clock Maker”

The Clock Maker WIP

Working on this bad boy at the moment. The above piece was made quickly to give me and idea of the atmosphere and values I’d be focusing on before I fully render it. I did a similar illustration to this for Inktober on instagram a couple years ago and always wanted to expand on it.Continue reading “The Clock Maker WIP”

Paper Planes

A friend of mine has been nagging me for a while to do an illustration of a group of us that all met a few years ago in Ibiza. One of the first things that happened in our apartment was the maiden flight of a paper airplane, I can’t remember why and we probably shouldContinue reading “Paper Planes”

Life’s a beach

This is another concept for a children’s book. I feel like there’s lots of potential and character here to explore – who, what, where, how etc… This place feels lived in and practically built, even if it seems a little unstable in places. Is it an island or part of a larger mainland like soContinue reading “Life’s a beach”

More NASA/SpaceX Stuff (…probably not the last)

The SpaceX/NASA launch taking place in tomorrow is exciting stuff! I feel like this geeky space news needs to be as widely spread and talked about and blogged about as much as is humanly possible. Honestly, I love it. It feels like people are doing things in space finally. We need to get excited aboutContinue reading “More NASA/SpaceX Stuff (…probably not the last)”