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Twisted: A Steampunk Skirmish Game Rulebook Illustrations – Ornaments

I really enjoyed getting to design some steampunk art nouveau style ornaments for the Twisted Game Rule book. I took inspiration from the games very impressive tabletop terrain designs mixed with real life bits and pieces. The idea was not only to decorate the pages of the rulebook but to give some more depth to the world of Twisted.

To design these I collected references and made composite layouts digitally. From them I would make sketches before doing the final illustrations traditionally in ink.


Twisted: A Steampunk Skirmish Game Rulebook Illustrations – “Loyal”

This is the last “Character” illustration I did for the Twisted rulebook. The ability was “Loyal” describing how and when a loyal character can assist  in combat.

“he would brook no assault on his master…”

My idea was that this old hunter would rely on his clockwork falcon to scout and retrieve for him. Having only one hand his crossbow arm has many chambers of darts eliminating the need to frequently reload.

Next I will share my drawings for page ornaments that also were included in the rulebook. Like all of these characters, the drawings for them were done traditionally.

 


Twisted: A Steampunk Skirmish Game Rulebook Illustrations – “Dual Fire”

One of the ink drawings I did for Demented Games – “Dual Fire” from the Twised:A Steampunk Skirmish Game Rulebook.

“Some combatants carry more than one pistol or have a weapon capable of firing rapidly. This can ensure quite substantial damage is done quickly but the recoil can be difficult to manage.”

I really enjoyed getting to illustrate these traits and designing characters to represent the ideas. Not fast on his feet but he is fast on the draw, he is the gunslinger of the London underground.


Twisted: A Steampunk Skirmish Game Rulebook Illustrations – “Razor Sharp”

As well as designing the game title logo I did a number of small ink drawings for the “Twisted: A Steampunk Skirmish Game” rulebook.

Set in streets and sewers of an alternative Victorian London there is  a mix of Art Nouveau beauty, danger, magic and mystery. This character was inspired by the attribute “Razor Sharp”, she is a spider-like multi-armed knifethrower.

Some blades are wickedly sharp and will slice through flesh with ease.”


Bishoujo Edward Scissorhands Life Drawing Session

A week ago to I taught my last Covert Characters Life Drawing class for the year and I couldn’t have asked for a better night! Friends and familiar faces were there and  Silhouettê d’Amour was fantastic as Bishoujo Edward Scissorhands.

I really enjoyed experimenting with watercolor pencil and water brush at the last life drawing class I attended so I thought I would try some more. I like how quickly I can brush in some shading and darken shadows by drawing over the top.

 


Absinthe Poster

Six years ago I had an idea to design a drinks poster with a woman dropping into a glass and the splash creating her dress. I developed the idea, inspired by old Moulin Rouge posters, it became an Absinthe poster.

A few months ago I was approached a new hotel in the UK asking if they could used the illustration as feature in their secret Absinthe bar. I loved the idea but the image was not really finished and definitely not able to be printed and framed at a large scale. And they wanted it LARGE.

So this is the entirely new revised Absinthe Poster. Printed nearly 2 meters tall.

I have also started on 2 other vintage drink poster to make up the set. Once they are all finished I will have them available for sale as prints. Just not as large.


Death Portrait Commission

I realised I forgot to share the finished version of this commission from last month. The client asked for a Mucha inspired Death from the Endless “sketch”. She is one of my favourite comicbook characters so I was excited to get started!

This is my first ever “con sketch” commission and it was so much fun to do I think I will have to do more.

Mirco pen and ink on A4 250gm bristol board

 


Dr Sketchy’s Life Drawing -Vintage Beauties & Yves Klein Tribute

Another magical night with Dr Sketchy’s! Camilla & Michelle were dazzling vintage beauties and than beautiful blue muses. The performance and poses to follow inspired by Yves Klein was something truly special!

It was a really fun experiment with drawing with the blue watercolor pencil and then paint over it with water. I then could draw over the wet paper again to emphasis shadows and lines.

Looking forward to the next wild art party!


Art Nouveau Death Commission

I have had the pleasure of doing two Death of the Endless commissions recently. This piece is particularly unique because it fills the end pages of an epic collections of commissions (all of Death) from an impressive list of artist. It is a truly special book and an honour to complete the collection.

The design measures 13 x 34 cm and was drawn directly onto the back inside cover and last page using Copic fineliners and black ink.  I also designed a new signature monogram especially for this piece which I think I will use from now on.