A quick Princess Leia drawing done as a thank you present at the end of last year. I will be taking commissions like this soon! Copic pens on bristol board.
Champagne to celebrate the New Year!
This is the second drinks poster I designed. I plan to make a 3rd to finish off the set.
Happy New Year everyone!
Be good to yourself, be kind to others, make things, share things, be patience.
The Opal Knight -Raven hair woven with pearls, armour shimmering like mother of pearl in the sun, armed with a sword that’s blade swirls with opal fire. Do not be dazzled by her. Do not be fooled by delicacy and grace. She is harder than stone and swifter than lightning.
Finished ink drawing with some photoshop edits. Inspired by traditional Armenian costume and pattern.
Sweet Violet Fairy loved to paint the forest floor with her vibrant flowers spreading their sweet aroma.
The second of my fairy illustrations done in Copic Multiliner pens and white colored pencil.
Common plants, edible, medicinal or merely weeds are still beautiful.
Fairy of the Dandelions, playful and small, likes to see her wishing seeds dancing in the air.
Copic Multiliner pens and white colored pencil on brown paper.
From concept and reference to finished inks this piece took about 3 hours.
I am very proud of these counter designs for the Twisted Game, especially the Art Nouveau style elemental tokens and the fire blast! The top down terrain tokens where something completely unlike anything else I have had to illustrate and were a really fun challenge.
A few of the counters are blanks for numbers, character states, etc… to be added once the rules had been finalised. I have seen the final counters printed and die-cut with the completed game and I think they turned out pretty cool.
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.
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.
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.
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.