Inktober 2017 Week 2

Drawings from Week 2 of #inktober2017. I’m trying not to spend too long on these drawing. Including re-reading the story/summary, research, rough sketch and finished ink I am spending less then 2 hrs on each.

Day 8: The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Day 9: The Frog Prince

Day 10: The Little Mermaid

Day 11: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Day 12: The Princess and the Pea

Day 13: Little Red Riding Hood

Day 14: Thumbelina

I decided to keep going with the PITT pens. Even the smallest one doesn’t have a very fine point so I can’t spend too long adding in tiny details.

 


Inktober 2017 Week 1

#Inktober2017 Week 1

This year I’ve chosen ‘Fairytales’ as my theme. Some I know very well and some I am enjoying learning more about as I do them.

Day 1: Beauty and the Beast

Day 2: Cinderella

Day 3: The Ugly Duckling

Day 4: Rumpelstiltskin

Day 5: The Snow Queen

Day 6: Hansel and Gretel

Day 7: Snow White

For theses drawings I’ve been experimenting with some PITT pens I received as a gift and a cheap Japanese calligraphy brush pen. I have been enjoying the PITT brush pen and the calligraphy brush but I can’t get the fine line quality I want from the felt tips. I’m torn between sticking with them for consistency or going back to by trusty micro pens.


Twisted: A Steampunk Skirmish Game – Counters & Tokens

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.


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.”


Fairytale “Jewel Thief”

This idea started out as a concept for a new web banner combining symbols from classic fairytales. As I work on it more it developed into its own story of a fairy thief and a magic glowing jewel.

I slowly worked on inking this image a bit at a time in a quiet moment or two as a way to relax amongst all of the events of the last few months.

I still need to make a new web banner but I enjoyed the journey this piece took.


“Mermay” Eel Mermaid Sketch

I didn’t want to May to finish before I did at least one #mermay drawing! This is a blue color pencil and pen sketch of eel like mermaid concept that might feature in the comic I’ve started.

I think I still need to refine the character more working on the balance of alluring but frightening.


Niffler Plush Toy For Sale

NEW Niffler plush for sale!

***SOLD***

This cute little thief loves to collect shiny treasure and comes holding on to his newest find, a bright gold coin. Inspired by the fantasy creature Nifflers from Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter this plush sits at approx. 22cm (8 ½ inches) tall and 15cm (6 inches) at the widest part of the body. His small size makes him perfect to hold and squeezable polyfill stuffing makes him great to cuddle.

The Niffler is made from soft black and light pink fleece with back plastic safety eyes and hand-stitched nose holes. He holds in his paws a oversized plastic gold coin securely attached to each arm.
Please note that the other coins and shiny beads in the photos are for decorative purposes and are not included with the plush.

All of my plush toys are made with love in a smoke free home.

Each plush is carefully package in a cotton drawstring bag, boxed and sent via Australia Post. Tracking on international postage is available.

Please contact me through my Etsy Shop if you have any questions regarding shipping.


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