Art Deco – Catwoman

Continuing my Art Deco DC character redesigns with Catwoman. Inspired by the elegant concepts of Erté, the prolific 20th-century artist and designer, I started re imaging the already heavily art deco Batman: The Animated Series characters into fashion illustrations.

Her hat is based on a genuine 1920’s McCall’s sewing pattern with slight modifications.

I will be selling Art Deco Catwoman and Harley Quinn prints at events this year.


Painting Tin – WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday –  Painting on to a tin sign.

BrotherhoodOfSteel_PinUp_WIP

Inspired by the work of George Petty and WWII nose art, I’m experimenting with painting directly on to metal. The painting is on a new-made-to-look-old tin sign that I sanded and distressed myself.

Those of you with a keen eye and a knowledge of popular video games might be able to guess what she is promoting.

I will have the finished painting for sale at Supanova Melbourne next month.


Lara Croft – Art Nouveau

Lara Croft

Lara Croft  –  Art Nouveau style poster based on the Inktober sketch I did last year.  I will have this for sale as prints at my upcoming conventions.

Happy Women’s Day! Everyday!


Month of Love – Fantasy: Fern Heart

Fern Heart

Month of Love: Fantasy

“Fern Heart”

“The Oldest of all, the Queen of the Forest hid her heart

Under lock and blade, By frond and key”

From a very rough thumbnail this painting, along with her story developed very quickly. I found inking the tiny plant details very soothing.

 


More Drawings in 2016

The end of last year I was busily making plush toys for Christmas orders and working on on going freelance jobs. Without much of a break from work 2015 blended right into the start of 2016. And I’m happy about that – there was no creative lull or loss of momentum. At the start of January I made a list of priorities to tackle this year. I do this every year but this years list is far more focused thanks to the excellent advice from this article.

I also involved in a fantastic online course for Art Business – which is turning out to be just the help I need and filled with a wonderful group of artist.

One fairly important priority for 2016 for me is to do more traditional work. Digital has so many positives but I truly love working in pencil, ink and watercolor.  I convinced myself that digital was fast, easier (as in no set up/clean up, my computer and tablet are always right there waiting), less stressful (unlimited undos). But in actual fact tradition is more natural to me (its what I’ve done from the very beginning), therefore its faster and less stressful then working on a computer! And not having undo makes the work better – if I really mess up I start again from scratch and the piece is always better for having done it twice.

So with that in mind I bought some new paper and started drawing in ink again the quiet time over Christmas/New Years. Slightly missing white Christmases inspired this pin up girl.


Rhea of Brisis – Confrontation Miniature Concept

I’m very proud to announce my first character concept to be released as a miniature!  The projected headed by Kevin Goh was to create a re-imagined, limited run miniature of Rhea of Brisis, Matriarch of House Brisis, from the Limbo of Acheron from the discontinued but still loved Rackham Confrontation tabletop game.

My concept (black & white only) was translated into a sculpt by Lee Jae Chi of Zealot Miniatures. The finished product is made of resin and stands roughly 32mm high. Only 100 were produced and sadly with the master sculpt damaged by the casting no others will be made.

I decided to quickly add some color to my original concept to work out how I would go about painting her as a miniature. I would also like to make her a custom base like the one in the concept. I hope to have time to paint her soon and I really look forward to seeing how other people interpret the design!

Official miniature painting by Leigh Carpenter inspired by my color concept.


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