I started this piece as a Valentine. To all of the beautiful creative hearts, you are unstoppable, irrepressible, multifaceted and loved.
Ink & watercolor A3 cold pressed
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.
A belated Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Wishing you all peace and joy for the year ahead!
Continuing with my Art Deco Christmas dress designs, this year is Holly.
“Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly bears the crown”
#inktober2017 Week 4 Wrap Up:
And another #inktober comes to an end. Although rough and a few times very rushed I managed to illustrate one fairytale everyday for a month! Like every year its is a mixture of relief, pride and saddness that its finished.
Day 22: Peter Pan
Day 23: The Blacksmith and the Devil
Day 24: Alice in Wonderland
Day 25: The Goose Girl
Day 26: East of the Sun West of the Moon
Day 27: Pinnochio
Day 28: The Elves and the Shoemaker
Day 29: Bluebeard
Day 30: The Tinderbox
Day 31: The Singing Bone
Thank you all for following along and for all your support! ♥
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.
I had a great time at Oz Comic-Con this weekend! Thank you to everyone that came by my table and supported me with your kind words and purchases.
Like every event I could not make it through without my wonderful helpers and friends <3 I am especially grateful to my sister and Ben for coming to help on Sunday when I did my first ever workshop. That is a photo of me doing last minute revision and notes for my presentation looking deceptively calm.
If you are interested in seeing my workshop the video is available to watch on Twitch through the link below:
◊Introduction to Better Figure Drawing & Character Design -Lily McDonnell OZ Comic-Con Melbourne 2017◊
If you can’t make it to my workshop at Oz Comic-Con on this Sunday July 2, you can apparently watch it live on Twitch! o_O
And hey! That’s my Joker up there on their promotion!
Join me at 4:00 online or at the Twitch Workshop Stage for an insight into my process and tips to help you improve your art.
I will be teaching a Workshop this Sunday July 2nd at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne. I will be at the Twitch Workshop Stage at 4:00pm talking about tips and practices to help create interesting characters and draw them better. I will also be talking about basic proportion, creating unique characters and how to improve your drawing skills by setting goals.
I will take questions after the workshop or you can visit me at Table 66 near the Comic District.