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 – “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.”


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.


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.


Watch My OZ Comic-Con Workshop on Twitch

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◊

 


Little Groot Plush Toys

Do you need a Little Groot in your life?

I have 2 new Little Groot Plush toys for sale at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne this weekend!

These are my own design and handmade by me for the convention. They are made from cream fleece with quality green fabric paint shading. The eye detail and leaves are hand cut felt. They have black plastic safety eyes and hand embroidered smiles.

The stand about 21cm tall which is roughly what I could estimate as”life size” from GotG2.

 


Oz Comic-Con Workshop Twitch Live Streaming

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.


OZ Comic-Con Introduction to Better Figure Drawing & Character Design Workshop

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.

 


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