Dandelion Fairy

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.


Inktober 2017 Week 4 Wrap Up

#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! ♥

 


Inktober 2017 Week 3

#inktober2017 Week 3 Drawings:

Day 15: The Wild Swans

Day 16: Rapunzel

Day 17: Sleeping Beauty

Day 18: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Day 19: The Nightingale

Day 20: Puss in Boots

Day 21: Aladin and the Wonderful Lamp

Only a few more days left!


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 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.”


Death Portrait Commission

I realised I forgot to share the finished version of this commission from last month. The client asked for a Mucha inspired Death from the Endless “sketch”. She is one of my favourite comicbook characters so I was excited to get started!

This is my first ever “con sketch” commission and it was so much fun to do I think I will have to do more.

Mirco pen and ink on A4 250gm bristol board

 


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