Sunday, 28 December 2014

Dinglehat Knitbeard

I received a fantastic knitted gnome for -Insert Culturally Relative Winter Solstice Celebration Here- and thought he deserved a portrait. I think it's a pretty good likeness.


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Another spellbook box (full set)

Here's my last spellbook-style decorate memo pad box (each one took approximately two and a half hours to do). The trilogy is now complete!


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Xmas Market Goodies (Part 11)

The saturday Xmas market is drawing ever closer and I'm doing my best to prepare enough of these illustrated notebooks/boxes/memo pads as I can! Here are three simple notebooks, featuring a young adventurer lass ready to face a giant, an icy warrior woman and a fairy reading a book of spells.


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Friday, 12 December 2014

Xmas Market Goodies (Part 9 + Group shot)

Here is the latest product: another memo-pad box decorated as a blue and silver spell book. Below that, a photo of all the notepads, memo booklets and boxes I've decorated so far :)


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Xmas Market Goodies (Part 8)

Here's another illustrated notebook: this time with a giant city-protecting robot!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

'Spell Book' Memo-pad box decoration process

Hello everyone. Today I thought I'd share the process behind the decoration of my latest product for the upcoming xmas market stall. I started with a plain cardboard memo-pad box. First I drew the book cover and emblem design in pencil, then went over with thin-point pens, adding swirls and cross-hatching pattern.


Next I used a gold posca pen to fill in the thicker borders on the corners and spine of the book.

Thirdly, I started to fill in with coloured pencils before finally adding a last bit of shading and painting over with varnish.


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Happy Birthday, Natalie!

It's the birthday of famed unicorn, dragon and crystal-loving, monster fighting, webcomic-making artist Natalie, so here is an appropriately wacky portrait. Have a great day, Nat!

Xmas Market Goodies (Part 7)

It's been a while (I've been ill, busy and had some work related problems to sort out) but I finally managed to get at least one creative job done: another illustrated notebook, this time with a vegetable pattern!

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Xmas Market Goodies (Part 6)

Two more illustrated notebooks, featuring a ghost warrior and a fighting magic pixie.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

Xmas Market Goodies (Part 5)

Here are some more goodies: another notebook with pen, decorated with a candy and sweets pattern, plus two small post-it note booklets, with moon and celtic knot designs.


Friday, 21 November 2014

Flint Sword Warrior

Here's a little fantasy character sketch while I try to finish recovering from this damn cold. A little warrior girl with sort of scuba diver armour and a massive flint blade sword. And feathers in her hat because I love feathers.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Xmas Market Goodies (Part 4)

Here are two more illustrated notebooks, featuring an elven sorceress with her owl familiar do some conjuring, and an autumn leaf, conker and acorn pattern.


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Xmas Market Goodies (Part 3)

Hey all! It's been a while, but here are two more pieces for the xmas market: a trippy electric dragon and a teddy bear off on a big adventure!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Xmas Market Goodies (Part 2)

To celebrate Halloween, here are some more goodies for this year's Christmas Market! The finished mouse-wizard post-it book (with back-cover cheese slice), another post-it book with sorceress (candle and scroll) and a notepad with pen, decorated with a gardening stone golem.