CHARACTER DESIGN

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118 • GRAPHITE MAGAZINE ARTICLE ‘CREATING CREATURES, WITH BRYNN METHENEY’

An Art-Ickle from Graphite Magazine Issue 2, entitled ‘Creating Creatures: Sketching and Concept Development, with Brynn Metheney’ was the topic for this weeks episode, which saw me and lilDENNiS pick up a lot of lil art tips.

This Art-ickle was really fun, and all about Exploring ideas and designs when Creating Creatures. I came away form it thinking How The Drawing Process Never Stops!

Topics covered on this one include:

Combining Creatures,
Sketching Shapes,
Should You Keep or Throw Away Old Art Work?
Letting Go,
Taking Risks,
Imagination Vs Realistic,
Digital Vs Traditional,
and The Importance of Studying and Drawing Real life.

Hope you enjoy this raspberry blowing episode :)

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115 • IMAGINEFX ARTICLE ‘THE NATURE OF FAERIE ART WITH MARC POTTS’

An Art-Ickle from the ImagineFX Art Book Fantasy Creatures, entitled ‘The Nature of Faerie Art, with Marc Potts’ was the topic for this weeks episode, which saw me and lilDENNiS dive into the world of Fairies, and other strange creatures.

Topics covered on this one include:

Are Fairies Real?,
How Psychedelics seem to be linked to FAERIES,
Other Artists Faerie Art,
How to Fuel your Imagination,
Brian Froud’s Art Book,
Folklore,
Mythology,
Being With Nature,
Where to find Inspiration,
How Not Drawing can help your Drawing,
and the Conflicting feelings of Faerie Art.

I even wonder if some of the entities in my Lucid Dreams could be shape shifting Fairies?

Hope you have fun with this one :)

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114 • CDQ ARTICLE ‘DESIGNING A COVER WITH SARAH CONRADSEN’

An Art-Ickle in Issue 12 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘Behind The Cover Art – Designing The Cover, with Sarah Conradsen’ was the topic for this weeks episode; Found this one to be Super Fascinating and Fun.

Topics covered on this one include:

Mood Boards,
Coming up with Story Ideas,
Sketching,
Relationships between parts of the Creative Process,
The Power of Colour,
Light and Shadow,
How to Tell Stories Visually,
Questions to Ask when Designing a Cover,
The Power of Writing,
Being Fearless,
The Importance of Playing and Exploring Ideas,
and so much more.

There’s also a Bunny on a Carrot lol

Hope you enjoy this :)

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106 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘THE LANGUAGE OF SHAPES, WITH TOM HÄNNI’

An Art-Ickle in Issue 11 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘A Quick Guide To Composing Characters, with Katarzyna Olbromska’ is the topic of this weeks episode; and it’s a super fascinating one about the importance and power of a Characters Backstory.

This one covers stuff like

Thumbnailing,
Creating Characters Backstory,
Shapes,
Balance,
Colours,
Silhouettes,
and Katarzyna Olbromska’s Cool Characters.

Funny the cat joined us for this one and decided to sit on the computer during recording lol, but I do hope you enjoy this one :)

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105 – COLOUR THERAPY

This one was fun. I dive into the book Colour Therapy by Sue Lilly, and talk about all the different colours, and how they affect us on an energy level.

There’s lil Art Tips too, like how Yellow and Brown are good colours to have around while Studying to help focus the mind!

Hope you enjoy this lil ramble about Colour Therapy, which covers stuff like:

The Power of Colour,
Society & Beliefs around Colour,
Feelings vs Colour Theory,
Balance,
Character Design,
Crystals,
Using Colour to Tell Stories,
Energy,
Chakras,
and Chocolate Cake :)

And that’s that lol

ART BLOG

FISHY DRAWINGS : DRAW EVERYDAY FOR A YEAR ART CHALLENGE

I never planned to start drawing Fishys, it just sort of happened.

Bob Ross calls these happy lil accidents, and I love it was that happens.

The day one drawing, on October 6th 2019, was a Fishy because of it’s Simple Sexy Shape, and before I knew it, the Fishys took over and every drawing for the 26 days of October 2019 became lil Fishys :)

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101 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘A QUICK GUIDE TO COMPOSING CHARACTERS, WITH KATARZYNA OLBROMSKA’

An Art-Ickle in Issue 11 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘A Quick Guide To Composing Characters, with Katarzyna Olbromska’ is the topic of this weeks episode; and it’s a super fascinating one about the importance and power of a Characters Backstory.

This one covers stuff like

Thumbnailing,
Creating Characters Backstory,
Shapes,
Balance,
Colours,
Silhouettes,
and Katarzyna Olbromska’s Cool Characters.

Funny the cat joined us for this one and decided to sit on the computer during recording lol, but I do hope you enjoy this one :)

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92 – DRAWING EVERY DAY

This one’s about what I’ve Learnt, and Struggled with, after 90 days of a Daily Drawing Art Challenge where you have to do a Drawing Ever Day for a Year.

I talk about a lot of tings on this one, like:

The Importance of Keeping Routines,
Habits,
Creativity,
Playing it Safe vs. Going out of your Comfort Zone,
Using Reference Images,
The Playfulness of Sketchbooks,
Perspective Struggles,
and the Power of Awareness.

If you’re watching on YouTube, you’ll get to meet Bobby too, whose the new Hand Puppet in town :)

Hope you enjoy.

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83 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘CHARACTERFUL CREATURES, WITH HALEY JUSTICE’

An Article in Issue 7 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘Characterful Creatures, with Haley Justice’, is the topic of this episode, where Peter the Penguin and I talk about tings like:

Silhouettes,
Basic Shapes,
Capturing Movement,
Lines,
Shapes,
Finding Balance,
and Haley Justice’s Characterful Creatures :)

Really hope you enjoy this one, please let me know what you think in the comments :)