Well this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write about on here. I’m doing so, so all the information is in one place and everyone knows what is going on in regards to Steve’s funeral. His parents (Jackie and Nick) are keen that we don’t drop the F-Bomb (funeral not fudge), as…
Anonymous asked: Your jellyfish banner makes me lol
I like him too. I don’t know why I drew him.
Hey there. Been a while. I have work to show you!
I was asked by a very good friend to do the character designs for his second novel for the series titled ‘The L-Shaped Village’. It was going to be a list of firsts for me, because I have never had any of my illustration work used for a book cover, I have never before done character design for anyone other than my own comics and it is the first time I have ever done digital painting.
So here they are…
I produced the art for the characters but the background was done by Claudia Knights.
You can go here to get more information: http://www.lshapedvillage.com/page2.htm
I highly recommend you buy the first book and this book. Not only because my art is on the front of the second book, but because the stories are brilliant. I grew up with Lee’s younger brother and it’s so inspiring to see him produce such an amazing story. I hope you like the art. I will also link to Claudia’s work when I can find a link because she is an amazing artist and sculptor. She made me a bowl and it’s brilliant.
Sometimes I have ideas that I’m desperate to put into reality but self-confidence is too lacking. I need my brain to disconnect from my shortcomings.
I’ve got a design up on threadless.com and I’d be really really appreciative if you could click the link and go vote for it. A nice high vote will give me a big chance of winning and the T-shirt being printed.
Please click HERE and help me out. Please share it on your facebook/twitter/tumblr too and I’ll be extremely thankful!
This is the design…
Anonymous asked: Is there anyone you'd really like to work with?
I would love to work with Vicki Nerino on something one day. She’s super lovely and amazingly talented. She did some genital typography a while back that blew my mind… pun totally intended. I always feel it’s important that when you work with someone, make sure it’s an artist who would challenge you to up your game too.
I’d also work with my blonde bombshell buddy Sarah Matthews if I had the chance too. I’m basically the one responsible for not contributing to how awesome she has become. I probably taught her two things in her time at uni (of which I’m a technician) and now she’s off playing grown up designer at Aardman! She’s lovely though and a proper giggle.
I havent posted on Tumblr in a while. How is everyone? I’ve been pretty darn busy at work lately but I have FINALLY managed to get a new comic update online. Sorry it isnt more.
I really need help getting some interest out there so any reblogs/retweets of this post are amazingly appreciated.
Here’s a snippet of the comic…
I’m currently hard at “work” designing leaflets and posters for University of Portsmouth but when time is spare I’m doing my webcomic called Flies, viewable on my new website: www.geezbeasties.co.uk and every now and again you can catch me draweristing it LIVE on Ustream here: FliesComicLive. Sign up to Ustream, join the chat if I’m live.
With the main characters designed it allowed me to do left over texture designs and have fun making masks for a bit of fun, hoping we might have a chance of winning ‘The Best Dressed Team’ award… we didn’t. Another team made capes.
We also talked about having a few more characters in the game, mainly some non-zombie public. So I had a bit of time to design another character but sadly didn’t have time to produce him to be game-ready.
The last full day was primarily spent trying to find a programmer as we hadn’t had one all week. Matt had been learning ‘Unity’ as we were going on so massive awesome points should go out to him for that.
The last day was just panic-stations. We had a crazy amount of very well made assets, all the characters ready and the environment pretty much finished but the game just wasn’t working properly. We managed to get a working version ready just in time but we needed more time with a programmer to really get it working how we wanted. We did however win an award for best sound because of the amazing work by Simon Wood.
All-in-all we had an amazing week and we all plan on doing it again next year. I also had people from games companies ‘Codemasters’, ‘MegaDev’ and ‘Climax’ telling me they liked my art so it was a massive confidence boost too.
My group plan on finishing the game in our time now hopefully I’ll get to post it up here at some point in the future. I hope I can do GameJam again next year!