Saturday, April 21, 2018

Smeagove, an Unlikely Hero

"It must be destroyed forever!" Hamwise yelled, urging Joris Bonson to cast the key into the pit. Joris looked down at the little key and his confused look turned into an evil grin as the power consumed his mind. "Why should I?" Joris whispered like a ghost, "It's my birthday present after all."
Suddenly, out of the shadows leaped Smeagove, grasping at the precious key in a furious rage of jealousy. During the struggle the two dropped the key only for it to be recovered by Hamwise's faithful crow, Mayven. She snatched it up into her claws and dives head first into the pit at the centre of Mount Doom where the key will forever be destroyed. And so Smeagove has become the unlikely hero of our tale. Heroism can come in many forms, even a wretched twisted creature bereft of morality and humanity.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Battle of Woof Bay

This painting is where my cute-sketch style has started to infest my real paintings. This initially was an idea for a birthday card, that was changed to a normal sailing ship. The bordering is a more baroque stile to match the age of the sail.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sketchy Sketch 22





Completely new and original character designs. "Sponge Robert Rectangle-Pants", "Patty", "Squidworth" and "Superb Martin Brother". This is a perfect study on how more detail always means better character design.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

GrundsChrisft

I made another font. This one wasn't for a book this time, but just for fun. I like the font Grundschrift. I wanted to make something a little like that, but I put the way I like to write things into it. (Hence the name "GrundsChrisft") When printing, I like to write like this, except I don't usually write my zeros with a slash nor my nines with a curly foot. But it was too tempting. There are a lot of differences with "Grundschrift" of course, it's not a copy, but mostly different is the tight kerning. Anyhow enjoy.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Invincible Team of Power

So I tried to do a sort of political satire painting. It's not quite what I wanted. It doesn't really look authentically old timey enough for me, but I tried. It was hard for me to continue this painting, really hard. It sat in limbo for months and slowly the references are slowly becoming irrelevant. This was even before the "Red-White-and Blue Brexit" statement.

Monday, January 30, 2017