Speakerdog series 6
I'm loving what Ben the Illustrator has done with his speakerdog creation. I've been spotting it appear in all sorts of places over the last few years. Its a great little brand he has created, but I was unaware that he was allowing other creatives to have fun with it too. Its now a paper toy and series 6 has a whole host of talent customising the little fella. So get your PVA and scissors ready and
I've been on twitter for a while now but I've only just updated the sidebar to show the link. If you'd like to see my arts, illustration, design and general nonsense tweets go ahead and follow me...
100+ free colouring patterns
Its update time in the land of patterns. My free CC pattern site now has over 100 high resolution images. I'm getting some great feedback from sites like Geekdad, Colourlovers, and Ideafixa who have all linked to the pattern blog recently. It would be great to spread the word even further so that children and adults can all get experimenting and learning about colour.
Introducing Rob Highton, an illustrator that I've mentioned in previous posts. He has finally put an illustration portfolio together. Now I can show you what he can do. He is a great image maker who is comfortable with Photoshop as much as he is with traditional media.
ImagineFX magazine asked Dave Gibbons to create their cover for issue 42. Here Dave runs through the process involved in the artworks creation...I've created a bit of a homage to Rorschach on my patterns blog...
75 patterns and counting
My pattern blog is building up quite a collection of downloadable images. I've just uploaded the 75th pattern. They are all free for you to use (as long as you abide by the Creative Commons license on the site). All of the patterns are A4 in size and are aimed at kids to print out and colour in. I'm aiming to hit the 100 image mark soon.
Design Week has a fascinating article about how creatives use their sketchbooks. I tend to use scraps of paper whenever the urge to doodle or think hits me. I do have sketchbooks but they tend to be where I store these odds and ends. The books do get quite padded by this extra paper. I have a more formal leather pocket sketchbook, but its just a little bit too posh and small to do any really messy
This way up
Should be a winner at the Oscars!
There is something very hypnotic with this type of video.
David Lyttleton's Website!
The most eagerly awaited website launch of them all... Welcome to David Lyttleton's Website! David has been a longstanding contributor to the various mags I've produced. An excellent illustrator bursting with ideas. Let the stampede begin.