Monday, 29 February 2016
Friday, 19 February 2016
I drew Sun Wu Kong, the Monkey King from Journey to the West in commemoration of Chinese New Year. You can buy a poster, print and assorted other goodies here - http://www.redbubble.com/people/meerkatsu/works/20263536-monkey-king
Saturday, 19 December 2015
Tuesday, 1 December 2015
I printed five designs onto thick uncoated cards for use as promotional colouring in art cards. The video above shows me colouring in one of the cards - my fire rooster design. Here is a photo showing all the designs:
The pencils I used are made by Caran D'Ache and they are the Luminance range. They are marketed as high quality artist's pencils and I must say, the colours they produce are lush and very opaque. Perfect for applying rich colour to these colouring in cards plus experimenting with pencil techniques such as blending and burnishing.
I read a whole bunch of pencil reviews and many seem to suggest these were slightly better than Prismacolor pencils. I haven't tried the latter but when I get a set I'll do a side by side comparison.
In the meantime, I can attest to the sturdiness of these pencils and their bright, optical pigment quality when colouring in.
The art cards will be available as a special promotion for the first 50 customers of my forthcoming BJJ gi that I call the Orchid Dragon.
Saturday, 7 November 2015
Sunday, 1 November 2015
Inktober is a yearly challenge for everyone (not just artists) to draw something every day for the whole month of October. I did it last year to the theme of Drawlloween but this year, I kept it pretty open. I asked for my followers on Instagram to provide suggestions. I also just drew whatever idea popped into my head that day.
Most of my finished work these days is drawn digitally so Inktober was a great chance for me to re-connect with the roots of drawing. Here are a couple of highlights from this month: