Tuesday, 21 February 2017
15th April 2017 we're set to embark on our next annual Bristol Grapplethon where we roll over a 24 hour period and raise funds for charity. It's a great event and so much fun meeting fellow jiujitsu enthusiasts from clubs all over the UK. This year we're raising funds for sarsas a charity dedicated to assisting and supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Fund raisers who raise a certain amount will become eligible for this limited edition t-shirt designed by me.
Read more about how to join the fundraising team and how to pop in for a friendly roll here at the Artemis website.
Come join us for a roll or twenty!
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Monday, 16 January 2017
I don't always get time to sketch and draw with real world media, if I leave it too long I get very rusty. This is my first effort since Inktober - last October - so a bit rough. I'm keen to keep drawing fighting fish, it's a subject I've been thinking about in more detail recently. I think I can improve on the last effort I made on these species. If it goes well, it may progress into some apparel, if I can get it right.
Saturday, 7 January 2017
I was asked to design a mascot and branding character for a new BJJ tournament here in the UK. It's called the National Masters BJJ Championships and is the first one dedicated just for over 30 year olds.
As soon as I was told of the project, the first idea I had was of an old, greying but still very fierce silverback gorilla character, here's the preliminary sketch:
Saturday, 24 December 2016
Saturday, 26 November 2016
First impressions review: MediBang Paint.
A fellow artist recommended to me this program. He informed me that it was just as good as Manga Studio Pro but with the added bonus of it being completely free! I was skeptical that it would match my go-to program so I was curious to see how well it matched. Surely a free program could not be as good as a paid for program?