Tuesday, 21 February 2017

News: 2017 Bristol Grapplethon


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!



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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Year of the Rooster


Today is Chinese New Year and this year celebrates the Year of the Rooster, my birth sign!
I've drawn the rooster many times in the past, here are a few from my archives...

Monday, 16 January 2017

Quick sketch - betta fish



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

Master Silverback


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

Snow White Belt


Each year I draw something in time for Christmas that I share on all my social media accounts. Last year I drew Red Riding Hood, this year, I thought a pun on the name Snow White (belt) would be amusing. So here it is!

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Review: MediBang Paint



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?

Monday, 29 February 2016

Polar Bear vs Walrus


Here's a fun piece. I had this idea stuck in my head wondering how a polar bear would grapple with a walrus. I mean the walrus would have tusks and huge weight but it kinda lacks in limb agility while the bear would be pretty vicious.