Saturday, 1 December 2018

HP Envy x360 Convertible Laptop and HP Tilt Pen Stylus

My daughter wanted a laptop for her birthday so I thought why not get her one that could convert into tablet mode and could also accept active pen input, this way she could practice her digital drawing skills as well. After much research, I decided upon the HP Envy x360 as it seemed to offer a good power to cost ratio and there are a few artist reviews that seem happy with it. Here are the specs:

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Rebelle 3, watercolour and painting desktop software

I was given the commission to create a client Christmas card and I thought this would be the ideal opportunity to try something I've always been meaning to do properly - digital watercolour.

Looking around at various review sites, the decision as to which software I would use came down to either Art Rage 5 or Rebelle 3. Reading several reviews I was swayed towards Rebelle 3. I chose it because I liked the description of the way it handled watercolour and I liked the colour management system. But it is a bit more pricey than Art Rage (£45 inc VAT).

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Halloween 2018

For Halloween this year I decided to draw a cheerleader applying a rear naked choke (one handed) on a zombie. It was fun discussing the merits of such a technique over on Reddit BJJ!
Eagle-eyed jiu jitsu nerds will have spotted the deliberate use of the 'straightjacket' system that has been used by the Danaher Death Squad to great success.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Triangle Girl

This T-shirt is my latest tee design. It is available here at my store.

The design began life as a charity poster and T-shirt for the 2018 Bristol Grapplethon event. Here's a look at how the design evolved over time...

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Easter Bunnies 2018

Two years ago I drew some fluffy white bunnies for Easter. I decided to renew the drawing with something a little darker. Watership Down (the 1978 animation) was a very dark movie so I took a lot of inspiration from there to create this revamped piece.

This drawing created a fun little debate on Reddit BJJ.

You can purchase the final print over on my Redbubble Store.


Sunday, 31 December 2017

iPad Pro 12.9 inch and drawing apps review

Back in December 2016 ago I bought the iPad Pro 12.9 inch tablet made by Apple. I also bought the accompanying stylus known as the Apple Pencil. The intention was to use it as an additional drawing platform for when I could not access my Cintiq. Unfortunately in the year that I have owned it, the tablet was used mainly as a device to watch Youtube clips and Netflix and I didn't bother drawing on it until only just recently.

Recent home renovations have taken my Cintiq out of action, but this finally gave me the chance to use the Pro as a drawing tool, here's how I have got on so far...

Friday, 22 December 2017

Divine Bow & Arrow

In 2014 I first drew a female character defeating a demon via bow and arrow for the Bristol Grapplethon. I decided to update the concept for a rashguard for my own Meerkatsu brand.

The Divine Bow & Arrow is a male and female fit rashguard and also a female only 3/4 length grappling tights.

They are all available at my store:

Here's more background to how I put it together: