Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Domestika Review: Havi Cruz - Ornamental Lettering


It's currently lockdown here in the UK due to the COVID pandemic so I'm using the extra spare time I currently have to work through as many online art tutorials as I can. It's a rare opportunity for me to spend time investing in my artistic development. Vintage lettering was always something I've wanted to try my hand at so when I saw that Domestika offered a course on this topic, I jumped at the chance.

Monday, 15 February 2021

Domestika Review: Abraham Garcia, Digital Shading Techniques


Abraham Garcia’s distinctive retro style is what attracted me to this course. I’ve dabbled with vintage design elements in some of my work but in those cases I was just shifting around ready-made vectors and shapes. This time, I wanted to create my own original design from scratch so I was keen to see what tips I could pick up from this course on Domestika.

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Domestika Review: Vero Navarro, Procreate Creative Illustration Techniques


This course is both a 'learn to use' Procreate course and also a brief introduction to composition and colour theory concepts. Vero teaches these sections in a very quick and easy to understand way - they are even titled as a 'For Dummies' sections - which is perfect for me!

The artwork I created can be purchased on Redbubble here.

Sunday, 31 January 2021

Domestika Review: Daniele Caruso, Vector Art - Reflecting Your Style with Illustrator


It has been a long time since I created artwork completely using Adobe Illustrator - these days I draw all my line art in Procreate and then port it to Illustrator for colouring and layout. But I've always enjoyed the vector style of artwork created by Hydro74 and Sweyda and Daniele Caruso's (@danielexcaruso) work fits into that same style of bold, line-heavy, aggressive style of vector illustration. 

I wanted to get back into doing this style so his Domestika course served as a good moment to be inspired again. Here's how I got on...

Domestika Review: Natália Dias, Female Character Portraits in Procreate


Domestika is an online learning website that mainly caters towards the art and design community. Their courses cover a lot of topics from learning to paint and draw basics to game design and 3D design, craftmaking, photography etc. I was curious to try out a few of their courses and hopefully pick up some tips along the way.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Hand painted 'Heavenly' Vans

The current lockdown situation has given me time to embark on several art projects that I have long been thinking about.

These painted Vans were put together over 5-6 days and are based on my previous Meerkatsu rashguard designs - the Heavenly Wristlock and the Graceful Kimura.

Here's a more detailed rundown of how I painted these shoes:

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Licensing, copyright, ownership - a quick guide

There's often a bit of confusion and misunderstood assumptions about ownership, copyright, licensing etc so I thought I would write down a simple guide on the topic and how it applies to my artwork. This article refers only to the art but of course the same applies to any created works (eg music, books, software etc).