Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monkey Island Final Illustration

Final Lineup + background! woohoo! Yes. Terribly exciting stuff.

But look, here's an even more exciting old school PIXELATED version of it:
Let's jazz it up while staring at the colouful pixels by listening to the MI theme song!

This was an awesomely fun collaboration with Dan Barrett, which only took 6 months. We were going at godspeed pace. Whipping up 1 coloured character per month! - wow!-

Click here to view his characters for our MI collab!

Monkey Island Characters - Elaine & Murray

One of the first designs and the LAST character to be coloured.
My goodness. What WAS I thinking with all that crazy amount of details.
Took me 2 nights to render and finalise this drawing.
But I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

And oh, who can forget our lovable Murray:
Doesn't he look absolutely dashing with that orange goo pouring out of his what used to be a mouth? Awww
He's my hero.

Monkey Island Characters - Voodoo Lady

Oh, yes. The great Voodoo Lady.
The one who lives in the smelly swamp with a bunch of dead things.
She is awesome.

And of course, once again I got to illustrate her for her awesomeness.
It was quite exciting to design her throne - which was the start of my 3 month holiday. Yay for my never ending creative block!
And check out this cute little guy with an olive on his head.
This whole piece tends to blend into the background too much because of her mighty swampness.
So here's a close-up of her beautiful face and her voodoo supplies.

And of course I messed up the first drawing of her in her throne (believe it or not, this was AFTER a clean up)

Monkey Island Characters - 3 Headed Monkey

Hey look! A Three-headed Monkey!

Monkey Island Characters - Stan

From the beginning, it was a bit of a competition to pick him.
Both Dan and I really wanted to have a go at illustrating him again. But in the end I won the battle because I'm scary.
Stan was one of the best characters to redesign.
I like his 80's corporate salesman appearance (with the patchy fake tan! - see below)
What's he selling, you ask? Some kind of mouth wash that thickens your saliva - beef flavoured. Mmmm refreshing!

Monkey Island Characters - Meathook

Meathook - Another love of mine before I started on this massive project with "Dr. Dan"
His oiled up meaty bod was really time consuming for an innocent little ol' me.
This illustration turned out to be one of my favourites however (one can only guess why). And I'm sure if he was a real character, I'd help him put wax on his hooks any day.

Monkey Island Characters - Lemon

Another wonderfully camp character I just had to draw. Who could resist the tangy Lemon.
There are little in-jokes in every illustration too, by the way.
Such as that banana behind his back... That's all I have to say.

The colouring job was a bit of a pain because I'm not the best at rendering shiny bods.
Also, to maintain the cartoony look and feel of the Lemon head without making it look too flat was a challenge.

Here are some very random concept drawings and ideas I had going on in the beginning.
I can now point and laugh at what a fool I was... although I quite like the fishnet idea still.

(For a collaboration piece with Danster

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monkey Island Characters - Otis

Otis is one of my favourite characters - as are the other MI characters I chose to do for the full MI fanart piece (collaboration with this "cool" fella).
But for this particular illustration I wanted to make him appear more camp than usual.
I'm very happy with the way his pants and the socks turned out.

Here are some super quick concept drawings!

Monkey Island Characters - Herman Toothrot

This was one of the first characters I decided to tackle in April 2009 for the MI collaboration with Danster.
It wasn't as time consuming as the other characters, and it still obtains enough details and characteristics for this funny hippie from the Caribbean.

Below are some quick concept drawings
To give you an idea of how much time we spent on each illustration, I think this one took me about 3 hours in total? But this was the quickest colouring job I did.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jester: more designs

Full bodied Jester

Typeface concepts for the logo:

Concept development:

More concept drawings

Sunday, April 05, 2009

April - more watercolours

The watercolour buzz continues. A portrait done for one of my good friends.
Caught her eating bread straight from the bag once when she was hungry, so I thought I'd use that idea for her birthday gift.

Watercolours on A5 (148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.2 in)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March - watercolour month

Thought I'd do a few personal drawings before this month was over.
It's only getting busier at work, and I get less time to sit down and do personal drawings.

These are some of the concepts I had for a while and finally got around to doing. And I really didn't want to spend more time in front of the computer colouring in, so I fetched out my painting gear.

Watercolour on paper
210 x 148 mm | 5.8 x 8.2 in

Another cupcake related drawing. I'm quite happy with how the gag came out all subtle-like.
Watercolour on paper
148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.2 in

Saturday, February 07, 2009


My work blog.
Thought I'd post something here because it's been a while.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Midnight Snack

This is the result of a long hot weekend full of pests and a lot of pirate movies.