Commencement Inspiration

Somehow I came across Neil Gaiman's commencement speech and thought collecting a few here to help inspire us all do act, achieve, strive and enjoy!


DigitalTutors - Textured Forest Creature

Over the weekend I finished watching the Enhancing Your Concepts with Textures in Photoshop tutorial set by Kurt Jones on DigitalTutors. I think I learnt a fair bit, not just in the technical parts…


Loch Dreagan Wallpaper Variations

Created a pair of variations on yesterday's wallpaper attempt for the Loch Dreagan game concept (remember to try and say it with a nice Scottish accent for extra smiles). This was all just simple…


Loch Dreagan Wallpaper

With this new laptop up and running now I thought I could throw together a nice new Wallpaper promo for the Loch Dreagan game. The initial pencil sketch was coloured and all the other effects and…


Sea Monster Reference

After doing concept sketches for the Loch Dreagan game for a little while now, today I dove into the Google Image search. What relationship should the sea monsters have to eels, dragons, dinosaurs,…


Dance and a Junkpile

Yesterday I was treated with being able to watch 2 sessions/classes at the Isobel Anderson Awards. The event brings dancers at various stages of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) classical ballet…


Mattias Adolfsson sketchbook complexity

When my April ImagineFX showed up (always a nice moment), one of the standout things was the regular Sketchbook section which this time featured the stupendous work of Mattias Adolfsson. His work…


Amazing Spider-Man

Finally got to see the Amazing Spider-Man (on Blu-Ray) and it was a real treat. There was a beautiful balance of comedy and the serious heroics/message. Some of the sequences were pure joy to behold,…


Lochy Training Sketches

I did a handful of doodles during training today (dont worry, was still one of the most active participants in the room). The two on the right were the Loch Monsters that found their way onto the…


Shaun Tan Artistry

Had the pleasure of reading my first set of the lovingly gorgeous picture books by Australian artist/writer Shaun Tan. I got to read Eric, The Red Tree and The Lost Thing (my favourite) and loved…


Lochs, Tartans and Fingal's Cave

While my energy going into the Loch Dreagan game has waned slightly, I do have an array of tabs open in my browser that are fascinating in terms of fleshing out the Scottish world that the game is…


Mandalorian Female Pic

I decided to grab a few Star Wars comics as part of further immersion as I prep for upcoming Star Wars: Edge of the Empire games. I grabbed the Star Wars Omnibus: Boba Fett and the first TPG for…


SW_EotE Twilek Sketch

Here is a pencil sketch with some digital colouring inspired by prepping for our first game of Star Wars: Edge of the Empire coming soon.


Oooh New Games

I, not too long ago, added Ticket to Ride (Europe), the Stone Age Expansion and the Warhammer 40K 6E Rulebook to my collection of TableTop goodies. All of them have been fun and I look forward to…


Loch Dreagan pics

Since the Sketchbook continues to have Loch Maiden sketches appear in it - here are a few compilations looking more at the monsters themselves as well as how the Scottish characters may appear.…


TableTop Day

With the announcement of Geek&Sundry's International TableTop Day (March 30th) it is time to prep for the fun and games. It is interesting to have an event like this that is mostly about…