Succulents and Streamers

Setting out to transform what I do each day is no mean feat. The joy of learning and creating each day is super and the projects and opportunities all have potential - but there is no shortage of…


Website Respawn

Ok, the previous site didn't actually die or anything, but spending a suite of hours over the last few days migrating over to the new WordPress platform feels like a rebirth of sorts. I admit I had…


Character Design Challenge and Baldi

One of the aspects of drawing that I love is creating or designing a character and bringing it to life on the 'page'. I wanted to call attention to the Character Design Challenge which draws a huge…


Deviant Art Profile

I realised that I have been a member of deviantart.com for aaaages yet I hadnt ever loaded any of my images into my profile - so I have just added a bunch of images in there and it least now looks…


DA splendours

One of the great art communities is the might of Deviant Art where artists of all talent levels can be found. I love having so so much inspiration in one place that I thought I might throw a few…


Drawvids

I have been enjoying creating the WIP or process videos for my stuff, just letting Chronolapse do its thing and then packaging up at the end. Using traditional media we need to film things and there…


Vanquish sketch and talented videos

After our FATE session the other day we had fun talking about how the dramatic sequence we ended on would look as a comic cover for the next issue. We have lined up a titanic battle between us (Team…


Artist's Toolbox

It is things like this that make me really love the internet and its capacity to bring together talented people who are keen to share their skills and knowledge with those of us happy to learn from…


Trojan Horse was a Unicorn

Here is a little tip of the hat to some talented artists and what looks like a great event, the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn VFX, Game and Animation Festival in Portugal.  The promo image for THU…


Table Titans

As we gear up to actually start our 13th Age campaign (set in our Stonewood) and my first shot at GMing since the dawn of time - I felt a real affinity with the mighty Table Titans. Not only do I…


eVolo Skyscraper Competition

There is something impressive still about the architectural statement a grand tower can make. The eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners for 2014 have been announced and they all make impressive…


Twitch Plays Pokemon

I figured I should at least do a mini post here so I can look back on this oddity later. When Twitch Plays Pokemon fist appeared on my Twitter feed I didnt give it much thought - but when I heard…


HabitRPG and more

When I slew my iPhone I made a bold leap over to a Samsung Galaxy S4 while I wait for the S5 or maybe get the Note. This change meant finding a Googlier or Androidier way of doing lots of things.…


Arty Welcome Post to 2014

I was browsing around the LaughingSquid site after following a tweet at some point and really liked these posts that show how four artists using a range of materials in clever ways. First we have…


Dominance War Wallpapers

I was thinking back on the oinkfrog 3D model from several years ago now and remembered that the Dominance War contest was on at the time. It looks like the competition has faded away (there are still…


Middle-Earth Explorer Site

This little website from the experimenters at Google is just so gorgeous it commands a blog post to pay it homage. A Journey Through Middle-Earth presents a lush map of J. R. R. Tolkein's world which…


Building Age Maps

As soon as I saw the Wired article come through on Twitter I knew it was something pretty cool. The article, Brilliant Maps Reveal Age of the World’s Buildings, brings together a series of maps that…


Sketch and Gamey Reference Sites

Here is last nights Loch Maiden sketch (Sketchbook Pro on the Galaxy Note 8), I like his grittier feel. Now, for reference purposes here are a set of websites that I have been using in exploring…


Live Workshop

I love a video tutorial, my hours engrossed in my Digital Tutors subscription testify to that, but seeing talented people actually going about their craft is a wonderful new window into the…


Game Design Thinking

The ability to craft a gaming experience for a set of players that is fun in all the various facets of 'fun' is highly challenging. There is a reason we put a board game designers name front and…