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The End is Nigh…

The End is Nigh...

Trying out some new techniques kids. Hoping this is the start of something BIG.

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April 22, 2013 · 5:44 pm

Train, Truck, Bus

Fancied working from reference for a change, and nurture a different style. Good practice for something I have in the pipeline. Quite happy with it!

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And for those of you interested in the real deal – below is the original image. No idea what it is, or where it was taken, but I know that I like it!

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The Blade of Pix’el

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So this is my first foray into the world of pixel art (that is if you don’t count my avatar, and a couple of unseen experiments… which we’re not… so this is my FIRST EVER pixel art picture!). After admiring some work from the ridiculously talented JunkBoy (currently working at Mojang), I feel this is a little crude but that’s what I’m all about. Let me know what you think!

Oh, and the story goes that a ghastly Pirate Dread Lord, Eric Blacksbane stole the Blade of Pix’el from the flamboyant, lazy King Jon Falkirk the II. His majesty, upon finding his most prized possession had been stolen, hired the lands most talented Tracker/Cowboy named Doug and charged him with the safe return of his dagger and the culprits’s head. After learning of the Blade of Pix’el’s true worth Doug decided to find the weapon for himself. Alas, the blade was lost at sea in an almighty battle filled with smoke and fire. Eric, Jon and Doug plunged into the ice cold water as their ships sank. The blade glittered in the murky depths below. They were never seen again. The blade on the other hand washed ashore several days later. At night, it is said you can hear the bickering and howling of the three men who fought so hard to claim the blade for their own.

The End.

Ewan x

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I’m Sir Murderbrides!

So this guy has been sat inside my computer, loitering about, swearing, muttering, plotting. But now he’s out! Bellowing his rage! Look at him! … “Woah” someone shouted! Back up! Give this guy some room!

His nameth is Sir Murderbrides (thank you Simon for coming up with the name – by the way, buy Simon’s new game, it’s awesome!) and he’s a fiery fellow. Trained in 32 forms of armed combat and 1 form of unarmed combat (bar-brawl style) he’s a force to be reckoned with. Legend has it he once took an arrow to the knee, but the arrow came off worse.

I cajoled the dark knight to ride with me on my merry adventure in aid of Dudebox’s “Design a Fiend” competition.

Go check it out!

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All at Sea

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Recently finished personal piece. My next illustration will no doubt feature a character with monstrous arms and a bemused grin.

Boats and Hoes!

Ewan x

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“Dude?! What’s with the knife?!”

I won’t bore you with the details, but I decided to try the new Perspective Grid Tool in Illustrator.

Ewan

Edit: Guess what computer I used to make THIS! Thanks Steve

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The Tundra

Hi guys! How the hell are you? Wow! You look great… have you been working out?

Anyway, to the business as hand – I’ve been quite preoccupied recently looking after my new wife and our most awesome child. They’re both legends in their own right… but enough about them! I’ve also been out Freelancing with the best of them (you know… “them”) – turning heads with my cool, calm, collected self in Central London’s design agencies… but enough about them too!

In the past, I have got sooo frustrated about turning my sketches into finished illustrations (I think I’ve mentioned it a number of times on this blog). It’s something I point out to myself whenever I open my sketch book and proclaim… “WOAH! Dude! That character! He’s awesome! He’s a castle right?! With arms! Sick! And that guy! He’s got a huge brow! Bigger than his mouth! Nyam-nyam-nyam-nyam! … but wait… it’s just a grubby, smeared, coffee stained sketch. Where the hell is the finished piece?”

Well, I’ve been having a little play in Illustrator and Photoshop and BEHOLD I think I may of stumbled upon a style that I’m almost happy with (I say almost… I’m never 100% happy with my illustrations… ever – which is a good thing).

I’ve also posted the original sketch below to wet the internets insatiable appetite for unnecessary information.

Coming soon: I’ll be figuring out if this is a good style to tout to the masses, refining the process and posting up a tutorial for the process for all to see.

Please do check back soon as I’ll be putting up a second (already completed – but I’m a big tease) illustration up here.

 

Love ya,

Ewan x

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