This is a brand new direction for me and the butterflies are swirling round my stomach as I type this in a combination of excitement and fear!
I’ve never put myself out there like this before and it has taken a long time for me to psych myself up to hit the launch button, the page has been written, re-written, edited, deleted and set up again over the course of many weeks. But the time has come and I’m hoping that this can be the beginning of something very special. I look forward to being able to create art with and for a group of supporters, where we can explore areas and ideas that appeal to us all and see where my art can lead.
Feel free to check out the page and if it’s something that you do, please consider supporting me. Most of all though, please wish me luck! 🙂
I’m pleased to say that my 2 official Artist Proof sketch cards are now available to purchase from our store here – ReddLife Shop
The Walking Dead Season 4 trading card set is published by Cryptozoic Entertainment.
This will be my final Walking Dead sketch card outing and as always it was a pleasure to work for Crypto. I was one of only 30 artists to work on the set and I only did 16 cards in total – 14 pack inserted cards and 2 Artist Proofs. The sketch cards for this release are very limited with a ratio of just 1 sketch card per every 1006 packs – they are going to be hard to find to say the least!
I’m very excited to say that you can now get your very own t-shirt, mug, phone case or even a throw pillow featuring our original artwork from our newly updated Redbubble store right here – http://www.redbubble.com/people/reddlife/shop
You can order from anywhere in the world and Redbubble offers several different currency options to best suit customers. On top of that Redbubble tries to ensure and quick and efficient service by utilising international partners to cater to different regions resulting in lower shipping costs and faster delivery times. Just remember the items have to be printed to order and so can take a few days to be processed before being dispatched.
We will be adding more artwork and designs to the store as we go along and we will also be creating new original pieces or work specifically with this merchandise in mind, so make sure you keep checking back.
You can now see recent updates to both our Artwork Store and our Merchandise Store on the front page of this site (for computers it should be on the right hand side and for mobile users it should be down at the bottom of the page).
Please feel free to drop us a line and let us know what types of design you would like to see from us for our merch store.
At last I finally had time to do some artwork based on the Destiny video game! I’ve been wanting to for ages, but something always came up. I love the game and am a proud Guardian regularly on patrol throughout the galaxy so I thought it would be fun to draw up some of the characters from that universe. I thought I would start with the stunning Awoken from the Reef, Petra Venj. I love her character design –
Here’s a recently completed commission, an official Artist Proof sketch card from the Marvel: Heroes & Villains trading card set produced by Rittenhouse Archives. This card was based on the Inferno storyline that ran through the X-Men books and features Madelyne Pryor in her Goblin Queen form against Jean Grey back when she was known as Marvel Girl. It was one of my favourite storylines and I loved all the characters, so this was a total pleasure to work on –
The official Marvel Artist Proof cards from Rittenhouse are uncut sketch cards so they come in at 4″ x 5″ instead of the traditional 2.5″ x 3.5″ – gives you a little bit more room to play with than normal, but not a lot! For size reference check out this photo –
I’m very pleased to announce that I have uploaded my first video to my new YouTube channel!
The actual video is of me working on a sketch card of the Deception Knock Out from the Transformers Prime animated series. I loved the series and Knock Out was definitely a stand-out character from the show.
I actually drew and filmed this a few years ago, it was filmed on my old mobile phone and I had to stop every 20 minutes or so as it would run out of memory. Then once I had filmed it I realised my computer was too old and I couldn’t actually open the files to edit the footage, let alone upload it to YouTube! Luckily I have upgraded my computer since then and I thought this video would be a great way to start my channel.
Now I still have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to YouTube and making videos, so expect some teething problems as I learn and improve, but I am hoping that this is something that I can continue with and have fun doing.
The site is still a work in progress but it’s getting there slowly – time to get everything done is always the issue over here as it all revolves around the artwork and then everything else has to work itself out in between projects.
Anyway, enough babbling! On to the new artwork –
For a while now I have been wanting to experiment further with layering techniques using coloured pencils (Polychromos, Prismacolors and Luminance are my go to pencils depending on what I’m working on). I’ve also had the urge to do some Star Wars artwork and specifically Darth Maul. So I combined the two, took a little time and came up with this –
It did take some time to get the effect that I was after, but I believe it was worth it as I am very happy with the results and I’m looking forward to being able to do some more experimenting with the pencils in the near future. Maybe I’ll do some more Star Wars pieces to compliment this one. I do have a few characters in mind actually. 🙂
This original artwork is currently available for sale and can be purchased on our website in the brand new store page by Clicking Here