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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Samurai Cowgirl

WELL, IN My last post I mentioned that I have a couple of commissions to finish off before starting on some of my own projects. Always trying to stay uber-efficient I thought I would kill two birds with one stone. One of the commissions I'm working on is a anime/manga illustration of some characters, and after much head scratching and learning how not to illustrate toon styled artwork digitally, I chucked in the towel and grabbed my drawing gear from the dusty home it now has lived for the last few years - my attic.

WOULDN'T YOU Know it, within five whole minutes with a pen a bit of paper I'd cracked something that with my PC and Photoshop I couldn't do in ten hours of effort. There is a lesson in there somewhere. So, now happy with the toon styling and the commission underway it got me thinking about one of my future projects, and so I bashed this together. For two reasons, one is that I needed the drawing practice for a character I'm thinking of using, and two is that I needed to find a good way to get a 'real' image into my PC for colouring that didn't have a large negative impact on the look of it.

THIS TURNED Out to be a straightforward process of taking a picture of the line drawing on my phone, email to myself and then download it onto my PC for colouring. I'm pleased to say this worked fantastically. If you followed on online comic I used to write and illustrate a few years ago you might just recognise who the girl is.

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Witch Hunting Comes to an End

HERE ARE The last two illustrations for a book I've been working on called Witchmania. I've really enjoyed putting these images together and I think these last two are among my favorite from the set, especially the one called, 'Dance with the Devil'.

Burn the Witch

Dance with the Devil

THAT'S IT For the book illustrations for now, I'm taking a bit of a break whilst I have a think about working on one of my own projects and tie-up a couple of other commissions I'm working on for now.

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014


Saturday, 27 September 2014

Assassin Girl with Dragon Balls

JUST A Quick post today, I have a few more to do over the next few days, so be sure to pop back. Anyway, to the point, this is meant to be a quick post after all! I'm just starting work (possibly as it is still in the starting phase) on a poster of some manga/anime characters. Now, I'm more than a bit pants at this style of art, I've tried - oh boy have I tried to nail it. So far though with some, but mostly little, success. So I have proposed that I stick to my style of art and illustrate the characters my way and see how they turn out. So, this is my first go at it. This one is just a test piece that I made up as I was painting. I've simply called it Assassin Girl:

THIS THEN Got me to doing a quick colour sketch of one of the characters for the poster Goku (from Dragon Ball Z):

SO FINGERS Crossed some more manga/anime characters coming soon, along with which will be a full-on render of Goku.

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A T-Shirt That Speaks For Itself

HERE IS The final t-shirt design for a little while whist I finish off some illustrations I'm working on. This one needs very little explanation as I think it speaks for itself, and I think we've all used it once or twice. The 'F-Bomb':

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014

Calibre or Caliber?

JUST A Quick post today about a new t-shirt design I've put together. This one is of the classic bolt gun, an awesome not-real gun if there ever was one - on a side note: I have an ambition to make a life size replica of one of these awesome weapons one day. Any-who, here is the artwork:

YES, THESE Little monkeys are .75 calibre (which will make jam out of about anything you shoot them at), and yes, I went for the English spelling of calibre over the American misspelling of the word caliber - Sorry Americans, I love your food, sport and just about everything else. However, some of your spelling drives me bonkers. 

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014