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Non-Binary Monster Project

Hey guys!

Long time no update? Yeah I’m mostly active over on Facebook and Tumblr these days, HOWEVER I’ll catch you up a little here! I’ve created a couple of prints based on non-binary monsters with a set theme and I’m hoping to expand the range if they go down well! The first is a Pizza Monster:
Pizza Monster

and secondly we have a seapunk sushi merperson:

Seapunk Merperson

Hoping you guys dig them! Prints obviously don’t have the obnoxious watermarks. 🙂

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Meet the cast!

You’ve all met Morti, but now its time to reveal the rest of the cast!

“Morti and the Quest For Awesome” is an illustrated children’s storybook, chronicling the story of Morti as she tries to discover the meaning of “Awesome”. She meets some colourful characters along the way!

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More book information.

A more detailed post about my illustrated childrens book is in order, now that I’m not rushing around with a convention to prep for. 🙂

Basically it revolves around a personal, ancient character of mine named Morti (We share the nickname but there is no other resemblance!) and she goes on a quest to find out what “awesome” means! She speaks to all of her jungle friends who are unfortunately unable to help her, until she comes across the wise monkey, who reveals the secret.

It was a big of  big personal project, the biggest I’ve done yet, but from the initial writing, thumbnailing, and character design stages, right through the sketching, inking, colouring, and layout stages, I had real fun making it. 🙂 Some of the characters were quite difficult to pin down in terms of visual design, while others just fell out of the pencil fully-formed. Such as the lion, who began life quite un-likeable, big-headed and obnoxious. He was very big and strong-looking, very handsome, sort of like Gaston from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” movie. His finished form in the book is actually a very mellow, very humble poet, complete with dark turtleneck, beret and shades! A total 360 from an un-likeable jerk, to a very friendly, likeable character!

Thumbnailing was a pain but a totally necessary step, similar to storyboarding for animation or anything that needs to move. Figuring out roughly what goes where, to help continuity, is super useful and made the next sketch stages (almost) a piece of cake!

Here are some photos of the finished books, I’ll be making another post very soon featuring some of the character concept progress work, thumbnails, sketches and some finished pages, so stay tuned!

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New Year, New News!

Been a while! Not much to report other than a new project is in progress. 🙂

Can’t say too much yet, other than it is going to be in print form, and I *really* hope I can get it done in time for the next convention/expo/whatever I attend. ^^ which will *hopefully* be Birmingham Comic Con in March!

Have a bit of a preview below in terms of some of the artwork and merchandise I’ve put together for the project. If you’re wanting to keep up with the day-to-day stuff, I’ve got a Twitter and a Tumblr account for doodles, and remember folks.. Be Awesome!

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Post-Convention Wrapup.

Busy weekend at Birmingham Memorabilia Expo! Met a lot of absolutely lovely people, did more commissions than I thought I would, and definitely considering hitting it up as a dealer again! 😀

Some of the commissions/art cards I did over the weekend (Terrible phone photos I’m afraid as I only managed to snap a quick shot before I either put them out on sale or their commissioner came to pick them up!):

A few of the art-cards are still available, should anybody be interested, the list is below:

-Sonic the Hedgehog.

-Mario.

-The Batman set, including Animated Series Robin, Arkham City videogame Batman + Joker, and Arkham Asylum videogame Riddler. Can be purchased as a set or seperately.

– Chewbacca + Han. Can be purchased as a set or seperately.

If interested, let me know and we can work something out! There may be freebies such as sketches/doodles for peeps who pick up any of these cards post-con. ^^ Hit me up: morti.mac AT gmail.com

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Summer artwork.

Some more art updates. Most of this work features characters that do not belong to me! The shark, and the stupid black cat with red hair, as always, are mine, the rest belong to their respective creators/owners. 🙂
Some of these images have transparent backgrounds.
I’m getting really into playing around and colouring my lineart these days.

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Personal Artwork.

Updating with some personal work, familar famous faces, close friends, doodles, and self portraits.

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