It’s hard to believe that I used to do most of my design and illustration by hand with pens, pencils and paper. It was such a tedious job, but until the old Adobe packages came rushing in I wouldn’t have known any better. I’m glad that I can do most of my illustrations digitally and straight on to the computer. But one forgets how long you’ve been doing this for and sometimes it’s good to go back to basics. I’m doing my best to step away from the computer, put pencil down to paper, retrace with pen and get the watercolors out. It’s by no means top-quality work but there’s something about having that physical final artwork in your hands that’s very gratifying.
Here’s two tattoo flash sheets that I’ve worked on and hopefully more to come.
We’ve been very fortunate to have Metal Hammer Magazine supporting us over the last couple of years and always asking us to help with their Paradise Festival posters and t-shirts, as well as their Metal Hammer Awards events.
This year was no different and they asked us for another viking-inspired t-shirt illustration.
They went with one of our other colour options but we’re rather fond of this one below.