Holding on to Summer 2016

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It’s been a while and it may not be any design work but it will return one way or another. In the meantime I thought I’d share a few shots I took on our yearly ‘Holding on to Summer’ trip down to Cornwall.

Creative Mondays 221 – The Joker

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The Joker Silhouette Design

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

I took a break from the concept art style this week and went back to an old favourite. I started the DC Superhero collection this year and I couldn’t continue unless I added a super-villain and what better than the Joker himself? I went with a classic style on this one as that’s the iconic Joker I remember growing up.

DC have some pretty great villains (especially in the Batman comics) and I’ll probably put together a few of the Bat’s main enemies.

Creative Mondays 220 – Desert Valley

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What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

So this rounds off about a months worth of ‘concept art’ valley illustrations. I do have a few more sketches that I haven’t shared in this collection but for now I think I’ve got my set. I want to look back over the last few and see if there are any changes I can make and then put out the series. There’s a lot more to learn from this style but it’s great to have a play and see where it ends up.

Creative Mondays 219 – Ice Valley

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Ice Valley illustration

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

This ‘Valley’ or ‘Explorers’ set that I’ve been cooking up over the past weeks has my attention. I don’t want to try anything else at the moment until I’ve got all these ideas out.

This time around we’re going deep under the ice. It’s great to play around with the different textures that each setting has brought with it. There’s plenty more to come, I may take a week off of this stuff soon… maybe.

Creative Mondays 218 – Space Valley

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Space Valley Illustration

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Last week’s ‘concept art’ inspired me to continue working in the same way. Create something from a blank canvas and build upon the techniques that I’ve learned over the years of doing this. So my next step was space!

As with ‘The Valley’, this piece was created entirely within Photoshop with some references for the astronaut and the space buggy. I’ve got a few alternate version of this with different colours that I’d like to post up over the next few days. Stay tuned!

*UPDATE* Here are the other two alternates for this piece.

Space Valley Atlernate 1 illlustration

Space Valley Alternate 2 illustration