The Word on the Street is… Pigeons!

A few months ago, I was contacted to make some artwork for the Word on the Street book festival.  Being a lover of books, I was very excited to take it on… even though it was due the next day ;)  To fit different layouts etc., the WOTS designers had to make changes to fonts, layout, and the artwork itself in some cases, but here is my original poster design (the white space was room for sponsors):

Rainbow pigeons!

Incidentally, I was attacked by a pigeon the next day.

13th September, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - 1 Comment

A Dino Punch-up at a Wedding

A picture I made as a gift for Dan of Size Five Games on the event of his wedding to his lovely bride Charlotte :D  May all your dino-punching days be splendid!


14th June, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - 2 Comments

The Little Mermaid, Part 3

The exciting conclusion to the Little Mermaid trilogy!  It’s like the other two, but bigger with more explosions! ;)

The castle of the sea king, based on coral.  I really tried throughout this project to keep everything very organic.

Somewhere, beyond the sea...

The Sea Witch’s lair.  Once again with the organic origins: her chair is a dolphin skeleton, her cauldron is a giant clam, and the lights are little phosphorescent fish trapped behind films (which you can’t really tell in this picture, but that was the idea behind it ;) )

She's the skinnier cousin of Ursula ;)

17th April, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off

The Little Mermaid, part 2

Here’s more selections from the Little Mermaid project :)

Character expressions:

Say cheese!

Character poses:

Strike a pose!

Maquette made from super sculpey:

There's also a painted version, but it looks TERRIBLE ;)

13th April, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - 2 Comments

The Little Mermaid, part 1

So… I’m back ;)

For anyone who visits here but not The IndieStone (and why would you do that? ;) ), the update of Project Zomboid has arrived!  It’s not fully official yet (we’re still squashing bugs), but if you can’t wait, you can download it here.

So here’s some stuff I’ve been up to on the non-PZ front in school: some concept art based on The Little Mermaid.  I went with the original Hans Christian Andersen version, which is really  a beautiful story and makes me cry every time ;)  I decided to make the mermaids more fish-like; a bit monstrous, but pretty in their own way.

Here’s a character lineup: the little mermaid (based on a copper-banded butterfly fish), the sea witch (angler fish), generic merman (royal blue tang), and the human form of the little mermaid.

It was number 3 who stole my seashells!

A character rotation of the little mermaid:

Rotations are a pain.And a closeup action shot!

Eyelashes, but no eyelids ;)More to come later!

16th March, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off

Three Pages

Well, here I am at the end of my semester, and I find myself updating for the first time since it started.  This blog format was supposed to make me post MORE :(

Here’s a sequence of 3 pages done for a children’s illustration course in which we illustrated an Aesop fable.  I did the North Wind and the Sun :)

spread #1

spread #2

spread #3

15th December, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off

Ahoy thar!

Wheee, end of second semester, and two more to go :)

A character design for a bloodthirsty harlot-turned-pirate.  I have more of her, but I like this one best :)


21st August, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - 3 Comments

I’m Tired of Looking at Me

I made about 5 self-portraits within the span of about two weeks…eep.  Anyhow, here’s one I finished tonight :)

Meeeee :O

Hopefully I can take a break from these for a while ;)

6th July, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - 8 Comments

Mona Lisa(ish) after Sophie Griotto (sorta)

It’s nearing the end of my first semester in my illustration program, and so I should have a small slew of things to post when I get some time.  For now, here’s a painting I did in which we were to reinterpret the Mona Lisa in the style of a different illustrator.  I chose the fantastic Sophie Griotto, whose lovely website you can visit here.  I couldn’t really capture her style, as I just couldn’t mimic the loose spontaneity of her work… it’s more of a weird hybrid between her art and my usual style.  If you ignore the point of the exercise, I think it turned out okay in itself ;)

Bonjour!Btw, I’m going to be erasing all my book reviews, as I highly doubt anyone really cares about my opinion on books, and I update my reviews so sporadically it just ruins the flow of the blog ;)

15th April, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off

To Fly…

You can do it, Mr. Beaverton! Just believe!

I'm getting a little teary-eyed...

I re-jigged this painting from one I did a few years ago.  Seeing the change is pretty neat–the original looked more like a falling groundhog than a flying beaver :D

29th March, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - 4 Comments

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