This began as a Huesday sketch, but I liked it enough I decided to polish it up a bit more :) Complete metamorphosis is really a mind-boggling thing…
30th July, 2014 - Posted by MashPotato - No Comments
Every Tuesday, Ben Chandler and I host #Huesday on Twitter at 21:00 ET, where people of all art skill levels and backgrounds create artwork in one hour or less based on a random theme determined just as the hour starts. It’s a good way to not only force yourself to practice, but also to have some creative fun–you should join in! Yes, YOU!
Here are some of the entries that I’m particularly fond of, for various reasons ;)
RUST – 1 hour
WEATHER – 30 min
QUALITY – 1 hour
THRILL – 15 min
I’m still not very quick, but Huesday has helped me practice getting the important things down first :)
29th July, 2014 - Posted by MashPotato - No Comments
It’s been a long time since I painted a dragon. There was a time in my childhood when that was ALL I DREW ;)
Btw, I’ve turned off commenting on this blog because I was getting loads of spam. If you’d like to get in contact with me or leave a comment, please tweet me!
26th July, 2014 - Posted by MashPotato - No Comments
I don’t just develop indie games, I play ‘em too! Here’s some fanart of some indie titles I’ve enjoyed :D
Zoya, from Trine/Trine 2 by Frozenbyte:
Gomo, from Gomo by Fishcow Studio
The Carrot Wearing a Hat from Card City Nights, by Ludosity
A Laser Squid from SYNSO: Squid Harder by Rob Fearon :D
14th May, 2014 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off
You know, you look away from your blog for a second, then you look back to clear some spam and you realize it’s been months since you’ve updated and you feel ashamed… or at least, I do ;)
I’m going to try to update this place with some more recent work, but I’ll spread it over a few days. Since these three are on a similar theme, they’ll go together:
“Lady With Lobster on Head”: A pixel piece for the 2013 Secret Santa at Pixelation. 12 colours. I’m showing it at original size, and 2x after the break because I think that’s the size that looks best :)
And some quick paintings I did for for daily challenges by Sketch Dailies on Twitter :) The themes were “Ursula” and “Mermaid”. Ursula, from a happier, cuter time:
And a gothy mermaid:
7th May, 2014 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off
I felt like it had been too long since I painted anything, so I tried to shake off some rust by making some fanart of the bendy, Escher-y, mind-addling game The Bridge :)
The full quote (by Escher) is: ‘“It sometimes seems to me that we are all afflicted with an urge and have a longing for the impossible. The reality around is too common, too dull, too ordinary for us. We hanker after the unnatural, the supernatural, that which does not exist… We long for a miracle!”
31st August, 2013 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off
Is that the correct French? Probably not ;)
Well, I finished these ages ago and had forgotten to post them–portraits of my guinea pigs Hugo and Lola!
28th July, 2013 - Posted by MashPotato - 2 Comments
A portrait I painted of Pancho, my sister’s little black shih tzu dog. The descriptors are mostly in-jokes ;)
He really does sit like a teddy bear, btw (when he’s being good, or at least acting like he’s being good so that we’ll give him treats ;) )
27th December, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off
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):
Incidentally, I was attacked by a pigeon the next day.
13th September, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - 1 Comment
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