Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ned the Robot

I thought I should introduce you to my new character. This is Ned the Robot. He's just a tiny cute robot, who does cute stuff. I wanted to come up with something a little more simple and cute than most of the stuff I've been doing lately, not to mention he is a character that is completely my own. Its great fun doing designs based on cool stuff by other people but sometimes its good to see how people like stuff that just comes out of my brain! :)

So far I've managed to make quite a few Ned greeting cards which are available at my GreetingCardUniverse and Redbubble stores as well as a range of Ned gifts and homeware stuff at some of my other stores, including Redbubble, Society6, BoomBoomprints and Zazzle.

You can also get your hands on a completely unique, handmade Ned the Robot greeting card at my Etsy store. You just tell me what you want Ned to be doing or saying, and I'll draw up a special birthday card just for you.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Doodle Dojo Neatoshop Giveaway

Win yourself a free tee from my Neatoshop Store.
To celebrate me getting my Neatoshop Store up together, the very lovely guys there have let me run a giveaway. They will print and ship out free shirts to two lucky winners to anywhere in the world!

Entering couldn't be easier. All you need to do is visit my Neatoshop Store and pick your favourite design. Then head to my Facebook page, click like and leave a comment on the post I linked telling me which shirt you want to win. Share that post with your friends (you wouldn't want them to miss out would you?) and you are done. All that's left is to sit back and wait for me to pick a winner! You don't have long though, all entries must be in by July 8th (2014) so get yourself over there now.

Doodle Dojo on Neatoshop

Doodle Dojo on Facebook

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sketching and New Stores

Howl's Moving Castle Sketches on Etsy.
Its been a long time since I updated this blog again. I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that I am rubbish at blogging. Luckily I'm much better at keeping social media sites up to date. So if you like my pics and want to see more of them you should probably follow me in some other place. I've got a newsletter that I send out around once a month and there's a whole bunch of other sites you can follow me on. Like Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter and I'm even on Pinterest!

On to the art now though. I've been getting actual pens and paper out a bit more often recently. Its a nice change from a mouse and graphics tablet, you connect with the picture  in a whole different way. Not to mention the whole, get it right first time or live with your mistakes thing. There's no undo for a marker pen after all! Howl's Moving Castle is probably my favourite Studio Ghibli film. Everything in it is just beautifully drawn. If that doesn't inspire you when you are sitting with a sketchbook in your hand you have no chance. So I gave in to temptation and drew a few of my favourite scenes. I had to put them up on Etsy as there's only so much room for keeping things in my house. Which means you can head over there and check out, Howl and Sophie, the Moving Castle and Turnip Head in more detail.

I've got a store on Neatoshop now!
In other exciting news (for me at least!) I've been invited to open a store at Neatoshop. They are the geeky shop side of the Neatorama blog and they sell great quality T-shirts and other stuff at great prices. They even have free shipping in the US and you only have to spend $50 to get free shipping anywhere else in the world. I haven't got all my designs up there yet so keep checking!

Finally I have some good news coming up soon, so sign up to my newsletter to keep in the loop. The next one should be going out around June 6th 2014 so get signed up before then. There's a chance you could win an original sketch by me with absolutely no more effort than putting your email address and name in a form.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cornetto Anyone?

Anyone fancy a Cornetto? We've got Strawberry, Original and Mint.
The Cornetto Trilogy. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. They are such a classic series of films that I just had to draw something about them. So here's my tribute. Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost really did a great job with these parodies of their (and my) favourite movie genres. Its hard to pick a favourite out of them, and if you have one, I think its probably because you have a favourite type of movie that matches up. In fact, just thinking about which is my favourite is making me want to go and watch them all again. Just for research purposes obviously!

Anyway if you want to pay tribute  to your favourite (or maybe all of them?) you can get your hands on these designs at my DesignByHumans Store (Strawberry, Original and Mint) as well as the usual suspects, Redbubble (Strawberry, Original and Mint) and Society6 (Strawberry, Original and Mint). All the details are on the Doodle Dojo Store (Strawberry, Original and Mint).

You can also find some of my original sketches and some stickers and stuff on the Doodle Dojo Etsy Store. Sign up to my Newsletter to keep up with all the latest Doodle Dojo news.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Camelot Dogs

On second thought, lets not go to Camelot. It's a silly place.
One of these days I'm going to remember to update this site more often. But today is (probably) not that day! Until then you are just going to have to put up with random updates when I  feel like it. And today is one of those days!

So here is a Monty Python design for you. King Arthur and his band of adventurers off on a mission to retrieve the Holy Grail. They aren't really as cool as the guys from Pulp Fiction, but regardless I thought they would look pretty good in this classic movie poster pose. They certainly are off on a mission that goes horribly wrong and has unexpected consequences for everyone involved though.

This isn't the only Python design I've done you know. You can find Bicycle Repairman, The Larch, Stop That It's Silly! and Basil's Fury over on Redbubble or Society6.

Camelot Dogs is available at Redbubble and Society 6 on a variety of cool stuff including T-shirts, phone cases, greeting cards, posters and even Mugs.

I also now have a Doodle Dojo Stores at Design By Humans and Teepublic where you can get a selection of my designs. I'll be adding more all the time, but do ask if you would like to see a particular design at a particular store.