Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Depressed Snail

A very depressed snail
This is one unhappy snail. I get the impression that he's had a particularly bad day today. You know the sort of thing. Your keys go missing, you forget to take any money for your lunch, you miss the bus. The sort of day you would rather forget. Well this otherwise perfectly ordinary snail has had one of those days and he doesn't appreciate people just looking at him at the end of it.

I think that all snails feel like this the whole time. Don't really know why, must just be something about the way the carry themselves (and their shells). What would a snail actually get depressed about though? Its such along way to that leaf? I hate crawling over concrete? Oh no they've put those pellet things down again?

Anyway this happy little fella is taken and modified from the Snail Stampede banner I did for Creaturemag. The reason he's up here today is that I've added myself to RedBubble and this guy is my first upload. Go along and check him out!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Free Phone Wallpaper

I've got a freebie for everyone out there. Android and iPhone wallpapers in fire and rain colours.

These are free for you to use on your own phone but please don't redistribute them without permission. Do feel free to get everyone you know who might like one to come and get their own though! Get on over to the Free Stuff page to see all the options.

These are set up in the most common size for Android phones but there are a lot out there. If you need a different size, or even a different colour, I'm open to persuasion. Just leave a comment here or get hold of me on Twitter or Facebook. I'd love to hear from you anyway!

Just in case you want to go 'all over' with these patterns, there are iPad and iPhone cases available at the Doodle Dojo Store with the same design on them. Get them while they're hot! (or possibly cool depending on which is your favourite.)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dastardly Dog

Dastardly Dog is not cute
Dogs are usually thought of as cute, cuddly, obedient, happy, man's best friend and all that stuff. Not Dastardly Dog. He's bad tempered, mean, moody and doesn't do what he's told. In fact even Barbara Woodhouse would probably give up on this one. As you can see, not your usual dog at all, and I'm not just talking about the shape of his head. Or the fact that he's purple. Don't ask why, he just is ok? Just don't try to pet him if he's not in the mood, those teeth are sharp! So if you would like a dog that's a bite out of the ordinary (I know, I know, classic stuff!) then this is the one for you.

You can get loads of Dastardly Dog stuff at the Doodle Dojo Store. There are T-shirts, hats, badges and more. Get along there and see what suits you.

Update: The Dastardly Dog mouse mat got picked as one of 'Todays Best' on Zazzle! Hurry along and have a look while he's in the Awards Showcase.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Snail Stampede on Creaturemag

Snail Stampede, run for your life!

I call this one Snail Stampede, for obvious reasons! Not really sure if snails can have a stampede though? There should be a proper word for a herd(?) of unstoppable snails. Kind of like a murder of crows, a cete of badgers or a flange of baboons. Anyway, I'm not sure what it is that the terrifying horde of snails is running from, but you do not want to cross their path. They will mow you down, without a second thought.

Anyway, after I finished doodling away, I submitted it to Creaturemag, the online art magazine, who have kindly accepted it and are now using my doodle as a banner on their site (thanks guys!) Its in rotation with some other great art so keep visiting the site every day and you'll spot it soon. There is plenty of other artwork and music to keep you occupied while you are there! Here it is in place if you don't get lucky enough to see it first time.

Creaturemag online art magazine

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Voodoo Doll

Voodoo Doll
According to horror movies voodoo dolls are a magical way of getting at people in all sorts of horrible ways. You stick a pin (or several) in a voodoo doll and the person it represents feels the pain. Sounds a bit nasty really! Of course it turns out that isn't the truth as far as real life is concerned. Voodoo isn't interested in hurting anyone very much and certainly not by using dolls with sharp things stuck in them.

But forgetting all that, this little guy is just drawn for sticking pins in. Large pins. Probably more like knitting needles really, but thats not nearly as scary (or as sharp) as pins. He is guaranteed not to cause anyone pain, as long as you don't stick pins in him while you're wearing the T-shirt. Health & Safety first people!

Voodoo doll T-shirts, hats, bags, badges and cards available at the Doodle Dojo store.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wacky Witch Doctor

Wacky Witch Doctor Mask
This is the wacky witch doctor. I'm not too sure what it is that makes him wacky now I look at it again. He's probably got a really crazy sense of humour or something. Of course being a witch doctor also means that he's an expert in scaring away evil spirits and stuff like that. Not to mention an expert in crazy looking eyes and fiendish grimaces.

Apparently witch doctor is a european term and is not really meant to be used for african spiritual healers. This sort of mask would have been worn by a shaman, but sometimes you just have to go with the more popular usage. Especially when you only realise afterwards.

Lots of witch doctor stuff at the Doodle Dojo store.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Monster Hunter

The Monster Hunter
New work today!

This is the fearless monster hunter, hot on the trail of the fearsome monsters that are terrorising the local village. Will he ever find them? Probably not to be honest, they know what they're up to when it comes to avoiding people. Will the hunter get eaten? Again, most likely not, these guys are not really the terrorising types. But if you leave any cakes unguarded, you'll be forever wondering what happened to them. And the monsters will be getting a little fatter. I like to think of the hunter being similar to the guy from Jumanji, but with more bluster and less skill.

This is a pen drawing, scanned and coloured in Photoshop. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards at Doodle Dojo
You can now get hold of some birthday cards at the Doodle Dojo store. They all have a customisable message inside so that you can say exactly what you want to the lucky person who is going to receive them. And of course they have a range of cool characters on the front.

You can get Killer Space Slug, Epic Mummy, Voodoo Doll, Bonkers Bat, Scary Samurai, Funky Skull, Groovy Ghost, Awesome Zombie and Frankenstein's Monster cards. (phew!)

Take a look at these cards and loads more stuff on the store.