Friday, October 18, 2013

Solo Smuggling and Wizard of Who

Wizard of Who and Solo Smuggling
Its been a little while since I got around to posting here! I (probably) won't leave it as long next time, its just that I've been busy. Busy getting some designs done and getting in contact with some people who want to sell my designs. This is basically a long winded way of saying that two of my designs, Wizard of Who and Solo Smuggling are up for sale for $12 right now.

Wizard of Who is at BlueBoxTees until the end of October 22nd and Solo Smuggling is at CosmosTees until the end of October 20th. So all you Whovians and Star Wars fans looking for a new T-shirt can get your hands on those for a bargain price for a little while.

When the sales are over both of these designs will still be available through Redbubble and Society6 along with a whole bunch of other stuff. I've also started a store at Teepublic so look out for more designs appearing there!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ring Yang

Bilbo, Gollum and the Ring
Well its been a little while since I got around to posting here! Here's a design I did a little while ago when I was in a Tolkien sort of a mood. Bilbo and Gollum seemed to be opposite enough in their characters to make this sort of idea work. And of course it ends up that both are needed to complete the story of the ring.

As always this design is available on T-shirts, iPhone cases and all sorts of other stuff at Redbubble and Society6. Check out the Doodle Dojo Store for all the info an lots of other designs.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Would You Like a Jelly Baby?

Well would you?
Doctor Who has a very long history. One of the best of the many actors who played the part (in my opinion) is Tome Baker. The fourth Doctor was a pretty odd character and had some pretty good fashion sense. For an alien. I got a DVD of one of the fourth Doctors adventures for my birthday and of course after watching that I had to get out the sketchpad and get to doodling. It was The Ark in Space and despite a number of classic scenes of terror (and bubble wrap) it was the ending that inspired me most. As usual, just as everything is being sorted out, the Doctor says his goodbyes and offers everyone a Jelly Baby. Well what else could I do except draw a little something based on his catchphrase?

Available on Society6 and Redbubble as always. Check out the Doodle Dojo Store for all the links you need.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hershel's Walker Barn

We've got more walkers than we know what to do with!
Do you need somewhere to store your loved ones while we work out away to cure them? Hershel has the knowhow to keep them safe and well fed. All we need then is a qualified genetic biologist or two and a fully equipped lab and we'll be able to restore them to normal. Probably. Unless there's a fire or something.

It took me a while but I finally caught up with the Walking Dead. And obviously once I did it inspired me to put pen to paper. Hershel's barn was a big enough moment to stick in my head pretty firmly. Once that other famous barn (belonging to Al McWhiggin) popped into my mind I knew I had to put them together.

Available on Redbubble and Society6. All the details are on the Doodle Dojo Store.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Craggy Island Gothic

Father Ted and Father Dougal at the Parochial House
I've been watching a fair bit of Father Ted again lately. Great show, so sad it ended like it did. I would have loved to see what Dermot Morgan could, and should, have gone on to do next. Something about Ted and Dougal suggested that they would be perfect for a re-working of Grant Wood's classic American Gothic, so that's what I did. Obviously with those two the severe pose of the original had to go in favour of a confused expression for Ted and a surprised one for Dougal. There are very few times when Dougal isn't surprised by something. Such as the sky, or the ground, or by the fact that other people turn up and tell him that he is a preist.

This one is also available on Society6 and Redbubble and you can find all the details on the Doodle Dojo Store.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ripley & Hicks Exterminators

Ripley and Hicks, for when its not just another bug hunt.
If Ripley and Hicks had survived the journey home from LV426 I like to think they would have set up in business. After all they both had extensive experience of dealing with unwanted visitors. Hicks had certainly been on a few bug hunts before. And despite every paycheck being a fortune in the corps, I'm sure he would have preferred to work for himself after his latest experience of someone else being in command. Besides they always have the ultimate backup plan. Take off and nuke the whole site from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.

I wanted to make this one into a bit of an old fashioned logo. I'm beginning to think I have a bit of a thing for victorian style logo design, so it got out the pencil and started working on a nice chunky type treatment and it sort of struck me that the texture and pattern would be the thing to make this work properly. So a bit of H.R. Giger research later, I came up with some ideas of how to give it that extra-terrestrial edge that it needed.

This one is (surprisingly) available on Redbubble and Society6 right now with all the details available on the Doodle Dojo Store. Don't forget to stop by my Facebook page to keep up with my latest designs and sketches.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Anti-Grav Olympics 2074

Anti-grav Olympics
Now that Doctor Who is on a break until November I thought I'd better post up some more Who designs. This one is right back to episode one, 'The Bells of St. John'. Quite often the Doctor mentions things that don't make it into the show and this one just leapt out at me and said make me into a logo. So I did. He may have come last but it was probably because he had to take a detour to save the world or something. You know how it is.

As always this one is available at Redbubble and Society6. Check out the Doodle Dojo Store for more info.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Doodle Dojo Etsy Shop

Doctor Who Villains. Available in the Doodle Dojo Etsy Store.
I've been doing a lot of actual proper sketches lately (on paper and everything!). So rather than cluttering up my house, which already contains lots of my drawings, I thought I would offer them to you. So I've opened the Doodle Dojo Etsy store. This is my opening selection, as you can see I'm in a bit of a Doctor Who mood right now. I did have a Boba Fett picture up there too but its already sold so I won't bother to show that to you guys.

All these sketches are on nice thick A5 cartridge paper and hand drawn by me with a rather nice India Ink brush marker. I will be adding more as I get time to do them and of course if people show an interest in owning them!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Strawberry Cornetto

Want anything from the shop?
Thought I would go back to a great movie for some inspiration this time. Shaun of the Dead is one of those great movies that really puts a new spin on a (sometimes) overdone genre. The way Shaun manages to not notice the zombie apocalypse until it literally stumbles into his living room is probably the same way I would work out what's happening. Very silly indeed. So here's Shaun and Ed getting ready to defend themselves from a zombie horde by topping up on frozen snacks.

I don't quite know how Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright managed to come up with the 'Three flavours cornetto triology' but I can't wait to see part three. I think I may have to try and get a Hot Fuzz doodle done before The World's End appears too.

You can probably guess already that this design is available on all sorts of cool stuff at Redbubble and Society6. Get to the Doodle Dojo Store for all the info.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ood One Out at Limiteed!

Ood One Out at Limiteed April 20-21
Its been a little while since I got round to posting here. Sorry about that! But I'm back with some good news if you are a Whovian. This design - Ood One Out - is going up for print at That means you can get your hands on it for the bargain price of £8 or €10 or even $12. Its only up for 24 hours, starting at 11pm UK time (6pm Eastern & 3pm Pacific) on April 20th, which means you have to hurry so what are you waiting for!

Obviously this makes it a very full Doctor Who weekend for me, with a new episode on as well, so I thought I'd up the Whovian stakes even more by giving away a drawing. Head over to my Facebook page and I'll put a post up when the shirt goes on sale. Share it and comment and you could win this Silent sketch! That can't be a bad deal can it? :)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Stop That!

It started out as a nice little sketch of Graham Chapman and now it's just silly.
As you know by now, Monty Python is one of my favourite shows and the Colonel is one of those classic characters that made the show great. I was trawling through some old time adverts and posters looking for some inspiration (as you do!) and I came across the Lord Kitchener recruitment poster. His incredibly humourless face just matched up perfectly with Graham's. I was quite surprised that no-one seemed to have done this before, but I'm not going to complain about that!

This design is (as always) available on T-shirts, prints, ipad cases and more at Redbubble and Society6. All the details can be found on the Doodle Dojo Store.

I am available for any of your illustration needs as well, you can get in contact on the about me page.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

General Grievous

General Grievous, Doodle Dojo style. are having a Star Wars dark side competition, so naturally I had to get involved. General Grievous is one of those characters that gets a bit of a bad press, which is a shame, because he looks awesome. Not to mention that in the Clone Wars he is awesome. So I thought I'd try and do my bit to make him a bit more awesome. The added bonus is that if this shirt gets enough votes, there is a chance that it will get made into an officially licensed Star Wars design. If you can spare a few moments to send a score my way it would be very much appreciated! Just click through to WeLoveFine to vote.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Utopia Jetset

Where is Jessica Hyde?

"Most torturers tend to have their favorite areas of the body to work on. Genitals, teeth, soles of the feet. With me… it’s the eyes." I don't know how many people saw the awesome show Utopia on British TV recently but I did and I loved it. So I thought I would do a design based on it. I've always liked the simplicity of Jetset style shirts so this was my opportunity to give it a go. You just need a really memorable bit of text to make it work, and to me this was the most memorable scene in the entire series. If you haven't seen it I really recommend giving it a go, its violent and thought provoking and visually fantastic.

If you have already seen it and want to get yourself the shirt, head on over to Redbubble or Society 6 to get hold of it. All the details are on the Doodle Dojo Store.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Solo Smuggling

Captain Solo runs the best smuggling operation in the galaxy.
Captain Solo's Smuggling is the best in the galaxy. Ideal for those times when you need to avoid 'imperial entanglements' (that does cost you a little extra though). Time sensitive deliveries are a speciality, if you need to get stuff delivered in twelve parsecs or less, he's the man to trust.

I haven't done anything Star Wars related for a while so when I came up with an idea for making a logo for Solo Smuggling I thought I may as well go for it. I started out working on modern corporation style logos but as I carried on sketching it started to turn into something a bit more old fashioned and typographic. I got a bit carried away with the filigree patterning as well, which was fun to do once you get properly in the zone!

This one is available on light and dark backgrounds at Redbubble and Society6. All the details are at the Doodle Dojo Store.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dalek DIY

Back to Doctor Who again! Sometimes I just can't help myself, especially when I get a ridiculous idea like this one. Besides I haven't drawn a Dalek for a design before. At least not a proper Dalek, I'm not sure human Daleks count. I was just thinking about how cool Daleks are when I started wondering what ordinary parts of life would be the most difficult as a wheeled robot alien with no opposable thumbs. This is one of the most mundane things I could think of really. It doesn't matter to me that Daleks can hover really, it still amuses me regardless!

If you like slightly confused Daleks, this design is available in all the usual places. That's Redbubble and Society6 with all the details on the Doodle Dojo Store.

In other news, I mentioned that I had a print picked for a T-shirt site last week. Well now I can let you know that Nerd Britannia is the design that has been picked at to go on sale on February the 24th to the 26th. So mark your diaries as it will be only $11 for those three days which, I'm sure you will agree, is a bargain. (Its only £17 including shipping in proper UK money!)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Doodle Weapon

Doodling can be a dangerous game.
Bit of a different one for this week's post. As you probably know if you look at my blog regularly (there must be some of you right?) I post my designs under the name Doodle Dojo. I created a logo when I first started and used it for almost everything I could, that was nearly two years ago now. So I thought it was about time I made myself something new. I started having a bit of a think about how I could combine Doodling and Dojos in a simple visual way and it didn't take too long to come up with this. Doodling nunchukas. I was pleased enough with the result to post it up as a design in its own right.

Which means (of course!) that you can get hold of it on my Redbubble and Society6 stores (details on the Doodle Dojo Store as always). You will also see it as my avatar on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Deviant Art and everywhere else you can find me on the internet (once I get around to changing them all). So get used to seeing it. Today Blogger, tomorrow the world! (well possibly tomorrow, perhaps the day after.)

A quick PS as well. One of my designs, I can't mention which one yet, has been picked to appear on on the 24-25-26 of February. Which is obviously pretty cool for me! More info closer to the time.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Samurai Nightmare

Sam Lowry's nemesis from the movie Brazil
Have you ever seen Terry Gilliam's movie Brazil? If so you probably recognise this samurai warrior from Sam's dreams. Apparently he represents the bureaucracy and oppression of Sam's working life and his ultimate realisation that he is actively oppressing himself. Alternatively he is the bad-ass metal samurai trying to lop off Sam's head and trying to steal his girl. Needless to say, Sam eventually defeats him. I won't go on about it because otherwise you'll have no reason to watch the film.

I wanted to give this an old-fashioned woodcut or etching feel. Lots of hatching later I think it came across pretty well. The colours started out as tones of red and orange but I had a good play around and found this little combo. It reminds me of willow pattern plates and I thought that fit pretty well with the subject matter. Funny how the original idea can be changed so much by seeing it in physical form.

As usual you can get hold of this design on prints, posters, stickers, T-shirts and other stuff at Society6 and Redbubble. All the details are at the Doodle Dojo Store.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

No.1 The Larch

Useful information from Monty Python
This is (as it should be) a bit of a silly one. I don't really know what got me thinking about Monty Python but I always like the ridiculous, seemingly unconnected, in between bits. "How to recognise different trees from quite a long way away," is one of those bits that always makes me wonder where the Pythons' came up with it. Is there a book somewhere in the world with this title? Perhaps there is a whole series broken down into volumes covering all the major continents (except Antartica of course, it would be very empty)? Has anyone ever needed to identify a tree from quite a long way away?

Regardless if you want to get a head start on recognising trees make sure you get hold of this design. Its available from Redbubble and Society6 on T-shirts, prints, iPhone cases and stickers. All the details are on the Doodle Dojo Store.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ood One Out

One of these Ood is doing his own thing, one of these Ood is not the same
Can you spot the Ood one out? Hold on, what was I talking about? Why is there an empty space? What are these pen marks doing all over my arm?

As you can see I am continuing on with my recent Doctor Who obsession. It was one of those moments, (not really 'eureka' but along those lines) when I realised that Ood is a very similar word to odd. From that realisation to thinking of an odd one out design with Ood (oods?) in it was just seconds. Then I obviously had to set about actually doing it, which took considerably longer.

I also got a bit carried away and decided to do one with a human dalek in it. Just because they look a bit similar to Ood in a funny sort of way.

The Silent version is available on Redbubble and Society6. So is the Dalek version (Redbubble and Society6) and all the details are on the Doodle Dojo Store (Dalek and Silent).

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Evil Snow

Snow is usually so pretty, then Doctor Who comes along and spoils it.

You might (or might not) know that I like a bit of Doctor Who. The Christmas special is one of the best bits of Christmas TV for me and this years was no exception. The Snowmen was a great story and of course introducing a new companion is always good. For some reason though the bit that struck me most was the snowflake with the horrible face zooming toward the camera on some of the scene changes. Who thinks that stuff up? It made me want to do my own version and so here it is.

This one is already up on Society6 and Redbubble, check on the Doodle Dojo store for all the details.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Death comes to us all in the end
Terry Pratchett's Discworld is one of those things that everyone really should know about. If you haven't read any of it I highly recommend getting hold of a book or several and getting stuck in. One of the characters that makes a lot of appearances (as well as starring in several books himself) is Death. As usual for a grim reaper, he uses and scythe and rides a horse. Not a skeletal horse, they are too uncomfortable apparently, but a white horse called Binky. He is also a big fan of cats and talks in small caps.

This is my idea of what he looks like. I'm enjoying do these overly ornate borders, I think I might have to do some more! Its good for getting in other references and just some extra stuff to keep the eyes busy.

This design (along with a whole bunch of others) is available at Redbubble and Society6. You can find all the details you need over at the Doodle Dojo Store.