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.