Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Fridge Magnets With My Popular Fantasy Art Designs!

Over at cafepress there are some products that seem to be more popular than others and a select few items really get more sales than others too.

One of my best sellers is the fridge magnets with my various fantasy art designs on them, I try and do about 3 - 4 new designs in a week if I can.

Here's my best seller at the moment.

Dark Grim Reaper Of Death Fridge Magnet Dark Death Reaper

Also there are other sought after gift ideas that are really in demand with collectors, so it's well worth creating an account with cafepress, so as to get your designs out there, of course there are other ways of promoting your art online and you shouldn't stick to one method alone.

Buttons or Badges - With Unique Designs

Dark Grim Reaper Of Death Button
Dark Death Reaper Button Design

Dark Grim Reaper Of Death Sticker
Dark Death Reaper Sticker Design

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Inspired By Boris Vallejo Paintings

Boris Vallejo~ Boris Vallejo Postcard~ Tattoo~ Approx 4" x 6"

I often look at the professional fantasy artists work, often available in the form of books and art prints for valid reference on fantasy art.

Magnificent paintings that look realistic in terms of photo realistic skin tones and photo referenced paintings that most professional artists use.

Boris Vallejo brings to his work a lot of experience with his compositions and concept creations, teaming up with his wife Julie Bell also makes quite a tag team of more excellent paintings combined between them.

It's from these professional artists that we can learn more from and their art should be studied by us to gain a better understanding of how to...not necessarily drawn and paint exactly like them, but take our own piece of inspiration from them and create our own ways of creating fantastic fantasy art.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

A Few Random Sketches

A lot of the times sketches and drawings just look ok to add to your portfolio as they are, but I would keep these to a minimum as you want your absolute best work to shine, not half finished ideas and concepts.
A Dragon Idea Sketch

Dragon drawing is another favourite of mine, this dragon drawing was a simple pencil sketch which was to illustrate a how to draw dragons tutorial that I am still building now.

An Evil Demon Drawing

Demonic tattoos are very popular even today, the requirements are that they include tribal design elements that really make your tattoos look professional, I'm a huge fan of demonic fantay art and I always strive to draw this art genre as much as I can.

A Screaming Skull Design

Another tattoo concept that is widely popular is the image of skulls, they define the picture of death, much like the art of the grim reaper, it is an icon of the tattoo age that has stood the test of time and is the most sought after choice of people wanting tattoos.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

More Tentacle Demons

Demonic tentacle shaded pencil art

Tentacle demons are a particular favourite of mine to draw, as I have been inspired by many horror films and other genre comic book stuff, for me these drawings of evil just resonate for me, as most of my drawings can be used as tattoos or the first ideas in creating tattoo designs.

Evil Demon Art

Rotten skull drawn in biro

Rotten skull biro ink drawing

The rotten skulls is another design for one of my cafepress online stores, and it is part of my Skull series, every week for the next year I will be uploading a new skull design on my cafepress stores, and it all starts with this one.

Skull designs are pretty popular, especially in the area of tattoo design.

Rotten Skull Design