My Folksy shop has now been restocked with ALL the card designs I have left. A lot of these won’t or can’t be repeated in future so grab them before they’re gone.
If you’re interested in commissioning a piece, I have some slots available at the moment. Just drop me a message by following the ‘Commissions’ link to the left.
Here’s a couple of recent commission pieces –
Simplistic portrait, £10 each til September 1st.
For complex and art nouveau pieces please contact me for an estimate.
Tattoo of the phrase “An awful lot of running to do” in Gallifreyan.
What??!?!? by =phantoms-siren on deviantART
Last week I went to see The Ladykillers in the West End just before it closed. I wrote a blog post about it, but since it has a lot of content about chronic pain, I put it in my other WordPress site rather than here. If you’d like to know what I thought of the show, or have an insight into my life, please take a look. I met Ben Miller, he was nice, there’s a picture in the blog post.
If you’re not interested, then I’ll just say it was awesome, but this picture sums up how I’ve felt for the last six days.
OctoSquidy Investigates by =phantoms-siren on deviantART
Jawn! I deduce that you were recently in Afganistan, that limp is psychosomatic and you should make me a cup of tea!
Those of you with your own WordPress site will no doubt be familiar with the stats graphs on the Dashboard page. Generally I just glance at it when I log on and for the last six months its been pottering along at about 500 views per month. But when I logged in on Wednesday I noticed that the graph looked strange. I’d gone from 67 views the day before to over 350 so far for Wednesday (ended up over 470, which was my monthly average). I’d never looked at the “Referrers” section before (I’m new to WordPress and a bit clueless) and was surprised to see both StumbleUpon and The Steampunk Tribune in the list.
So first of all,many thanks to the person who Stumbled me! Also thank you to anyone who has come here from StumbleUpon and taken the time to look around, I really appreciate it!!
Secondly, a huge amount of thanks are due to the staff at The Steampunk Tribune, both for mentioning my desktops and for the incredibly flattering article they posted about my art. Thanks also to Steampunk News for posting the same article. It means a great deal to me, I’m still blushing about being called “one of the signature artists of Steampunk”.
Ok, I’ll stop sounding like an Oscar acceptance speech now. The Airship Pirates RPG went on sale at GenCon at 1pm on friday and sold out in minutes. However, the book is still available to order from the Abney Park Marketplace (Autographed by Captain Robert too!), and for those in Europe who might not want to deal with US shipping times, it’s available from the Cubicle7 UK store. Copies bought from Cubicle7 aren’t autographed though 😦
To celebrate I’m planning a competition or giveaway of some kind in the next week or so. If you have any suggestions for how I should run it, please let me know in the comments 🙂
Considering this is an artist’s blog, I haven’t blogged much about art have I? Well I have several excuses, some of them are even good excuses!
So in order they are –
- I can’t actually talk about the main project I’ve been slaving over for the last 2 months.
- Portal2 came out on at the end of April and I got a bit obsessed. Plus I’m really slow at computer games.
- I’ve injured by right thumb and can’t hold a pen for long.
- There was an amazing episode of Doctor Who written by Neil Gaiman and it may have fused by brain.
- Have I mentioned Portal 2 yet?
- I’ve been working on lots of secret commissions. And this is one of them!
Young Adventurers by *phantoms-siren on deviantART
Wow, babies are surprisingly hard to draw!!
There has also been a return of the squidy fellow, I don’t know where he found the penny farthing or where he could be going in such a hurry, but I’m most curious about how that hat stays on! Really pleased this got added by the Fancysaurus and Tentacles groups on deviantart, always makes me happy when other people like my work enough to want to feature it.
OctoFarthing by *phantoms-siren on deviantART
Speaking of Portal 2 I made this as an experiment in pen control. Due to my hand injuries this was created mostly by holding the pen in my fist rather than with thumb and forefingers. Also used as many workpath tool tricks as I could think of. It’s based on the character of Caroline from the game. You should play it. It’s hilarious.
Say Goodbye, Caroline by *phantoms-siren on deviantART
Similarly this was an experiment following an online tutorial.
Autonomous Collective by *phantoms-siren on deviantART