As is usual with me my mind has been buzzing with ideas left right and centre lately. Mostly involving Cornelius and all things Zombot. The latest idea is this little chap below. It needs a bit of work as this only the prototype. Ideally I think a bit of Steam punkification is called for but at the end of the day it depends what you guys think. Would anybody out there be interested in one off original Zombot Iphone cases.?! If so let me know and I'll get something sorted. More projects to follow shortly in the build up to Thought Bubble.
I have recently been experimenting with Sketch cards and Letraset Promarkers. For those who don't know sketch cards are 2.5inch by 3.5 inch pieces of Bristol board. They're great fun to work with being so small and I absolutely luuuuurve Promarkers now I've been playing around with them. Promarkers are effectively felt tip pens, however because of the special alcohol based ink they behave almost like watercolours. This means they are great for blending as well as being really practical to carry around. Below are some of my first experiments.
I'm thinking of selling some cards in the Emporium at some point so if you have any requests for pictures please feel free to drop me a message here and I'll see what I can do.
Today is a momentous occasion for me as I received the stock of my first ever comic back from the printers. 'The Intrepid Endeavours of Cornelius Blow' is a physical thing!!! It feels incredible finally getting to hold the first step of this journey into comics in my grubby little hand.
This means I now have all my stock ready to take to NORCON and to Thought Bubble. It also means that the comic and the zombot prints will be all up in the emporium very soon. Also I will be running a competition over the weekend at some point to win a signed copy of the comic and a signed zombot picture. So keep your eyes open for how to win.
As I'm sure you already know I've made a vow that this year I get things properly into motion as an illustrator. This plan is two fold. Firstly I will be exhibiting at a couple of cons later on in the year, and. Secondly I will be setting up a store on this website to sell some of my creative wares. Over the weekend I have been working on the first of the greetings card ideas I've had. So without further a do I present to you the Burlesque greetings card.
Now this is the prototype so the finished product will be a much higher finish. However What does anyone think?!?! Is this the sort of greetings card anyone would be interested in buying?!?!? Feel free to drop me an email or pester me on twitter @elblondino if you want to know more.
Im Mike aka Elblondino. Im a Father, Husband, and Creative Geek.