Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

My Little Pony: Equestria girls mini - First wave.

Paid work.

I'm extremely proud to have modelled these great toys from Hasbro! It's so rewarding seeing them on the shelves, and they are great clients to work with. Lots more on the way too.

Concepts by Hasbro. MLP: Equestria Girls is owned by Hasbro.


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Personal work.

I'm a big fan of Japanese pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and I was inspired to do this pic of her, featuring an colourful outfit and aesthetic of my own design.
It has a mix of traditional Japanese elements like Noren curtains, Shinto robes, temple bells and ropes, Happi coats and Shide paper streamers, all mixed with the modern idol style and vivid decora culture Kyary is known for.



















As well as her imaginitive music videos, I used many photos for reference, like these:

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Merry Trixmas 2015

Happy christmas, folks, and thanks a lot for your continued support!
 
 
 

Friday, 30 October 2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Lee

Personal work.

This is my lovely friend Lee! We met at the drawing classes I go to, and I was inspired to do a pic of her.

You can check out Lee's illustration work here:
https://www.facebook.com/HybridDesire?fref=ts


Here's Lee getting a first look!


Monday, 6 July 2015

Marielle - summer

Personal work.

Another picture of one of my favourite people - my friend Marielle.
I tried to make it more stylised and illustrative than the last one I did, and make it a full body one with a narrative as well. We both like similar music, and the last time I saw her was at a music festival, so I figured I'd do a nice summery one with a festival setting.

You can check out Marielle's painting work here:
https://mariellereuser.wordpress.com/


Here are some photo references i used for her outfit, pose, setting and face.
 


















Here is the previous portrait I did of Marielle back in 2013:

http://andrewhickinbottom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/marielle.html



Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Angular Annie

Personal work.

I have always been fascinated with tangents, angles and alignment in illustrations of the human form, and I wanted to try and create a pinup full of these things, inviting the eye to explore it.
It was a challenge, as I forcibly restricted myself to just 4 angles, and tried to make as many things as possible echo and align with other shapes across the figure.
I chose a photo of the model Marie Devilreux as a starting inspiration, and ended up with a homage to the Bettie Page style retro pinup look. I did it entirely in 3Ds Max with flat, layered polygon shapes.
Special thanks to Maria Picassó - Illustration for her inspiring great work and advice!





Friday, 5 June 2015

Benedict

Personal work.

I was watching Sherlock, and felt compelled to do a rendition of Benedict Cumberbatch and his fascinating face!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Final frontier Maria

Another pic of my friend Maria, AKA Swedish fetish model Fuchsia.
She's a pretty big Star Trek fan!

Her modelling page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fuchsia/154691121272180?fref=ts



Monday, 18 May 2015

Hero Hustle

Paid work.

Characters I made in 2013 for a new mobile game called 'Hero Hustle'. These were a lot of fun to do!

It is available on IOS. No Android version as of yet.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id960335712?mt=8

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBqPBMRzhQ&feature=youtu.be


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Kitty Kay - Got milk?

I did another latex pinup of one of my favourite models - Kay Morgan.
It was relatively quick to do since i already had a rigged model of her in a more basic version of this environment from the last pic I did of her in 2013.


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Katie

Katie

Quick tribute to the brilliant Kyu-bum Lee Art and Animation's original character for his birthday.


I enjoyed doing this. She has some interesting shapes and a nice silhouette - especially on her hair. Kyu has a great eye for distinctive character design and is one of my favourite artists.



Katie references drawn by Kyu-bum Lee:
 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Merry Trixmas 2014

Personal work.

Have a great christmas, and thanks a lot for your support this year!


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Steffi

Personal work.

Oktoberfest themed pinup of a lovely German friend of mine called Steffi.

She's a really talented illustrator - go check out her page here:
https://www.facebook.com/steffischuetzeillu?fref=ts




Some photo references of Steffi: