Monday, September 16, 2013

"Joss Whedon's Dream Team" editorial illustration for SciFiNow Magazine by David Cousens



"Joss Whedon's Dream Team" - Editorial illustration for SciFiNow Magazine by David Cousens.

Out in stores now, SciFiNow Magazine issue 84 features comments from Joss Whedon and the stars of the new Agents of Shield TV series about what we can look forward to from the upcoming show.

It also includes a celebration of some of Whedon's many strong supporting characters in a humorous article by Jodie Tyley, including a trading card style scoring system about her personal picks for a Joss Whedon Dream Team! This is the illustration I provided for it.

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Greeting cards for a great cause!

Reposted from Creative Bloq

Illustration collective The Mighty Pencil have produced a series of artistic greeting cards to help a cause close to their hearts. And the designs are truly brilliant...

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The cards created aim to raise funds for Mees and his trip to Florida
Illustration collective The Mighty Pencil once had one of the best Tumblr blogs for designers before launching their bona fide website a few months ago. We're big fans of their work here at Creative Bloq, so when we heard about their latest project for an issue close to their hearts, we just had to share it with you.
The two-year-old son of a member of The Mighty Pencil - Jan Wennekes - has developed cancer. It's has been decided that he would be best going to The Florida Proton Institute in Jacksonville, Fl, USA for radiation therapy. A lot of the medical expenses are being covered, but Mees' parents need more to make this happen.  
And that's where The Mighty Pencil come in. Producing a set of 24 greetings cards, 100% of the retail price will go to Mees' foundation. They have funded the production themselves, with the printers Ripe Digital also donating to the cause. Once the foundation target has been met, the collective will continue selling these cards to help other families going through the same experience.
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See more work and purchase the cards over on The Mighty Pencil.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My new book! "Digital Art: a complete guide to making your own computer artworks" by David Cousens

Digital Art Cover
Arcturus Publishing asked me to create a book all about digital artwork, that could be useful to beginners, intermediate and skilled professional alike.

The Digital Art book that I've written covers everything from the basics; like explaining File formats, colour selection and choosing which Digital Art program is right for you, then it explains the creative tools that you will use in digital art programs, and follows by looking at crucial design concepts like composition, leading the eye and establishing mood with colour.

It finishes with a chapter of tutorials that will talk you through things like how to successfully retouch a photo, how to achieve a number of traditional effects digitally, how to master glow effects, generate line art from photographs and creating retro pixel art.


Daddy's Things








Space Pirate Cap'n
Adventures in Pixel land 

The book also features how to use the awesome Watercolour Assistant in Photoshop CS6 (devised by Tim Shelbourne and Russell Brown) and photography by Tigz Rice and Marcus J Ranum and features some of the artwork that I provided for Digital Arts Magazine and character art from the upcoming Deseble Rising series by Mark Saint!

128 pages, full colour artwork.
You can buy the book now from Amazon: