Tuesday, May 26, 2009

But why is the rum gone?

Well, we promised you a while ago that there would be more pretty ladies again soon, but we've gone one better and have a pretty pirate lady.

This is a quick sketch from reference (a lovely photo by the talented Marcus J Ranum), made using Manga Studio 4 Debut and little bit of Photoshop too.

Have fun,


PS. Speaking of pirates, have you tried changing the language to "pirate" in your Facebook options...?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

10 Kings and Queens; a preview

A slightly older image today; this is one of the illustrations which we provided for "Ten Kings and Queens who Changed the World". It seems like so long ago that we made this, but the book has only just been released!

Oh yeah, did we mention that you can buy it from Amazon by clicking on the book cover in the sidebar? We did? Oh ok...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Love Birds

Wow, yet more animal artwork! Seriously, what's going on? This week it is the feathered variety, and it's called "Love Birds". Don't worry, I'm sure there will be some pretty ladies on the way soon!


Monday, May 04, 2009


It might seem like we've gone a bit animal crazy here at Cool Surface what with all the animal themed art we've been posting lately. This weeks blog post is an image we made for our very good friend Carol, with the aim of capturing her eclectic style and bright personality, and also immortalising the lovely Shiver, who sadly passed away recently.