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The Bumper Batch of Project Reveals!

Hey guys, sorry I know I said I'd be more frequent with updates but I've got so many projects ongoing as well as older projects finally getting dropped to the public, well.... this is going to be another big old blog entry, but I figured hey, it's better to hear big ol' updates like this than not at all right?! right, let's do this then!

So with my commissions, I can't actually show off as much as I've been working on since my last update, but I have a couple as well as a few old ones that can now be officially revealed! Finally got the go ahead to drop the Digital Champion series 2 trading card images, the follow up to my last big pixel art project, displayed from which are all 32 characters appearing in the upcoming concept album by Alpha Riff, Mors Aeterna, COMING SOON. The release for the Poster art i did for the Hooligoons album, 'Wavepool' finally came out too which is available here. Newer things i've worked on that I CAN show you, are the latest MR. MIRANDA Monopoly style artwork that's going to be available on vests and tee's towards the summer over on his Merch page and as well as that, I also completed a personal traditional Ink piece for someone's birthday gift which made a really nice change from my usual music/digital style work : )

All 32 of these characters, both new and returning, will be making their physical appearance in trading card form in the near future!

All 32 of these characters, both new and returning, will be making their physical appearance in trading card form in the near future!

Called by some as one of the most polished pieces of design I've ever done, you will be able to rock this completely original piece on vests just in time for summer. 

Called by some as one of the most polished pieces of design I've ever done, you will be able to rock this completely original piece on vests just in time for summer. 

Hooligoon's New album, 'Wavepool' is out now! physical copies will include the poster acting as the cd cover art!!

Hooligoon's New album, 'Wavepool' is out now! physical copies will include the poster acting as the cd cover art!!

The personal Ink piece commissioned for a birthday present, sitting in its new home.

The personal Ink piece commissioned for a birthday present, sitting in its new home.

As well as in between commissions I've been working on some more traditional original pieces, and also trying to get some of the prints from my new online store out there into the scary world: You can find three of my prints in a small tea shop in Macclesfield, UK 'DD's on The Corner', so pop in for some tea n snacks and support your local artists while you're there (Prints are £12 each). The painting I revealed last time 'The Interwoven Path' is now all framed and ready for anyone who wants to own it! and not only that it's joined by a collaboration piece: 'Eve' is a concept by my good friend and fellow artist Angela Fullard that she let me pain in exchange for her painting one of mine: Like my previous one it is Watercolour on Birch Plywood, and now sits framed on my wall. For those interested in purchasing either originals contact me via the website.

'Mow Cop Castle', 'loughborough Train Station' and 'Bradgate Park' prints can now be found at DD's on The Corner in Macclesfield ~£12 each

'Mow Cop Castle', 'loughborough Train Station' and 'Bradgate Park' prints can now be found at DD's on The Corner in Macclesfield ~£12 each

'The Interwoven Path' Framed Original ~Pencil & Watercolour on A4 Primed Birch Plywood ~£90 plus p+p

'The Interwoven Path' Framed Original ~Pencil & Watercolour on A4 Primed Birch Plywood ~£90 plus p+p

'Eve' Framed Original ~Pencil & Watercolour on A3 Primed Birch Plywood ~£250 plus p+p

'Eve' Framed Original ~Pencil & Watercolour on A3 Primed Birch Plywood ~£250 plus p+p

Some more recent originals I've worked on, I went back to my comfort topic of robots..... but not only that decided it was a good opportunity to revisit inks, as its a medium I hold dearly and yet don't often have time for. Got my classic Rotring pens all top shape again, and made good use of them my FW acrylic inks and my Indian ink to create these two pieces: both of the originals I'm going to make available for sale, as well as some prints very soon!

'Lots o' Bots' ~ .25 and .50 Strength fineline pens for linework and filling and FW daler rowney acrylis ink

'Lots o' Bots' ~ .25 and .50 Strength fineline pens for linework and filling and FW daler rowney acrylis ink

'Death of Planet RUST' ~ Various strength fineline pens, Indian ink and White Gel pen on half-tone paper

'Death of Planet RUST' ~ Various strength fineline pens, Indian ink and White Gel pen on half-tone paper

So what else have I been up to? Well I mentioned awhile back of my collective the Network of Awesome? well it's been a long time coming, but VERY VERY SOON I will have the very first ARTIST SHOWCASE video ready online, and spreading across all of your social media. It is the first in many, that will highlight the incredible work that our members do: each video will contain 10 artists from various specialties, and seeing as the group is slowly;y growing by the day it is the first of many showcases brought to you by the group. I'm really excited for everyone to see the results of over a years preparation and work... it's a big deal to me!

Lots of EXCITING new content from the Network of Awesome, coming very soon!

Lots of EXCITING new content from the Network of Awesome, coming very soon!

I hope everyone else who follows my progress is well, and if you want to chat or have any questions... just drop me a message! I like talking to y'all and seeing what you've all been up to

Take care!

Luv oo Luv oo bai <3 ~Dan