Friday, November 07, 2014
A book full of monster artwork! Buy it here - http://bit.ly/13LsvrA
Monsters is a collaborative effort between illustrator Emily Hare and I. The book is seven inches square with a silky soft cover and 44 full colour pages stuffed with creepy creatures, mischievous monsters and beautiful beasts!
All copies are signed on the first page and cost £12 plus shipping. If you'd like your very own monster, I will draw an original creature sketch on the last page! Books with a sketch cost £25 plus shipping.
The book isn't the only new product! My 2015 calendar is out now! Buy it here -
It's the same format as last year. A3 sized and spiral bound on satin finished paper, with a different pin-up artwork printed full page each month. Stock is limited so grab one while they're hot!
My web store has had an overhaul. Check it out here - http://mattdixon.bigcartel.com/
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, August 07, 2014
I've just had four convention appearances in succession; London, Manchester, Portsmouth and back to Manchester again. A very tiring few weeks, but so much fun. It's brilliant to venture out of my dim little cave and display my work in front of actual human beings. Of course it's wonderful to get feedback online, likes and shares on Facebook and the odd complimentary email, but nothing compares to watching how people react as they walk past my display or hearing what they have to say about my doings. After six ( or is it seven? ) years trundling around the convention circuit, it still brings me immense pleasure and I'm truly grateful to everyone who stops by my table. Thank you!
Something which often comes up in conversation at the show table is my working methods. This is something I'm happy to discuss, but I'm not sure how well I'm able to articulate the details of my process. Especially in the middle of a crowded and noisy convention venue! I have recently begun to capture my painting process and upload videos that show me working while I discuss what I'm doing. The videos are quite casual - more like one-sided conversations than formal tutorials - but hopefully that makes them accessible. I'm still finding my way with these, so any feedback is very welcome. Links are below if you want to check 'em out.
Drawing Bernie - https://gum.co/DrawingBernie
Surface Control - https://gum.co/SurfaceControl
Painting With Fury - https://gum.co/PaintingWithFury
Orc Conept - https://gum.co/OrcConcept
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Six designs to choose from, A2 sized ( 420 x 594 mm ), and printed on quality paper stock by the same lovely boys and girls who produce my calendar and greeting cards. Available now in my online shop - http://www.mattdixon.co.uk/shopposters.htm
Calendars have sadly sold out now, but I'll have the greeting cards and posters with me at convention appearances where space allows.
Talking of conventions, here's my current event diary -
May 24-25 - The Great British Tattoo Show, Alexandra Palace, London - www.greatbritishtattooshow.com…
Jul. 11-13 - London Film and Comic Con, Earl's Court, London - www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/
Jul. 19-20 - MCM Comic Con Manchester, Central, Manchester - www.mcmcomiccon.com/manchester…
Jul. 26 - 27 - Portsmouth Tattoo Convention, Guildhall, Portsmouth - www.portsmouthtattooconvention…
Aug. 2 - 3 - The Manchester International Tattoo Show, Central, Manchester - www.manchestertattooshow.com/
Nov. 1 - 2 - Wyntercon, Winter Gardens, Eastbourne - www.wyntercon.com/
Nov. 22 - 23 - MCM Comic Con Birmingham, NEC, Birmingham - www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham…
Time to get back to doodling! Be excellent to each other! X