Thursday, August 07, 2014

Conventions, videos and Steampunk Boudicca



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.

Painting With Fury - https://gum.co/PaintingWithFury

On the topic of conventions, here's some new artwork recently completed for the Diceni gaming event in Norfolk. Boudicca ( or 'Boudi' ) is the mascot for this show and after producing a fairly straight interpretation of the character for the inaugural event, I was delighted to be asked to work on a steampunk variant for the next!


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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Posters and convention schedule

Look! I've got posters!

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




Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween 2013!

 

Not quite as many as usual this year; it's been a VERY busy few months! Lots of left over sketches though. Hopefully I'll find the time to paint them up before Halloween 2014! Have fun kids!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

2014 calendar!

My 2014 calendar is now available. A full page A3 sized pin-up for each month and some handy numbers to help you determine the date. A must for any wall hoping to realise it's true potential!

Grab one here - http://bit.ly/153LT0b

Or, better still, save on postage costs and pick one up in person! The calendars will be arranged on my table amongst my usual offerings ( books, prints, trading cards and jovial conversation ) at the following shows -

London Film and Comic Con Winter - London Olympia, Oct. 5 / 6
http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/winter/

Tattoo Jam - Doncaster Racecourse, Oct. 11 / 12 / 13
http://www.tattoojam.com/

MCM Comic Con - London Excel, Oct. 25 / 26 / 27
http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

MCM Comic Con - Birmingham NEC, Nov. 23 / 24
http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham/

Dragonmeet - London Kensington Town Hall, Dec. 7
http://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/

Cheers! x

Monday, September 09, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Transmissions


My new art book is now available! 'Transmissions' is an A4 sized softcover collection of all my robot images and sequential work. 32 pages in full colour throughout. The book will only be available through my website and at convention appearances. Please visit my site for more information - http://www.mattdixon.co.uk/shoptransmissions.htm





Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rock Zombies..!


An absent-minded application of the Status Quo logo to a zombie painting has spawned a little series of musically themed lurchers. The grey dudes aren't much more than sketches for now, but I plan on adding to the group and painting them all up early in the new year. I'd forgotten how much fun zombie painting is..!