Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Terrors and Tykes

Well, the results for Project Rooftop's Storm redesign competition are in and, unfortunately, I did not even make it to runner-up or honorable mention. In any other case I might be non-plussed, but I feel a tad more disappointed than usual, seeing as I put a lot of thought into my design.
Ho-hum, I suppose. Not to the judges taste, c'est la vie, et cetera.
[EDIT: turns out I did make it to the honorable mentions :D]

Getting on with life, here is my entry to the far more Fummo-friendly Fan-art Friday, which this time is dedicated to the PDSH, The Black Terror.
My take is a modern-day reiteration of BT, complete with hoodie and updated skull symbol (Bt).

And as a bonus treat, a wee fantasy character, sort of like a fruit-bat halfling, with torch and scarf.
I'm looking forward to imagining playing the Fighting Fantasy book, 'Deathtrap Dungeon' as this little guy. Who would have the heart to slay such a handsome little fellow? 

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Dr. Magno VS Iron Skull

To celebrate my birthday here's another PDSH redesign/fan-art piece.
These two characters are really interesting. They both hail from an alternate time-line where WWII lasted well into the fifties. Both fought in said war and both suffered great injuries. Dr. Magno lost both his hands and had them replaced with steel prosthesis, which had strange magnetic properties. 
The Iron Skull's whole body was severely damaged, leading to a complex reconstruction job, which turned him into a bullet-proof, super-strong, telepathic cyborg... with no nose. Hence, his skull-like appearance and moniker.
Both men turned down different paths during the reconstruction period that followed the world war. The former turned to crime, and the latter turned to its prevention. The two men soon met and became arch-nemeses. Find out more here and here

In this piece (click to embiggen) I made the not-so-good's doctor's steel hand visible to differentiate him from a certain other magnetic mastermind, and I gave Skull a shiny detachable metal nose. Maybe he hides some kind of special gadget in there, but it's mostly to help his self-confidence. 
Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Good Knight and Good Luck

Life is getting increasingly busy now that I'm getting the hang of this teaching lark. That said, here is another addition to the puppet family: a brave knight, complete with removable shield and not-so-removable sword. I wish I could reveal more details about this project but it's still a work in process and super secret :) Stay tuned for more puppets and possibly some drawings!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Well, after about a month and a quarter's work (by myself and with a LOT of help from mother, who has also successfully taught me how to sew :D) they're finally done. The first two in a series of puppet/marionettes I'll be designing and making for a super fun future project. (Click on the images below to embiggen)

The larger, leaf-covered and winged lass is a pixie (and mostly mum's work, with mostly design input from me) and the rather smaller, skew-eyed bearded gentlemen is a wizard (about 50/50. I made the hat, satchel, beard, hair, boots and legs).
Technically they're not completely finished as there are still some minor aesthetic touches I want to add. But I'm just too proud not to post them here :) Let me know what you think! TF

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Fighting Fantasy Character Sketches

Decided to doodle how my character would look like in the Fighting Fantasy RPG books. I see him as a scruffier but slightly more courageous version of myself. And possibly naked.