- FREAK OF THE WEEK
- HAPPY FRIDAY
- 5W+1H = ARTIST INTERVIEWS
- INSIDE THOUGHTS OF NOW
- MULGAS ZOMBIE ZOO
- CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
- IMAGINARY FRIENDS
- BARKING MAD
- CREATURES FROM THE URBAN JUNGLE
- GODS AND MONSTERS
- ANCIENT RULERS OF BRITAIN
- 1 MINUTE CREATURES
- GETLIFFE – BUNNY STRIPS
- ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
- AROUND THE WORLD
- WHO’S THAT CREATURE?
- SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
CREATURE EDITIONS (2006-09)
BROWSE THE ARCHIVES
Artist: Adam Pryce
Title: Happy Friday Theme Park Andy
Late at night in the old desolate theme park is Andy – the robot ghost train. Andy was once the caretaker of the theme park but a horrible curse turned him into the spooky ride you see before you.
Artist: Lydia Nichols
I was introduced to Lydia’s work by Phil Lately, a striped jumper boy, all crazy about stamps. You’ll get the chance to meet him too, in Lydia’s portfolio. I instantly connected with her (mostly) blue, red and yellow world, peppered with black and white. Not only that… Maybe what stroke me the most was its undeniable grace, joy and harmony. It’s a pleasure Lydia took the time and effort to answer these questions, giving us a worthy glimpse of the creative process that brings her artwork to life.
Lydia Nichols. Twenty-seven years of age.
Illustration with a side of design and some dabbling in hand/custom type. Doodling, printmaking, and general messing around also make the list.
All the time! I prefer mornings to nights, but sometimes I’ll get up before the sun and other times I’ll head to sleep just as the sun is peeking its head out. I try to work in blocks with frequent stretches and tea breaks.
These days, I split my time between my home studio and my grad studio in the City of Brotherly Love.
I really love it, even when it drives me nuts and I think I can’t possible do it. My brain thinks in red-blue-yellow smiling illustrations.
Pencils are my friends, though B and 2B win my affections more than any others. So, I begin with sketching, then move to the computer. First I go to Illustrator and my trusted Wacom tablet before moving into Photoshop and adding back in more drawn/scanned elements. It varies a bit for each piece. Some are more digitally finished then others. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with screenprinting and lithography.
Artists: Joel Moore
Project: Mulga’s Zombie Zoo
Manfred the Magical Lion King
Manfred the Magical is a delight to behold
Of colours fantastical and a crown of gold
He reigns with authority and commands with ease
When he roars, out of his mouth fly bees
He likes to hold court on the rock of power
All the animals come and give him a flower
With each flower he eats, his colours grow brighter
And his hold on the crown becomes that much tighter