Thursday, 14 June 2018

Naomi - OL

Personal work.
Meet Naomi! She's a curvy tribute to Japanese gravure idols, AV actresses and pinups.
I have several Japanese themed scenarios / outfits in mind for her, starting with this - the 'OL' (office lady) theme.
Design / concept by me.

PS - this may be my last post here on Blogspot. I just get the impression that i'm posting to a void and no-one is seeing my work here. Not sure if i'll carry on posting my finished pieces, or stop here.
I'll probably try Tumblr and Artstation out anyway!


Friday, 27 April 2018

Cutie Goaties

Personal work.

I've done a lot of great freelance work for Hasbro (my most valued clients) on the My Little Pony toy franchise over the last 4 years. This eventually turned me into a big fan of the show.
I was inspired by My Little Pony and the game ‘Them’s fightin’ herds’ (both featuring the lovely character designs of Lauren Faust) to design and make my own cute quadrupeds in a cartoony / toy style for a personal project.
I like goats more than horses, so here are the ‘Cutie Goaties’! From left to right, they are Fray, Squee and Shady.


Sunday, 4 March 2018

Trixies for Simon. O latex

I'm happy to show a series of new Trixie pinups I did as a (paid) collaboration with Simon-o.com - Latex Fetish Fashion!
I never usually 'hire out' my personal characters (especially Trixie!), but this was a perfect tie-in i was happy to be involved with, as i already knew and liked their work. These 5 illustrations are for a series of themed gift vouchers Simon O have for sale.

 

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Lee - black magic

Personal work.

A 2nd pinup of my friend Lee. She's cool, creative, curvy and likes occult stuff!


Sunday, 24 December 2017

Doris decorating

Personal work.

After doing 5 years of christmas pics featuring my Trixie character, I thought i'd give some other characters a chance, starting with Doris!
Like the other Doris illustration that i did earlier this year, i wanted to give it a retro illustrative 1950s pinup kind of feel.

Happy christmas folks, and thanks for all the support this year!


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Vanessa

Personal work

Meet Vanessa!
I wanted to create a curvy pinup that explores dark skin, a dark background, and low light, but with vivid neon accents. She was a lot of fun to work on!

She's not based on anyone in particular - she's all original.


PS - this pic is best viewed on a dark background.


You can see some of the steps (and a bunch of other stuff) on my Patreon page:
https://www.patreon.com/AndrewHickinbottom

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Doris diner

Personal work.

Meet Doris!
She's a 1950's American pin-up gal inspired by the art of Shane Glines and Gil Elvgren, and Disney's 'Paperman' short film - 3 of my favourite things!

I plan to do a bunch of illustrations featuring her in different vintage outfits and scenarios.
Concept / design by me.


You can see some progress steps and other stuff on my Patreon page:
https://www.patreon.com/AndrewHickinbottom


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Monster Meg

Monster Meg - personal work

Meet Meg and her monster truck!
Ive wanted to do a pinup involving a car of some sort for a while now, but never found a fun, unique and non-corny way to do it - until now! Why a monster truck? Because they're badass!

Also - i'm now on Patreon! If you support me, you get access to a lot more of my work in progress images, tips, higher resolution images and other goodies.
https://www.patreon.com/AndrewHickinbottom

Monday, 8 May 2017

Xavage Xtreet Xisters

Personal work.

Meet Foxy, Roxy and Toxy! I created these 3 street-fightin' badasses as a homage to late 80's / early 90's videogame beat-em-up characters (Streets of Rage 2 is probably my all-time favourite game) and corny VHS movies.

Design / concept by me.








Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Neat & Shiny

Personal work.
 
Neat & Shiny are twin sisters - each with very different personalities!
Neat is introverted, bookish and ordered, Shiny is extroverted, glamorous and a free spirit.

Design / concept by me.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

My Little Pony: Equestria girls mini - First wave.

Paid work.

I'm extremely proud to have modelled these great toys from Hasbro! It's so rewarding seeing them on the shelves, and they are great clients to work with. Lots more on the way too.

Concepts by Hasbro. MLP: Equestria Girls is owned by Hasbro.


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Personal work.

I'm a big fan of Japanese pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and I was inspired to do this pic of her, featuring an colourful outfit and aesthetic of my own design.
It has a mix of traditional Japanese elements like Noren curtains, Shinto robes, temple bells and ropes, Happi coats and Shide paper streamers, all mixed with the modern idol style and vivid decora culture Kyary is known for.



















As well as her imaginitive music videos, I used many photos for reference, like these: