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Hipster Dinosaur adds the latest chapters to his novel

Hipster Dinosaur adds the latest chapters to his novel

Hipster Dinosaur adds the latest chapters to his novel

Hipster Dinosaurs and Pillows

Some new art for you!

Hipster Dinosaurs.

And also, Society6 have started selling pillows! I’ve added a few, so you can hug yourself some arts.  Man they’re super cute.


Maniac Mansion and Drawing Day

Emulator is over, so I thought I’d post the illustration I had hung in the Bleeding Hearts gallery

If you are so inclined you can buy prints at society6 : http://society6.com/amassingham/Maniac-Mansion-Cocktail-Party_Print

In other news, I recently found out that my Animal Rankings cuttlefish illustration will be featured in the drawing day 2011 book.  So feel free to buy a copy for all of it’s cuttlfishy glory.











Animal Rankings

I have started drawing animals.  Everyone has a favourite animal, and I plan on trying to draw as many of them as I can.  Then you, the lovely public, can show support for your favourite! All you have to do is head over to the ANIMAL RANKING WEBSITE ( http://anthonymassingham.com/animalrankings ) and click on the animal you wish to support.  The page will then sort by votes. You can return to the page at any time to re-cast your vote! I update one new animal every day (or so).  So keep checking back! Here are some of the Animals on offer:

April 4 Sketches

Haven’t posted any art here for a while, so I thought I’d post a few sketches.  They’re up on the flickrs.  I’ll do my best to keep that ‘2011’ set as full as possible.  No promises, because we all know how awful I am at keeping them!


The Young and the Restless


Longest Illustration and Space Party

Recently I took part in the ‘Longest Illustration’ Project over at redbubble ( http://www.damienmason.com/files/Longest/index.html ).  Essentially it’s a continued drawing.  Someone starts, then the next person takes the last 150 pixels of the previous image, and uses that as the start of their drawing.  This continues for ever! ( or until people stop posting – theoretically ).

This got me thinking, wouldn’t it be great that instead of the image only moving left to right, it could move up and down ? Or even diagonally ? Unfortunately it would be super confusing for each artist to figure out what they should use as their template, and where they should be drawing.  Then I figured, hey, I’m a programmer, I could write something to manage that!

And so I have!


I’ve started it off with a new illustration which I call “Space Party”.  Hopefully people will be able to figure out something great to go around it.




If you’re an artist, or artistic, or think you can contribute in some way shape or form to this growing project, then by all means – head on over and check it out! I’ll be updating the software and fixing bugs as we go – but fingers crossed I’ve squashed most, if not all of them!



Watercolouring #1

For a while now I’ve been wanting to sit down and learn how to paint and draw using something other than pencils, marker pens, and a computer.  So tonight I sat down and attempted watercolouring.  Using tips from all around the internet as well as a wonderful guide from Scott C (One of the raddest artists around), I attempted my first watercolour!

Now it’s not fine art, and it won’t be selling for any amount of money or winning any awards, but for my first watercolour ? I’m pretty chuffed.  I have a lot to learn, but I think I could really enjoy doing this when I get better at it.  Enjoy these photos!

The Setup

Now with added hat!

And a face!

And, the finished product!

Obviously I am still finding my style with the watercolours – and I’m not sure if I will line my drawings in future.  I kind of like the roughness of the earlier versions.  But Its something I will have to experiement with over time.  All in all, tonight I had fun – And that’s all that matters!


1 Hour Timelapse Drawing (almost)

I decided to set myself a challenge last night; to see how quickly I could whip up a new drawing from an old unused sketch. I recorded screenshots every 5 seconds using chronolapse, then stitched them together into a movie. I figured I’d give you people an insight into how I draw these things.

Using one of my old sketches as a guide; It ended up taking me a little over an hour to finish the illustration, and for something I finished quite quickly, I think its not half bad.

Here is the video and finished drawing for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.

Music is “Japan – Ghosts”