Little Green Army Men – a story concept pencil for Tristan the Teddy Bear and the Cuddly Defenders.

Little Green Army Men Concept by Nick Davis

Little Green Army Men Concept by Nick Davis

Little Green Army Men is a concept pencil for the next set of stories that will be appearing in the second volume of Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders. Concept illustrations are touch stones that capture a point of the story, the essence of it, for reference and inspiration.

Nana… Nana… Nana… Batbear… The Dark Knight gets a little more cuddly with a Batman Teddy Bear fullsize illustration

I am Batbear by Nick Davis

I am Batbear by Nick Davis

Picking up a trend at the moment and I am having a lot of fun drawing these. Taking a break from my usual line of Marvel characters I had a go at DC’s most famous son Batman… Of course with my usual cuddly twist. Meet Batbear the Dark Cuddly… Continue reading

Concept Sketch for Tristan the Teddy Bear in Outer Space Early Reader Teddy Bear Tale

Tristan the Teddy Bear in Space

Tristan the Teddy Bear in Space. Art concept by Nick Davis

Tristan and Wilma travel into outer space to help the Man in the Moon stop the Gobbledy-Gobbs from eating his home, because everyone knows the Moon is made from the most delicious of cheese.

For awhile I’ve been playing with the idea of doing a series of early reader Teddy Bear Tales, each one take Tristan on an imaginative adventure from Outer Space to the Depths of the Ocean. Each story would be about 24 pages long, with each page having a simple story sentence with full-page illustrations to tell the story. Based off my first synopsis I’ve produced the above concept image of Tristan the Teddy Bear in space with this Monster catching net. This is all early days stuff, but I wanted to share with you a direction I want to take the Teddy Bear Tales in.

Little Yellow Boxes… Deadpool Teddy Bear, my first full sized Cuddly Sketch Illustration

Deadpool Teddy Bear by Nick Davis

Little… Yellow… Boxes… Deadpool Teddy Bear by Nick Davis

Little… Yellow.. Boxes! Deadpool Teddy Bear illustration is complete.  This fun first full-sized Cuddly Sketch was a blast to draw and which I finished with black ink and Derwent Inktense pencils, whaddayathink?

Up in the Air – A Whimsical Teddy Bear Tale Concept Illustration to fuel the creative process

Up in the Air; A Teddy Bear Tale Concept Illustration by Nick Davis

Up in the Air; A Teddy Bear Tale Concept Illustration by Nick Davis

If you’ve been following me on Twitter you know I have spent the day working on a fun whimsical concept illustration using the Teddy Bear Tale characters. The illustration which I have called Up in the Air features Tristan, Wilma and Archer floating along with the aid of balloons. I often work on a concept illustration to help fuel the creative writing process and quite often what appears on the drawing board makes it way into a story. Continue reading