I’ve been posting art on some Neopets fan pages lately and it’s got me feeling nostalgic for the early 2000s when I was a character designer at Neopets. I feel like there is a new wave of Neopets happening soon and I’m glad to ride it. I’ve been doing some independent work with the Neopets team and I feel at home!
Bringing Black History fun to everyone with my latest card design for @LovePop ,
Playpop Card™ We Are Black History
Black history month is coming up so be sure to go to lovepopcards.com, search BLACK HISTORY and order your cards today!
Check it out. A Stranger Things illustration I created for licensees is now available at retailer, Pull&Bear as a tote bag! Pull&Bear
One of my recent projects was to create the painted background art for Netflix original movie Over the Moon’s line of dolls by Mattel. It was a great project and if you haven’t seen the movie, what are you waiting for!
Some logo and character design work for a new project I’m involved with. Stay tuned for more to come…
Practicing a little faux CG painting in Photoshop. You can’t go wrong if you’re always brushing up on your skills.
It’s finally here! Payson Hendrix’s children’s book that I illustrated, Rabbit, Worm and the Giant Carrot is fresh off the press! This book is perfect for teaching kids to ask for help, support their friends and to never give up! Go to https://www.ooplemade.com/ to pick up your copy!
Below are some character concept drawings I did early on when developing the style for Rabbit, Worm and the Giant Carrot.
With the world in a frenzy and everyone being asked to keep their distance, I find that sitting by the window, sketching and drawing is a perfect way to take my mind off of things. Stay safe, be kind to one another and DRAW!!!
I designed this intricate Nightmare Before Christmas pop-up card for LovePop . I’m happy to say it was a top seller in 2019!
Designer backpacks will run you a few stacks $$$. Enough to make you sick but at least you’ll look good.
~I’m feeling the heat. Just let them try to cool me down!
Getting back into drawing comic style and fantasy characters more. I like how this character inspired by Hawaiian warrior tribes and tribal tattooing turned out.
The Bodega Boys, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero.
SpongeBob + The Punisher MashUp!
A perfect MashUp to honor SDCC2019, HELL-KITTY
Below are a few of my responsibilities as an Art Director when working with book cover art. I get the ball rolling by creating a concept sketch for approval. Then, another artist takes that sketch, creates a tight drawing and submits it for feedback. I’ll give overlay notes and suggestions and then final art is created. Most times I’ll get to add some final touches like lighting enhancements or small placement shifts of characters or props.
For no other reason than rabbits are fun to draw, here is brown rabbit, yellow background!
Lately I’ve been having some fun with creating popular character MashUps and posting them on my Instagram page (@anthonyconleyart). I ask my followers which MashUps they’d like to see and then select a few suggestions to create.
Coming from the world of consumer products, I’d often get tasked with creating fun, new ways to interpret character art and interesting ways to use them graphically.
Random fact: While I was with Nickelodeon, my art team was asked to add flames to an already completed illustration of SpongeBob. We had no idea what this was for but soon after, I saw the art featured in the Moschino collection. Pretty cool.
The Nick team is sometimes tasked with developing a character publishing style for book partners like Little Golden Books. Here’s a stylized look that I developed for Dora and Friends on the right.
Nickelodeon’s Super Brawl Universe!!! An awesome game where some of your favorite Nick characters do battle using special moves and unique attacks. I helped sketch the concept layout seen above and credit for final art goes to my art team, Paul Linsley and Story Sabatino.
Now that I have one picture book under my belt, I’m ready to find my next project. Below are a few illustrations in development from an idea that I’ve been working on about Giants. More to come soon.
Flick and Chester was an exciting, character rich game concept that I designed with my friend, Warren Lee to be pitched to Nickelodeon games. It was modeled after the classic game, Snake. The squirrel character, Flick and his chipmunk buddy, Chester run through levels collecting acorns that trail behind them, while avoiding obstacles and baddies. Like classic snake, you don’t want to collide with the trail that follows you so while moving around the board you try to collect power-ups which shorten your trail.
I had the honor of participating in The Digital Madrid 10! The online gallery event curated by Kadeem Fletcher features art in all mediums from talented people all over the globe. Check out my collection of digital art titled “Humanistic” at TheDigitalMadrid.com
These two lion cubs were created and donated to the art show, Wonderland Art for Animals held at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. An amazing art gallery/shop that you should definitely check out!
I’m doing a few commissions through my Instagram account. DM me if you’d like to have an image created. @anthonyconleyart
On the hunt for H20
A commission I worked on, creating trading card game style character images of an awesome family of 3.
My daughter Olivia and our cat Lola.
This is one cute goat! I had fun recreating this character from the popular King game.