Hello to any new onlookers and followers here on my website. I posted a video of the new book that I illustrated, A Pony Called Spike (Finnish title: Poni Nimelta Spike) on TIKTOK that went viral so that’s probably how a few of you found me! 😉 Welcome!
New Book Alert 🚨
A Pony Called Spike! (Poni Nimelta Spike)
In the new, Finnish language, easy-to-read children’s novel written by Satu Heimonen and illustrated by Anthony Conley, Princess Twilight Sparkle’s beloved dragon helper Spike turns into a pony for one day. Published by @tammikirjat
Artist, Gary Baseman shares a birthday with my mom (Sept 27) and his pet cat Bosko’s birthday is just a few days before! I made this illustration as a tribute! Three cheers for @garybaseman 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
My latest pop up card project with Lovepop Play + Disney is now available on Lovepop.com Go buy some for all your little adventurers/princesses!
Here’s some character art I did for the Disney Princess card. It was a lot of fun turning these iconic Princesses into playful, stylized characters. Check em out!
Lovepop Play + Disney Moana, is the next card in this latest Lovepop Play release that I had the honor of designing. It’s bright, colorful & fun and captures the adventurous spirits of Moana, Maui & Heihei! Shop this card here Lovepop
New book alert. I’m currently illustrating a new book for Hasbro’s My Little Pony. The book will be printed in Finnish and may print copies in English soon after. Here’s a brief description of the story…
In the richly illustrated, easy-to-read children’s novel, Princess Twilight Sparkle’s beloved dragon helper Spike turns into a pony for one day.
The little dragon Spike is a loyal friend and helper of Princess Twilight Sparkle. He knows the habits of the ponies well, and one day he becomes annoyed that dragons don’t have cutie marks too. Spike wants to find his own special skill, so he turns to magic! There is a rather surprising cutie adventure in store!
I created this illustration for a Neopets fan page called Sun and Moon Featuring a customized Draik, Kougra Petpets and Petpetpets
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!