June 28th, 2013. Bakura

I haven’t drawn/painted a thing since this mid-year break started a week ago. Absolutely no base drawing or planning, just did what felt cool.

In a bit of a Yugioh kick the last few days and apparently I’ve been bitten by the nostalgia bug aswell with this one.

Here is the list of traders that will be featured in the Artist and Fan Trader Alley at AICon 2016!

We are a small group of artists who enjoy each other’s company and collaborating at events around Tassie

Aaron McGowan
Author Aaron McGowan is probably best known for his Elpis and Haders novels. The 28-year-old Australian writer is currently carving a successful niche in the adventure fantasy genre, having already reached #3 in the Action & Adventure and #1 in the Sci-fi Graphic Novels charts on the Amazon Best-Sellers list.

Angelique Designs
a local artist here in Tasmania. My works are usually made with Plasticine, clay and sometimes water color pieces

A Pocketful of Macarons
Kawaii delights and fake food accessories. We specialise in one of a kind Lolita jewellery.

Brush Friends
Two artists Grandifloru and Fuzzy Britches

Cut Throat Cutie
Cut Throat Cutie is an accessories brand that specialises in mixing the creepy with the cute.

Dark Draws
Just a girl who likes to doodle cute things.

Little Shop of Fandoms
Tasmanian handmade jewellery and crochet items inspired by popular culture!

Mel Cooper
Mel Cooper is a Hobart based Special FX Artist

Mogo & Co
Here at mogo+co we are all about the cute, the quirky, the geeky and the sweet. Our design philosophy is simple, to be a little bit of everything for everyone. We hope you enjoy all of our hand made products as much as we’ve had fun creating them.

Orlenius Art
Freelance illustrator and designer

Ry Spirit
Ry is a guy who loves to draw way too much

Digital Artist


June-ish 2013. DARK SOULS 2014 Calendar (Pt.2)

I made this last year as one of our Graphic Design classes major assignments. The task was to make a calendar with 13 20x20cm pages based on whatever we wanted, regardless of copyrighted material since it was a test of our Adobe InDesign skills. Sort of like if we worked for a magazine and were given files etc.

I deep-etched a bunch of Dark Souls bosses and narrowed it down as best I could. Despite my teacher being a HUGE Dragon’s Dogma fan and hating Dark Souls, I scored a 100% for this one. It was a pretty awesome day.

Having fully paid off my pre-order for Dark Souls II yesterday, it’s just now hit me that my time in Lordran (Dark Souls 1) is limited. The majority of the community will be moving on once March 13th rolls around (or handsprings if they’re wearing a damn Dark Wood Grain RiNGASLMDLFDSA


There is apparently a PvP weekend planned on the Dark Souls subreddit where players are encouraged to be in the Kiln of the First Flame to be invaded/do some invading and just general fisticuffs in honour of Lordran before we all set off to Drangleic.

There’s a big push for people to cosplay (wear in-game gear to look like bosses like Artorias, Smough, Ornstein, Solaire etc.) and ANY covenant/gear is welcome so it sounds like ridiculously good fun. (Try to be at Soul Level 125 for the best results with getting match-ups)

I’m gonna miss you guys! (even you GiantDad and flipping Havel. Even you.)


My original artwork is here > http://orlenius.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Souls-Warmth-437961763

July 17th, 2013. Battle City: Bakura

I started this as an exercise in both drawing faces (as I’ve been doing a bunch of practice as part of my Graphic Design course) and also another opportunity to do a bit of fanart as I have a bit of spare time at the moment.

Very sketchy with minimal and simple shading. This was a bunch of fun to do!

March 3rd, 2014. DARK SOULS - Warmth (WIP)

Once I again I start something with no plan whatsoever. Not sure if I’ll finish this but I’m liking where it’s going so far I suppose.

The idea is that the figure is biting back the fear of going back out after having been sent back to the bonfire again. How many times can someone handle the pain and terror of death before they’re left hollow with no more will to go on?

Loosely inspired by the bonfire near Darkroot Basin and also the Hellkite Drake that so annoyingly guards the Sunlight Altar.

♪ Dragonforce - Seasons (Acoustic Version)

April 1st, 2013. Commission - Kanto Starters Tattoo

I sat at my computer from midday right through to 9pm yesterday working on this and it was so much fun! Plus it was a real challenge in many ways which is usually frustrating but not in this case at all.

At the end (today), when converting Charmander’s Ember and Squirtle’s Bubblebeam into lines (as I was preparing a stencil aswell), I had a eureka moment and realised why animators use red pen to outline highlights. Those bubbles would have been confusing if not for that little moment.

If you like what you see, check out my other wacky adventures at:

Deviantart: http://orlenius.deviantart.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OrleniusArt
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Orlenius

March 1st, 2014. Space Dandy, Baby!

The crew of the Aloha Oe knows how to party!

Space Dandy is such a colourful series that it inspired me like crazy. I somehow managed to get myself six weeks behind and last night I marathoned 5 episodes (with one left for today) and spent 5 hours straight starting this picture off. A few more hours today, after watching NXT ArRival (the PPV) and a sudden burp which brought up vomit somehow (EEEEEEWWWWW…) and here’s the results! This is yet another experiment in finishing pieces off and all in all it was fun to work on. Now to watch episode 8!

March 1st, 2014. SPACE DANDY! (WIP 2)

Another three hours worth of work. Things are definitely getting there. I’ve managed to wear a dent into my middle finger from my stylus again so it’s time for a break or bed since it’s 4am.

Forgot to re-add the bounce light on Dandy…


May 8th, 2013. Dark Souls Calendar Mock-Ups

Current mock-ups for my 2014 Dark Souls Calendar! (Class assignment)

I was freaking out over what the hell I was gonna do for this project (13 20x20cm pages including a cover) since I had far too many ideas and it was clouding my head.

The boss artworks are depeched from the Dark Souls Design Works book.

August 4th, 2012. Art Brawl with UhSheen.

I forgot to mention I got a haircut yesterday, and new jeans and a new jacket.

This arose when I filled every gap in Tegan and Jess’ conversation on Skype with Goat bleating noises and I drew a goat with a mouse because everyone was laughing. UhSheen threw in his version of a goat and the brawl began.

The goat is not pictured but the rest of the brawl is.

Phil Lamarr was just something random I drew while waiting for the next round to begin :P

I also made a trailer for the duck which can be found here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pRgzXD0AYo&list=UUpUfrdit9waM-Kn8KtTOg-g&index=1&feature=plcp

June 14th, 2012.

A collage assignment for Drawing class that I missed the only other lesson of last week when I was really sick. So yeah, I did this all today and didn’t really take a break at all. XD

It’s a silhouette of me with lots of stuff I like (from the magazines I had available) as a part of it.

Game Informer, WWE Magazine and PlayStation Magazine Australia deserve thanks for supplying the cool stuff for the majority of my collage :P

May 8th, 2014. Memories of Hoenn (WIP)

I haven’t drawn or sketched anything remotely refined lately but the announcement of Omega Ruby gave me such a huge rush of both HYPETRAIN!! and nostalgia. 

Thought I’d just mess about with this drawing to try and get the scene in my head down on the screen. Instead of six Pokemon I decided to narrow it down to my top three from my Ruby team from over 10 years ago now. WHOA. I hope I got the sizes reasonably close to what they should be though I’m not going to fuss too much. Composition comes first.

I’m in the process of packing for my big move and will be continue to be for the next few days so this could very well be as far as this gets if stuff keeps being so busy/stressful. It’s definitely going to be emotional either way.