Personal thoughts, tutorials, commission updates and recommended artists and exhibitions by Michael Cunliffe.

Moving to a new home…

Good morning everyone - this blog has now moved over to my Patreon site at where you will find...

Merry Werewolfmas One and All

Merry Christmas everyone

Procreate for iPad Review

I've tried plenty of digital painting and sketching apps over the last few years, with Autodesk's Sketchbook, Wacom's Bamboo and...

Newcastle Film and Comic-Con 2015

Newcastle Film and Comic-Con 2015
Last weekend I headed out for my very first comic-con a dealer and I have to say I had a...

Make a Splash

The Tynemouth Outdoor Pool project is a fantastic example of a community looking to restore a much-loved piece of history...

Great North Snow Dogs

I was lucky enough last night to be invited to the launch event for the Great North Snowdogs project, the latest in...

The Geek’s Alphabet

The Geek’s Alphabet
I recently decided to challenge myself to create an alphabet of illustrations to cover the geeky things in life and...

Invisible Beasts

Invisible Beasts

It’s a bit of a tradition for me to make a Halloween post and this year I have three pieces of new horror art to share.

A few months ago, I was invited to take part in a show titled ‘Invisible Beasts’, organised by Paul Thompson of Tales of the Hollow Earth.  Comprising an exhibition hosted by Creative Up North and an accompanying book, invited artists explored the idea of monsters in a range of mediums.

I took on a trio of Native American beasts; the Algonquian Wendigo, Navajo Skin Walker and the Inuit Tupilaq.  You can see these monsters, along with my accompanying text below the cut.

Invisible Beasts is running until 8th of November at the Creative Up North Hub, Northumberland Street, North Shields, NE30 1DS and features the work of Paul Thompson, Britt CoxonEllie Tarratt, Andrew Davy, Wip VernooijSerina ShekTerry Wiley and Oscillating Brow.


Inktober 2015

Last year, I foolishly decided to join in with the excellent Inktober project run by Jake Parker while in the process...

Competition Time

I am very pleased to be selling at Newcastle Comic-Con this November and to celebrate, I am compiling my very own Geek's...
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