tim probert

drawings, monsters and silliness abound!

Some super loose concept sketches from a rejected project.

Amulet 6 is out you guys!
I was one of the background painters on this book. This was a really exciting project and it was awesome working under the wonderful Kazu Kibuishi and Jason Caffoe.  
It’s a great read and I can’t recommend it enough. Or the first five books for that matter.  
You can snag a copy on amazon or check out your local bookstore.

Amulet 6 is out you guys!

I was one of the background painters on this book. This was a really exciting project and it was awesome working under the wonderful Kazu Kibuishi and Jason Caffoe.  

It’s a great read and I can’t recommend it enough. Or the first five books for that matter.  

You can snag a copy on amazon or check out your local bookstore.

Wow! So many new followers! Welcome to the party everybody.  Here’s some monsters with beers.

Cheers!

Just playing with some brushes.

Just playing with some brushes.

Some illustrations for July’s Ladybug Magazine.  It was pretty fun drawing that frog not catching a home run ball.  He’s just so upset.

That creepy eel dude at the bottom didn’t make the cut. But I still like him.

Hey there lovely peoples of the internet!  The wonderful folks over at TeePublic invited me to set up a shop selling some sweet tees.  You can check them out here. Bonus - My shirts are on sale for $14 for a limited time!

Dwarf in Blue

Dwarf in Blue

Another illustration of Lloyd Alexander’s ‘Book of Three’. Here’s young Taran’s first encounter with the Horned King.  Look out kid!

The first in the series can be found here.

Those walls of yours are looking a little bare?
Well, what you do know - free worldwide shipping from InPrnt this weekend! 
My shop is here, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Those walls of yours are looking a little bare?

Well, what you do know - free worldwide shipping from InPrnt this weekend!

My shop is here, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Capybara(x2)!

Capybara(x2)!

Just a goatherd herding his goats.

Just a goatherd herding his goats.

Anonymous asked: Hi Tim! I'm studying art and design at college and we've been encouraged to contact professional artists / illustrators such as yourself! So yeah ... anything you can tell me would be awesome really. (your process , thoughts, how your work develops, techniques, colour choice etc) Thanks in advance.

Hi there!

Wow - that’s a big question. Here are a few thoughts that come to mind.

One of the big things, especially while you’re still in school, is learn the fundamentals. Anatomy, figure drawing, perspective, composition - these are all invaluable things you should learn backwards and forwards.

Draw all the time. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but carry a sketchbook and draw! I find even taking notes to be helpful if there’s a situation where I can’t draw.

When working on an illustration always do thumbnails. It might seem like a pain, but do lots of thumbnails. Even when you think you’ve figured out the composition for your piece, do more thumbnails and make sure. It’ll help you figure out any problems beforehand and save you lots of headaches later.

Hope that helps! If you have more questions, feel free to shoot me an email at proberttim@gmail.com.

Best of luck in school!