Award winning illustrator Cristian Ortiz, or Crom as he's know, creates amazing work not just limited to illustration, but 2D animation and comics as well.
Crom's work is bold and features some pretty amazing fantasy themes such a warriors, knights and spooky looking individuals. We love his line work and how much detail he uses when drawing armour and weaponry.
If you want to see more of Crom's beautiful work, you can check out his website right !HERE!
So what did Crom create for Sad Ghost Club??
Right now just a standard white Lamy biro that my sister bought me while we were travelling together in Germany and Austria.
Biro? if that’s not an option then definitely pencil.
Hey ghosties, the holidays are fast approaching and as a lot of you lovely ghosts are from all around the world it's best we let you know the safest times to order so you're not disappointed!
For international orders (anywhere that isn't the UK) - it's best you order as soon as possible to make sure you definitely receive your order in time but these are the dates given by Royal Mail who we use to ship our orders.
We will be closing the shop from the 21st-28th December for the holidays!! In the mean time we've got some more stock coming (new and old!) and we'll be posting on our instagram @theofficialsadghostclub all about that, so make sure you're following us if you want to stay updated with what's coming in!
Hope you ghosties are all getting excited for the holidays <3
Lize, Helen and Nathan <3
Creating a beautiful atmosphere with use of colour and characters, Jayde's work is interesting and intriguing and full of life.
We've all been fans of Jayde's work for a while here at HQ and we became even BIGGER fans when we found out she lived in Bristol! After a few events and shows and admiring her work from afar we just knew we wanted her to make something unique for the club.
Jayde's work is beautifully narrative and we just love the scenes she sets through her illustration. She does a lot of her own personal work and we love the 'slice of life' aspect to Jayde's work. It's simple but interesting, turning the everyday into something magical.
So what's she made for the club?
We love Jayde's use of composition and layout so we knew we wanted her to design something print-based. Paired with her artistic ways of creating a nice 'feeling', we felt Jayde's work would look beautiful on some notebooks! A perfect place for all of your ideas and secrets. ✨
Jayde's designed 3 different notebooks (that all come in a pack) and we're IN LOVE. We love Jayde's ghostie interpretation and the whole 'calm' atmosphere of the artwork. We're so excited to fill them with all our ideas! ✨✨✨
Ok, so onto the questions!
Cute characters, beautiful stories and scenes, Isaac's work is enchanting and magical and we're forever swooning over the worlds he creates.
Now, we're promise we're not being bias by enjoying Isaac's work so much, but he did go to uni with Lize (official sad ghost) so yeah, we've been fans for a while. Isaac's character design is always amazing and he's paid homage to a lot of pop culture characters and we're always excited to see how he's interpreted a much loved personality. You can find a lot of his Simpson's interpretations over at simpsonsdrawingclub.tumblr.com which he's a part of alongside a bunch of talented illustrators.
Isaac's zines are a firm favourite in the studio, his comics tell great stories and again, we're totally obsessed with the characters he creates.
Our number one zine is his Lichens comic which tells the story of three little lichens, we highly recommend, it's beautiful.
Ok so, what's he made for the club?
Obviously we were all VERY excited to see Isaac's version of the sad ghost, so we thought an enamel pin would be perfect!
Isn't it just the cutest squishiest ghost you've ever seen?! We think it's perfect and we hope you ghosties LOVE it! It comes with a sticker too for ultimate Isaac X Sad Ghost vibes.
So onto the Questions!
1) What's your favourite fictitious Ghost from popular media?
2) What's the best item in your pencil case?
One thing that stays in my pencil case and I always end up using one way or another is a disposable brush pen from Muji.
3) Paint? Pencil? or Tablet?
Yes! All of those. But my favourite things to work with are a dip pen and ink.
4) What's your go-to motivational album?
Charlie Brown’s Holiday Hits by The Vince Guaraldi Trio! My favourite tracks are Thanksgiving Theme, Linus & Lucy and the Great Pumpkin Waltz.
5) How would you describe your work? Are there any common themes?
I draw things, make comics & sculpt and hand paint badges. I like spooky things and stories with kids as the protagonists.
6) What’s your proudest piece that you've worked on?
A large paper mache snail shellI made for halloween once.
7) Do you have any/many artist rituals?
I don’t think I have rituals, but I do tend to make work that correlates with whatever season it happens to be.
8) What motivates you?
The idea that I could make something that isn’t already out there and I would like to see, or even better something I would have loved to see when I was a kid.
9) What do you do, that you think no one else does whilst working?
Stand up and walk away in the middle of what I’m doing, forgetting that I’m supposed be working?
10) Who are you inspired by?
There’s a long list of people I’m inspired by, but at the top are probably comic artists Christophe Blain and Joann Sfar.
11) What's your favourite way to practice self care? (Especially after a busy week!)
I’ll either go for a big walk by myself while listening to horror stories, go rock climbing or just hideout in my room and eat Chinese food. (Which doesn’t sound that good, but it FEELS good)