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  1. Society6 have just launched duvet covers, they look great and they’re another fabulous product idea.

    I sold my first one yesterday and I hope it’s the first of many. There’s only a couple of my designs that have been automatically added at the moment, so I’ll be adjusting some of my other images over the next week to get more designs set up.

    Have a look; society6.com/martinlucas/duvet-covers

    20th of July, 2014. 8:06am
    Tags: #duvet covers / #the lego movie / #(500) days of summer / #society6 / #project / #projects /

  2. (500) Days of Summer Wallpaper

    These wallpapers were up on my blog before I moved things from WordPress to Tumblr — they were lost in the move — and I’ve now finally got all the links sorted out and you can download any of the resolutions for various devices below;

    320 x 630 (iPhone)
    640 x 960 (iPhone 4, 4S)
    640 x 1136 (iPhone 5, 5C, 5S)
    1024 x 1024 (iPad)
    2024 x 2024 (iPad 4, Air)
    1024 x 768
    1280 x 800
    1280 x 1024
    1366 x 768
    1440 x 900
    1680 x 1050
    1920 x 1080
    1920 x 1200
    2560 x 1440

    Over the next few weeks, I’ll be making a few more wallpapers from my portfolio of alternative movie posters and movie cars.

  3. Out of the four prints I submitted into the Tendring Hundred Show (a country event held nearby each year) I sold three of them — those three up there! The one I didn’t sell was my most popular movie poster — (500) Days of Summer.

    I’m so pleased, and I got lots of great feedback from people checking out my prints. One of the organisers who I know mentioned a stand with a batch of my prints next year… and even a demonstration… I’m not quite sure I’m in a position for that. But who knows?!

    12th of July, 2014. 10:17pm
    Tags: #images / #image / #alternative movie posters / #the dark knight / #the Lego movie / #little miss sunshine / #why so serious / #project / #projects /

  4. My four prints up in the art tent at the Tendring Hundred Show. Prime location!

    My four prints up in the art tent at the Tendring Hundred Show. Prime location!

    12th of July, 2014. 2:09pm

  5. I thought I’d upload a few crops and details of my Lego Movie poster along with some of the product variations available on Society6. When printed on a 16 x 24in print, the bricks are 100% to scale, at 300dpi and 4800 x 7200 pixels, the image is scaled down and a lot of the detail is lost - something preview images on gallery sites don’t always show - which is a shame.

    I’ve tried to crop rather than resize for the different products available, so on iPhone and iPad skins for example, I’m expecting the bricks will also print to 100% scale.

    There’s currently free postage and $5.00 off Society6’s new biker tank tops, you have to use the following link to receive the discount;


    This promotion expires on Sunday the 13th of July.

    10th of July, 2014. 2:33pm
    Tags: #The Lego Movie / #alternative movie poster / #society6 / #image / #images / #project / #projects / #everything is awesome /

  6. It’s been a while since I’ve done an alternative movie poster, check out my hand drawn poster for The Lego Movie;


    I had the idea for this one a while ago - it’s taken quite a few weeks to colour this one in! As usual on Society6 it’s available in a number of products such as mugs, bags, device cases and skins. I’ve also put a blank ‘colour it in yourself’ version.

    4th of July, 2014. 10:45pm
    Tags: #The Lego Movie / #movie poster / #project / #drawing / #prints / #society6 /

  7. Somewhere in Colchester, can’t remember where. Drawing on my iPad from a reference photo I’ve been meaning to do something with for ages!

    Somewhere in Colchester, can’t remember where. Drawing on my iPad from a reference photo I’ve been meaning to do something with for ages!

    21st of June, 2014. 10:13pm
    Tags: #procreate / #iPad / #drawing / #architecture / #colchester / #Essex /

  8. A doorway to a shop in Ibiza town.

    A doorway to a shop in Ibiza town.

    26th of May, 2014. 8:24pm
    Tags: #ipad / #drawing / #procreate / #ipad art /

  9. Sometimes, Email Is Your Job

    A response to Email is not your job; https://medium.com/life-tips/8040f6cad45e

    I’ve noticed a lot of blog posts, articles — even services and apps — trying to get us away from our email inboxes, trying to tell us that time spent writing and responding to messages is taking us away from our real work. I’m all up for time saving tips and ideas on how to use email more efficiently, but giving people the idea that emails aren’t important isn’t right!

    I work in a company where emails trigger the work we do, email is how we receive 95% of our orders from customers (the rest are by phone, post and clients calling into the studio), without email I don’t have any work to do, yes I could sit around the studio and work on my own projects and make use of the equipment, but that wouldn’t bring in much money for the company that pays me.

    Every day I could have a conflict hanging over my head at work; do I check and respond to my emails or do I print the orders I have sitting here in front of me. Every day I do both, they’re both important. I don’t multitask, I set enough time during my day to complete each role of my job. I make sure all important orders are printed first and if I have time I work through as much of my secondary list as possible. And then it’s on to my emails, I make sure I leave enough time at the end of the day — usually about an hour — to respond to each and every message in my inbox before I go home, because that’s what they deserve. Each email is a communication from another person — a customer or a potential one — either wanting my help and an answer to a question that’s important to them (who am I to say it’s not important and it can wait a few days) or it’s an order from a customer who wants to employ us and spend their money with us - that’s a honour, they chose us - so I’m going to treat that with the respect it deserves and reply to their email. Sometimes it is just a quick thank you, one that takes 20 seconds, other replies take a few minutes, but I know that more often than not, my reply is appreciated. I’ve lost count of the amount of times people thank me for coming back to them quickly, many seem a little surprised by it; “wow, thanks for the quick response”. My replies aren’t within minutes of their original message, they’re usually within 24 hours.

    Are peoples’s expectations of a timely reply to an email that low?

    Email is my job and I make time for it during my day. If you believe email isn’t your job, then employ an assistant and make it their job on your behalf.

    25th of May, 2014. 10:00pm
    Tags: #Email / #productivity / #inbox zero /

  10. 5 minutes iPad Procreate doodle drawing at lunchtime. (I need to do this more often).

    5 minutes iPad Procreate doodle drawing at lunchtime. (I need to do this more often).

    22nd of May, 2014. 1:43pm
    Tags: #ipad drawing / #procreate / #beach /

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