Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Shoalin Monk

This month's Character Design Challenge is Shoalin Monks.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Wonder Women Series: Catwoman

Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman from Batman Returns is the only Catwoman for me. The costume Tim Burton designed is just amazing and I wish we could have seen even more of Pfeiffer as Catwoman in another film...but we got Batman Forever instead.

Here is the rough drawing & inked line.

Six down...

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wonder Women Series: Michonne

One of the three characters on the Walking Dead I actually still like. The rest can just go throw themselves into a big well of bloated zombies. 
Here is the rough drawing and inked line.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Okay JJ Abrams, lets do this. Its like 1999 all over again but hopefully a better outcome.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Irazu: My 2012 Animated Pilot & Short Film

In 2012 I produced and directed an animated pilot called Irazu.
The idea was originally concepted during my honors year of Traditional Animation at Griffith University in 2006.
Irazu follows the adventures of geeky kid Pequita and her kooky sloth friend Irazu.

It was VERY close to being green lit for a series but then...*poof!* Last minute change of mind. So I have put it up here for someone to enjoy other than myself, because people worked hard to make it. Produced in Australia with Canadian/New Zealand voice talent.

If you would like to see more artwork for the development, check it out here:

I would like to thank everyone who was involved in this production, especially my partner, Maik Hempel and
Cartoon Network Asia.

Irazu, Pequita and this pilot remain the property of Adele K. Thomas. This is a continual project, visit my blog or my website for updates.

Monday, November 30, 2015


This month's Character Design Challenge is Olympian Gods.

Artboy Star Wars Exhibition

My prints at the FanBoy vs Artboy: Star Wars exhibition at the Artboy gallery till Dec 6 in Melbourne. Check out the Facebook page here Prints can also be ordered via Artboy for now.

pew! pew!
420 x 300
digital illustration
open / order if sold
badass slave leia
420 x 300
digital illustration

open / order if sold

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Melbourne City FC Mascots

At the start of the year I was working on some character design for a project I couldn't talk about till launch day.
I had a lovely surprise when I opened the match day program recently, with the launch of the Melbourne City (Aleague Soccer team under Manchester City group) FC's City Kids Mascots. 

I was hired to take the new mascots from their costume form and bring them to life as illustrations. Im happy with how they came out and was able to inject my style into them. I was surprised to see the head of the boy changed to match my new design. I love them in their football program context. I hope they have a long future at the club, who Im a foundation member of and thoroughly support. Thanks to those who hired me; The City Group, Gemba and Artisan. Go City!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wonder Women Series: Furiosa

I LOVE Mad Max: Fury Road, especially Furiosa. Here is the fourth of my Wonder Women series.

Here is the rough drawing, inked line and colour thumb.

My four ladies so far. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wonder Women Series: Lara Croft (Movie)

Its my favourite Lara Croft; Angelina Jolie.

Here is the rough drawing, inked line and colour thumb.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wonder Women Series: Princess Leia

Next up for my Wonder Women series; Badass Slave Leia.

Here is the rough drawing, inked line and colour thumb.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wonder Women Series: She-Ra

My first finished artwork for my Wonder Women series; She-Ra, Princess of Power.

Here is the rough drawing, inked line and colour thumb.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bunny Dude

He can live in the same world as the pink girl a few posts below.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Work From Earlier This Year

Earlier this year I did a "hundreth" redesign of my characters and story based around my 2012 pilot just to freshen it and my body of work up. We also wrote a script and storyboarded it, which you can see below.
I have also updated my website and Im glad I finally get to show off some of my 2012 pilot stuff, since the option has expired. If you would like to see artwork from the original pilot and conceptual work from all the years beforehand leading up to it, you can check it all out at my new website here and here. I will be uploading a video of my favourite scenes from the pilot soon, so stay tuned!
Includes designs by Maik Hempel (bottom row 1,2,4,5 & 6)
Includes designs by Maik Hempel (last bottom four)

Midnight Scribble Inked & Coloured

Thought Id experiment with a bit of halftone. Click image for a closer look.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Midnight Scribble

Little character I came up with tonight...don't have a name for her yet. She can be my new alter ego, since I own these clothes. She looks way cooler in them though...mostly because I don't have bubblegum icecream coloured hair.

She-Ra Sketch