This is an album cover I designed for Electric Audio Commission’s new album, Prototype. You can download it for free at the link below, check it out!http://www.mediafire.com/?5w4ohxf15cdxxd6
A portrait of my Pathfinder character. I based him closely off of Roland Deschain from The Dark Tower series. He’s a human gunslinger with ancient pistols and a dry attitude.
The method I used to do this portrait is kind of interesting. I took three different reference pictures and combined them to make a new face. There’s a base of Michael Fassbender with overlays of Clint Eastwood and Ian McKellen.
Pencil drawing with digital colour.
A pair of pistols inspired by the revolvers used in The Dark Tower. Yeah, I realize these are closer to flintlock pistols, notice the lack of a six-chamber attachment. The reason for this is because I am currently playing a gunslinger modeled after Roland Deschain in Pathfinder. These guns are of my own design and feature a break-action loading function, much akin to that of a doublebarrelled shotgun.
The top gun I named Durendal, after the legendary blade from French mythology. Funnily enough, this sword was also wielded by a warrior named Roland, who used it to defend his troops until his death.
The second is named Gram, named after a sword from one of my favourite Norse legends, that of Sigurd the Volsung.
Another tattoo design for another friend of mine, Amanda McKnight. She’s an actress, so I hope this tattoo helps her career rather than hurts it. You can find her acting profile here: http://amandamcknight.workbooklive.com/
It’s an interesting idea for a tattoo. It’s inspired by the story of Cleopatra’s intentional suicide when faced with serving the Roman Empire. One version of the tale has her killing herself with an asp, also known as an egyptian cobra. Lots of fun to do this one, can’t wait to see it finished.
A tattoo I designed for a friend of mine. It’s a rising phoenix done in a slightly tribal-esque design.
Well, it’s spring again (though someone seems to have forgotten to alert the weather here in Canada) and that means the return of North America’s most beloved pastime: baseball. And what goes well with baseball? Why not a dystopian take on the game set in a post-apocalyptic future?
This piece is entitled “Tim’s Turn at Bat”. Tim is a wandering survivor of a nuclear war that destroyed most of the earth. So what does Tim do for fun? Well, mostly he just hits things with his baseball bat. Hero or villain, saviour or demon, Tim is a mysterious guy with a passion for the game of baseball.
I did this piece as an entry to the Garrison Creek Bat Company’s Season Opener 2, a gallery show featuring the work of a variety of well-known illustrators. Most of the work at the show is custom-painted baseball bats. The bats in question were hand-made by GCBC. While I didn’t do a bat this time around, I did do this baseball themed piece and I think it worked out pretty well.
The original piece will be on display at the Steamwhistle Brewery in Toronto. If you’re in the area on Wednesday, April 3rd around 7pm, drop in, have a beer, and enjoy the work. It’s free to get in so no worries about that. As per usual, I have prints available for purchase at my online store if you’re interested.
Take care all and have a lovely, if a bit frosty, spring!
My Commander Shepard for this week’s art challenge.
Spiders freak the shit out of me. I’m usually ok if they’re just little, bitty ones, but big ol’ tarantulas are not okay. Their faces are what really get me. I remember when I saw Shelob in The Return of the King and it was not a good time. Geez. This was not a fun one to do, I got me a mad case of the shivers.
This week’s challenge was childhood heroes. Mine was always Alec Guinness as Obi-wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars. While Ewan MacGregor is a fine actor, I always preferred Guinness’ sense of mysticism and wisdom that he brought to the character. I always preferred Kenobi over Luke Skywalker and so I looked up to the guy as a really cool teacher, warrior, and sage.
If you’re a fan of Stephen King, chances are you’ve read at least The Gunslinger, the first in a seven book epic written by the king of horror. I read them all over a summer and was so inspired, they prompted me to create seven illustrations; one based on each book. Critical response to my covers has been very warm and people seem to like them quite a bit. This makes me very happy to say that I have just made these covers available for purchase as prints. Follow the link to my store on Society6 and you can choose from a regular print, a framed print, or a stretched canvas print. Also, if you place your order by Sunday, the shipping will be free, no matter where you live.
Thank you all for your support in this project, it is always appreciated.
Long days and pleasant nights!
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Another Weekly Art Fart, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.
This is a piece inspired by the video game Dark Souls. I created it for one of my good buddies, Theo who introduced me to the game and the incredible amount of death that follows. It’s a great game, but damn, it is one daunting challenge after another. The armor the knight is wearing isn’t taken directly from the game, but I did reference a few different suits for ideas.
Let me know what you think! And give Dark Souls a look too, it’s definitely worth playing.
Everyone likes art challenges, right? Everyone likes posting them where other participants can see them, right? Each week (running Thursday to Thursday), we’ll be posting new challenges to complete and submit. Skill level and style don’t matter … Just do what you do and send it our way! For now,…
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Week One: Self Portrait
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