ALEX RODWAY ILLUSTRATION

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Geez Walking Dead, talk about a freaking cliffhanger! There were some AWESOME Rick moments in that last episode alone so I did up a bloodied up Rick in homage. This will be at Fan Expo, so if you want a copy, come by the table in August!
All hail the Ricktatorship!
And here, my friends, is the noble hero of Hyrule, Zelda’s Champion, and the Wielder of Evil’s Bane, Link, the Hero of Time! This mighty warrior has defeated the forces of evil and saved Hyrule from destruction countless times through an endless cycle of reincarnations. But what happens after Ganon is defeated and peace rests upon the kingdom? I’d like to think that, in one of the myriad universes Link finds himself in, Zelda recognizes the need for a competent Captain to name as her right hand. It was this idea that led to this illustration. Link, as depicted here, is a grizzled, battleworn hero, marked by countless battles and meeting his old age with grace but unwilling to rest while evil still lurks in his realm.
There are a few things to note in the piece for those interested. First, Link’s attire is slightly different; I’ve altered it to reflect his heightened status as Knight Commander of the Hylian forces. There are pieces of armour to enhance his trusty tunic along with various belts and straps to accommodate his many adventuring supplies.
If you take a close look at the frame, you’ll notice strange symbols marching around the border. This is Hylian script taken from Twilight Princess (the Hylian language varies depending on the game, and TP’s translated the best) and tells the story of the creation of Hyrule via the power of the Goddesses.
Enjoy the piece, my friends, for it was a labour of love. Be on the lookout in the next couple of months, for a certain princess and lord of darkness may make an appearance. Fare well!

And here, my friends, is the noble hero of Hyrule, Zelda’s Champion, and the Wielder of Evil’s Bane, Link, the Hero of Time! This mighty warrior has defeated the forces of evil and saved Hyrule from destruction countless times through an endless cycle of reincarnations. But what happens after Ganon is defeated and peace rests upon the kingdom? I’d like to think that, in one of the myriad universes Link finds himself in, Zelda recognizes the need for a competent Captain to name as her right hand. It was this idea that led to this illustration. Link, as depicted here, is a grizzled, battleworn hero, marked by countless battles and meeting his old age with grace but unwilling to rest while evil still lurks in his realm.

There are a few things to note in the piece for those interested. First, Link’s attire is slightly different; I’ve altered it to reflect his heightened status as Knight Commander of the Hylian forces. There are pieces of armour to enhance his trusty tunic along with various belts and straps to accommodate his many adventuring supplies.

If you take a close look at the frame, you’ll notice strange symbols marching around the border. This is Hylian script taken from Twilight Princess (the Hylian language varies depending on the game, and TP’s translated the best) and tells the story of the creation of Hyrule via the power of the Goddesses.

Enjoy the piece, my friends, for it was a labour of love. Be on the lookout in the next couple of months, for a certain princess and lord of darkness may make an appearance. Fare well!

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Day 30 by Alexander Rodway - alexrodway.com

This is the submission I did for Sabrina’s 365 days of type. Get involved illustrators and designers and submit a day too!

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Day 30 by Alexander Rodway - alexrodway.com

This is the submission I did for Sabrina’s 365 days of type. Get involved illustrators and designers and submit a day too!

This is way overdue to be posted, but here’s a gift I made for my friend Arif Kudus. He’s a big fan of Fullmetal Alchemist and I dig the show too, so here’s a little Ed and Al to soothe the soul.
Pyramid Head!
Logo design for WLMG, an up and coming production company. Lots of fun had on this one.

Yo internet, just letting you guys know that all my Fan Expo stuff has been made available for sale at my online store. Click the link!

These are all the new pieces I was selling at Fan Expo this year. It was an awesome weekend, met some really cool people, and had a great time with my friends/tablemates.


Come next year and see me again!

Good news, everyone! I’ll be attending FanExpo this year with my fine friends, Hunaid, Danielle, and Yessenia. I will be selling prints of past works, such as my Dark Tower series and movie posters, but what’s this? I will be selling NEW WORK that not been revealed to the general public! Mystery! Suspense! A small preview above! Find out what lies in store at the 2013 Fan Expo at the Toronto Convention Center. Hope to see you there!
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

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.

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!

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!