Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cassie Colab





Lines by the lovely, and very talented  Vanessa Fordoe (my colours on the left, hers on the right)
This colab will be printed in the final Cassie & Tonk graphic novel at the back alongside all the conceptual dooldes/workflow etc.

Be sure to head over and check out her version... her shoe detail/colouring kicked the crap outa mine

Lost Without Our Muses



A once great city, until the Gods of Muse abandoned its people.
Some say you can still catch glimpses of inspirations incarnate on the crumbling bridges and spires....

I had a ton of fun with this one- its one of those pieces you can just keep adding and adding

Artbbook (+exclusive new print) is Available for sale!



The Chasing Artwork Artbook 01 is now available to order!
60 pages of my art background, full tutorials/workflow, how I prep/operate at comic cons, doodles galore, and tons of shattered vectory goodness.

Limited Run. Only 500 books printed. 
Every book is Signed and hand numbered (45 out of 500)

Exciting bonus to ordering online: The first 100 copies sold will be shipped along with a New, Exclusive, signed print. This piece will only be available with book orders, and will eventually be posted online once the first 100 have been shipped.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Auto Avenger: Thor



Auto Avenger: Thor

Strengths
♦ Extraordinary strength, endurance
♦ Concussion & Shock based weaponry
♦ Brief flight capabilities
♦ The Hammer can only be operated by Thor alone- cannot be interfaced or hacked by any other
♦ Electrified armor
♦ Internal self sufficient core- constantly generating massive amounts of power

Weakness:
♦ Built and operates like a Brawler, not much of a Tactician (operates best in a team) 
♦ Must release excess electricity periodicity, Core becomes unstable if electricity is allowed to build

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Auto Avenger: Loki


Oh, you thought I was done after the Gotham Gears?? just getting warmed up.


Loki
Strengths
♦ Incredibly Intelligent/Master Manipulator 
♦ Teleportation
♦ Gravitational Manipulation
♦ Projectile weaponry
♦ Holographic Projection

Weakness:
♦ Not an especially strong combatant, would rather pull strings from behind the scenes and have others do his fighting for him.
♦ doesn't have many friends 

Up next: Thor

November Commissions

Commissioned to draw the Goddess of Delirium :) she was a ton of fun to draw- and I was reminded of Penelope from "Wreck it Ralph" as I worked...





Saturday, November 10, 2012

Print Sale

SALE OVER! thanks to all who grabbed prints :)


The con season is finished! and I thought I would throw a bit of an off-season Sale for those of you I don't get to meet at shows. To purchase, all you need to do is select how many you would like (the more you buy, the cheaper) hit the Buy Now button, and once the Paypal site comes up, there will be a special instructions form you can fill out- please let me know:
• The Prints you would like
• Your Name
• Address
• Email
• Special Instructions (draw a pony on the envelope, etc)

I will ship your prints via magical owl a day or two after your purchase, and they will be there in a couple of days ! (depending where your located)





Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!! Gotham Gears WIP


I really really tried to get this done for Halloween, but I couldn't make it  and at about 4am last night I realized his look was heading in the wrong direction. I need to make him lankier, change the stance, less bulky torso, there will be stich-esq designs added, and etc.

So heres my first attempt at the Scarecrow Gotham Gear, its got a lot wrong, and needs a fair amount of work before it looks like a proper Scarecorw Mech, but I thought I would share the HORROR that is my half finished work file.  all the parts strewn around him have been torn from other gotham gears

Give me a couple days, I'll get my head back on straight and release the real Scarecrow Gotham Gear. Hope you cats have a happy Halloween!
cheers

C4 Weekend!!

The Winnipeg Comic con is right around the corner, and i have been busy prepping :)



I'm not sure why, but I get more excited about our little local con, than some of the mega large ones I attend, I think its because this con used to be the only one I ever went to, and I would work all year towards it.

Monday, October 8, 2012




The Joker

Strengths
♦ Utterly Unpredictable
♦ Runs on a damaged energy core, he's constantly leaking radiation that causes other machines to malfunction when in close proximity
♦ Constantly making modifications/adjustments to his build, adding elements of his victims to his own soft & hardware...
(he does this impulsively, regardless of whether or not these souvenirs are an improvement)

Weakness:
♦ Utterly Unpredictable
♦ Monologues

♦ The Joker Gear wears an ancient piece of clothing supposedly worn by the Original Joker.
♦ It's theorized that the Joker gear is in actuallity, a failed attempt to make the original Batman Gear 

and of course, check out the rest of the Gotham Gears lineup:


This is it for the Gotham Gears!! (for now) Hope you cats enjoyed  I've got some other projects to tie up, and then we'll see about getting you a scarecrow and such... 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Gotham Gears: Batman




Seeing as he's the big guy- I thought I would release him solo (Joker will be released solo as well) I figured this would be a good time to reveal the logo as well, hope ya like.

Batman
Strengths:
♦ Prototype construct of unknown origin.
♦ Genius-level intellect, appears highly skilled in Combat/stealth/hacking (full capabilities unknown)
♦Armed with a seemingly endless supply of unknown&advanced weaonry/gadgets

Weakness:
♦ Unknown.


and of course, check out the rest of the Gotham Gears lineup

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Gotham Gears: Mr Freeze & The Penguin


Freeze
Strengths:
♦ Extraordinarily long lasting power source- powered by a collection of unique cold-fusions cells. (self designed+integrated)
♦ Emits a extremely cold temperature pulse - most machinery can't function properly if it comes within a close proximity
♦ Superior intelligence

Weakness:
♦ Operating system heavily relies on extremely cold conditions, Freeze can barley function once internal temperature starts approaching zero degrees.
(especially the head unit, requires an enclosed coolant filled dome at all times to ensure constant cold)


Penguin:
Strengths:
♦ Built from a extraordinarily complex arrangement of custom gears and hydraulics- Penguin runs on unknown types of software and hardware.
♦ Invulnerable to any kind of electrical interference / system hacking ect.
♦ Has a sidekick/butler/kamikaze penguin bot named Sardine

Weakness:
♦ Repairs are extremely difficult to make- every piece needs to be custom built from rare alloys
♦ He actually needs the umbrella, or he'll rust in the rain

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gotham Gears.

Gotham Gears: Catwoman & Bane




and I thought it would look cool


Bane:
Strengths:
♦Unparalleled strength
♦Near invunrability to concussion attacks (susceptible to piercing attacks)
♦Very intelligent tactician/strategist 

Weakness:
♦ function relies on rare hydraulic V.E.N.-Fluid. It constantly needs to replenished



Catwoman.
Strengths:
♦Stealth (brief invisibility, but only when stationary, illusion collapses upon movement)
♦Second set of smaller hands capable of extrodinarily quick+percise actions (disarming alarms, opening safes etc)
♦Set of retractable whip/tentacle tails for quick moment/attack/long distance interaction (when the whips retract, they recoil as her tail)

Weakness: 
♦delicate build- she can't take much of a hit ( but is quick enough that she rarely has to)






Next set= Freeze & Penguin

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Batman: One Last Kiss


Poison Ivy giving Batman a last smooch before dinnertime.

Ivy was one of my very first boyhood crushes that batman cartoon was the best... I need to re-watch that series

and don't sweat it- im sure ol bats has a battarang ready to whip out for exactly this situation.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Iron Giant: Souls Don't Die




One of my favorite films of all time. 



This past sunday night, I preformed a live vector painting at the Opera/republic "labor of Love" block party.

For this type of show, I set up my computer, wacom cintiq and get plugged into a hd projector. Whatever happens on my screen happens on a 25x25foot projection on the side of a building, and people watch a painting from start to finish as the night progresses.

The guy with glasses in the foreground is proud Winnipegger/dj/host of ceremonies "Ace Burpee" he was one of the hosts of the night- the background is the Winnipeg forks/cityscape

started the painting at about 745pm, ended around 1am

the awesome photos were taken by good friend: Christopher J Gibson

Friday, August 31, 2012

Toronto Fan Expo rocked my world

Made it back alive from the Toronto Fan Expo.
still reeling from both the Chicago Wizard world con, and the Fan expo, my life is a jumbled mess at the moment- still need a couple days to straighten things out, and then I'm off to montreal for another show :S
Toronto was my best show to date- and the other great thing about this one was how many other artists I've met at other shows were there, got to catch up with a lot of friends I haven't seen in a while

 live painting this weekend at the Winnipeg Labour of Love Block party- backed by 2djs and an expected crowd of 3000, I will be performing a vector painting from start to finish via projector on the side of a building. damn excited. and there will be beer, score.



and have some in-progress artwork to tide you over :)








Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chewie + Can I keep the Moon?



Finished off a new Star Wars commission, and finally got around to taking pics of my latest glowy canvas prints :) these are 24x36in stretched canvas prints with mounted leds

Wednesday, August 15, 2012





been wanting to do something Star Trek related for a while- the next generation was a huge part of my childhood, and a I recently re-watch the entire series, and am now on my way through the movies.

finally struck me the other day that the a borg piece would be a ton of fun- so I spent the night watching first Contact and finishing this beast off

Thursday, July 26, 2012

this piece was a prize at a good buddies wedding social- made sure the guy who won it promised to send me pictures when he hung it. 
I want it back.





attended a local anime con last weekend, it was a ton of fun, and local shows are always so much more laid back when transport/lodging isn't a factor 
one customer in particular bought some work to customize his kick ass game controller- I made sure he promised to send me pics of the final product.

turned out pretty killer


Monday, July 16, 2012

We'll fly kites tomorrow, promise.



The bots name is "Tonk" and the girl is "Cassie" and they had planned on spending the day flying kites... :(

been wanting to tackle this piece for a long time, it was just one of those pieces that won't get out of your head until you've got it on paper. I have a whole story about the pair I would love to publish someday :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Almost ready to print!

My very first artbook is 85% done, and the plan is to hit the printing press in 2-3 weeks, just in time for the comic con season!

the book will be 8.5x11, 60pages, it will include: The best of my artwork, my sketches, some previously unseen pieces,  my full process, how I sell/setup at cons, and even some of my high-school doodles

This will be a limited edition, only 300 will ever be printed, and every book is personally numbered and signed by me :) Once I have a finished product, online purchase details will become available, but until then, I just wanted to share a small preview, and let everyone know that its still on its way :)
cheers.



Sunday, June 24, 2012

I CAN"T WAIT TO PRINT THESE!



Upcoming Show Schedule:
Winnipeg Aikon (July 20-22)
Chicago Wizard World (August 9-12)
Toronto Fan expo (August 23-26)
Montreal Comic Con (September 14-16)
Winnipeg C4 (November 2-4)
New York (October 11-14)


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Birthday Portrait


Was commissioned to do this one for a local club owners birthday by a good friend of his. Im usually not up for portrait jobs, but I got to make the rest of him look like an evil villian- so I was game.

Here was my ref shot: 

then they had the clubs graphic designer take my work and make this awesome poster for the birthday event - Killer!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rage and Serenity

Newest piece- magneto from Xmen. I blown away by the First Class movie, and Erik has always been one of the best comic book villains... so this has to be done.


upcoming Evangelion piece.

Side notes: Saw Prometheus last night, and I did really like it, but it also left me a in a headscratching/unsatisfied mood afterward. I wish it didn't present so mush random content and didn't the need to explain any of it.

Another movie Id like to mention "Jennifers body" is hilarious and fairly well done, that movie needed more recognition than it got. I was watching it while working early this morn and thought I would share.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Have a Freezie before I leave for Spain

Taking off to Barcelona and Madrid for 11 days! woot! see you cats when I get back :p

here is a current screencap of my next piece... good ol freeze :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Live Painting 2.0

Did another live painting this past weekend with the very talented: Vibonics, Abstract Artform, and Tiffany Ponce for musical accompaniment 

This show was much better than the last, we had 4 artists on projectors this time, and were a lot more involved with what the band was doing. 

we are already making plans for another  I've got high hopes this is going somewhere big...