Sunday, May 3, 2015

Behind The Scenes

Every so often, when developing a new painting, I like to post a photo of the initial breakdown (or, sometimes, the flatted image) up on my Facebook page. Usually just a shot of my computer that I take with my phone or something, giving more of a glimpse into this whole painting process. I've decided to post a bunch of them here as well.

You can see that I tend to do a lot of work in a coffee shop pretty close to where I live in downtown Winnipeg.

I'm not going to get into all the technical specs of what I'm showing here, but I do draw these out in such a way that each major element (separate robots, the background, things like that) show up in different colours, just to keep these elements straight while I work on them.

And for those that are interested, I'm using an Acer Aspire laptop from 2011 with a Wacom Bamboo tablet. Not much of a gaming machine, but works great for painting and other work, which is what I was wanting (I prefer consoles for gaming and video anyway).

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Robot Starship Pilots

I think they are piloting a starship. Or navigating some sort of cross-dimensional machinery. Something like that.

A fun piece with Ember, I've been toying with this idea for a couple of months now. It sure turned out colourful!

Prints are available for purchase at this link, as well as leggings, iphone cases, laptop covers, lots of different things. Also be sure to check out my Facebook page for more of my stuff.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Robots Across Time

This was done a couple of months ago, but I wasn't able to post it until after the 2015 Calgary Expo.

This piece was published in the expo Art Book and, as such, they wanted that to be the premier of the piece. I was happy to oblige, even though I thought it was one of my best pieces, and was very eager to show it off. It turned out to have been a huge hit at the show, and I signed a LOT of copies of the book and had wonderful compliments about it all weekend at the event. And it is one of my favourite pieces with Stephanie!

Prints of this piece (along with iphone cases, laptop covers, and other supplies featuring this image) can be found at this link.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Daredevil and Hulkbuster Iron Man

First off, as you can see here, I'm in the Art Book for the 2015 Calgary Expo! If you are going to the show, be sure to pick up a copy - the proceeds go to the Make A Wish Foundation!

Two more sketches for my both at the 2015 Calgary Expo. It starts in two days!

Yes, I did end up marathoning the entire new Daredevil TV show in two days this past weekend. And this was drawn some time during that marathon.

The comic book version of the Iron Man Hulkbuster armour.

These are both done at 8.5"x11", and are available for purchase for $40. I'll have lots of other pieces like these at the Calgary Expo, and will be doing commissions (both at this size and at 10"x15") at the show as well.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Guardian, Iron Monger, and more Iron Man

Another batch of sketches I'm doing for my booth at the 2015 Calgary Expo.

Here's some Canadian Content, Guardian from Alpha Flight.

I love Iron Man's original Space Armour design - there are design elements here that clearly inspired the Silver Centurion design.

The comic book version of the Iron Monger suit.

Each of these sketches is 8.5"x11" and are available for purchase at $40.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Iron Man, Robots, Daleks, and Rom

Continuing to do more sketches in advance of the 2015 Calgary Expo.

The Stealth Iron Man armour design. Still one of my favourites.

This was done at the request of my girlfriend. She is a huge Doctor Who fan, so she asked that I do a version of a rather famous photograph, replacing the Companion with one of my robot designs. I changed the attitude of the robot from the original figure quite a bit to follow more what my robot stuff is like, but still.

Everybody's favourite spaceknight, Rom!

Each of these pieces are done at 8.5"x11" and are selling for $40.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Vision, Battletech, and a Dragon

Three more sketches for my booth at the 2015 Calgary Expo.

A Swift Wind Scout Car being chased by an Atlas battlemech from the game Battletech. Honestly, the Swift Wind doesn't have much fear of being caught, just of getting out of the range of the Atlas' weaponry.

I used to do so many pictures of dragons. I need to do more.

The Vision from the Avengers. This is the original comic book version, which is fairly similar to the look that he will have in the new Avengers movie.

Each of these are 8.5"x11" and go for $40. More to come as the week progresses.