Monthly Archives: August 2010

Post con wrap up

Had a decent show! While I didn’t sell as much as I would have liked to, I saw a ton of old friends and made a bunch more new ones. That is worth its weight in gold.

One new friend I made was the amazing Garrett Hanna who, while being an amazing artist, is also a fantastically nice guy. We shared a table, I traded him a drawing of Wartortle for a print of Batman. And I didn’t notice as I was clearing out, but I left my markers behind at the show. Garrett emailed me and let me know he had them, and he is going to mail them to me.

Holy crap. What a standup guy. That was a few hundred dollars worth of markers I almost lost.

So yes, go look at his art because he’s a great artist and a nice dude who totally saved my bacon.

Will have more post con wrapup after I get everything done. I also need to sleep 🙁

I ams uper sad about my markers because it means there really won’t be many colour cards for my Clone Wars set that will be in packs. Sorry, guys! But that happens D:

Pre con teaser post! Artwork!

As I have to finish a whack of my Clone Wars cards prior to going to the con, here is a teaser of art so I don’t forget to post it.

How Harold Got His Wings

This is the cover for the book! For the final piece I plan on spending about a month doing watercolour studies for painting the Northern Lights. Or I might do the entire book as my first fully digitally painted product. The book at the con has a colour cover, B&W innards.

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2010 Convention Sketchbook

Full of a bunch of never seen before arts and a few old favourites.

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Aaaand, finally:

Mini Magnets. These little tiny round disks have been painstakingly cut out by hand and are assembled behind a glass bead thing. I’m selling ’em for $3 or 2 for $5 because they are quite the labour intensive little things. I will have a larger version of the illustrator icons in my digital art gallery post con.

mini-magnetsI hope to see you guys there!

Fan Expo details!

Hey guys and gals! I’ll be at the Toronto Fan Expo this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – 27th to 29th.

My location is table P6A – in the ring of guests around the Artist Alley. I’m adjacent to the food court, so I’ll be craving pizza all day.

I will have something for everyone’s pricerange, including

  • ‘How Harold Got His Wings’ – childrens book, $10
  • 2010 Sketchbook – colour cover! $10 with sketch, $7 without
  • Leftover 2008 sketchbooks for $5 including a sketch
  • Magnets, postcards and bookmarks ranging from $1-$3
  • The remaining ewok and dragon charms at $5 apiece
  • Prints ranging from $1-$5
  • Original art ranging from $10-$500
  • Convention sketches (Include sketch cards, crayon scribbles, sketch drawings and con badges) from $2.50 – $50*
  • Kids under 12 get a free quick sketch!**
  • Free signed Star Wars Galaxy 4 base card with every purchase.

I *will!* be helping the 501st with their Star wars Kids hour on Sunday at noon. I’ll teach you how to draw! It’ll be awesome 😀

* First come, first serve. I will have a list if things get overwhelming

** Limit one per kid, pieces will be personalized as ‘For *name*’ so they don’t end up as ‘For mysterious Ebay bidder’ 😀

Harold gets his book!

This is what I’ve been working on for most of the summer, a (relatively) quick ash-canesque, black and white book for ‘How Harold Got His Wings’ (Written by the venerable Sarah Braun). The cover will be in colour, I’ll be staying up late tonight!

Just a sneak peek at my process. I draw at different sizes (And I had done my sketches for a larger format of book) so the toning is helping even out the shapes of the illustrations.

I’ll have this available at Fan Expo in Toronto, limited to 50, for $10. And you’ll get a scribble 😀

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501st helmet and ewok love buzz!

Celebration V is happening and I am sad to be missing it, but I’m loving the press the 501st helmets are getting.

Cnet has my helmet featured in the photo gallery on this post (With my name misspelled, but I have sent an email to the author)

Starwars.com featured my helmet and a bunch of other sweet ones in their artist roundup!

For those of you who missed it, this is the helmet I customized for the 501st project – for Make A Wish foundation!

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Life, the universe and everything

I figure seeing as I have this site based on a blog platform I may as well blog! This month is a super busy one for me.

I’m working on Clone wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunter sketch cards, Hammer Horror sketch cards and I am four illustrations away from being able to throw together an early draft of ‘How Harold Got His Wings’ – which was written by the wonderful Sarah Braun based off my popular ‘Harold Got His wings’ illustration.

The ashcanesque first printing of Harold will be available at Toronto Fan Expo, and I’ll have a new sketch book, prints and a few other knick nacks at the table.

there’s life in a nutshell. now, back to drawing 🙂

Star Wars Return Sketch Cards for Auction!

Hey guys and gals! These cards have been sitting around for too long, so I’ve put them on ebay for (relatively) bargain basement prices.

Cad Bane Sketch Card

Cad Bane Sketch Card Auction

Han and Luke on Hoth Sketch Card

Han and Luke on Hoth Sketch Card

Thanks for looking 😀