After a recent t-shirt design for a friend proved somewhat popular and the success of a couple of friends in similar ventures, I've decided to try and see if my artwork can generate some interest in the accessories market and therefore have modified some of it to iPhone and iPad case cases for sale on Red Bubble.
Check me out here
I'm planning on adding more and expanding into t-shirts as well in the new year so if you'd like to accessorise with my art or wear my art, you'll make this artist rather chuffed.
The latest Artboy Fan exhibition opens tonight with the theme being horror. I've only entered the one piece this time, I didn't have time to finish Elvira that I posted for Halloween and so I've done "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" the Kristy Swanson version.
Here are my pieces from the latest Artboy Gallery Fanboy exhibition that was up at the Sydney Games Expo on the weekend just gone. Word back from the gallery was that everyone's submissions were well recieved.
The theme was obviously game-based, so here's my interpretations of Ridge Racer's Reiko Nagase and Tomb Raider's Lara Croft. Both are 15" x 12" prints
A few weeks ago, I was asked by my daughter's teacher to give a talk to the class on drawing. My daughter had taken in some of my drawings for something and the subject was raised.
What to say, I thought...
Well, apart from the obvious "yes" I worked something out and organised a time to go in.
It's not something I'd done before- I was a little nervous being put on display in front of a group of Grade 2 students.
I gave a little bit of background on myself and explained that I had a job drawing pictures, that when I was growing up my Dad worked in a bank and that I didn't know people could have a job drawing pictures. I said how I'd worked on a bunch of TV series and movies and showed the covers of some of the Disney movies that I'd worked on. There were raises of hands from those who'd seen particular ones. I then explained a little bit about animation, how it takes 24 drawing to make one second of animation and that in a week you might only make seven seconds of animation. I explained how it took lots of people to make an animated movie and that many of us have to draw the same character and that to draw these characters they are all built up from simple shapes and construction.
From there I then launched into some demos and drew Mickey Mouse and some other Disney characters that I could remember drawing. It was great fun watching and listening to their reactions as I stepped through the process.
The class were all then handed drawing boards, sheets of paper and a pencil and joined in, creating their own Mickey Mouse pictures which have ended up proudly hung around the classroom.
The positive reaction from all of the class was great, the eagerness that they watched with, some great questions. It was loads of fun.
I entered a T-Shirt competition last week. Threadless were having a competition where you had to design a t-shirt featuring a Disney Villain. I didn't find out about it until there was only a few days left. Nonetheless I knocked out the design below. Rather than run with the standard fare, I thought I'd have a bit of fun and show that the Queen of Hearts from "Alice In Wonderland" wasn't just a baddie, but was also a bit naughty and present her as a pin-up. Unfortunately the folk at threadless declined my contribution because I'd altered her costume.
I had fun creating her tho'
Next time I'll pay better attention to the rules
Thought I'd better post these, having posted photos of the frames pieces.
My contribution to ArtBoy Gallery's Goodies and Baddies exhibition. Both are an edition of ten.
Opening night was packed and over 60 pieces on show.
Looking forward to the next one now...
Okay, so after all the last minute panic my Art Prints have been received, framed and dropped off at the Gallery.
As I've alluded to previously, Artboy Gallery in Prahran, Melbourne has had a series of Fanboy Exhibitions in which Artists are invited to submit pieces based on a theme. I've not managed to finish my pieces by the deadline in the past due to one reason or another, and after the last one promised myself to start earlier. The current theme is "Goodies and Baddies" and I managed to finish not one but two pieces.
The exhibition opens this coming Friday June 15 at 6pm.
Here's a peek of my two pieces...
I've also got something extra which I haven't done before- a screen capture as I was working digitally. It's probably a bit like a magician revealing his secret but anyway... My initial pencil sketches were scanned in and then I worked over them digitally. There's a couple of breaks in the video as I was working on two computers and didn't have the capture software on one of the computers. But it gives you an idea of it all coming together captured at one frame per second.
So, I have been productive for the last couple of months, but have held off posting anything of what I've been doing in fear of jinxing myself. Readers of previous posts will note how I've tried to finish artwork for exhibitions and well, failed miserably.
This time around I figured start early and go hard. I finished the first piece with enough time up my sleeve before the entry deadline that I started a second piece. The entry form has now been submitted and the second piece finished and sent to the printer.
I'll post pictures of the framed pieces once I get them back from the
printer and further details of the exhibition, but for now here's a
couple of sneak peeks.
Here's a couple of caricatures I've done in the last couple of weeks for people who've left where I work. Previously there was someone else at work doing these, but he left at Christmas and I've been asked to pick up where he left off. It's been fun to break out the old caricature skills again.