Visiting VanCAF

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I got to check out the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival last weekend and it was pretty cool. It’s a smaller event (compared to FanExpo) so it was really nice to get to talk to lots of the artists. Many of them are locals as well. I’m not super big into comics (mainly because I just never had a chance to go down that road), but it was still exciting and very inspiring to see what people are making. The most inspiring thing was that people are putting together whole volumes of stories even if their art isn’t necessarily the best. They don’t let that stop them! And the end product still comes out really cool. I guess it’s an excellent example of “don’t get hung up on the quality of your art, just make what you’re passionate about!”

More about VanCAF: http://www.vancaf.com

Montag!

 

This is my latest painting finished for SAS. The assignment was to create a new book cover for Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

 

I decided to include some of the process for this as well.

Thumbnails: I started with a whole bunch of thumbnails. I was working on them while listening to the audio book, so the subject matter changed a bit as the story progressed.

Rough Sketches: I picked 3 thumbs and developed them further

Trying out some colours: I managed to narrow it down to two.

In the end I decided to go with the more iconic close-up.

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FXPose

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Some of my work made it into ImagineFX Magazine’s FXPose section! You can see it in the April issue, which was released online and some places in the world today. It will probably be available in Canada in a couple of months ><. Until then here’s a screenshot. For higher res versions of my work check out my gallery. The text (the parts that quote me anyways) is mostly embarrassing and not important. The only thing I hate more than my art is my writing 😛

Portrait of Dexter

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I made this for my sister for christmas. It’s her dog, that she absolutely  loves. When someone referrers to her significant other we’re never sure if they mean her dog or her boyfriend. And I’m pretty sure Dexter has his own Instagram following. Anyways, she was very pleased with his painting 🙂