I have been a huge fan of ImagineFX magazine, a digital and tradition magazine that specialises in fantasy, science fiction, and conceptual art, for years, and have spent countless hours reading through the articles featuring different international artists giving insight into their working process while providing numerous tutorials that show into the steps undertaken when creating a specific piece of art. These tutorials have enabled me to learn
2018 is the first time I have had the time to participate in Inktober, and it was truly enjoyable and forced me to work much faster then I'm used to. The constraint on time (for those that don't know Inktober is when artists participate by posting a finished ink illustration everyday for the whole month of October (or as close as possible)) quickened my pace and I still
WARRBORN Album Artwork and a whole lot of Album Covers and Shirt Designs for other metal bands over the years
Last month I collaborated with Warrborn, a Vancouver metal band, on the artwork for their first full length album. It has been a few years since I have undertaken full album art for a band, so it was cool to get to do something a little bloodier and gorier. I really like the way the inside of the album art matches up with the wrap-around cover, and gives
2018 is the first time I have participated in Inktober and for those who do not know what this means, Inktober is an artist challenge that runs the length of October in which artist post an ink drawing everyday to social media. It is a way for artists to force themselves to push out work as fast as possible while and at a steady pace for one month.
King of the Dead. Drawn on 9 x 12 inch watercolour paper with Micron 0.5mm pens. This is the cumulation of about 40- 50 hours of line drawing, crosshatching, and stippling. This piece is the most detailed ink drawing I have ever untaken and a progression in different techniques which I feel I am starting to master. This is a representation of the King of the Dead is
After years of pondering, a few failed launches due to lack of skill in dealing with the complexity of these pieces, I began to undertake colouring the Delicate Balance series. Over the last 6 months I have coloured three of the original ink drawings digitally, using Photoshop. I have learned a lot from colouring these and they are responsible for an incredible increase in my speed and knowledge