>I was able to knock off a few more this afternoon. I have been fighting a cold today, there is something about being sick that allows you to focus. Not my preferred method of productivity but is does do the job.
>A Show, with my Parks Canada pieces, will be opening in Calgary at the Perspective Gallery for the weekend of January 29- January 31, 2010. I hope that some one (if there is anyone) reading this blog will have the chance to go and look at some of the work that will be on display.
>Here is a sample of some illustrations/paintings I am working on. I thought a flat interpretation of sights around Edmonton would evoke some city pride, art appreciation and a nostalgic look.
>So I have been exploring the use of collage, Graffiti stenciling technique, and some Wheatpasting in my work. Here are a couple of paintings 2′ by 4′ that I just completed, based on Canadian Parks, particularly Banff and Jasper. To view my process follow this link and this link.
>With all of the human makeover, home makeover, room makeover shows out there I thought I would post a makeover of my own. I recently came into possession of an Dutch Antique chair that was destined for a ceremonial fire. However, I claimed I could give it another life. Here are the results of my efforts, and stages.
>Wow, that was a interesting experience. There were allot of people and many were dressed up. I manage to see most of the panels that I wanted to see and most of them were good, though I found that they seemed so short. I Think the funniest one was the panel for the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. And I thought the Law School were really good, but with so many people the questions, although relative, steered the lecture off course. I managed to see several celebrities, but was shocked on how many people really gawk and crowd them. At one point we were in the main hall at the Paramount booth, and Ironman 2 Director Jon Favreau, showed up and people swarmed and started just yelling his name and ‘look over here’. I thought it was silly, and a nuisance.
Anyways here are some pictures of the trip. Jason Blower San Diego Comic Con : Picasa Album
In addition I also bought several books and prints from artists that I admire.
This is a Bruce Timm 2009 sketch book
This is a neat little storybook/sketchbook from Ghost Bot.
This is a great story book from Ronnie Del Carmen.
Another great skechbook from Mike Mignola.
This is the latest anthology from Kazu the great people at the Flight Blog.
This a great sketchbook from Ryan Hunderford
This a copy of Smackdab by Scott Morse that I have been trying to find for a long time.
And Scotts latest book Tiger,Tiger,Tiger that he has published through his Red Widow Publishing company.
The Sex and Science book that Scott, Nate Wragg, Don Shank and Lou Romano have all contributed too.
A collection of daily sketches from Pascal Campion.
This here is a great collection of daily comics that Scott C. does for Double Fine Action Comics.
This is an awesome collection of vintage styled illustration by Derek.
This an awesome concept book that Kevin Dart created a James Bond Like movie character and the movies that she had made.
I also managed to pick up this sketchbook from Comic artist J. Scott Campbell.
The next two are books by Ragnar.
And finally two skechbooks by illustrator Javier Guzman.