Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thierry Lafontaine's cover art reveal for The Peculiar

Eighteen-year-old classical musician Stefan Bachmann says that he wrote The Peculiarin slobby house clothes while sometimes lying upside down.” The end product a “gothic-steampunk-faery-fantasy” officially intended for youth, that unofficially appeals to adults sparked a bidding war between large publishing houses that was triumphed by Greenwillow-HarperCollins. HarperCollins is one of the world’s top English-language publishers.

Cover art for The Peculiar was created by Thierry Lafontaine, a senior artist at Imaginism Studios. Lafontaine is also the instructor of the Imaginism In-House Workshop

Lafontaine's cover art reveal:  

Author Stefan Bachmann recently posted his own cover reveal, and is holding an international giveaway for an advanced reader’s copy of The Peculiar, along with two bundles of Swiss Lindt chocolate, in a contest that lasts until Tuesday May 1, 2012. 

Bachmann says to simply leave a comment on his giveaway post, and preferably a link, so that he can contact you if you win. He also says that "re-tweets count double, so DO THAT and post that link, twah." 

The embossed hardcover book is gaining excitement around the world as one of 2012's biggest releases. A recent display for The Peculiar was captured on camera at Italy’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair.   

The Peculiar will be released in hardcover format on Sept. 18, 2012.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"A Chance Meeting" (Drawing)

"A Chance Meeting"
11'' x 14''
Graphite on Paper

Here is a new piece I did recently in graphite. This pencil drawing will be painted bigger in oils, when that piece is done, I will post it here as well.

Have a good week, everyone!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Artist Tips: Dreaming and Painting Creatures

I used to do these videos quite regularly years ago. It's a video of me painting a creature and talking about my thoughts on dreams. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Study in Moleskine

It's time for an update, a lot of new painting updates on their way..
In between paintings, I usually do these smaller studies. This time, I tried using Oils in my moleskine instead of Acrylics, the paper seems to be able to hold the paint pretty well.


Thursday, April 05, 2012

Happy Easter!

Krazal the Eggregator found some love on World of Warcraft front page.
I'm so proud of the little guy :)

Happy Easter everyone!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Short film with Imaginism artists.

Film maker Emily Switzer created a short film called "PEN & PIXEL" profiling Imaginism Studio's artists talking about "digital vs traditioinal" art.