Sunday, 25 December 2011

Not So bigcartel. Yet.

Decided to get another store open, it is very small at the mo, but that should change fairly quickly.
push the big button for my new little store, or follow the link below, let me know what you think, maybe buy something, if we haven't got it which is likely, I can probably point you in the direction of someone who has.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Agent Provocateur

Some of the beautiful sketch work from Jake (Agent 44) Parker's new book Spacecave One, a most excellent collection of robots, spaceships, dinosaurs and character design.
 This is the array of original sketch cards we have, one per book for the first 19.

or on bigcartel

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Such has been the patient sufferance of these Kolonies

Kolonie was a world rich with oil money and prospering on the vast numbers of immigrants who arrived from the inner system.  When the oil based technology was replaced with more efficient cheaper options the economy of Kolonie dried up fast.  Now a jewel of first world planets is quickly becoming a third world back water.  The book Kolonie The Forgotten Empire covers the visual realisation of this world in its swift wind down towards complete ruin.
Christian Schellewald and Patrick Hanenberger worked together on this project to produce a vast array of concept art covering the structures, environments, vehicles and people of the world of Kolonie.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Set Yourself a Task.

These three books all contain work produced as part of long term projects set by the artist themselves as either a way of capturing their external environment or the landscape of the mind.  

The 52 Weeks Project contains beautiful surreal portraits (with a feeling similar to Phil Hale and James Jean) of a multitude of characters (real and imagined), in often dark, mysterious and/or threatening circumstances.  The book is a truly wonderful arrangement of primarily ink drawings with the occasional splash of colour.

PDX 100 contains 100 ink sketches of Portland Oregon, not necessarily the most endearing subject matter maybe but the style in which the city is portrayed brings new light to this most industrial urban scenery.

Sundstrom drew his way across America on a road trip from New Hampshire to Oregon on the Oregon Trail a journey of some 3700 miles in 8 days taking in many a sight and a good dose of inspiration.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Imaginary Friends Studios, Really

Three incredibly high quality books from the Singapore based Imaginary Friends Studios. An amazing amount of work for a huge array of properties: video games, films, comic books, and advertising has been squeezed into these books creating superb collections of art.  Grab them here.
Imagine Prime is the original book of art from Imaginary Friends Studios, a proper tome filled with the art of the founders of this amazing company.  Mostly character art, pinups and cinematic action sequences all rendered superbly and in very definitely different styles.
The Pepper Project is a collection of art centred around a character designed by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau.  Pros and amateurs alike were invited to contribute Fanart of the character Pepper toward this book project.  As well as the art by others her progenitor supplied several works himself to give an overarching idea of his character's personality and style. 
The REDUX collection as the name suggests is smaller, yet it also covers some things the others barely touch on, the making of some of the work created during IFS highly successful existence.

So if you if you're interested in these books go to our Amazon store here 
or bigcartel here.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Aloha Chris Sanders

The work of Chris Sanders is probably known to most people through the excellent animated movie Lilo and Stitch as well as it's successive movies and T.V. series. He has also put his own personal work into 5 sketchbooks (of which we have 3) and a wonderfully witty comic strip Kiskaloo.  The sketchbooks overflow with perky girls and wild critters.  The Kiskaloo comic strips are charming in the extreme, the protagonist Ogo a one eyed cat is definitely a close relation of Stitch albeit in feline form.

The sketchbooks above and the Kiskaloo comic strip book are available in our store here.
Although his personal site hasn't been updated in a while it is still worth a look round as is Sanders' devart page both could be deemed NSFW.

Friday, 9 September 2011

We May Be Late to the Party but We Know How to Hit the Buffet.

The rest of our SDCC selection is here, yay.

 J. Scott Campbell's double release of his new hardback sketchbooks White Hot and MARVELous Art.  Both books follow the excellent quality and finish of the previous range of books from Campbell, and are rammed to the roof with superb character art.  These and more of Campbell's superb wares available here.
The first volume in the Fairy Quest series. 48 pages of comics featuring Red Riding Hood, The Big Bad Wolf, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and Hansel and Gretel!  Plus six pages of pinups by great artists J. Scott Campbell, Eric Canete, Francisco Herrera, Mike Kunkel, Jason Pearson, and Skottie Young.  This book and some of its' pals are available here.
Francisco Herrera's new style of sketch book full of info on his process and sketches of characters from a multitude of projects and titles.  Quick sneak peek below and the book itself and a couple of friends here.
The first two stories of Jose's Mariachi Samurai, fill over half the book  The first chapter has painted art by Tobias Kwan. The second chapter is finished by Jose. The last part of the book consists of concept art, sketches and designs.  Grab it in all its glory here.
Mighty Avengers artist Frank Cho's sixth superb sketchbook, filled with pinups and action shots, jungle women and Captain America.  This and other fine Frank Cho stuff here.
Not from SDCC per se but from across the street at Tr!ckster, but still kicking major ass with its creator owned content and beautiful high quality stylings.  Get it here.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

A Little Bit Massive

Sketchbooks from four artists in the Massive Black inc. ranks, to anyone frequenting the conceptart or imaginefx art forums these names and their work should be familiar.
Below are examples of work from the artists (Sam Brown, Wes Burt, Kemp 'Steaktron' Remillard, Justin 'Coro' Kaufman) whose work smothers the pages of these little gems.
These sketchbooks may be only little but the small ones are often the juiciest.
You can find them available here at our Amazon store.