Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Spokes & Ink

My submission for the Spokes & Ink bicycle art poster competition.  Graphite drawing by me (Geoffrey) and digital editing and colour by Tracy Pea!

Monday, 20 February 2012

A Look around the Studio!

 I've always found myself fascinated by the creative spaces of artists, even before I myself was an artist of any sort.  Now that I have a space of my own in which I am creative, it's fun to share it with others who are equally as curious as I.  I took a trio of shots of the Visimagora studio, just to give Vizzies (yeah, that'll catch on) a chance to see where the bizarre pictures are created.  Here they are, posted below, all you need to do is look at them:

This is my desk, where most of the magic happens.  It's not always this neat, but I try to keep it at least in good shape.  On the left is my carousel for markers and microns, as well as the Red Book, where the very seeds of concepts are created.

Here's a POV shot, from where I sit when I'm drawing.  A closer shot of the carousel, as well as a cup of hot chocolate, my cork-board, and the mechanisms of the Best Lamp Ever.

Finally, a view of the computer/printing area and its associated Inspiration Board.  Much of the time, if I'm sitting here, Tracy can be seen in this seat.  High-quality inkjet prints (which can be found at Visimagora's Etsy shop) are printed here.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Northwest Passage

The next in the series of ships is complete, and here's a sneak preview:

Thursday, 2 February 2012

A Tall Ship and a Star to Steer her By

 I opened up an Etsy shop a few weeks ago.  Sales have been picking up, so I think I'll keep at it.  It's gratifying to finally make some income from my work, even if it's mostly thanks to family and friends; toiling in obscurity, creating beautiful things that people will never see or own, can be a lonesome enterprise.

     I'm working on what I hope to be a large collection of artworks dealing with themes of exploration, sailing ships, and the sea.  This image is the first of this ambitious project, and its younger sibling is well on its way to completion.  Hopefully, upon having all these works done, I'll be able to find someone interested enough or stupid enough to allow me to display them publicly.  If I don't find that, I'll just paste them to the sides of my car and drive slowly through arty neighborhoods, honking my horn and screaming about the repressive local art community.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The Royal Air Regatta comes to Yellowgate!

    This particular piece was a lot of fussy detail, but it was worth it in the long run!  Done as a gift to a friend who very much enjoyed my "Whirligigs on a Warm Wednesday" and, sadly, shall soon be leaving to pursue greater (and greater!) educational opportunities.  So, I dedicate this work to her, but post it for all of my myriad invisible audience members to stare at incredulously.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Floating Along Together

After a long and needed hiatus, I am stoking the flames on this old blog once again.  I will start with posting this recent gem from the "Sketchy, Booky" category:

This is the front of a card I made for Tracy.  The airsloop (depicted) belongs to Tracy and me, and we like to sail the skies and see things from up high like in Google Maps, but with that weird tingling sensation you get in high places.  As you can see, it's quite an advanced ship, with a good strong propeller engine; a hot steady gas flame to hold it aloft; a canvas rudder, with which to steer the craft; and two fine balloons, swollen with hot air.  It even has a bay window in the cabin, so that the views may be more readily enjoyed with a glass of India pale ale.

As a final bit of news, Visimagora now has a website, within which you can see some of the works you've likely seen here, but presented neatly and all-together like within a codex, but "digital" in the parlance of our modern times.  You'll probably need this URL:

Hasten, hasten!  It hungers, and too much blood has already been spilled to sate its appetite.