Mar 31, 2011
My first ever collage piece! A heck a lot of work and a heck a lot of fun.
Thank you Derek Gores for the inspiration, Mr. Mok for the tips and the photo, Jojee, Esther, and Candice for the ballet advice, and Crys for letting me tear up her magazines!
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
I did another t-shirt design for LimitedTshirts.com and this time it's actually about something.
I will send all the proceeds of the sales to the Dutch Red Cross Japan relief fund (giro 6868) and the kids at Limitedtshirts told me they will match what I make and donate that too.
Please go to LimitedTshirts.com, register and vote... and buy the t-shirt!
Mar 25, 2011
Escape Into Life (Chicago, USA, 22 III 2011)
Many thanks to Teia & Mandy
First time my works featured on Escape was back in Dec. 2009.
That time our Chris Al-Aswad, one of the most inspiring and extraordinary persons on the web, brought my work there.
Ahhh Chris we miss you so much! But you will be always with us!
Mar 24, 2011
For the acceptance into the SXSW and Tribeca Film Festivals, the animated short “The Beaufort Diaries” released a limited edition print poster and a series of free wallpaper downloads for your desktop or mobile device. For downloads and more information on the film check out The Beaufort Diaries online.
Mar 23, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
The second issue of "The Complicated World of Charlie Valor" (I illustrated and designed) is live and available for download or viewing at CharlieValor.com.
So check it out, and then make yourself an origami Earth-Pig.
Mar 21, 2011
I would love to invite you to my up-coming art show - "ONE" - a Maverix Art Auction Benefit for Japan Relief.
1746 Post St , New People building , top floor
Date and Time: 2 April, 7pm - 10pm
More infoMaverix Art Auction Benefit for Japan Relief
Together we can become "ONE" to make a difference
Gallery Opens 7 pm, Silent Auction Bidding ends at 930 pm.
Join us for the upcoming silent auction party , for the rare chance to
bring home original art from celebrated artists in the animation & film industry
(Pixar, Lucas, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon to name a few) including:
Ronnie Del Carmen
Cam De Leon
... also critically acclaimed fine artists such as
Miya Ando ,
Kent Williams ....and many more !
SuperFrog , Maverix and ArtistsHelpJapan are donating 100% of all proceeds to Artists Help Japan Fund with Mercy Corps.
There will be appetizers and drinks , live DJ sets by DJ Dedan
ひ とつ（"HITOTSU") means "One" which is the first number of all but also mean "United" in Japanese.
Our action might be a little "one" to start with, but we can get together and become "ONE" to make a difference.
Hope to see you all there!!
Mar 20, 2011
I was recently commissioned for a pretty sweet illustration opportunity with McDonalds for the filet-o-fish "Tales From the Sea" campaign. Had to crack all five out from sketches to finals in five days too which was interesting. Unfortunately the billboards are only being used for a St. Louis, MO metro campaign though (not national). So if you're in St. Louis keep eye out and see if you can spot all five! Below are a few pics that have been sent back to me of them out "in the wild"...
Check out my other freelance illustration work over at rawtoastdesign.com. Also check out my educational children's book series at quirkles.com, each book is full of easy science experiments for kids.
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Penciled in Manga Studio EX 4. Inked with Kuretake brush pen on bristol board.
Mar 17, 2011
My Art Block for Ghana painting below is now up on E-bay for open bidding. Please come and check it out and join the bid. The profit of this painting will be 100% donate to the PBP Foundation.
The PBP Foundation gives parents, artists, and art enthusiasts a way to help, inspire and to bring resources and support to disadvantaged children around the world by: Providing financial support and supplies to organizations helping children in need with basic living necessities; bringing art and animation to the hands of children for their enjoyment encouraging creativity, motivation and education; and extending the talent and good will of the artist community to communities of children in need. A portion of the proceeds of this Auction will be donated to "Artists Help Japan" and Give2Asia Fund for the relief effort in Japan.
Wanted to post this yesterday along with the Ratfist image I did but it was taking to long to post on Youtube. But better late then never. This is a 7 minute first person view of me inking Ratfist with the Kuretake brush pen and later the Kolinsky brush. I really enjoy this method of digital pencils and traditional inks. It's practically the best of both worlds.
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
There will be five (5) slots open each time; all cards will be $10 each plus $2.50 postage. You can request anything you like (comic, movie, video game characters) and you can reserve multiple slots. So far there are two (2) slots open for Saturday, March 19th and five (5) for March 20th.
If you're interested, email me at slatermark33(at)hotmail(dot)com, subject heading "5 for $10."
All the money made off these cards goes directly toward helping pay for my wedding - slated for August, 2012.
The artcast can be viewed here: http://www.ustream.tv/user/sharpiemark
If you can't afford a card, kindly just pass the word along to anyone you think might be interested.
Mar 12, 2011
5 for $10 at 10
As of March 12th, 2011, I will be hosting a weekly (potentially bi-weekly) art cast on Ustream at 10pm EST (7pm PST). Hopefully I can keep it consistent on Saturday and/or Sunday nights. Check back on my blog or on my DA page for weekly updates.
The next show will be tomorrow night, March 13th, 2011 at 10pm EST (7pm PST)
HOW IT WILL WORK:
- I will have 5 slots open each time and it will be first come first serve. You can reserve multiple slots.
- All cards will be $10 (+$2.50 for postage). Postage is free within Canada.
- As incentive, I will randomly draw the name of one the people I'm doing a card for during the show and they will get a FREE bonus card!
- People can choose their own subject for me to draw - be it a comic book, movie or tv character; historical figure, etc.
- Nothing too complicated: no incredible action poses, these will mostly just be head-shots but they will all be FULL COLOUR!
- The show can be viewed here: http://www.ustream.tv/user/sharpiemark - just click on "Shows & Schedule"
WHERE DOES ALL THE MONEY GO!?
All the money I raise from these shows will go directly towards helping me pay for my wedding which will be in August of 2012.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you have any questions or would like to reserve yourself a slot in advance, email me at slatermark33(at)hotmail(dot)com. Subject heading "5 for $10".
THE FIRST CARDS!
Is Ophiuchus a new addition to the zodiac family? - An illustration
to the article describing the subject (ESS newspaper).
I have drawn two different versions of the picture: one with white
and the other with orange background. The orange is referring more
to the style of ancient Greek pottery. The picture with
white background was chosen to be most suitable one.
Which one would you prefer?