About DPI Studios

A necromancer and his undead army.I started DPI Studios with my long time friend Aaron (aka Embrio) whom I have now been collaborating with for over 20 years. We meet through a mutual friend Rob back in high school and started working together on our own comic book ideas. Some of those old ideas, like the seed mercenaries, have lasted and still show up in our artwork today.

Over the years DPI Studios has done artwork for the World of Warcraft TCG, White Wolf’s Exalted RPG, and Green Ronin Publishing. Our artwork has been included in Exotique and d’artiste Fashion Design artbooks through Ballistic Publishing and a gallery feature in Heavy Metal Magazine (issue #267). Our painting Make a Wish had the honor of being selected as the cover for the 2011 Calgary Expo artbook cover. In 2006 DnD Classic received the 1st place award at the Dragon-Con art show and Necromancer (shown right) won Best Color at the Westercon 58 art show.

World of Warcraft TCG artwork
World of Warcraft TCG
White Wolf Exalted Interior Art
White Wolf Exalted RPG
Deck of Illusions Green Ronin
Green Ronin Deck of Illusions

2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and DPI Studios involvement with the show. Way back in 2006 we snuck in at the last minute; confirming a spot in artist alley the Thursday before the show. After a very late night printing session we had a successful show and the idea of selling our artwork directly to fans and collectors took hold.

Throughout the years people have often asked what’s the story behind our characters. Now we are finally answering some of those questions with our web comic series. First off is Sourpuss, one of our original comic ideas from our youth. Next is Daring Tales, a collection of short stories to give life to some of our most popular steampunk characters. Who knows what will come next 😉

We are extremely grateful to all our fans support over the years and we hope you’ll stick around to see where we go next.



Steampunk, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Cyberpunk, Horror?

Yeah, we like it all. DPI Studios was founded by Jaysin and Embrio and continues to produce art in our favorite genres. For over 10 years we have been selling limited edition prints of our artwork on watercolor paper and canvas at conventions in Canada and the US.

Now, we’ve started the crazy idea of creating web comics based on many of the characters from the art we’ve created over the years.

All of our artwork is created digitally. I’m a computer geek with a day job creating video and motion graphics. This is now bleeding into DPI Studios art in the form of animated art with our Augmented Reality app and motion in our web comics.

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Lady Ravendale

Lady Ravendale is a digital painting of a Steampunk adventurer and her clockwork panther.

Lady Ravendale is our first Steampunk image. Embrio was inspired to work on a Steampunk image after seeing all of the great costumes at Dragon-Con.

The rips and tears in the image were actually taken from a photo restoration I was doing for Embrio. His wife had an old photo of her grandmother as a child that was badly torn and he wanted me to restore it as a Christmas present. I happened to also be working on Lady Ravendale and realized the tears I was removing from the photo would work great for aging this picture.

Accepted for Publication
Exotique 6: Ballistic Publishing

Lady Ravendale on Deviant Art