Our Intro Video

Finally finished that intro video I mentioned last update. I also kicked the dust off our YouTube channel. The majority of future videos will be screen recordings of our progress on the various pictures we create. However, before I get rolling on these I have some important questions for you all. What do you want to see in the videos? Would you prefer more regular work in progress videos or should I wait until a picture is complete and do one long video showing it from beginning to end? Are you more interested in the technical side of my work (tutorial videos) or just the broader topics like why I chose to do things the way I did? I’ll probably mix things up but any feedback about your preferences is helpful, leave a comment below.

New Year Resolution

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season, lot’s of food, family and friends.

I rarely ever make new years resolutions, in fact I can’t remember the last time that I did. This year is different though. I have taken a bit of a break from working on DPI Studios artwork these last few months to rest and recharge, and the new year was my back to work deadline. That gives a little more significance to the idea of making a resolution this year.

My resolution for this year is to be more active with updates on social media and the DPI Studios website. It’s something I struggle with. I’ve always felt like I shouldn’t post unless it’s new artwork or an event and then I get so distant I forget to even post those. So starting now, my resolution is to post something every week or two. Ideally it will be about what artwork I’m working on, but during the slow times I’ll share what inspires me in music, art, movie and games.

My current project is creating an animated logo intro for DPI Studios. I’m planning on screen capturing my process while working and putting together YouTube videos, and you can’t have a YouTube channel without having an animated logo intro. It’s a rule, I’m sure.

As always, thanks for your support throughout the years, and here’s looking forward to a great 2016.

Pretty quiet

Yes, things get rather quiet around here after the Calgary Expo. I always put aside some time to do a little gaming after the show to unwind. I’ll admit my addiction is lasting a little longer this year :-). I’m about to head off to the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas next week. I’ll be walking the show and attending workshops in order to get a better understanding of the art licensing business and hopefully make some contacts.

The King Preview
Preview render of a Zbrush sculpture.
Here’s a preview of an image I’m 3D modeling in Zbrush. It’s based off an old unseen sketch of Emrbrio’s.

Calgary Expo 2015

Our selected image for the 2015 Calgary Expo Artbook

Antikythera-MechanismAnother Calgary Expo in the books. A big thank you to all the fans who help make the Calgary Expo our best show of the year. This year had the added bonus of getting to hang out with and learn from the guys at Schoolism for two days after the show. I’m finally getting a moment to catch my breath and get to all the little details that need attending to after the show, like our banner draw. One lucky person from our newsletter mailing list will win one of the banners that was hanging above our booth at the show. We do these types of draws after the Calgary and Edmonton Expos each year so even if you miss this one you can sign up and have your chance at the next draw.

For those of you who didn’t attend the Calgary show you miss out on the opportunity to see the great Calgary Expo Artbook. It’s a hardcover artbook put out each year that collects submitted artwork from many of the attending artists. The theme this year was Adventures In Time. Here’s our submission, entitled Antikythera Mechanism.


A close up view of M.E.O.W.

It’s that time of year. Where the looming convention season gets me staying up late nights. I’ve been able to finally start working more with one of my favorite programs that I always wished I had more time to play with. Zbrush.

A sword case I modeled in Zbrush and rendered in KeyshotM.E.O.W.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks at what I’ve been up to. The first is a 3D model created in Zbrush and rendered with Keyshot, that’s a not so subtle hint to the subject matter of my next landscape piece.

The 2nd picture is also a 3D model I did in Zbrush and part of the 1st 3D figure piece I will be doing for DPI.

We’re gearing up for our 10th year at the Calgary Expo and we look forward to seeing many of you there. We won’t have a booth at this year’s Emerald City Comic Con but I will be down at the show.  I’ve already arranged to meet a couple of people at the show to deliver an order, so if you were hoping to pick something this year just send me a message and I can bring it down with me.