Another 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.
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.
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.
The DPI Studios site was getting a little old and I think it’s time for a fresh start. The new site is mobile friendly and more flexible when it comes time to make changes. The online store is now way better than the old one with accounts and order tracking. I’ve copied over a couple of our more important updates from the past but the most important part is the artwork anyway. Thanks for checking out the site and let me know if you have any issues.
DPI Studios has a gallery feature in the February (#267) issue of Heavy Metal Magazine! As teenagers sitting in their basement watching a bootleg VHS copy of the animated Heavy Metal movie; Embrio and Jaysin would have never imagined they would one day have their artwork featured in the iconic magazine.
Make a Wish, just received the honor of being made a Daily Deviation on the Deviant Art website. Thanks again to Christa-Kinde who suggested our piece and to alicexz a very talented artist who gave our work the approval.