Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Here's photos from the reception at Sleep is for Dead People, held last week at Whippersnapper Gallery. this year the reception was held a few days after the actual 24 hour event, to allow the curators and artists to regain their composure after sleep deprivation..while I was glad to sleep after the show, I did think there was a charm to forcing the artists to actually be sociable on no sleep right away, but then again, I'm funny like that.

overall I thought this year (the third semi-annual) turned out the best work, even though I think I had more fun the past two years.

Unfortunately I dont remember all the artists names, so rather than leave anyone out, I'll leave them all out, and if interested you can find more info via Whippersnapper gallery

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Katharine Black birthday

Did a birthday party for some 13 year olds today, super fun times, The kids seemed to really enjoy it.
I came and quickly sketched out the birthday girls name, then let all her friends colour in the canvas, and finally I came back and touched up the work, pretty easy gig, and Katharine loved the canvas..

Saturday, April 19, 2008

SIFDP-the aftermath

Here's the two pieces from the sleep is for dead people show, thanks go out to the organizers, for putting up with my delirious self...

both pieces are 12"x40", for inquiries contact jenn@p4design.org

Official reception will be on April 24th
at whippersnapper gallery

for the youtube channel, featuring live videos from the show,
click here

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Horus @ SIFDP-3

Here's two concept designs for the upcoming show at whippersnapper gallery on Thursday and Friday April 17th and 18th. this will be my third year participating in the Sleep is for Dead People exhibition.

-Two pieces based on these designs will be on display, and for sale at Whippersnapper Gallery at the official opening reception April 24th, but this Thursday/Friday is the live painting segment, during which visitors and distractions are welcome, as 20 artists including myself paint on various projects over a 24 hour period....

This year I'm taking it easy on the gallery, and NOT painting on their walls. Past guests will remember me as the mural artist whose 24 hour works covered 8 or ten feet of physical wall space, here's me working on the past two installations..

While I did enjoy painting such large pieces in the past, the cleanup was a nightmare. and standing all day and night was physically pretty rough on me, this year Im going to take it easy, get a comfy chair, and relax it up...

Here's the flyer for the show:

and the official facebook group:
sleep is for dead people 3

April 17th/7pm - 18th/7pm
Whippersnapper Gallery
587A College (across from utopia on the second floor)

Monday, April 14, 2008

website down - blog update - Addition to p4design

Emergency blog update!!
P4Design welcomes Jenn Rabanillo to the team, helping me to organize and promote some exciting projects for the upcoming year, and unfortunately p4design.org is down for a few days, great timing, I know......so heres some content updates for the blog to keep your eyes happy.

on April 17-18th I will be participating in the
(3rd annual) Sleep is for Dead People
24 hour live art exhibit.

Facebook Group here

Start Time: Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 7:00pm
End Time: Friday, April 18, 2008 at 7:00pm
Location: Whippersnapper Gallery
Street: 587A College (across from utopia on the second floor)

New canvas's
**"Fruits of the Devil"
2 ft. x 4 ft. (2in. deep)
Acrylic, gel pen, spraypaint on canvas

**"OG Status"
20 in. x 20 in.
Acrylic and gelpen on canvas

**"untitled-(for now)"
4 ft. x 5 ft.
Acrylic and spraypaint on canvas

A recent Commission:
client direction- "Spiderman colours and theme, plus the word "weber" (friends last name)

For this canvas, I tried out a new style of bevel canvas that is built with a 45 degree bevel frame, so it looks very unique and will stand off a wall, giving it a 3d effect. I was really stoked to work on this as Ive been a spidey fan for years, and drawn my share of the webslinger...

Side Projects...
in a slightly related theme, I was asked by a user on a forum, if I was interested in giving a shot at colouring a comic book sketch page, just for fun. So having never done one, and totally being down for the challenege, heres my first photoshop coloured comic book page.

-original sketch
(by M fraser)

-p4 treatment

-this was tedious at times, but a good learning experience for me, I would have done it a lot differently next time, but I was pretty happy with the final results.