Thursday, December 27, 2012

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I hope everyone's enjoying the holiday season.  I thought I'd better sneak in one more update before the new year.  First off, here's my holiday card for 2012:

Second is a concept for a robot head done for an effects demo and based on the Automata comics by the guys from Penny Arcade:

And last, but certainly not least, is an entire gallery of 20 pieces I did for the DaGeDar collectible ball bearing toy line from Cepia LLC.  I set up a little sub-gallery here:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Six new pieces added to my gallery.

I'm involved in a Kickstarter project running for the next 37 days for Stay Alive - Not Undead, a zombie safety and awareness coloring and activity book.  If that sounds like something you (or your children I suppose...) might enjoy, please check it out and contribute.  In addition to the coloring book itself, rewards include T-shirts, stickers, and sketch covers by some amazing artists.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thought I'd better get at least one more update in before the end of 2011.  First off, my Christmas card for this year:

Second, I'm currently working on illustrations for a new card/die party game called FrankenDie.  There's a Kickstarter up for the next 10 days to help fund the project if anyone would like to contribute and pre-order a copy.  Here are a couple of my pieces for the game so far:

And last but not least, I did a little portrait of Idris Elba as DCI Luther from the BBC series Luther.  It's on Netflix Instant now and definitely worth checking out:

Thursday, June 30, 2011

This week marked the 25th anniversary of the release of Labyrinth, Jim Hensonís classic fantasy movie. Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal had a huge impact on me as a kid and still influence a lot of the fantasy pieces I do. I decided to celebrate with pencil sketches of Hoggle and Ludo.

Friday, May 6, 2011
Spring is (finally) in the air.  I took a break from freelancing this past month and managed to squeeze in some fan art.

I picked up Portal 2 last weekend and it's fantastic.  I finished up the single player game and this weekend a friend is coming over to run through the two player co-op with me.  The coloring style is an homage to the Lab Rat comic that Valve put out to bridge the story between the two games.

I've been a big fan of the James bond novels/movies since I discovered my dad's collection of the novels back in junior high.  If I hadn't been an artist, I probably would have been a secret agent.

I did three sketches of some of my favorite Bond actors: Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, and Pierce Brosnan.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Move over, Rudolph and Frosty!  Meet the holidays' newest icon: Christmasaurus Rex!

Two more concepts for Lazarus: The Missing Memory by Rampant Studios.  The King's hulking guards and the King himself:

 

I also did a little fan art piece to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. in Japan.

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm working on some character concept pieces for Lazarus: The Missing Memory by Rampant Studios, a game design studio out of the UK.  This first batch includes Lazarus, the game's evil wizard protagonist and Glupy, his lackey/sidekick:

Look for more concepts coming soon.


Wolfgang Baur over at Kobold Quarterly used my cover artwork for issue #1 of the magazine to create a "life size" cardboard cutout for the GenCon game convention.  Click here to check out pictures of con attendees hanging out with Jiro the kobold.

Also, congratulations to KQ for winning the ENnie for Best Gaming Blog!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hello, and welcome to my newly renovated site.  It had been a while and I figured it was time for a change.  My latest work can always be found in my deviantART gallery.

Summer is flying by!  I've put over 2,000 km on my bike so far this year.  I'm hoping to get at least another 1,500 in before winter hits (fingers crossed).


 

All artwork copyright Darren M. A. Calvert