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Respite2014, digital, timeFor Deviantart and Blizzard’s Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls fanart contest. Full-sized version here: http://fav.me/d7a3qmvI’ve been playing Diablo for the past 17 years – since the original’s launch! – and it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that it is a vital cornerstone of not only my identity, but that of my community of friends. Together, we’ve logged literally thousands of hours diligently exorcising all manner of Sanctuary’s bad eggs. Diablo has over the years influenced everything from our creative endeavours to our slang, and it has always been a way for us to stay in touch, wherever we may be in our lives.It’s this sense of community which the Diablo franchise engenders that I wanted to reflect in this piece. With Reaper of Souls barely a week away, how else would you properly prepare for the conflict but by logging onto the forum or checking up on the wikis to plan your attack? Together, we’re stronger.Then again, maybe they’re just checking their Facetomes. Whatever.I also included several references and in-jokes waiting to be found by long-time fans of the franchise. Check out the full view at the link up there, and see if you can spot them all!Good luck to everyone who entered the contest, and I’ll see you in Westmarch!
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Respite
2014, digital, time

For Deviantart and Blizzard’s Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls fanart contest. Full-sized version here: http://fav.me/d7a3qmv

I’ve been playing Diablo for the past 17 years – since the original’s launch! – and it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that it is a vital cornerstone of not only my identity, but that of my community of friends. Together, we’ve logged literally thousands of hours diligently exorcising all manner of Sanctuary’s bad eggs. Diablo has over the years influenced everything from our creative endeavours to our slang, and it has always been a way for us to stay in touch, wherever we may be in our lives.

It’s this sense of community which the Diablo franchise engenders that I wanted to reflect in this piece. With Reaper of Souls barely a week away, how else would you properly prepare for the conflict but by logging onto the forum or checking up on the wikis to plan your attack? Together, we’re stronger.

Then again, maybe they’re just checking their Facetomes. Whatever.

I also included several references and in-jokes waiting to be found by long-time fans of the franchise. Check out the full view at the link up there, and see if you can spot them all!

Good luck to everyone who entered the contest, and I’ll see you in Westmarch!

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Taurine II2014, digital, timeAlso for Daily Draw February.
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Taurine II
2014, digital, time

Also for Daily Draw February.

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Taurine I2014, digital, timeWhipped up during Daily Draw February.
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Taurine I
2014, digital, time

Whipped up during Daily Draw February.

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Ave Maris Stella Silentum2014, digital, timeIn the near future, the Catholic Church will realize it’s clear that if God exists, he isn’t coming to us. To this end, they will use their immeasurable wealth to launch their own space program, with standing orders to seek out God by following Stella Maris, the North Star, and to impress the word of Christ upon any sentient life forms they should come across – by force, if necessary. Space crusaders.This is the first time in a long time that I’ve given a personal piece this much attention, and I’m glad I did. The title, Ave Maris Stella Silentum (Hail Star of the Silent Sea), is a reference to a hymn to Mary from the middle ages, Ave Maris Stella, just more… silent. In space, after all, no one can hear you pray.There’s a deeply-buried reference to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine here, but it’ll require a working knowledge of both the crusades and Star Trek. Good luck, and thanks for looking!Facebook :: Twitter

Ave Maris Stella Silentum
2014, digital, time

In the near future, the Catholic Church will realize it’s clear that if God exists, he isn’t coming to us. To this end, they will use their immeasurable wealth to launch their own space program, with standing orders to seek out God by following Stella Maris, the North Star, and to impress the word of Christ upon any sentient life forms they should come across – by force, if necessary. Space crusaders.

This is the first time in a long time that I’ve given a personal piece this much attention, and I’m glad I did. The title, Ave Maris Stella Silentum (Hail Star of the Silent Sea), is a reference to a hymn to Mary from the middle ages, Ave Maris Stella, just more… silent. In space, after all, no one can hear you pray.

There’s a deeply-buried reference to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine here, but it’ll require a working knowledge of both the crusades and Star Trek. Good luck, and thanks for looking!

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Perpetuate the Body I – Know
2011, pen on paper, time
Produced for a gallery show a couple years ago in Toronto, and the first of a set of five pieces exploring knowledge and its role as a destructive force to be wielded by or set upon the bearer. 
Of particular note is that the memento mori in this series is less obvious than my usual work, in that it’s the process by which the work was produced; every bit of red and black was painstakingly filled in with a .005 Micron. And what are you doing with your time?
I don’t have access to all five in the series anymore – indeed, I had to ask this one’s owner, the ever-pungent Vicki Nerino, to scan this one for me – but I’ll throw up the ones I can, when I can.

Perpetuate the Body I – Know
2011, pen on paper, time

Produced for a gallery show a couple years ago in Toronto, and the first of a set of five pieces exploring knowledge and its role as a destructive force to be wielded by or set upon the bearer. 

Of particular note is that the memento mori in this series is less obvious than my usual work, in that it’s the process by which the work was produced; every bit of red and black was painstakingly filled in with a .005 Micron. And what are you doing with your time?

I don’t have access to all five in the series anymore – indeed, I had to ask this one’s owner, the ever-pungent Vicki Nerino, to scan this one for me – but I’ll throw up the ones I can, when I can.

Suneater, study II2013, digitalThe plan was to paint four of these so I could have an entirely custom party for Legend of Grimrock, but I was too impatient and ended up just playing it with the goony-looking default heroes.

Suneater, study II
2013, digital

The plan was to paint four of these so I could have an entirely custom party for Legend of Grimrock, but I was too impatient and ended up just playing it with the goony-looking default heroes.

D*nkey K*ng C*untry2013, digitalHe’s the leader of the bunch; you know him well. And he was done with anthropomorphic crocodiles attempting to abscond with his banana dunes. He was just fucking done.Sort of but not really inspired by Japanese Ukiyo-e art; I now pass the torch of having to look at this thing to you. Keep it burning.Fun Fact: Rambi’s skeleton was drawn just hours before the announcement that the black rhino was extinct. I am a prophet.

D*nkey K*ng C*untry
2013, digital

He’s the leader of the bunch; you know him well. And he was done with anthropomorphic crocodiles attempting to abscond with his banana dunes. He was just fucking done.

Sort of but not really inspired by Japanese Ukiyo-e art; I now pass the torch of having to look at this thing to you. Keep it burning.

Fun Fact: Rambi’s skeleton was drawn just hours before the announcement that the black rhino was extinct. I am a prophet.

Underground2013, digitalIt occurred to me that I should really start getting some of my design and logo work up on the internet. This was produced for a friend’s graphic novel.

Underground
2013, digital

It occurred to me that I should really start getting some of my design and logo work up on the internet. This was produced for a friend’s graphic novel.

Afterbirth2013, digitalNHOJ's birthday is the day after mine. That day is this day. Here he is, pondering his sudden exit from an arcane womb. Based on a true story.

Afterbirth
2013, digital

NHOJ's birthday is the day after mine. That day is this day. Here he is, pondering his sudden exit from an arcane womb. Based on a true story.

You can now BUY MY ART on SOCIETY6. I’ll continually be putting more stuff up, so be sure to check back in once in a while!

You can now BUY MY ART on SOCIETY6. I’ll continually be putting more stuff up, so be sure to check back in once in a while!