Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Limited Edtion Grand Bazaar Print & Dreamblade Art @ IX!

I am thrilled to share with you a limited edition print that I will have available at the Illuxcon Showcase this Friday and Saturday nights. Not only is this your first opportunity to get a piece from the Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia, but this is a collaboration between myself and Dear Wife to make a very unique item. While it is a print limited to an edition of 25, each print is in fact a unique item. Each print has been distressed, marked, stamped, and assembled by hand to make each one its own unique piece. This print will also give you a glimpse at what it in store for the Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia book...

Limited to an edition of 25, these prints are distressed, marked, stamped, and assembled by hand and are a collaboration between myself and Achsa Nute.

Three of the prints side by side to show off how they are unique pieces.

Limited to 25, once they are gone, they are gone.

All prints are signed by both Achsa Nute and myself.

A closer look at the flyer component of the print. Be sure to come see me in the IX Showcase Friday and Saturday night from 8pm - Midnight to get your hands on a piece made Dear Wife and myself!

If that is not all, For the first time I will be selling my art and designs from my work on the miniatures game Dreamblade. I have never made this work available before and now seemed as good as time as any. I have so much work from the game that I decided to bring a sampling of the work that was created for the game... so if you want more, there will be more in the fullness of time. I packaged up all the work for a particular piece together into complete bundles, so some my have only three drawings and other may have five, six, or more drawings associated with it. Now is your chance to get you hands on one of the best assignments I ever had!

I had a lot of drawings to dig through and organize.

When you look at all the drawings you will be able to see designs evolve and take shape.

Though it might not look like much in this image, there are a TON of drawings and art in this stack!

Every piece lists how many drawings come with each design.

I selected work that was done at 9x12 and 11x14. My larger work on the game will have to wait will later when I can better package it and transport it.

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you on the other side of IX! Until then...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Gulf Coast Fan Fest Recap & Illuxcon 2018 THIS WEEKEND!

This past weekend I had the pleasure to attend the Gulf Coast Fan Fest in Biloxi. This was the first year for this particular event, but it is organized, staffed, and run by all the great people that are responsible for Pensacon. It was a lot of fun and I did a horrible job taking pictures while I was there. It was a crazy weekend and past week for that matter. We had a near miss by hurricane Michael that left all of us in Tallahassee without power - and we were all extremely lucky, those in Mexico Beach, Panama City, and elsewhere in the Florida Panhandle have lost everything. The main road between Tallahassee and Biloxi was also closed for over 24 hours. For a short time I was unsure I would even be making it to the convention. Another artist who was suppose to attend from Tallahassee could not make it due to trees down near his home. In the end I was ale to attend and the trip there was quick and easy once the interstate reopened. I got to see a lot of familiar faces from Pensacon as well as meet a lot of new people. My table was next to Roland Paris who we first met at Pensacon, so it was a fun time just seeing him all weekend. Sunday of the con was my birthday and we all went out Saturday night to celebrate. It was a REALLY fun night! Many thanks to Roland, Michael, and Michael! It will be interesting to see where GCFF grows from here. Here are some images I took while at GCFF... when I actually remembered to take them... 

Everything is loaded in and the walls are up. Now to make it all look pretty...

TA-DA! It is now all pretty. Like magic.

Got a chance to meet Dirk Benedict and have him sign my Face figure.
I like the A-Team way more than I should and it was very cool to finally cross paths with a cast member from the show.

 A little sketch on the back of a Magic artist proof.

 BATMAN NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Had the great honor to be on a panel with the legendary Ken Kelly!
There were more people in attendance... this is how many there were when I thought to take the picture.

OMG! Ken Kelly! And Brian LeBlanc! And some idiot....

 Part of the celebrity row before the con opened on Sunday morning.

 The row I was on before the con opened on Sunday morning.

 The trouble makers corner.

 My view for the weekend. A wall of copyright theft. I am impressed this one guy was able to work out licensing deals with so many companies... oh wait... he didn't. He is stealing.

 Another sketchy sketch on a Magic artist proof.

Epic Mom and Dad Save the World cosplay!

 Gotta catch'm all! It is much easier when they come to you.
Also, Mr. Mime is the stuff on nightmares.

 Picked up this amazing sketch my Mitch Byrd!

 An end comes to all things. Always amazed with how fast the crew can tear down a convention.

If that is not enough, this weekend I will be at Illuxcon in Reading, PA. Once again I will have a table in the Showcase both Friday and Saturday nights. I have some surprises in store and will be sharing more of them tomorrow here on the blog. Until then, I leave you with a cat...

Helpful cat is not helpful

That is all for another exciting Tuesday on the blog, see you back here on tomorrow! Until then...

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Gulf Coast Fan Fest THIS WEEKEND!

See you this weekend at GCFF in Biloxi, MS!

As a reminder, I will be a guest at Gulf Coast Fan Fest this coming weekend, October 13-14, in Biloxi, MS. This will be my first time at GCFF and I am really looking forward to it. It is also my birthday weekend, so it should be a lot of fun! There are a TON of guest lined up for GCFF that range the gambit of fandom, so there is something for everyone. The same people behind Pensacon are behind GCFF, so you know it will be a top notch event! Here are some maps so that you can find me...

Everything is conveniently located in the Main Hall of the Mississippi Coast Convention Center

You will find me at table H10 in the Main Hall.
I will have all my monsters with me! RAWR!

If you are in the Gulf Coast area I hope to see you out at GCFF, It will be a ton of fun and my monsters would love to come home with you! RAWR!

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday (depending on the hurricane that is headed to the Florida Panhandle)! Until then...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

What Have I Been Up To?

My posts on the blog have been rather spotty lately and I have not been sharing a lot of new work, save for pieces from the Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. So what have I been up to? The long and the short of it is that I have been making a book while working my day job and living my life. Full days and full nights, but things are taking shape in their own time. The main reasons of having a work board is to keep track of everything that needs to be created and things that have been completed. It also allows you to see that, even though it might not feel like it, you are actually getting things done and the project is moving forward. Here are some images of my work board so show what I am talking about, the first is from February of 2017 and the second was taken in the last couple of days...

The work board when it went up in February of 2017

The work board as of the beginning of October 2018 as I switch to focusing on the writing

Now that I am working almost solely on the writing component of the Grand Bazaar I will have even less to share with you on the blog for the next half a year or so. Don't worry, I am still here and still will get something up whenever I can. Just me when I tell you I will be hard at work trying to make the best book that I can. I will share news and updates whenever possible. Things are coming together and I have some exciting stuff in the works!

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Air Shops - The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia

I have for you a new piece from The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia! With all the monsters complete, it is now time to begin exploring the Grand Bazaar itself. The seventh and final stop finds us at some of the Air Shops. Not all being choose to conduct their business on the ground, or to consort with ground walkers in general. For those with the abilities or means there are a number of shops that hover over the the Grand Bazaar ready for business. Hire yourself a Lammergeier Transport and head for the skies for a visit to the Air Shops...

Air Shops
16 x 20 - Pencil, ink, and acrylic paint on paper
Original - Currently not available
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

Air Shops - Drawing
16 x 20 - Pencil on paper
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

Due to the complexity of these larger full environment pieces I am now working on I have needed to do value studies to make sure I know where I am going and don't lose my way. Doing these value studies has been one of the best course of action on this project and have saved me a lot of headache. Here is the value study for
Air Shops...

Air Shops - Value study
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

Here are all of the monsters appearing in the first volume of The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia: Aberrant Stilter, Belled Kreep, Corrupted Knight, Dight-Kin, Eau-de-nil Elder, Ethra VanDalia, Footman, Gray Wanderer, Gullet, Humgruffin Mother, Irritated Girasol, Judicator, Kiplorbic Animal Dealer, Lammergeier Transport, Myopic Riflemen, Nimsbane Curse Victim, Ophiomornous Bureaucrat, Petrous Blacksmith, Quincaillerie, Rapacious Guttersnipe, Saint Marque, Smokestack, Thrice, Uncanny Scribe, Virulent Artificer, Woven Egg, Woven Shaper, Xandrell Tree, Yote Arms Dealer, and Zombic Spore.
As an added bonus I have for you some images of the line work and rendering process of this piece so that you can get a better idea of it taking shape... 

Air Shops - Process © 2018 Christopher Burdett

That is all for another exciting Tuesday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

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