Friday, July 3, 2015

Sam Flegal: Fateful Signs - Norse Art Volume 2

I would like to spread the word about a most excellent Kickstarter, Fateful Signs - Norse Art Volume 2, going on right now from the most excellent artist, Sam Flegal. I love Sam's work and you should too! Here are some words from Sam about his project...
"I'm creating the second installment of a series of prints based on Norse Mythology. I have a deep love for the Northern Myths and I am pleased to offer FIVE new images in my series. Between Series 1 and 2 I have TWELVE unique images depicting the gods and legends of the northmen."
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/samflegal/fateful-signs-norse-art-volume-2

Don't walk, RUN on over to Sam's Kickstarter and get in on some excellent art! Here is a sample of the great new work by Sam that is part of his Kickstarter...



I can not say enough about Sam and his work and I strongly encourage you to go check out Fateful Signs - Norse Art Volume 2! You will not regret it! 

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Lost Project of 2010 - Part 5

WAAAAAAY back in 2010 I worked on a really exciting project. I created a bunch of monster portraits on neutral backgrounds that were going to live and breath in an super fun game. It is now five year later and that super fun game still has not happened. Will it ever happen? Who knows... What I DO know is that I got permission to FINALLY share the work that I did for this lost project!

I can not share any details from project at this time, but I can share my work from it. All the names have been changed to protect the innocent, and please, do not play the guessing game of what this was or is. I will be sharing my work from this lost project in five parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5). Here is Part 5...

"Snake Man"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"Mike"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

"Pig Dog"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

As an added bonus, here are the drawings that went into making these illustrations...

"Snake Man" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"Mike" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"Pig Dog" #1 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"Pig Dog" #2 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Lost Project of 2010 - Part 4

WAAAAAAY back in 2010 I worked on a really exciting project. I created a bunch of monster portraits on neutral backgrounds that were going to live and breath in an super fun game. It is now five year later and that super fun game still has not happened. Will it ever happen? Who knows... What I DO know is that I got permission to FINALLY share the work that I did for this lost project!

I can not share any details from project at this time, but I can share my work from it. All the names have been changed to protect the innocent, and please, do not play the guessing game of what this was or is. I will be sharing my work from this lost project in five parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5). Here is Part 4...

"S.O.U.S. Scorpion of Unusual Size"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

"S.O.U.S. Spider of Unusual Size"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

"Furious Olaf"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

As an added bonus, here are the drawings that went into making these illustrations...
"S.O.U.S. Scorpion of Unusual Size" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"S.O.U.S. Spider of Unusual Size" #1 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"S.O.U.S. Spider of Unusual Size" #2 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"Furious Olaf" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Lost Project of 2010 - Part 3

WAAAAAAY back in 2010 I worked on a really exciting project. I created a bunch of monster portraits on neutral backgrounds that were going to live and breath in an super fun game. It is now five year later and that super fun game still has not happened. Will it ever happen? Who knows... What I DO know is that I got permission to FINALLY share the work that I did for this lost project!

I can not share any details from project at this time, but I can share my work from it. All the names have been changed to protect the innocent, and please, do not play the guessing game of what this was or is. I will be sharing my work from this lost project in five parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5). Here is Part 3...

"Broiler"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

"Really Really REALLY Cold Metal Ball Thing"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

"B.O.U.S - Bat of Unusual Size"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

As an added bonus, here are the drawings that went into making these illustrations...

"Broiler" #1 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"Broiler" #2 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"Broiler" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"B.O.U.S - Bat of Unusual Size" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Lost Project of 2010 - Part 2

WAAAAAAY back in 2010 I worked on a really exciting project. I created a bunch of monster portraits on neutral backgrounds that were going to live and breath in an super fun game. It is now five year later and that super fun game still has not happened. Will it ever happen? Who knows... What I DO know is that I got permission to FINALLY share the work that I did for this lost project!

I can not share any details from project at this time, but I can share my work from it. All the names have been changed to protect the innocent, and please, do not play the guessing game of what this was or is. I will be sharing my work from this lost project in five parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5). Here is Part 2...

 "Double Trouble"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

 "Pointy Horsey"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

 "Car Insurance Spokesman"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

As an added bonus, here are the drawings that went into making these illustrations...

 "Double Trouble" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

"Pointy Horsey" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

 "Car Insurance Spokesman" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Lost Project of 2010 - Part 1

WAAAAAAY back in 2010 I worked on a really exciting project. I created a bunch of monster portraits on neutral backgrounds that were going to live and breath in an super fun game. It is now five year later and that super fun game still has not happened. Will it ever happen? Who knows... What I DO know is that I got permission to FINALLY share the work that I did for this lost project!

I can not share any details from project at this time, but I can share my work from it. All the names have been changed to protect the innocent, and please, do not play the guessing game of what this was or is. I will be sharing my work from this lost project in five parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) . Here is Part 1...

 "Bad Buggy"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 

 "Alligator Hater"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

 "NOMS Puddle"
5.35 x 7 - Digital
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

As an added bonus, here are the drawings that went into making these illustrations...

 "Bad Buggy" - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

 "Alligator Hater" #1 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

 "Alligator Hater" #2 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett


 "NOMS Puddle" #1 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett 
 "NOMS Puddle" #2 - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2010 Christopher Burdett

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

Adventures in Venice - 2015

In May the wife and I went on adventures in Italy and Germany. During our adventures I took 4200+ photos, many of which are potential reference and inspiration. Today I have some images from our time in Italy to share with you. We started in Rome and then returned to Venice for a brief visit. Today, I have images from Venice.

Returning to Venice allowed us to see our favorite places again and to explore things we missed before. We also arrived by a different route to this most magical of cities. This time around we took the train up from Rome so it allowed us to see the country side of Italy which is very beautiful in its own right. Upon arriving we got settled and then headed out to the the island of Murano to eat at one of out favorite restaurants to enjoy some of the best pizza I have ever eaten. The rest of our time in Venice was spent wandering the streets exploring and simply taking in the city and enjoying the magic of Venice. Here are but a small number of my photos from Venice...

When you walk out of the train station this is the first thing you see. The automatic doors slide open and you are facing the Grand Canal and the glory that is Venice.

One of the many beautiful buildings you can see along the Grand Canal. The water buses are a great way to see the sites and give your legs a little rest, because you are going to walk for hours and hours!

Even the hospital in Venice is a magnificent building.

A detail of a column in front of the Venice hospital. One of the things I love about Venice... monsters EVERYWHERE!

A pair of Hippocamps on the facade of the Venice hospital.

We were fortunate enough to be back in St. Mark's Square at golden hour and the architecture was alive with light and color. Everything was aglow in the light of the setting sun and it was thrilling to see.

You can learn a lot about light and color by seeing this first hand.

Love the shadows and light that the architecture creates.

My favorite image from this visit to Venice. This says it all to me and brings back so many memories.

One of the many mask shops in Venice. This one is just off of St. Mark's Square and is one of my favorites.

The Frari Church or Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (or just Frari) is one of favorite churches to visit in Venice. It is FULL of monsters and some of the most unique and interesting sculptures and displays. If you go to Venice, you owe it to yourself to visit the Frari.

Just look at this thing! Black skinned giants and black skeletons leading up to the ceiling... have you ever seen such a thing? Simply beautiful to behold!

Who doesn't like a good reliquary?

A closer view of the giants and skeletons. LOVE the details like the tore clothes that expose the black skin.

There is also a massive pyramid with a winged lion and several figures. The handling of the lion and the expression is so great. You can read all of the symbolism and meaning behind all of this at the church.

When visiting Venice you will find yourself at the Rialto, and when you do you must visit the best jewelry store in all of Venice, Jovon. It is owned by our friend Marco Jovon and his family has been selling jewelry on the Rialto since 1934. Stop by and have a look at all of the amazing and beautiful things his family creates!

All images © 2015 Christopher Burdett

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com