Monday, December 31, 2018

Top Nine Instagram Images for 2018

One last post for 2018. Here are my top nine images that I shared this year as per the interactions on Instagram. Always interesting to see what filtered to the top or was just posted at the right time to get a lot of eyes on it. And, by the way, if you did not already know I have an Instagram page you can follow! Here are the top nine...

My top nine images on IG this year



That is all for another exciting year on the blog, see you back here in 2019! Until then...

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

Monday, December 24, 2018

2018 Holiday Card - Xandrell Christmas Tree

Hopefully all of our cards have made their way to their intended destinations and I won't be spoiling anyone's holiday wishes. That said, I wanted to share our 2018 holiday card today. The Xandrell Christmas Tree brings tidings and holiday wishes from The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. Hoping that the unexpected finds you in the coming year in the best way possible!

Xandrell Christmas Tree - 2018 Holiday Card

Pencil on two sheets of paper with digital composite
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

I created a new drawing of the Christmas tree to add onto my existing Xandrell Tree drawing that I created last year for The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. Dear Wife suggested the idea since I was hoping to use one of my Grand Bazaar pieces for the card this year. This is actually the second time a Grand Bazaar piece was used. The Belled Kreep was featured on the 2014 holiday card. Here is the original Xandrell Tree drawing...

Xandrell Tree
11 x 14 - Pencil on paper 
Original - Currently not available 
© 2017 Christopher Burdett

Lastly, here is the card exterior and interior so you can get a feel for what it looks like...

2018 Holiday Card exterior
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

2018 Holiday Card interior
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

This is possibly my last post of the year. I hope the best to you for the rest of the holidays and glad tidings in the new year! See you back here in January! Until then...

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

IX 2019 - Main Show Artist Guests

The Main Show guest artists for IX 2019 were announced yesterday. It is a truly impressive collection of artists and IX 2019 is already lining up to be a great event. I am THRILLED to say that I will be returning to the Main Show in 2019. With my return to the Main Show I will be bringing with me the work I have been creating for The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia.  I am really looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing the work that I have been pouring my heart into for the last couple of years. Here is the full list of artists that are currently part of the Main Show...

2019 IX Main Show Artists

We are still ten months away and a lot of work to be done between then and now, but IX 2019 is shaping up to be the first opportunity for people to get their hands on work from the Grand Bazaar. Details to come as they develop, but hopefully the Kickstarter for the Grand Bazaar will be lining up with IX and there about. Either way, art from the Grand Bazaar will be with me and available at the 2019 IX Main Show!

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

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Pensacon 2019 Guest Announcement

I am THRILLED to announce that I will be returning as a guest to Pensacon this coming February 22-24! This will be my fourth appearance as a guest at Pensacon and I could not be happier to return. I LOVE Pensacon and I always have an amazing time there. Not enough good things can be said about Pensacon and I hope to see you there!

I will see you at Pensacon February 22-24, 2019!

To up the ante a little, there will be a TON of amazing artists, guests, and vendor at Pensacon 2019. This is the year NOT TO MISS! It is going to be SO much fun and there will be a ton of amazing things to see and do. Just saying. I hope you can make it.

The panel list has yet to be announced, but I expect to be a part of a few panels. I will update with the schedule here on the blog once it is posted. Again, if you are in the gulf coast area and want to have a super fun con experience then I highly recommend Pensacon!

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, December 17, 2018

What the Heck is Going On? - Grand Bazaar Update

I wanted to update you all on what is going on with The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. Since I have moved from working on the art to working on the writing it is a little bit hard to share live updates. Here is a image of some words... yeah, not really effective. What I can share is an image of my writing spreadsheet that I am using to keep track of everything that I have completed and what I have yet to begin. As I complete a section I mark it off in orange...

Writing spreadsheet as of 12/16/2018

There is a lot on there and I feel like I am making progress, though I could always be spending more time writing. In many ways the 'hard' sections are completed and moving forward there is a lot of fun stuff to write and I am really enjoying what it taking shape. But yes, lots still to do.

What I need to complete before layout can begin

What does this mean moving forward? Well, once I have completed the sections that are boxed off in the image above I can begin the layout of the book! Things can begin to take shape. Art and words can start appearing on pages, together. Basically, when the first three columns of writing are completed I will have enough material to start building the book as I continue to write, work on spot art, and revise and edit. In a perfect world those three columns could be completed in as early as sixteen days. I would LOVE that to happen. It is most likely going to take a little longer than that.

Things are happening. Things are taking shape. Things take time... and there is never enough of it.

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Too HOT of Tumblr

If you have not heard, the blogging site Tumblr is removing all adult content off their site as of December 17th. They are purging posts and pages that "includes photos, videos, and GIFs of human genitalia, female-presenting nipples, and any media involving sex acts, including illustrations". You might not know, but I have a Tumblr page that I *try* to keep up to date. On a whim I went over to see if I was affected by the purge when I saw other artists posting their flagged art. I was a little shocked at the volume of work that hand been flagged. Not just a couple, but a LOT of my posts. Post that have ZERO adult content or any of the above listed items that they are looking to purge. It got unfunny really fast as I went through my post history. To be honest I am considering taking down my page, but we shall see. I requested a review of all the posts. We will see what happens. For now here are screen shots of some of the posts that have been flagged, enjoy!

All of these posts and more can be found on my Tumblr... for now.

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, December 3, 2018

One of a Kind Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia Playmats - NOW AVAILABLE!

I recently had four sample playmats printed featuring select images from The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. I was interested to see how these images would look as playmats and if playmats were a good fit for this project. I am happy to say they printed beautifully, but I am not sure that playmats are the best avenue at this time for this art.

That said, I now have four one of a kind playmats available for anyone interested. Each are standard size, come signed and numbered, and will be not created again in this format or likely at all. For those interested just follow the link before and select any that you are interested in!


The four available Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia playmats!





Looking for that unique gift for the holiday season? Look no further! Once these are gone they are GONE.

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