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Pirates & Goblins

Posted in Art, RedGrimRune with tags , , , , on November 12, 2013 by RedGrimRune

Hey! It’s been a long time.

SO! A lot has been going on since the last update. Most notably, I started a new print line. My inner pirate* has bubbled up to the surface, and I have been creating Jolly Rogers using different symbols in the place where the skull in the “skull & crossbones” usually is. Here, take a gander:

I’ve got ’em for sale on a couple of different sites. I have an Etsy store now for selling individual prints, and offering some of them mounted on 5×7 wood blocks. Though, the site I’m most excited to sell on is RedBubble. It’s like CafePress, but not shitty!! There, you can buy my (or other’s) artwork on a bunch of different items, most notably T-shirts! Here’s my buddy E-Rock, a voice actor of League of Legends fame, rockin’ one of my designs in the most Metal way possible:

METAL!! The Gods are pleased!

METAL!! The Gods are pleased!

I’ve had a very positive response from my followers about these Rogers. I sold 4 of 5 mounted prints on wood panels at Convolution, a fantasy-oriented convention held in Burlingame’s Hyatt Regency earlier this month. The guest of honor was none other than Brian Froud, who was the creative director for the beloved films Labyrinth & The Dark Crystal. Here are a few shots from the gallery show:

Yeah, meeting Froud was about as special as it gets. My first gallery show, and my artwork is hung in front of the man who’s work introduced me to the fantasy genre. I gave him one of my buttons. ALSO, my big painting, “Ragnarok”, was bought by Erik Bigglestone, friend and Vice Chair of Convolution, who’s family owns Games of Berkeley. He mentioned that my piece may hang in the store since wall-space at his home is at a premium, SO, if you want to see my work, and y’know, check out one badassed gaming store, stop by Games of Berkeley, and bask in the nerdy awesome-ness! It’s right behind the Berkeley BART station exit, can’t miss it!

Sooo, yeah! It’s been a pretty awesome Fall so far. The Alternative Press Expo was amazing: we reconnected with some old friends, made some new ones & sold a ton of stuff! Furthermore, I was approached by the founder of Alien Ink Cards to create original artwork for a set of themed playing cards. I of course accepted and am now working on one or two “secret” decks. Very exciting!

I am on the Instagrams now, so if ye wanna follow my visual works, check it out!

Till next update! Stay Metal!

-Xander

PS: Stay tuned for info on a Kickstarter / Indie-Go-Go campaign from me, coming real soon!

* When I say “Inner Pirate” it’s a fairly literal statement; Kent family legend tells that we actually  have an ancestor that was, in fact, a Pirate. Though, the legends ends with a short drop & a sudden stop. We don’t know his name, BUT, if he was indeed publicly hung from the neck ’till dead, there may be a record of it. Hmm… perhaps I shall hunt for him during my travels to Europe next year.

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Cap’n America! YAAR!!

Posted in Art, Gaming, Nerdery, Photoshop Fun, RedGrimRune, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by RedGrimRune

So, my roommates & I watched the first 3 “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies recently, and the awesomeness of pirates is truly never far from my thoughts (especially since, according to family legend, there is a Pirate waaay back in the Kent bloodline). Add to that sleep deprivation, caffeine & a mind-numbing early shift at my job, and BOOM!! – Cap’n America is born! Behold!

Yarr!!

Yarr!!

Furthermore, my girl & I spent 4 days at Comic Con International, and got to board the Jackdaw, the Pirate ship from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, so needless to say, the imagination hasn’t so much sparked, as it has been a raging inferno. I just needed some time to focus it, and forge something awesome out of it.

The Jackdaw! (actually the Star of India, but Ubisoft payed for the sail & paintjob…OMG ship in CosPlay!!)

Me & BlackBeard be maties!

Arr!

She be a beauty!

There will be prints of Cap’n America. Lemme know if you want one! Cheers, Maties!

-Grim