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MARCH of ROBOTS! 2014

#Botober was awesome but I couldn’t wait a whole year before diving into another daily sketch challenge. So open those sketchbooks, sharpen those pencils, boot up those digital painter and 3D sculpting tools because 03.01.14 is MARCH of ROBOTS!  The goal is a new robot illustration each day for 31 days. And to add to the fun, I’m also doing a KICKSTARTER campaign for an Artbook featuring all my robot drawings from the Instagram challenges and a ton of unpublished illustrations. But wait, there’s more… The book is more than just pretty static pictures. There’s a digital component that takes the experience beyond the printed page. I’m collaborating with some stellar 3D modellers and animators from the film and gaming industries to make this feature awesome. Folks like Glen SouthernScott WetterschneiderNoel RubinSteve Talkowski aka Sketchbot and Roberto Oliveira. By downloading a free companion app on either Android or iOS, you will be able to view animated 3D models and other elements of select images through your smartphone or tablet cameras.  

So spread the word. March 01, 2014 is the day! Check out the Instagram challenge and show your best bots. Then jump over to the Kickstarter and back the project.

The 3 Laws of MoR!

(1) Drawings can be digital or analogue, but it must be drawn by you and it has to be a robot (or depict a robot as the dominant figure in the scene).

(2) #Hashtag drawings with #marchofrobots

And lastly…

(3) Have fun with it. You don’t have to do a drawing everyday, but you are certainly welcome to do so if you want to go all the way. Just set yourself a goal and stick with it.

Join in or just follow the fun - Chocolate Soop on Instagram

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DrawSession 10-026 ASTRO BOY

“In this third installment of my 2d drawing sessions, I have created a little Anime style tribute to the late Tezuka Osamu . Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, and Black Jack. He is often credited as the “Godfather of Anime” and is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during his formative animation/cartooning years. His prolific artistic output, pioneering drawing techniques, and innovative redefinitions of animation genres earned him such titles as “the father of manga”, “the god of comics”, and “kamisama of manga”. Hope you like.

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With the goal of creating process and how-to videos on the regular, I’ve created the first of what I’m calling (for lack of a better title) Draw Session. The videos will basically show the process I go through in sketching out concepts designs.

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HOT ONE INCH ACTION 9

Awesome!!! Little MM robot made it into the Hot One Inch Action button show.

HOT ONE INCH ACTION IS THE ORIGINAL, ONE-NIGHT ONLY SHOW OF BUTTON ART AND SOCIAL INTERACTION. SINCE 2004, CHRIS BENTZEN AND JIM HOEHNLE HAVE PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY, COLLECT, AND TRADE THE TINY ART OF FIFTY ARTISTS REPRODUCED ON ONE INCH BUTTONS. WANT A SPECIFIC BUTTON? TRADE WITH OTHER PEOPLE AT THE SHOW! Conceived by Jim Hoehnle and Chris Bentzen in 2004, Hot One Inch Action is the original, one-night only show of button art and social interaction from Vancouver, BC. The tiny work of fifty different artists is reproduced on one inch buttons. Buy a mixed bag of five random buttons for $5. Want a specific button? Trade with other people at the show. How bad do you want that button?! That’s when the hot action starts.
Check out the HOT ONE INCH ACTION Facebook page and help spread the word.

Here’s a look at my design.

See you there!!!

9th Annual Vancouver Show
Saturday October 27 from 8-11pm
@ Hot Art Wet City Pop Up Gallery (752 E Broadway)

Artist list…
Aaron White, Adaryn Ko, Andrea Hooge, Ariane Khachatourians, Arinn Westendorf, Ash Tanasiychuk, Becky McEachern, Brenna Kanski, Cameron Steele, Carelle B. Dunn, Christina Norberg, Cindey Chiang, Colin Moore, Colleen Conroy, Dacosta!, Dana Bourgeois (Mr.Frosty), Danielle Mah, Doug Savage, Dusan Postolovic, Eileen Soo, Eleanor Rosenberg, Erica Wyngaards, esm-artificial, Frederick Cummings, Gayle Koyanagi, Heather Curtis, indy, J.L. Martin, Jeff Denomme, Jeff Speers, Jenn Brisson, joel rich, Joseph Taormina, Kate Newman, Katie McLellan, Kay Slater, Kel/Kel, Kevin Kimmett, Kim Kalanj, Kris G. Brownlee, Lauren Williamson, Lori Dean Dyment, Megan Majewski, Nicole Steen, Rhys Edwards, Soizick Meister, Stephanie Faye, Steven Smethurst, Tony Cliff, Topher Wong

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SPARK ANIMATION 2012

We’re back!!!

After a year hiatus the SPARK Animation events are back and better than ever. I’ve been lucky to have been involved with SPARK for the past few years now as the art director. Here’s a look at the postcard I created for the event. Join us on September 12, as we celebrate the launch of our fantastic film festival.

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Hot Art Wet City

I was finally able to sit down with Chris Bentzen for an interview. Thankfully he was able to cut together my ramblings into a coherent slice of goodness.

Check out more artist interviews at Hot Art – Wet City

and don’t forget the check the Facebook page

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We will not forget!

I wanted to do a piece in remembrance of the Tohoku Tsunami of 2011. I asked a few other artist and friends to contribute.

We will not forget! – Kiiroihankachi – in remembrance 東日本大震災 ‘The Great East Japan Earthquake – March 11, 2011 #japan #tsunami

Links to the other artists who contributed to this project. EdWarner , Joseph Wu and Elisa Sassi

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SOOP x S6

Figured it was about time to get some product online for people buy. Society6 seemed like a good place to start. First upload are the ROBOTO characters. Much more to come in the near future.

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The Color Ink Book 14th Edition

Very happy that my submissions to the 14th edition of Coloring Ink Book were accepted. Can’t wait to get some copies to pimp!

Color Ink Book Volume FOURTEEN!!!!
THE ALL CUTE EDITION! 100 + pages of happiness, smiles and rad stuff!! Volume Number fourteen: 
Features a covers by 64 Colors, Scribe, Simone Legno (Tokidoki) & Tharp! This volume features 64 Colors, Bob Harper, The Chung!!, Dacosta!, Gary Fields, Gary Ham, Jason, Maloney, Kat Brunnegraff, Scribe, Simone Legno (Tokidoki) Steve Talkowski and Tharp.

Yet another Brothers Washburn Production!!!!!

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