Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let There Be Dragons

I love to play around with combining different design elements to come up with dragons that are more conceptual than some of the traditional dragon designs that are present in fantasy illustration. Below are a batch that I recently painted that were once line drawings found in the pages of LEATHER WINGS SEMBLANCE but have now been brought to life in full colour. Poster available HERE


Xenomporph Dracus is my interpretaion of how an Alien, designed by my hero H.R. Giger, would look if it mated with a dragon. An Alien with wings would be a dream come true for me.

Shadow of the Colossus was one of my favourite games on the PS2. The art direction and character design of the colossi was absolutely beautiful so in honour of a game that is more art than escapist entertainment I created a dragon that is modelled after a colossus.

Jewel of the North is a step away from the bulky and heavier looking dragons that I usually draw by combining the softer qualities of unicorns and the majestic qualities of dragons to come up with a delicate yet regal dragon design.

Friday, November 26, 2010

In Succession

Here is an image that was originally line art found in the pages of SOLSTICE. I don't know how or if I'll ever get over the love I have for the look of Victorian clothing so I'm always playing around with fashion elements from that time period. Here is another example of how I took bits and pieces from that fashion movement and threw them into a fantasy setting to illustrate the fact that this character is a citiizen in a decadent hybrid dragon society who is next in line to take her positon of authority in the royal family.

The Art of Lamin Martin Exhibit

December is shaping up to be an exciting month with the upcoming The Art of Lamin Martin Exhibit happening Friday, December 3rd., 7pm - Midnight, @The WALYA Bar & Lounge, 996 Queen st. E (Queen E & Carlaw) in downtown Toronto. The Art of Lamin Martin Exhibit WWW.LAMINMARTIN.COM will showcase line artwork taken from the pages of six my published artbooks entitled, FIELDS, DECORUM, LEATHER WINGS, APOCRYPHA, LEATHER WINGS SEMBLANCE and SOLSTICE and brought to life in full colour. The select colour pieces have been printed on beautifully immersive 2 1/2 foot by 3 1/2 gallery framed canvases. If your in the Toronto area feel free to make it out to the event where there will be plenty of fun, friends and art. Click on the event flyer below to add yourself to the invite list.

See you soon!