Gerz Blog http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog Gerz Blog en Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:47:46 GMT Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:29:27 GMT 60 cottage industry... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/cottage-industry <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I just finished up some last minute Christmas presents for Michelle and her family.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The Yakes' Cottage Series:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="484" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2b94bf9f3f92480b91f45e3944f8388a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 484px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="484" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_16fce0c04a994f839667b1a8ff7d92c4.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 484px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="484" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_c8c6eb3060e54f78a892f0a7c9b526d7.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 484px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Mmmmmmm... cottages and summertime.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The days start getting longer soon.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Happy Winter Solstice!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:25:52 GMT 4d069dba-8f46-4e6d-9885-24db93112999 Christmas Comes Early... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/christmas-comes-early <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The family gathers 'round for some Dream Time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="606" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_66e2bf07945343a3b857f0238c70f9dd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 606px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Thanks to Andrew and all the others at Locust Moon Press for putting out a truly unique and beautiful book.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> My copy of <em>Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream</em> arrived safely last week.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Bet you wish you had one...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://locustmoon.storenvy.com/products/8656665-little-nemo-dream-another-dream">http://locustmoon.storenvy.com/products/8656665-little-nemo-dream-another-dream</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:10:25 GMT 646a3e99-f482-45f4-8cad-a102c4cea159 New Prints for the New Year http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/new-prints-for-the-new-year <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After attending a few shows this year, I am ready to offer a new selection of prints that generated the most interest.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I won't print until I get enough orders to run a batch. So, I doubt very much that they'll be delivered before Christmas,</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> but I'll try my best.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The Regency</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> a re-creation of the Cerebus High Society cover.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $55.00 22 x 30 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $30.00 15 x 22 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $20.00 12 x 18 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 80lbs premium print stock</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="507" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7a151937fbfe4879a52b6a759a47311a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 507px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Little Nemo in Slumberland</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> a tribute to Winsor McCay</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $65.00 22 x 30 colour</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $25.00 12 x 18 colour</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 80lbs premium print stock</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="669" original-width="500" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_8c1831d560e54b2eaf72b562fae2c7cb.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 500px; height: 669px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Little Nemo in Slumberland</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> the inks of just the inset</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $30.00 15 x 22 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $20.00 12 x 18 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 80lbs premium print stock</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="669" original-width="500" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_d38d3417a88941589f07c4d84ac7ea6c.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 500px; height: 669px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Eschner</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Will Eisner in M.C. Escher Land</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $30.00 15 x 22 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $20.00 12 x 18 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 80lbs premium print stock</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="507" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5cc59acc1d044aae8164f68f7933bbd3.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 507px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Gerhard Dreams</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Little Gerhard in Nightmare Land</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $55.00 22 x 30 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $20.00 12 x 18 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 80lbs premium print stock</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="507" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_ea6b6e2b2db24716919154edf2d2de55.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 507px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Gerhard Dreams</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> smaller coloured version</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $35.00 15 x 22 colour</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $25.00 12 x 18 colour</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 80lbs premium print stock</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="507" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_4da486cc695544b29f123ae4a889cb7c.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 507px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Set a Spell</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $65.00 22 x 30 colour</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $25.00 12 x 18 colour</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 80lbs premium print stock</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="507" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_517feb39574748809784799a6e4e4162.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 507px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Set a Spell</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> just the inks</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $55.00 22 x 30 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $20.00 12 x 18 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 80lbs premium print stock</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="507" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7f65598dc77347c0822599c8666ef7fd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 507px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Breached Whale</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $15.00 11 x 14 black &amp; white</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; text-align: center;"> <img original-height="669" original-width="500" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7c6d855ed5854b7cb96e67c692466766.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 500px; height: 669px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Drawn to the Light</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> $20.00 each or $100 for the set of 6</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 11 x 14 Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="662" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e46c5e3f5fba4748b31ef3f2bee8e1ac.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 662px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Prices are in U.S. funds and do not include shipping or taxes.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Estimated shipping is: &nbsp; $19.00 Canada &nbsp;&nbsp; $25.00 U.S. &nbsp;&nbsp; $40.00 International</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> If you would like to place an order, please email me at gerzmail@yahoo.ca</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Be sure to include which print(s) you'd like and your mailing address.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I will send you a PayPal invoice when I'm ready to ship.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> All of this info is also available at my website, www.gerhardart.com</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> click on &quot;Stuff to Buy&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:52:37 GMT 6fac014d-5555-4040-a23b-db99172e76fd the Regency returns http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/the-regency-returns <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Last year I had the opportunity to burn the Regency to the ground for the Low Society cover.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This time Dean has commissioned me to recreate the High Society cover at the same size that I drew the original.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I cropped off some stairs at the bottom. I resized and repositioned the Cerebus figure and thought I would add some clouds.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I printed out a horizontally flipped image on 4 regular sheets of paper, taped them together and traced it.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_25ca29e330214ba7b8edea8a5b771930.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 519px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I soon realized that I was not about to redraw all of the things that have bugged me all these years.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I used this opportunity to fix some of the perspective mistakes and structural anomalies.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5be982e40ce5495e9145a77b8b22a72f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 519px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Then I flip the tracing paper over and transfer the pencil down onto the illustration board.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="476" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f947d2fdf6eb40f998f5a0f53b3e4e90.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 476px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Let the inking begin!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="476" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_397cc99f49a44bd3b85c86254768c0a2.gif" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 476px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Hopefully the above image is a GIF that cycles through the stages of inking.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> And hopefully this is another that shows the differences between the original and the Regency reborn:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="476" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_d96a91001ec34eb98243bb3b404f137e.gif" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 476px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's a standard image of the finished product. You can see I abandoned the cloud idea and went for a &quot;fading into the distance&quot; effect in an effort to give the Regency more of a sense of scale and depth.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="479" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_ff193b0ec7844d18abc1c16a205f6032.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 479px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and here's the obligatory close up...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="475" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_c3996c77b0d94ea79ca0eab97a6d6120.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 475px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Prints anyone?</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Contact me:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> gerzmail@yahoo.ca</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:15:49 GMT bf817f2a-0c22-43f5-b3c1-51052a6580a5 AlteKrea 2014 http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/altekrea-2014 <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Scenes from the show...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 1) I guess I have a last name now; you can call me Mr. Hard. 2) Shel's entranced by the Opening Gala. 3) JD Spark; hula hoop extraordinaire (unfortunately the LED hoop didn't show up well on the photo... it was awesome in person). 4)&nbsp; Miroki Tong (the show organizer) sings a haunting tune. 5&amp;6)&nbsp; Emily Crawford bends over backward (and then some) to wow the crowd.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="650" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5cab4b7aa8f04b28a44b4ade67d84a81.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 650px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 1) Mr. Hard gets down to business. 2) Bird's eye view of some of the exhibitors. 3) Shel brought crayons and colours some Wish pages. 4) Trenna Keating (star of Defiance) colours Wish pages between people asking her how long it takes to put on her makeup for the show (2-3 hours). 5) Another view of the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda; a great place for a show. 6) Awesome face painting by <span class="description">Jocelyn Santos-Thompson.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="650" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_50f52d077c2c4151865ca02c25c552b2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 650px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 1&amp;2) Meeting people of all ages and showing off my stuff. 3) Scott Chantler shows off Two Generals, one of his many books. 4) Adrian Alphona, awesome artist on Ms. Marvel, among other titles. 5) Hugh Rookwood, illustator/comic creator on a whole bunch of stuff and a really cool guy. 6) Kieran brought her drawing of an eyeball and wants to open her own gallery some day.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="650" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_eb55060d9a034f9b83622f17419fcc19.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 650px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> We all had a great time. Looking forward to next year. Let's hope the weather's better.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:32:45 GMT 7a16acc4-4e76-4a4b-8f48-46b347f5634a remembering The Knick http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/remembering-the-knick <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I'm still working on a large project that is to remain confidential for now</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and another large commission that I don't want to post until it's finished.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> So... instead of griping about the weather (and believe me there's plenty to gripe about)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I thought I'd share some preliminary sketches from my &quot;Knick&quot; project a while back.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This is my initial sketch based on their suggestion to do a &quot;cut-away&quot; view of the hospital:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="629" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_a11ca4a63be14749b74b026471a0fb00.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 629px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and an idea to have &quot;superimposed&quot; images:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="461" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_73114fc3ddc748c6b27208da0978a5ab.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 461px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The building has some tall towers that I thought might lend themselves to a vertical format:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="692" original-width="461" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1f9f064803654328ba0c5005d9405a5e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 461px; height: 692px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Then it occurred to me to make it look as if the building had literally been cut away, and the walls peeled back like skin...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I knew that they weren't going to go for this one but I just had to try it:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="532" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e5eab593ac404ad2acceca9636e65cd0.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 532px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> They decided on the horizontal format with see-through walls surrounded by images relating to the hospital,</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and they sent me this sketch:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="412" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_622900a1729944e296da751ed2e66204.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 412px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...so I sent them back this layout based on their sketch:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="461" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9d0a723fd85840af911b65a0c5e7f39f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 461px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and they sent back this modified layout with comments and suggestions. This is getting pretty close to the final version:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="379" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_cabe0c135e0b4b638085ed1b71352968.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 379px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Working on names and faces - portraits and lettering being things that I haven't had much practice with:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="504" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7427f33efeba4967848b27abca2677e2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 504px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This was the initial drawing for the Surgery vignette. I had been briefed that the show deals a lot with pregnancy and birthing:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="546" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_57d144258d7b4fbb8d5586dd3460e757.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 546px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After they ran this by their legal department, I was told to &quot;loose the baby.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="514" original-width="628" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_52046c39d77a401ebd561f39f52238c0.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 628px; height: 514px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This is the final 20&quot; x 30&quot; inked drawing which does not reduce well at screen resolution:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="460" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_49830eb796cf4e7792304b31ca6711a2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 460px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here is a small section that looks a little better on screen:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="530" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2f343a17bea9448c829b4c9e48093a94.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 530px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There were a lot of versions and layouts and small little changes (mostly from the legal department) over the course of a hundred emails and a dozen of phone calls. I think, ultimately, we came out with a pretty good piece.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I had displayed a full size print at the Baltimore ComiCon and it literally stopped some people in their tracks as they went by.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> So that's pretty cool.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:35:11 GMT 5bdfe5dc-01f9-410d-a31b-7328e94b808c Moby Dick... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/moby-dick <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &quot;Shrouded in a thin drooping veil of mist, it hovered for a moment in the rainbowed air...&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="804" original-height="804" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_35f03b454fd548c18e3f9a5e37e05a1d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 804px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Commissioned by Will (he just asked for something Moby Dick related).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> For your own commissioned artwork contact me at <a href="mailto:gerzmail@yahoo.ca">gerzmail@yahoo.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:48:56 GMT ead63347-1a9f-42e8-80b5-c3b267b21f08 A G33K by any other name http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/a-g33k-by-any-other-name-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Back in 2013 we attended the G33K Art Show.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This year they've &quot;re-branded&quot; as Altekrea Festival of Alternative Creation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> November 22 -23 in the Rotunda at the Kitchener City Hall.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="408" original-height="408" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2073d3706e524d6583113ec00520944d.png" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 408px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://altekrea.com">altekrea.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There is also an Opening Gala on Friday the 21st, which looks pretty cool:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="495" original-height="495" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_948af3c84a044186b330fb5449274fdc.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 495px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncanny-reveries-altekrea-opening-gala-tickets-13957859333">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncanny-reveries-altekrea-opening-gala-tickets-13957859333?</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Shel and&nbsp;I will be attending the Gala as well as both days in the Rotunda.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> If there are any of you in the area, we'd love to see you.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 17:47:03 GMT 489872a0-8be0-422b-b6b1-0e66a1a14b8d birds of a feather http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/birds-of-a-feather <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Back in May, Mia &amp; Charles asked me to draw the birds that visit their palm trees&nbsp;to use on their wedding announcement.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="505" original-height="505" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5c4223a9c2304822afc97c15f6e78162.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 505px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I was also asked to draw a close up of the pair of parakeets to use on the menu.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="1036" original-height="1036" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_aec5f29fe97d4586a8331626a6ec5dae.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 1036px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... sounds great!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's a bigger pic of the drawing:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="682" original-height="682" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9a156d8a431c44dda9f4e28ffd357b34.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 682px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Congratulations to Mia &amp; Charles, thank you for letting me be a small part of your Big Day</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and sincerest best wishes for happy and healthy future.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <dl> <dt style="text-align: center;"> &quot;A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.&quot; </dt> <dt style="text-align: right;"> - Mignon McLaughlin </dt> </dl> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:09:47 GMT f06e24fb-cbb5-4d1b-8cb7-ac7af01f576d happy halloween... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/happy-halloween-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This house is on the route to and from the boat. They put on quite the display.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="337" original-height="337" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_ac913804c2554998b74d8657ee815ef7.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 337px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I can't imagine that they get a lot of trick-or-treaters since there are only about a dozen houses in the entire hamlet of Goldstone.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="533" original-height="533" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9d98ea6986484da38578757b4b104891.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 533px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's are own spooky display.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="648" original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_20c0d26d3b2142c3bc44ea235f0b18d0.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 648px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Apparently I need to wash the windows.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:08:41 GMT 56554f6d-1ef1-449d-b982-9008b7d96065