Part of my first project for Advanced Illustration this semester. We were told to illustrate 6 portraits of persons (living or dead) who we would want to have as "Facebook Friends."
My favorite of all the illustrations I did was of the United States' 26th president - Theodore Roosevelt. This guy was pretty much the most hardcore, kick-ass president ever. I'm reading a biography about him by Douglas Brinkley (fittingly titled The Wilderness Warrior), and let me tell you, Teddy was full of vigor and wit!
This was painted with Copic sketch markers on marker paper in a matter of 3 hours. I was SO HIGHafterwards...
And so it was, America had won her independence from Britain. But the young nation had little time to celebrate, for from the edge of the Universe came a frightening menace. As George Washing-tron leads America's armies into their first space war, the super genius Benjamin Franklin had discovered a way to harness the limitless power of the Patriot Atoms. Using his immense skills, he crafted a robot in his own image: Ben Robo. Together, he and George Washington, along with a time-displaced Lincolnvoy, must fight to ensure the future of America and Freedom. Go! Mechamericanize! Ben Robo!
This is a collaboration with a local artist named Michael Bush. Michael has organized a show for March called Collabo. He has collaborated with many of his favorite artists around town for the show. I am honoured to be part of it!
When I got this canvas I kind of knew what I wanted to do with it immediately. It was simply a stripe in the middle of white with a bluish green above, and a spray of black spray paint below. My instructions were that I could do anything, just leave enough of the original to know be recognizable. I love putting green and red together. It is never about Christmas for me, by the way. So, I thought I would use some blood red and black on it...then I thought about that movie Soylent Green (I need to watch it again...if I ever watched it to begin with) and that line Soylent Green Is People!! That is that. Actually this is the production line where the people are ground up and made into little green wafers. Tasty.
If you are in Columbus, you must check out the show at Image Optical in the Short North on March 6th.
Here's my latest painting, as well as my largest painting to date. It is centered around the theme of being brutally honest. Anyway, this is a painting of times square in new york city. At first glance, this may look like a fairly ordinary portrayal of times square, but when you look really closely at the advertisements, you'll realize that every one of them has a humorously honest slogan(www.facebook.com/media/set/?se… click the link to view the closeups of the ads). Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what times square would look like in a brutally honest society. Now, I know in this photo, it's hard to decipher the slogans, so I've included closeups inside this album. I tried to keep everything in canon with current pop culture, so that when we look back on this in 20 years or more, this will be an even better piece, and would be a rather quirky time capsule of present times. Anyway, All Fast Lane Illustration Artwork By Ryan Sardachuk. Click the link to join the official facebook page: www.facebook.com/FastLaneDesign
"In this world, is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above? At least it is true that man has no control; even over his own will."
New obsession time! And this time it isn't a movie, or actor, it's a manga! I know, I'm totally out of my element here, but holy $h!t, I love this manga.
It's called Berserk, and this fellow you see above you is known as Gatsu (or Guts) the main character of the series. I would go on to describe him, but it's a little difficult to explain to the average viewer of my artwork, so I will just suggest that you read the manga (or watch the anime) yourself to find out.
This is on scratch board, the PERFECT medium to work with for this manga, imagine every panel looking like that. It's epic. So I had one hell of a time finding which image I wanted to start off with, and I went with this one which you can find here: [link] It took me just under 3 hours, a really short amount of time, considering I haven't done any scratch board in FOREVER.
So, ranting and raving aside, here it is. Please comment and let me know what you think!
Slow day at the day job, so I had time to scan and tweak some more "classics" from the 80's. This is a presentation of some of the more common Traveller air raft types, culled from my work on DGP's "101 Vehicles", cleaned up, and reformatted.
Part 2 of my work on the members of ~Darvain's adventuring party. This is the brains of the party, a trollkin Trencher/Military Officer. Modifying the trencher aesthetic onto a curvy trollkin lady was an interesting challenge, and fun.