I did a ton of illustrations for the recent middle-grade novel, Scare Scape, by Sam Fisher. It’s a really fun book that reminded me a lot of the stuff I would’ve been really into in late elementary school, like Goosebumps, Spooksville, etc. Lots of fun monsters. Doing the huge cover was a, shall we say, harrowing experience.
I think there are about twenty of these black and white drawings in the book, that accompany a little Monster-Manual-ish description. I really like working in black and white.
You can check the book out on Amazon.
It’s still sort of surreal to see the billboards come up and you start to see the trailers playing and you say, ‘Wow, it’s actually happening.’ But a year and a half ago when I first got cast, I was certainly informed of how big it was gonna be so I’ve had that time to think about it, but yeah you still double-take at billboards and go, ‘What the hell is that?!’
Tales From Eathsea. Directed by Gorō Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.
'This Old House'
Sam Wolfe Connelly
oil on linen 99 cm x 65 cm
As one of the artists on their awesome roster (which I feel honored to be on), I created eight new larger paintings available now at ArcadiaContemporary in NYC.
It’s been really amazing to jump into a brand new media this year and start expressing my ideas on a much larger scale than I ever have before. In this new set of paintings, I’ve been really trying to delve into my past and create works based around things that really spooked me as a kid. Most of the works come out of experiences like listening to summer camp ghost stories, playing hide-and-seek in grandma’s basement, autumn walks in the Connecticut woods, and other fragments of the unknown
Okay Tumblr, I’m going to try something a little different this year. Between now and December 26, anyone who reblogs and/or likes this post will be entered into a drawing to win the above turtle! He’s 2 inches for his nose to his feet and has a shell diameter of 1 1/4 inch. I can hang him from a necklace or make him into a brooch for you. The rules should be fairly obvious: you get two entries each (reblog and like), you must be able and willing to give me your address, I’m happy to ship overseas (I’m in the US) but it will be coming regular old first class mail unless you want to throw a few dollars my way upgrade the shipping. I’m not including new follows in the drawing (not fair to those already doing so) but new followers are always appreciated anyway!
I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner on the 26th, and I maaaay give a pair of runner ups something as well if I can figure out… what that could be. I have a month, I’ll think of something. I’ll message the winners through tumblr, so you might want to turn your asks on that day if you tend to keep it turned off.
In the meantime, since we’re here, I’m also making a Tumblr exclusive coupon code that will be good until the end of the year. Use FYTumblr for 15% off in My Shop!
Happy holidays and good luck!
Chris Hemsworth enjoy time with daughter India on November, 18.