Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SoapScum: Meltdown Concept 3


So this is the concept I'm working up into a final poster. It kind of reminds me of Darth Vader. Gas Masks are creepy yet fascinating. I'm just finishing the drawing up and my wife will be finishing the poster with her fabulous painterly style, via digital media. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Monday, November 14, 2011

SoapScum: Meltdown Concept 2

This is another concept for the Meltdown: Atomic Wasteland poster. I thought this was kind of quaint. Though they should all have deformities and look a bit more mutant. Extra arms and such. I have one more concept to post. It is the one the head honcho's at SoapScum chose. I'm thankful because it will be the easiest to execute and it is a pretty solid concept. It is a bit more symbolic in nature. I'll post it in a couple of days.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SoapScum: Meltdown

A new SoapScum Presents season is coming up. This year is is Meltdown: Atomic Wasteland. I am working up their poster and have come up with a few conceptual options. This is number one. Just a simple post apocalyptic scene. I have done a sketch of a two headed crow to sit on the street sign. I will post that a bit later as I have not scanned it in yet.

I will post more of the concept sketches soon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011



So I've been participating in Movember.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it here is a brief description to get you up to speed:

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.

I've had a beard for 7 years and have never shaved off my mustache. But a good friend of mine convinced me to participate and so just before midnight on the 31st of October I went through a step by step process of removing my facial hair. A week prior I took off my beard and had been going with a Musketeer (mustache and lower lip hair) I then removed everything but a pencil mustache and then took it all off for the Full Monty.

On my cleanly shaven picture you might be able to see how red my upper lip is. Well apparently after 7 years the skin on your upper lip gets pretty sensitive. Let that be a warning to the adventurous souls who would shave off their face badgers.

I will post my mustache progress as the month moves along

If you wish to donate some money to help further the research done to combat prostate cancer please visit my mobro account here http://mobro.co/jamesgillespie

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lilly takes her pet for a walk

This is a sketch of my daughter Lilly walking her pet dinosaur down the hallway. She does it with such gusto. I'm hoping with the obedience classes we are putting it through that we'll be able to take it to the off leash park soon.