VOLTRON for Acidfree Gallery (Onsale Info)

Voltron by James White

Voltron by James White

Initial Voltron concept sketches

Voltron by James White

Fleshed-out concept drawing, which became the guide for the final illustration.

Voltron by James White

I’ve been drawing Voltron for a while. Here are some drawings I did in 1986.

I’m beyond excited to announce my newest poster, in collaboration with the mighty Acidfree Gallery down in Pennsylvania. I’ve been drawing this giant robotic beast since I was a little kid, so I’m thrilled to reveal my poster design for The Defender of the Universe… Voltron!

Posted above is my final poster design, along with some of the concept sketches I did along the way. Voltron is a ridiculous character design, so I needed to map things out properly so I had little to no guess-work once I moved to the computer. What a blast this thing was to create. Every colour… ALL THE COLOURS.

So here are the release details, straight from the top brass at Acidfree…

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Date: Friday, 8/8/14 12:30 PM EST
www.acidfreegallery.com

Voltron (regular) by James White – $45.00
Limited Edition Giclee Print
18×24
Run Size: 200
Markings: Numbered
Paper: Moab Entrada Bright White
Produced by Acidfree Gallery

Officially Licensed by Classic Media and Dreamworks
Printed by GicleeToday.com

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Voltron (chrome metallic variant) by James White – $60.00
Limited Edition Giclee Print
18×24
Run Size: 75
Markings: Numbered
Paper: Chrome Pearl Metallic
Produced by Acidfree Gallery

Officially Licensed by Classic Media and Dreamworks
Printed by GicleeToday.com

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Voltron (Metal) by James White – $200.00
Limited Edition Print on Metal
18×24
Run Size: 20
Markings: Numbered
Produced by Acidfree Gallery

Officially Licensed by Classic Media and Dreamworks
Printed by MagnaChrome.com

 

The Overdrive Series (Onsale Info)

The Overdrive Series by James White

The Overdrive Series by James White

The Overdrive Series by James White

The Overdrive Series by James White

The Overdrive Series by James White

The Overdrive Series by James White

The Overdrive Series by James White

The Signalnoise print universe continues to grow, but this time we’re shifting away from pop culture to the neon-infused era of the vibrant 1980s. Get ready for pinks, glows, grids and sunsets as we introduce The Overdrive Series.

This collection includes 6 new colourful prints harkening back to a time ruled by Lamborghinis and Ray-Ban sunglasses. This series is printed at 5″ x 5″ on Museo Textured Rag 285 gsm by the fine people at Static Medium, Los Angeles. All prints are lovingly hand-signed and numbered by James White out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This is a timed-release. Sets will be available online in the Signalnoise Store for 24 hours starting at 12pm EST on Wednesday, July 9th. When the sale ends, the final edition size will be tallied and the prints will be ordered. Full sets of 6 will be $50, and individual prints will be $10 a piece. Those who purchase full sets have a chance of getting the rare chaser print, randomly inserted. Print to be announced.

The Signalnoise series of prints tend to sell out quick, so this timed-release gives everyone an opportunity to grab the Overdrive Series during the 24-hour saleMark those calendars, and watch Twitter as we approach release time!

Summer of Sandra poster

Summer of Sandra

Summer of Sandra

Thrilled to launch the poster I did for this year’s Outdoor Film Experience hosted by the Atlantic Film Festival. This year will feature films starring that girl from the bus, Sandra Bollock. Little known fact: SPEED is one of my favourite action films, and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.

I decided early on to do a hand-drawn style for this one, capturing Sandra’s elegant portrait.

Big thanks to my friends at the Atlantic Film Fest for rolling the dice on a hometown designer kid.

Rust Cohle illustration

Rust Cohle by James White

Rust Cohle by James White

Rust Cohle by James White

Rust Cohle by James White

The illustration tirade continues, this time I’m attacking Rust Cohle from the hit show True Detective. I had ol’ Rust on my mind after mom texted me saying her and dad just finished (and loved) season 1. My parents got good taste.

As it turns out, Matthew McConaughey is a tough sumbitch to draw so I had to map out those shadows properly. No guesswork here, man. The more I do these portrait type pieces the more things feel like they’re being locked into place. Even at the pencil stage I had a good sense of how the piece would turn out, which is a change since I like experimenting along the way. Inks are working better for me than they have on past pieces as I study how light and shadow can add volume.

Truly appreciate the interest in these as I move forward. My Instagram is being swarmed with lovely comments and Likes… thanks so much everyone. Your encouragement means the world to me.

Sherlock Illustration

Sherlock by James White

Sherlock by James White

Sherlock by James White

Sherlock by James White

And if I were to ever do a print of this… it would be so I can go on the hunt for a big, tacky gold frame.

Sherlock by James White

After watching the second season of SHERLOCK (and almost immediately re-watching the first season) I decided a portrait of the title character was in order. So here he is, as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch.

I’ve gotten into the habit of documenting my process a bit as I go, and posting the works-in-progress on my Instagram. It makes me analyze my process and gives my audience a glimpse into what the heck I’m up to. A keen eye will notice slight alterations and fixes as I move forward. Seen above are my rough pencils, inks, then the final colour in Photoshop. Real happy with how this one turned out, getting more confident swinging my brush pens around… that sentence sounded better in my head.

But here’s a weird bit… the final colours were actually aided by the ‘Mayfair’ Instagram filter. I don’t normally add filters to my work, but this one looked far superior.

Watch my Instagram for more of this action. Trying to sharpen my drawing skills, and having way too much fun doing so.

Happy 20th Birthday, Hellboy!

Hellboy by james White

Roughed in the pencils.

Hellboy by james White

Threw down some inks.

Hellboy by james White

Added grey tones for shading.

Hellboy by james White

Bit of Photoshop for colour and texture.

In celebration of Hellboy’s 20th birthday, here is a little piece I put together yesterday. I took this one from sketch to final really fast, bit of a challenge I set out for myself to not over-think it too much. I documented the whole thing on Instagram as I went along, but here is a more proper version of the snaps.

Mike Mignola was a chief influence during my 20s, and his style still leaks its way into my drawings today. He really is a “designer’s comic artist”… I never get bored with looking through those Hellboy books.

So a big happy birthday to ya, Hellboy!

StarKade: Street Fighters (Onsale Info)

StarKade: Street Fighters

StarKade: Street Fighters

Shoryuken

StarKade: Street Fighters

Kikoken

StarKade: Street Fighters

Sonic Boom

StarKade: Street Fighters

Electric Thunder

StarKade: Street Fighters

Psycho Crusher

The StarKade Universe continues to grow, this time diving into the wonderful world of retro video games. In support of the NEStalgia art show happening at The Dart Gallery, I’m proud to announce a new set of colourful prints… the Street Fighters.

This collection includes 4 new colourful prints commemorating some of the characters from the great Street Fighter video games. This series has an edition of 50 and are measured at 5″ x 5″. There’s also a chance of getting the special Psycho Crusher print (edition of 15, seen above) randomly inserted into sets.

This series is printed on Museo Textured Rag 285 gsm by the fine people at Static Medium, Los Angeles. All prints are lovingly hand-signed and numbered by James White out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Sets of the StarKade: Street Fighters will be available at the NEStalgia art show at The Dart Gallery, opening Friday, March 21st. When the show officially closes, I’ll be selling any remaining sets in The Signalnoise Store. Sets are $35 each at the gallery.

The StarKade Series’ tend to sell out quick, so I’ll keep everyone updated on Twitter as to when and where these prints will be available.

DRIVE original artwork auction

DRIVE poster original art

DRIVE poster original art

DRIVE poster original art

DRIVE poster original art

DRIVE poster original art

You have the chance to own some of my original DRIVE artwork. This would be a nice companion piece for those who own my DRIVE poster, or a nice score for those who missed the poster when it sold out.

Drawn at 8″ x 12″ in my sketchbook, this is the original layout sketch I used to build my DRIVE poster back in late 2011. I recently finished the drawing with some inks and shading with watercolour markers. The paper is 65lb and acid free, for durability and longevity. Signed by the artist.

The piece will be packed up properly for safe shipping via Canada Post. Shipping fees may vary, so this cost will be worked out between me and the buyer when the time comes.

This auction will be open for 5 daysHead over to eBay now for the full scoop.