DaLe's aRT

27.8.07

Tor Con done

well year 2 at the big con is finito & it was mighty mighty fine! sketch books didnt really sell, but prints sold well, & my blobs sold like mad, really surprised about that. if any of you bought one or some (like the guy who bought 20!), please send me a pic of what you do with them, i apoligize again for not framing them. Also for everyone that put up with me trying to explain my NFB film that takes uses the idea of the blob paintings, just click on the pic below & you can watch it low res (theyre going to put the films up higher soon, i hope), please check out the other films afterwards, theyre worth it

Thanks a lot for the support to everyone who bought something from me or just had kind words to say about my work, chewy has a huge ego now, all my future star wars drawings will have a lot to live up to. For the peeps that im sending copies of the wookie to, it might take a few weeks to get them. im travelling a lot in the next month & my printer is in england right now filming a movie, i'll give you all individual emails soon, dont dispair. For everyone that said they wanted a commission or other prints or interested in helping me put food on my table via art, please do what the kids do & send an electronic piece of mail to dalehayward@rogers.com PLEEEEEASE make a good & noticable subject title, a fair amount of my mail gets thrown into the spam box. Maybe something like "hey dale, im not spam!" or "art commission!" or "i actually like your art!"

i sat beside some fine fellas Ty, Ty, & his lady (sorry forgot your name, 1.2 seconds after you said it). The ty's are both students with massive skill & will destroy this art world when they get out of school, shit forget about the school, start destroying now! If you guys are reading this, i didnt get anything from you, cuz im a jerkface, send me an email

some drawings i did warming up & while waiting for patrons



ladies were the obvious inspiration, havent drawn them for awhile


a photo op in front of me


the only commission i had a chance of taking a pic of, did a few & didnt hate any of em. this is cloak & dagger


my best twin friends have devised an incredible way of controlling your very own zombie, you just have to shove your hand up it. if you want one of Jaimie & Jessica's incredibly made My lil' Zombie puppets, give them a holla at deseptopus@gmail.com, they look much better in person than my pics



when i got home, i realized that i finally didnt have anything insanely pressuring me to finish, it felt good. i sat on my friends balcony, had a beer, then another & drew birds. But the birds were from mr stuart immonen's flickr set of BIRDS. it was great to have some time to just draw for the hell of it, i missed it, still do, but that chance isnt going to happen again for awhile. Thanks stuart for the awesome inspiration


this one is crazy, cuz i drew it exactly the same size as the computer image came up on my screen completely unintentional, i didnt adjust the image at all, i swear.


so overall, great time, great people, familiar faces, & bought the best damn book on the planet, pulphope, Paul pope's new book, not sure if you can order it online. i predict this to be beaten to hell in less than 2 months from extensive looking through, thanks mr pope

5 comments:

Look...No Hands said...

HEY DUDE!! REMEMBER LAST YEAR AT THE EXPO THERE WAS THIS BLACK CHARACTER DESIGNER SITTING AT THE CORNER BOOTH NEXT TO YOU (YOU DID A PIRATE ZOMBIE FOR ME AND I DID A FLASH FOR YOU)...WELL IT ME BABY!!!

HOW IT ALL GOING MAN?? HOLY HECK IM PROUD OF YOU MAN. I LOVE YOUR NEWEST STUFF AND SEEING YOUR IMPROVEMENT GIVES ME A REAL KICK IN THE BUT. DUDE I JOINED BOUNTEE.COM AFTER SEEING YOUR CHEWY TAKE OFF. IT WAS KICK ASS LAST YEAR AND IT IS EVEN MORE KICK ASS ON A TEE.

KEEP DRAWING MAN.

(DAMN THIS WAS A LONG COMMENT)

JEFF YOUNG-STERLING

DaLe said...

THANKS!

mr CAPITAL man , missed you guys there, it was fun having max guys beside us that could "talk" about the school & relate.

still not updating your blog? saw your shirts, looking good!

Josh Hoye said...

Lovin your stuff around here. That flower movie is pure genius.

Ty said...

Greetings good sir,

thanks a lot for the love. I must say it was quite an honour to be chilling beside you and not some greasy anime fan boy. Though I missed almost half the con, the time I spent there was some of the most fun I've ever had.

Next year is gonna be ten times bigger and badder, as it appears that we've got a confirmed total of 4 tables in a row. I know you'll be there, so I'll just bid you the best of luck over the year.

Take care of yourself dude.

-Ty

(PS- Amy and I are proudly displaying your print above our bed, which gives you a pretty good idea of just how highly we think of it)
;)

DaLe said...

josh- i know you're wrong, but i'll take the compliment

ty- ah my friend, good to hear from you. 4 tables?!?! what for?! you are going to destroy the art world arent you, well at least i can hide under my desk before the blast. just make sure your lady doesnt do all the work for you again ;)