Saturday, December 7, 2013

Prints and more on Society6

Hi All
Finally got my print shop at Society6 up and running:
http://society6.com/schwager


You'll be able to buy prints (including framed and stretched canvas) of my artwork, as well as mugs, t-shirts and plenty of other goodies.

Whether you're still searching for a Xmas present for that hard to buy friend or family member, or just want to support a struggling artist, go there now and buy something!

I'll be uploading plenty more artwork in the days to come.
In the meantime, thanks for looking and happy shopping :)


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sea of Chaos


Ever since I was a little kid I had a fascination with sailing ships, in particular the mighty Galleons and Carracks from the 15th and 16th centuries. One of my earliest drawings was of a Galleon model kit from a toy catalogue and I still vividly remember working on it.
This fascination has never left me and I make sure to re-visiting the subject from time to time.

Such a time came just recently while I was searching for a fitting subject for my entry to the ArtOrder Inspiration Challenge. After thinking about the topic for quite some time, and going off into all kinds of unfruitful directions, I suddenly remembered. In fact, the memory was triggered while visiting the Auckland Tall Ships Festival... that and playing a wonderful little game called Dreadfleet*.

*I don't care what all the haters say, I think it's awesome fun to play and am already tinkering with my own expansion ideas.

So anyway, inspired by all of the above I got to work... with Pirates of the Caribbean and other such movies playing in the background. And here's what came out...



Judging for the challenge is currently in progress, so I can't tell you how I've done just yet.