Mellifera

 

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Photoshoot for Roxana Illuminated Perfume’s new, soon to be released fragrance, Mellifera. Sofie Fletcher is the beautiful model.

Location- Agoura Antique Mart
Camera- Canon Rebel T2i

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Giclee Giveaway

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I am hosting a giveaway for three beautiful archival giclees from The Art of Greg Spalenka The winners of this giveaway can choose any image that they desire from the book.

Entering is easy!

1. Create a selfie with The Art of Greg Spalenka book or photograph your favorite spread/page and place it on Instagram and/or Facebook along with a link to the Spalenka Eye- http://bit.ly/1jcmCUa

2. Send me a link to your post by September 30, 12pm PST and you will be entered into the raffle. Three winners will be chosen Oct. 1st via the randomizer on random.org.

The giclees will be 13″x19″ or 18″x24″ depending on the image.

Let the contest begin!

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The Deluxe Limited Edition

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The Deluxe Limited Edition (only 500 copies) is absolutely gorgeous. It really is a piece of art and feels amazing in your hands. This edition includes a different cover, one signed print (Impromptu), a signed and numbered signature plate on parchment paper (Desert Mistress) that is tipped into the book, and a beautiful designed slipcase.

An  hour long drawing of a feminine or masculine theme (in 50 copies) completes this tour de force. Expect some surprise goodies inside the box. Shipping and handling are included.* $195

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parchment-Printsmall“Desert Mistress” is the signed print on parchment that is tipped into the limited edition book.

* Shipping and handling fees are included in these prices for U.S. addresses only. There may be an extra shipping fee for orders outside the U.S. Please inquire before placing your order. Thank you.

Please ignore any advertisements you may see below.

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A Sketch in Your Book

booksketch1I am drawing feminine or masculine themed sketches into some of my, The Art of Greg Spalenka books. Here are a few feminine themed examples. I love drawing the figure so this is a real treat.

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All in graphite. They are supposed to be fifteen minute long drawings but usually end up going for a half hour or more.

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Pick up your Silver or Gold editions today and let me know which theme you prefer for your individualized drawing. The books are arriving at the end of August so you will have yours early Sept. before anyone else!

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Comic Con 2014 Recap

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I was in Artist Alley with a table this year at the San Diego Comic Con. The Con showcased beautiful white violinists (dirt faerie),

con2014eelegant victorian modernists (dirt faerie again),

con2014bsexy anime vixens (Irma from Queens Blade- stellachuuuuu),

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con2014ggirls reading my Eyes of the Unicorn book (just a few books left!)

con2014ime, signing my book at the Titan booth (you can still order yours),

con2014fblue anime with cosplay veteran mrdustinn,

con2014hwhite balloon like beings,

con2014amy white red dotted bro,

IMG_0354two sweethearts,

AasB_5amy Artist As Brand- Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur panel on art career sustainability with Donato Giancalo, Daniel Davis of SteamCrowDrew and Maria Brophy, and Dawn Schiller. There was a lot going on!

I heard that 140,000 tickets that were sold online for the general public were gone in 90 seconds, culled from 900,000 people who were trying to get them. Did I say there were a lot of people there?

More Comic Con Pics at the Illuminated Perfume blog.

See you there next year!

 

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Comic Con 2014

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Slip cover for the limited edition version of The Art of Greg Spalenka

The San Diego Comic Con has arrived again!

Titan Books shipped in a very limited supply of my The Art of Greg Spalenka books (standard edition and limited edition) directly from the printer in China so I will be signing at their booth on Saturday in booth 5537 from 3:00-4:00. I will also be taking orders for my three special versions at Artist Alley table- EE-23 which you can see here. The printed book looks gorgeous!!!

I am also moderating a panel 7:30, Thursday, room 8, called Artist as Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur.
Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms with panelists Donato Giancola (professional artist in publishing, film, and games, Tor,National Geographic, Microsoft, Vivendi/Universal, LucasArts), Daniel M. Davis (artist/designer of Steam Crow, publishers of monster books, serigraphs, and other art products), Drew Brophy(professional surf artist and ambassador of adventure travel lifestyle), Maria Brophy (art agent, author of How to Understand Art Licensing Contracts and expert on art licensing and the business of art), and Dawn M. Schiller (Odd Fae and Autumn Things, author of FaeMaker, artist/designer of sculpted handmade dolls).

See you in San Diego!

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Narnia Storyboards

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In The Art of Greg Spalenka I will be showcasing a few select storyboards I created for the The Voyage of the Dawn Treader film.

If you are familiar with the movie you will recall the dragon eye opening with Aslan reflected in it. Also the transformation of Eustace from dragon back into a boy is seen here, however the initial attack by Aslan to start the change was considered to violent for the screen.

See more highlights in The Art of Greg Spalenka

 

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Sophie

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A sneak peek of a photo shoot with the amazing Sophie Fletcher for Roxana Illuminated Perfume at the Agoura Antique Mart. Floral bouquet by Rebecca Wienholz of Flower Power Studio. More to come…

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Spalenka @ the Denver Comic Con

 

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Join me at the Denver Comic Con on Friday, June 13th, 2014 for two presentations!

Visions From the Mind’s Eye: The Art of Greg Spalenka
1:30 PM – Room 203

This presentation is a 45 minute time capsule of my art career. It highlights working for the major magazines, book publishers, and newspapers. I will talk about my projects with boxer Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard and others as my concept designer work for live action and CG animated films including The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Ant Bully and Escape From Planet Earth and much more.

It is a lot to be compressed into 45 minutes. Is it possible? They will probably have to pull me from the stage.

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Artist As Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
5:15 PM – Room 203

This is a panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms.

On the panel will be Jon Schindehette (Award-winning Creative Director for Wizards of the Coast, Treehouse Brand Stores, Founder of The ArtOrder community, mentor), Daniel Davis (Artist/Designer of Steam Crow, publishers of monster books, serigraphs, and other art products), David Rapoza (Illustrator, creator of Skull and Shark! Bethesda, Hasbro, Blizzard, Universal, Lionsgate, MTV, Riot Games), Michael C. Hayes (Award winning oil painter and illustrator, Magic the Gathering, Blizzard Entertainment, LucasArts and numerous book covers).

See you there!

 

 

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Sneak Peek

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The Art of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye will showcase 32 years of my professional art career but also unknown pieces some recently created. This is one of them. “Stella Luna” was inspired by one of my favorite models, Jessica Lough.

Here she represents the Moon Star, Goddess of the Heavens, the darkness of space, the scintillating light of mystic suns. This arcane image will be married to a brand new secret product from Roxana Illuminated Perfume. It will also be available as archival prints.

Order your special versions of The Art of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye now for a limited time only.

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