In the summer of 2007 I started a new series of quirky, quick, and fun digital drawings called Incidentals, which was a departure from the lush textured images that I had created in my Encounters series.
I created this series during a break from the intensity of working on a series of large-scale pieces with the working title Transit and Transience.
I produced signed limited editions of Incidentals in March 2008. Each piece is 5.5 inches square, printed on Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper with pigment-based inks.
As I mentioned in a blog post in July 2007,
Incidentals was an attempt to break out of the creative funk that has been hanging over my Transit and Transience series. I decided to take a bunch of the strange quirky creatures and beings that I’ve been drawing recently, and do them up as simple studies. They have a very graphic style that harks back to the illustrations I was doing in the mid- to late 1990s.
Although I had originally planned to print them in editions of 30, I ended up reducing the edition size significantly. They are 5.5 inches square and printed in editions of 5 (plus one artist proof of each image). If you’re in Saskatoon, they are available from Darrell Bell Gallery for only $135 each (framed). If you’re outside of Saskatoon and are interested in purchasing one or more of these prints, please contact me directly.