Archive for the ‘Artist’ Category

Warp Zone Wares turns Classic Video Games Pixel Art into Custom Jewelry and Decorations

July 26, 2013 Leave a comment
Warp Zone Wares! Are you a fan of Classic Video Games? Have a passion for Quirky Items and Jewelry? Looking for a rush of Nostalgia and something Fresh? Warp Zone Wares takes Pixel Art and creates a Customized Experience for you!
I was inspired by my love for Video Games, especially Retro Games.

I’m old school like “this console is from the 80’s”

And I totally grew up with Nintendo so it has a special place in my 8-Bit heart

Custom Made Retro Video Game Art – some of the lovely adorable pieces of Warp Zones Wares!

Hungry Baby Yoshi Pixel Portrait
Large Princess Peach Pixel Portrait
Pokeball Keychain
Mario and Luigi Cake Toppers and 1-Up Mushroom Cupcake Topper for Baby’s First Birthday!

Finally, a plant that doesn’t need to be watered! Although, it may require an occasional feeding…
Pac Man Magnet Set
Are you “Turned On?” Prove it with a Power Button coaster!
Glow-in-the-Dark, Double-Sided, Hanging Boo Pixel Portrait

The possibilities are nearly endless! To get started, make a request and we will craft a tailor-made item. We specialize in recreating Retro Style Video Game Art, Characters, Items, Enemies, etc. Great way to express yourself or as a Gift Idea for a friend/loved one with a penchant for pixels! We offer several different products, so let us know what we can make for you!

Warp Zone Wares – Rebuilding Your Childhood Bit by Bit!

General information

Products made from Perler Beads. Prices vary depending on product size, complexity, and function. All Sprites, Game Art, and Video Games are property of their respective owners; Warp Zone Wares is in no way officially affiliated with or endorsed by the companies that own them.

J.M. (Ian) Savage – Contemporary Fine Art and Cartooning

October 24, 2012 Leave a comment

It all started for me in Glasgow Scotland, when I was eight. My teacher insisted I enter a drawing in a local art contest. I won first prize, even though the other students were much older. From there it was onto a national competition, which brought me a second place ribbon. Ironically the piece that won was by the man who would eventually be my tutor in my early teens, and in third place, the teacher who insisted I submit my work. In my late teens and early twenties, my art took to me England, France and finally Spain, where I studied under Salvador Dali for several months.

In the early seventies, I immigrated to Canada, succumbed to pressure, and joined my father and my brother-in-law in the automotive business. I entered a self-imposed exile and didn’t put a brush to canvas for almost 30 years, It wasn’t until after my divorce and a move to Vancouver that my interest in the arts returned with a passion. I also added a new tool to my inventory, a camera. Prior to that I had always regarded the camera as a tool one would only use when taking family snapshots.

Now that I have officially retired, I spend most of my day creating new art in all mediums.

Hendrik and April of AHA MEDIA are so honored and thrilled to take a cartooning workshop from Ian! :)

Hendrik is very excited to learn from Ian Savage, famous artist! ;)

Watching Ian create his cartoons

Perspectives of Depth

We learned about the Tortillon –  a cylindrical drawing tool, tapered at the ends and usually made of rolled paper, used by artists to smudge or blend marks

Hendrik’s cartoon with a dog and perspectives of depth

We are so excited to learn from Ian Savage and can’t wait till next class :)

Thanks Ian for supporting our creative journey of discovery and wonderment!

Leo Cooper of Japantown Studios remembers Artist Michael Corkill 1969 – 2011 in Vancouver

October 4, 2011 1 comment

Japantown Live/Work Studios is shutting its doors for good at the end of September so please join us as we celebrate seven years nurturing local artists with a pair of exciting events:

Exclusive private show featuring a retrospective of Vancouver raised Michael Corkill 1969 – 2011 Character, world traveller, clochard, intellectual, jokster. Michael passed away sudddenly this past winter in his adopted home of Berlin and this is the first attempt to gather such a varied body of his work.

Original works for sale by local artists including: sculpture and found objects, original ceramics by Danny Kostyshin, native carving by Errol Ashley and the Mountain brothers, beadwork by Eddie Halfe, illustration, paintings, computer generated projections and more.

Below is a video of Leo Cooper remember his friend, Vancouver Artist Michael Corkill 1969-2011

Below is a video of a Walk through Japantown Studios

AHA MEDIA to exhibit a video at ‘Life Size” – PHS LifeSkills Centre Art show – Aug 10 – 30 2011 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Opening Night Wednesday Aug 10, 2011 6pm – 8pm at InterUrban Art Gallery  1 West Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

AHA MEDIA is very proud to have their first experimental art video of Life in the Downtown Eastside at this showing! Many thanks to Colin Askey for mentoring us in artful editing!!

Below are some stills from our video

We hope to see everyone at the show!

Alex Mountain shows his Raven Feather carving in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

April 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Alex Mountain has been carving for 30 years and is from Vancouver Island

He is proud to show off his red cedar Raven Feather carving!

Right to Food mobile mural project in Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

March 23, 2011 1 comment

Right to Food mobile mural project collaboratively created seven 8’x4′ mobile, lightweight murals that each represent one of 7 Food Solutions to reform the quality, nutritional impact, abundance and delivery of food across the DTES.

The 7 Solutions were developed by the DTES Kitchen Tables project in partnership with sister organizations across the community. Once complete, the 7 murals will be displayed across the community, serving as Right to Food landmarks.

Read more here

AHA MEDIA hears from Kelly about his life and art projects in Vancouver

March 19, 2011 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA sits down with Kelly who shares his life story and his various art projects in Vancouver


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