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By Dan on March 14, 2014 11:21 AM
Drawn on the iPad with procreate, based on a Facebook picture of my friend's head and the body/chip shape of a random poker shot I found.
By Dan on March 14, 2014 11:19 AM
The shape of the player/puck was based on an illustration by Seon Winn. I redrew it, added the leaf, olympic rings, and texture. Canada won gold for both the men and women!
By Dan on July 16, 2013 9:32 AM
A few months ago I did an art pice on my iPad for this year's SkyTalks track at DefCon. I was pleased enough with it. That was originally going to be the end of my involvement with the project since I wasn't going to ba able to make it this year and I didn't have a ton of time. BK asked me for some assistance with the the badges and it caught me at a moment where I actually had a moment so I obliged.
After reducing my work to black/white/single color I was struck with the contrast of this piece versus my orignal piece. BK asked me to do the DefCon program page for SkyTalks as well and I had to make a decision. I agreed to do the page but I also made the decision to completely retool the main design, using the badges as an inspiration. Here is the result in wallpaper form:
Finally, here is the page that will be appearing in the DefCon program:
In short, there are some fun talks lined up and some great people involved. If you can make it to Vegas for DefCon 21 drop by SkyTalks and tell them you like the art!
By Dan on July 07, 2013 12:33 PM
Yesterday I had the honor of attending Slutwalk Denver 2013. It's an event that started after a police officer in Toronto made a comment that a rape victim wouldn't have been raped if she hadn't been dressing like a slut. As you might imagine there was a lot of reaction to this statement. Wearing sexy attire is NOT an invitation to touch. You know what causes rape? Rapists. No victim blaming, no "you should have worn something else". More educating perpetrators about what is right and what isn't. Let's do our part to change rape culture even as we partake in the sexy side of life.
Click the image to see the full gallery!
By Dan on June 15, 2013 1:03 PM
I've been involved in doing the artwork for Skytalks (Defcon offshoot, run by 303) for four of the past five years. In years past I have taken the reference photography so I've had a hand in creating lighting and composition for these pieces. My photos have been used as reference for original art pieces by Mar with (Dwight Bennett assisting on a couple) and they have created some fabulous designs.
This year the task fell fully on my own shoulders. This piece is the result of a reference shoot at Sobo 151 with Tashaya and Acr0nym. The original photo was subsquently used as reference for an original design on my iPad using Adobe Ideas. Once the original design was complete a lot of texture and color tweaking was done using varoius other iOS programs.
By Dan on June 15, 2013 12:45 PM
Possible trigger topic ahead, also long brain dump. Link to FB original post.
Disclaimer and intent: I don't know the accused in the following situation (who has confessed to the behavior so I will proceed without ambiguous language that allows for innocent-until-proven-guilty) nor any of the people whose boundaries he crossed. I was not there and didn't witness anything myself. This is a comment on the reactions of the crowd around those involved after the fact. Some of my reactions are not related-to and extend beyond the situation at hand. This is an emotional topic for me.
There is a thread that just took place on the Apogea group on Facebook about a guy who did a lot of stuff that would have resulted in charges had it occurred back in the real world. "Playful fun" he initially said in his own defense, "I didn't realize that people's boundaries were different than other festivals I'd been to". Bullshit on that.