Posts Tagged ‘light grey art lab’

Workshop Recap

Posted by campbell October 9th, 2013

light grey
Last month I ran an all night comics making workshop at the amazing Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis.
We knuckled down and shredded pencils and brush pens until the break of dawn. At the end, everyone had made an 8 page mini comic, and wound up with a copy of everyone elses work to take home. The above picture shows us dividing up the booty like good pirates do.

Over on the Light Grey blog, they posted a recap of our adventures and a whole bunch of photos. Head over there for more visual stimulation.

The night was super exciting and inspiring, to see so many talented people together in one room making gorgeous shoot from the hips comics and illustrations filled me with joy. Thanks to everyone for turning up and submitting to all my ridiculous requests and demands. Thanks also to Light Grey for being the greatest and most generous people and hosting the event.



Posted by campbell September 27th, 2013

lgal interview

While I was in Minneapolis for the Nights and Weekends exhibition at Light Grey Art Lab, we took a few minutes to chat about making art. You can follow through here to listen in.

Talking with Campbell Whyte
Length: 00:39:32
Synopsis: On this week’s podcast we talk to prolific artist and all-around-great-guy Campbell Whyte. Campbell’s massive 8-Bit Dreams series is on display in this month’s Nights & Weekends exhibit, and he traveled all the way from Australia to join us for the opening and to lead All-Night with Campbell Whyte, an all-night comic workshop. Campbell is no stranger to incredible, large-scale projects and we talk to him about where his ideas come from, how he manages to stays motivated and get so much accomplished, and much much more.


8 Bit Dreams

Posted by campbell September 22nd, 2013

The complete 8 Bit Dreams series at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis.So much fun.You can purchase original illustrations from the series a lightgreyartlab
The complete 8 Bit Dreams series at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis.So much fun. You can purchase original illustrations from the online store here.


Happy Families

Posted by campbell August 27th, 2013

happy families web

I just finished watching Inception and kept waiting for Jareth to be waiting at the bottom of the dream, singing and dancing around.

This was done in the style of my 8 Bit Dreams series which will be showing at the Light Grey Art Lab on Sep20th.


Nights and Weekends

Posted by campbell August 14th, 2013

light grey art lab poster

I’m thrilled to announce the exhibiting of my 8 Bit Dreams series of illustrations, to be held at the Light Grey Art lab this September. It will be shown along side a fantastic selection of artists who will be displaying their own “off the clock” projects.

Nights & Weekends
An Exhibition About the Fever to Create
Opening Friday September 20th
alongside the Sketchbook Project: 1703 Miles and Back Tour
7 – 10pm
at Light Grey Art Lab

You can find more details on the exhibition, as well as a full list of artists here. Jump over and join in on Facebook


Just a little package

Posted by campbell August 1st, 2013

Just a little package for @lightgreyartlab


Rattata Prints

Posted by campbell May 4th, 2012

Pokemon Battle Royale has opened in the most spectacular fashion, with 151 artists throwing their skills at 151 Pokemon. It’s fantastic to see the diversity of interpretations of Pokemon. Light Grey Art Lab has opened up their print shop, where you can purchase copies of my Rattata illustration that was done especially for the show. The prints will only be available until the 11th of May, so get in while you can.

Prints are archival quality and are a steal at only $40. You can pick one up here.


Pokemon Battle Royale

Posted by campbell March 25th, 2012

It’s finished, my illustration for the upcoming Pokemon Battle Royale exhibition at Light Grey Art Lab. 151 artists each illustrating one of the original 151 Pokemon. I was assigned Rattata for the show, who’s basically a purple rat, nothing particularly wild in his design, so I used him as a foundation to do an illustration of a burrow. Apparently Rattata’s breed like, well, rats, so we’ve also got a little brood on the go. It’s all about family Yo. I also had the idea of sculpting the burrow in the shape of a Rattata silhouette, but it didn’t turn out as clear as I had initially envisioned. I think it’s probably mainly due to the berries I stuffed it’s legs with. Maybe I should have left them out.

Lots of the other artists involved in the exhibition are sharing their work on twitter, so check them out. All works will be available when the show goes live on the 20th of April, they’re all prints and are priced at the super steal of $40. I hope they compile them all in to a book, that’d be amazing.

You can see some of my early sketches for the piece in my previous post here.


Pokemon Battle Royale

Posted by campbell March 4th, 2012

I’m putting together a piece for the gigantic upcoming Pokemon Battle Royale exhibition that is being organised by the Light Grey Art Lab. It’s an amazingly huge project where 151 artists are each responsible for drawing one of the original 151 Pokemon. I’m really excited to be in the show because I’m a bit of an old school Pokemon nerd, but also because this show will feature some of my favorite contemporary illustrators.

The Pokemon that chose me (that’s right, it was kind of the other way around to how Pokemon usually works) was Rattata. He’s…. a rat… but I’ll do my best with my awesome rat Pokemon. I WON’T LET YOU DOWN!

I’ll post some more preview shots over the next couple of days.

The show opens on the 20th of April and will have an online gallery that you can check out and purchase works from. All works will be prints, and available from the rock bottom price of only $40. That’s pretty kick ass really. If you have a favorite Pokemon, there is absolutely no excuse not to buy it.