Sunday, October 14, 2012

White Cloud Worlds Volume 2!!!!

We are very proud to announce the upcoming release of White Cloud Worlds Volume Two, November 2nd from all good book stores in New Zealand!

Weighing in at 148 pages and showcasing 41 heavy hitting artists, this volume is packed full with dazzling artwork accompanied by text written by the artists.

White Cloud Worlds Volume Two also includes written contributions from two of the world’s leading masters of the imagination – acclaimed artists, designers and writers Iain McCaig and Wayne Barlowe.

From the beautiful to the bizarre, frightening to fantastical, allow yourself a break from the mundane and get lost in the visually rich creations showcased in this book.  You might not want to leave!

‘White Cloud Worlds’ Volume Two Book Signings

Armageddon Expo Auckland - 19-22nd October
Be the first to buy the book! 
We have exclusive pre-release copies on sale at our booth on all days.

Weta Cave, Saturday November 3rd, 1pm
1 Weka St, Miramar, Wellington
Come meet a bunch of the artists for a huge signing session!

Whitcoulls Lambton Quay, Saturday November 24th, 2pm
Join us in the city with our Wellington artists for a signing session and chat.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Presenting White Cloud Worlds

Here's a vid I made to celebrate the release of White Cloud Worlds in the US. Churs to Brian for all his work and Ben for giving his life. Rest in pieces dude.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

Days 2 and 3 

After only 3 hours sleep (partying at the Aladdin Hotel and jet lag) we launched into the first full day. Was a bit nerve wracking as we had the WCW panel at 2.30pm. We were placed between Greg Manchess and James Gurney so no pressure at all! It went really well with an enthusiastic audience and more importantly the secret weapons of Christian Pearce's super funny videos which just made me and Ben look lame:)

The convention itself has been an incredible experience. I can't think of a single convention where you have this many legendary genre artists under one roof with so many original works you can not just look at but even buy. Kansas has been so hospitable and friendly and that is exactly how the convention has been, with artists just hanging out and talking with attendees. There are way too many highlights to cover off quickly but just imagine meeting your favourite artists of all time for a friendly chat and that's what it's been like every day with cool panels to boot. I can only hope that this event happens again!!!!

And a word of thanks to Christian Gossett and Andrew and JhenniferWebberly for all their help with the booth. it was so much fun!!!!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live,  Kansas City, MO

Day One: Setup and Pre Show viewing

We started setting up at 9am, the venue is fantastic and very laid back compared to Comic Con. There was a real sense of a big family reunion rather than a convention. The set up went great and our wonderful helpers Jhennifer and Andrew were amazing. We are sharing the booth with Christian Gossett (RedStar) and being an old hand at con setups soon had things looking sweet.

We opening or just a few hours this afternoon for the 3day pass holders so not a massive crowd but surprisingly busy for a preshow. Highlights would be Iain McCaig's panel and just meeting so many incredible artists.  After some sushi and saki we attended the first party of the night before heading to the Aladdin Hotel for a late night  life drawing class.

More to come tomorrow :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wellington Armageddon 2012

After a very busy weekend, White Clouds have just wrapped on their first ever Armageddon Booth in Wellington. After a super quick setup Saturday morning things got busy from the outset and at 2pm Paul hosted WCW artists Greg Broadmore, Simon Morse, Warren Mahy and Nick Keller on the main stage for a light-hearted chat on how to get started and make a living working as a genre artist.  The panel was huge success with a great attendance and some really wonderful feedback from the audience. Following the panel we had one of the busiest signing sessions since we launched the book! Sunday Kate and Stu manned the booth with a lazy Paul turning up at midday fora slightly slower paced day. All up the weekend was a ton of fun and AWESOME!

Thanks to everyone who dropped by to say hi and get their book signed and also a big thanks to Kate and all the artists for their time and Bill for putting on such a great Armageddon this year.
See you again in Auckland in October :)

Artist Claire Hackett ; life imitating art!

Kate and Claire on the super quick setup!

Main Stage Panel, Warren, Nick, Paul, Greg and Simon

The packed panel! 
Signing session line up!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

'White Cloud Words' at Armageddon

The 'White Cloud Worlds' team will have a booth at Armageddon in Wellington this year. New Zealand's biggest pop culture show hits the TSB Arena on April the 21st & 22nd. Come and meet some of the artists from the book! There will be a 'White Cloud Worlds' aritst panel at 2pm on the Saturday and book signings at the booth on both days at 3pm. See you there!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

White Cloud Workshops

We are now taking enrollments for our first semester workshops both in Wellington and Auckland.


Digital Illustration Master Class 31st March - 1st April
Advanced ZBrush 31st March - 1st April


The Beginners Guide to Drawing Creatures, Characters and Environments March 24th
Digital Illustration Master Class 14th-15th of April

Traditional Sculpting for Creature Design 14th-15th of April

We are also running a competition in association with CGNZ and NZCGI  with first prize being a free place on the Auckland Digital Illustration Master Class.

Hope to see you there,