Posted on

Goldilocks “Just Right” Timelapse Video

YouTube 3 Bears

Here’s another acrylic painting time-lapse video with voice over – I hope you like it.

YouTube video URL: https://youtu.be/HacZATcShG4

Posted on

The Doomicorn

The Doomicorn
The Doomicorn

The Doomicorn is here!

FREE Coloring Page Download – CLICK HERE

Giclée Print available here

Doom IG

Posted on

Two New Miyazaki – Sendak Mash-ups by Justin Hillgrove

Its been a couple years since my last Miyazaki/Sendak crossover and I’d been itching do another these last few months, though I think what really sparked the desire was listening to “Howl’s Moving Castle” again on audiobook (for probably the seventh time). I finally sat down in June and started looking over my worn out copy of “Where The Wild Things Are” (easily my favorite Children’s Book of all time) and started roughing out what new spread I might use. There were two spreads in particular that I could not decide between, and in the end I decided to paint them both.

I started with rough pencil doodles to figure out what Miyazaki characters would best fit the roles they’d be playing, and then I spent three days cleaning up the drawings and inking them while in my booth at the Edmonds Arts Festival in June 2015. Afterwards I picked out a couple canvases (18″ x 36″ is probably my favorite size canvas to paint on) and then spent the next few weeks painting…


Hungry and Homesick

“Hungry And Homesick”

18″ x 36″ acrylics on canvas. 2015.

Another in my tribute series mashing up “Where The Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and some of my favorite Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki) characters: Kamaji, No Face (Spirited Away), Totoro and San (Princess Mononoke). There are a kodama and some soot sprites in there too.

PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE

Hungry and Homesick


 

Well Eat You Up

“We’ll Eat You Up – We Love You So”

18″ x 36″ acrylics on canvas. 2015.

Another in my tribute series mashing up “Where The Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and some of my favorite Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki) characters: San (Princess Mononoke), Totoro, No Face (Spirited Away), Ponyo, Turnip Head (Howl’s Moving Castle), Haku (Spirited Away), and an Ohmu (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind). There are kodama and some soot sprites in there too.

The title is part of the text from the page of “Where The Wild Things Are” that this painting is based on.

PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE

We'll Eat You Up - We Love You SoClose Up

Close up details…

WIP

Work in progress…

Posted on 1 Comment

8-Bit Heroes & Bosses

8Bit Heroes Bosses

8-Bit Heroes and 8-Bit Bosses were created for iam8bit Gallery’s 10th Anniversary Show that opened June 18th (Los Angeles, CA). The show celebrates retro games from Super Nintendo and earlier. This set of acrylic paintings represent my favorites from the original NES that we had as kids. Pictured top to bottom are Dr. Wiley vs Mega Man, King Koopa vs Mario, Mother Brain vs Samus, Ganon vs Link, and King Dedede vs Kirby.

Prints are now available through them or here on ImpsAndMonsters.com.

Posted on

JUNKING ON KICKSTARTER

Designed by David Gerrard • Art by Justin Hillgrove
Design and Layout by Travis Torgerson

Successfully Funded on Kickstarter and Arriving Fall 2015

The Game

JunKing is a 2-4 player strategy card game (UPDATE: 5-6 player expansion now included) set in a corner of artist Justin Hillgrove’s Imp Lands world called the “Junk Lands”. The Junk Lands are a place where old, lost and broken items collect into huge heaps and mounds. Scavenger Imps are the dominant creatures there and they love their home – to them the Junk Lands are full of endless riches and so their days are spent sifting, collecting and guarding their individual junk hoards. Scavenger Imp society is built on this and so those with the best junk hoards rise to the top of their tribe.  That’s what “JunKing” is all about. Each player hoards valuable junk, while keeping an eye out for the most prestigious piece of junk in the Junk Lands… The Crown.

JunKing was designed with three goals in mind: It had to have simple mechanics, take as few as 15 minutes to play, and it had to have strong strategic layers interwoven into it.

During play, everyone draws off the same shuffled deck of cards in the center of play, called the Junkpile. On your turn, you draw a card, place a piece of junk into play from your hand, then activate one of the actions on your junk or use your character’s ability.

All junk is worth something. In the junkpile, there is one card that is the most coveted of items called The Crown. Once a player draws that card, the game is over and everyone adds up the points displayed on the pieces of junk they have found. You also have a Hoard of used junk that increases the value of your collection. The player with the most points wins the current round. The game only takes about 15 minutes to play, and is designed for multiple rounds of play.

 

kickstarter-logo-1

 

Links

Downloadable Rules PDF

Junking On KickStarter

Board Game Geek

Interview with David Gerrard by Inquisitive Meeple

 

 

Animation Footer

Posted on 1 Comment

New Beginnings Preview

Thank you for an amazing show! “New Beginnings” was April 2nd 2015. We had a fantastic turnout and had such a great time. Here are some of the pieces from the show…

Thank you!
Justin

First Contact_800

First Contact

18″ x 24″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $3000 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

First Contact Detail 1_800

(Detail shot of First Contact)

gray-line

SleepOver_800

SleepOver

14″ x 18 Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $1200 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

Foraging_800

Foraging

11″ x 14″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $950 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

Ascending_800

Ascending

8″ x 10″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $500 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

The View_800

The View

12″ x 16″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $950 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

No Vacancy_800

No Vacancy

24″ x 48″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $4500 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

No Vacancy Detail 1_800

(Detail shot of No Vacancy)

No Vacancy Detail 2_800

(Detail shot of No Vacancy)

gray-line

The Resting Fist_800

The Resting Fist

12″ x 16″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $950 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

Junking_800

JunKing

20″ x 32″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $3200 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

Scavenger Imp Yellow_800

Yellow Scavenger Imp

5″ x 7″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $250 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

Scavenger Imp Red_800

Red Scavenger Imp

5″ x 7″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $250 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

Scavenger Imp Blue_800

Blue Scavenger Imp

5″ x 7″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $250 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

Patrol_800

Patrol

14″ x 18″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $1200 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

Mending_800

Mending

18″ x 36″ Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas. $3500 (Read beginning of post for purchasing info)

gray-line

NEW BEGINNINGS

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
6pm – 11pm PST

“New Beginnings” is an exhibition of new, original works by Justin Hillgrove and Jesse Link opening for 1 night only during First Thursday Art Walk at The Piranha Shop, located in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood.