Crystal King Chocolate Milk painting digital sketch by Happy Sleepy

Crystal Kings new paintings digital sketches

Crystal King Chocolate Milk Here are work-in-progress images from the making of a new set of Crystal Kings paintings for Nuit Blanche 2018. This series of art objects is a combination inkjet print on canvas, 24K gold foil, and acrylic gouache on some of the colors and for all of the velvety black. The final paintings are 18 inches wide by 22 inches tall and 3 inches deep. These images highlight the front face of … >> read more

Lovely geometric designs from new Crystal Kings art glitches

This set of images was generated from an accidental arrangement of shapes in the process of making new Crystal Kings digital images. The goal was to line up a few pixels, but instead all the shapes in the whole image collapsed onto each other. A tweak of the opacity and a few quick deletes to tweak the composition was all that was necessary. After that – zooming and panning and looking for treasures in the … >> read more

Colorful geometric print being printed and rolled by a large format banner printer.

Large format printers birthing Crystal King billboards

What a thrill to get these photos from our awesome printer, 905 Printing, of the Crystal King banners still in the giant printer! These are for the Crystal Kings Blazing competition winning entry for the Artist Project 2016 Front Entrance Installation. Our prints are 11 feet wide and 35 to 50 feet long. The printer can do banners up to 16 feet! Hm, a detail to remember, brain gears spinning…! A big thank-you to our … >> read more

Still from Crystal King animation by Happy Sleepy

Ed Video at Supermarket 2013

Ed Video annouces their booth at Supermarket 2013, hosted in Stockholm, Sweden from 15 to 17 February this year. Supermarket is the annual independent art fair for artist-run galleries and runs at the same time as Market, the annual contemporary art fair in Stockholm. Ed Video will be showing our Crystal King animations.

Crystal King Firecat (Ice Bird)

New Crystal Kings

The images below are works in progress of new Crystal King mixed media paintings. The painting colours will be output as a high end giclee on canvas by Imagefoundry, then wrapped around stretchers, and the lines and the blacks of the eyes will be painted by hand and will have that velvety black that all the Crystal Kings share. The final work will be 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall, and 3 inches deep. … >> read more

Crystal King Ape

Crystal King animations at Supermarket 2013

Announcing a new exhibition of Happy Sleepy art! The Crystal King animations will be exhibited at Supermarket 2013, the Stockholm Independent Art Fair. We’ll be hosted by Ed Video, the awesome media artists centre from Guelph, Ontario, run by Scott McGovern. The other artists presented by Ed Video this year are Marc Bell, Alex McLeod, and Jesse Harris.

Art imitating life imitating art imitating life with desk lamp.

Desk Lamp Luciferous Radii

Desk Lamp Luciferous Radii is inspired by a recent web video documenting a desk lamp robot built by students in a physical computing class at the University of Victoria, Wellington in New Zealand. The students used open source technology like Arduino micro-controllers and a programming language called Processing to generate the behavior of a disarmingly lifelike lamp robot named Pinokio. Pinokio was inspired by an early Pixar animation called Luxo Jr that features¬† animated desk … >> read more