Scott MacDonald

Illustrator Designer Animator

WonderBoy #doodle
My reinterpretation of the Paperboy character from the classic video game Paperboy.
Up now at the Dart Gallery for the NEStalgia - Video Game Art Show. Artwork by 25+ Local Designers and Artists based on retro video games. Show runs from March 21st to 30th.
Signed and numbered 10 x 13 Prints are available at the gallery and are a limited edition of 5.

My reinterpretation of the Paperboy character from the classic video game Paperboy.

Up now at the Dart Gallery for the NEStalgia - Video Game Art Show. Artwork by 25+ Local Designers and Artists based on retro video games. Show runs from March 21st to 30th.

Signed and numbered 10 x 13 Prints are available at the gallery and are a limited edition of 5.

A Sneek Peek of my piece for the NEStalgia Art Show at the @DartGalleryNS on Friday. All Artwork is based onRetro Video Games by local designers and artists. 

A Sneek Peek of my piece for the NEStalgia Art Show at the on Friday. All Artwork is based onRetro Video Games by local designers and artists. 

Just submitted this to Pictoplasma’s “Character Selfies" project. One day left!
UPDATE:
Just found out my “Character Selfie” was selected out of over 2500+ entries to be part of the central installation within Pictoplasma anniversary exhibition in Berlin this year. After that the CharacterSelfie Installation will travel to Mexico, where it will be part of an extensive Pictoplasma exhibition in the Museum for Contemporary Art MARCO in Monterrey from September 2014 to January 2015. So glad I took part in this one.

Just submitted this to Pictoplasma’s “Character Selfies" project. One day left!

UPDATE:

Just found out my “Character Selfie” was selected out of over 2500+ entries to be part of the central installation within Pictoplasma anniversary exhibition in Berlin this year. After that the CharacterSelfie Installation will travel to Mexico, where it will be part of an extensive Pictoplasma exhibition in the Museum for Contemporary Art MARCO in Monterrey from September 2014 to January 2015. So glad I took part in this one.

Playing around today… Trying out some new techniques that are more in line with the type of stuff I normally doodle and sketch when I’m just playing around and letting things happen organically in my sketchbook.

"Ghosts"

A two color print for a book on the theme of Ghosts that the Puck Collective was going to put out in 2013 that never ended up happening. The print measures approximately 10” x 14” and instead of collecting dust on my Hard Drive I thought I’d finally share it and maybe even just go ahead and make prints myself.

The Brooklyn Brawler by Scott MacDonald
Back in June I was asked to contribute to a book called the “War to Settle to the Score” about infamous 80’s WWF rivalries. I was given a template and list of wrestlers to pick from and I immediately had to go with one of my all time favorites, The Brooklyn Brawler.  The Saturday Morning Staple and King of the Nobodies cracked me up every time.
I think this project might have fell apart, but hopefully I’m wrong because there was a great mix of artists and an awesome list of wrestlers.

New Illustrations for the Fall Issue of Local Connections Halifax.

The First illustration is for an article about Workaholics and encourages local business owners to find a good work-life balance explaining that sometimes work and play can be the same thing. One example mentions taking the kids to a local shop and introducing them to the owner who you already know. The children would learn the value of a community and supporting your neighbor, and the workaholic would be strengthening a relationship with a business owner. 

The Second illustration is for an article called “What’s Your Nugget of Truth?” and is about taking the time when branding your business to find that (real golden) Nugget of Truth that makes your business different from the competition.

The Third illustration is for an article about the easily accessible scenic areas that make Halifax a great Walkable City.

Young Black Lung - Scott MacDonald
Eric the Epic in the City - Illustration for Flaunt Productions.
I was commissioned to do this Illustration for the relaunch of Scottish based character animation studio Flaunt Productions’ new website. 
Flaunt commissioned some of my favorite artists to illustrate the same creative in their own unique style. The creative Flaunt provided was “Eric The Epic is a grizzled, sword-wielding mercenary. Descended from a race of time traveling future space-Vikings. He rides a robot wolf called Majestic Malcolm. His girlfriend Erin is a woman like no other.”
So, I went with the idea of these characters being elderly and past their prime in a modern day city scene since they can time travel. Hope you enjoy this piece as much as I did making it. By far one of the funnest projects I worked on this year. Total freedom to do whatever we wanted. Be sure to check out Flaunt’s new site to see what the other artists came up with. Images are on a continuous loop with every second image being part of the Eric the Epic series.

Eric the Epic in the City - Illustration for Flaunt Productions.

I was commissioned to do this Illustration for the relaunch of Scottish based character animation studio Flaunt Productions’ new website

Flaunt commissioned some of my favorite artists to illustrate the same creative in their own unique style. The creative Flaunt provided was “Eric The Epic is a grizzled, sword-wielding mercenary. Descended from a race of time traveling future space-Vikings. He rides a robot wolf called Majestic Malcolm. His girlfriend Erin is a woman like no other.”

So, I went with the idea of these characters being elderly and past their prime in a modern day city scene since they can time travel. Hope you enjoy this piece as much as I did making it. By far one of the funnest projects I worked on this year. Total freedom to do whatever we wanted. Be sure to check out Flaunt’s new site to see what the other artists came up with. Images are on a continuous loop with every second image being part of the Eric the Epic series.

Serge - A Tale of a Blue Bear Preparing to Hibernate with a Broken Heart.
Main Character I designed for a short animation Directed by Anne-Renée Dumont and Animated by Mirco Chen .
Serge is screening tonight alongside lots of great looking animated films as part of the Atlantic Film Festival’s Atlantic Animated Shorts.
Watch Online Here.

 

Serge - A Tale of a Blue Bear Preparing to Hibernate with a Broken Heart.

Main Character I designed for a short animation Directed by Anne-Renée Dumont and Animated by Mirco Chen .

Serge is screening tonight alongside lots of great looking animated films as part of the Atlantic Film Festival’s Atlantic Animated Shorts.

Watch Online Here.

 
Embracing the Nearly Paperless Future - Macworld Magazine.
Illustration I recently did for the October 2013 issue of Macworld Magazine.

Airstream Workspaces - Unused Bloomberg Businessweek Illustrations.

Some unused illustrations I did around this time last year for Bloomberg Businessweek. They were for an article about people who had turned their airstreams into mobile work spaces and were living and working where ever was most convenient .

The Art Director on the project came up with idea of illustrating Airstreams converted into traditional businesses in an over the top way . I remember only having the weekend to get this done so it was pretty rushed and in the end the Art Director was happy with the final images, but unfortunately at the last minute the Editor thought an article about Airstreams should have photos of Airstreams so that there was no confusion. I can understand that and at least these can see the light of day on here.

I also couldn’t help myself and snuck my dog and I into the barbershop scene and Rocky Balboa training in the freezer of the butcher shop.

Another Dirty Dog #sketchbook #drawing