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GERRARDIAN 1 : MONOCHROMATIC BEGINNINGS.  The Book and ART of  Paul Gerrard.

 

 

 

 

Gerrardian. A term first coined by the Director Jonathan Liebesman to explain the process of Gerrard's work.  The Gerrardian take on a subject matter, to take a design to its darkest point.

My name is Paul Gerrard, I am a dark surrealist artist turned conceptual designer. Behind such Demons and Antagonists as Dadga Mor and The Mord Wraith from The Shannara Chronicles, Shredder from TMNT , the alien species from Battle La. various Hellboy works ( 2018). Gerrardian V01 is all about exploring those early works of movie design and for the first time ever offering my painted works to the public.I hope this book will give you an insight into those wild cards of design, and that these creations will take you on a journey. Painted or digital. 

 Welcome to GERRARDIAN

 

A book for the fans.
A book for the fans.

GERRARDIAN V01 will be a mass of insane amalgamations that are at once repulsive and yet strangely intriguing, attractive even. A4 glossy pages will project the Intense, perfectionist driven detail deep into your soul.

 A4 NUMBERED and SIGNED ART PRINT PERFECT FOR FRAMING ' Battle LA

BATTLE LA
BATTLE LA

 

A4 NUMBERED and SIGNED ART PRINT PERFECT FOR FRAMING ' The First Mandala'

THE FIRST MANDALA
THE FIRST MANDALA

 INSIDE

 
BATTLE LA
BATTLE LA

 

 

 

Designs for Movies
Designs for Movies

 

THE SERIES

MONOCHROMATIC BEGINNINGS is to be the first of 10 books exploring Gerrard's artworks over the last 15 years and future works. A series the fans have been demanding. Well here it is. From antagonists, fantasy creatures, dark sci-fi , body horror to spiritual desolation and even 80's cartoon character re-imagining. In true Gerrardian form there will be hidden collective information that unlocks..spoilers!

 

SERIES 1 -4
SERIES 1 -4

 

He likes to paint Monsters
He likes to paint Monsters

No art book would be complete without a few intro words from a fellow artist and a true visionary painter. None other then the dark master himself Chet Zar! 

The Hermit
The Hermit

 

The future self
The future self

I was a surrealist digital artist with some success in New York and Germany ( small exhibitions) . Yet at the time Galleries did know how what to do with Digital Art , it was a time of transition. Until the art piece 'Decayed Hern' was spotted in an collective art book by a film Director. From that  a new career was launched . Designing dark realms , antagonists for movies ad TV. 

My first book Company of Shadows , launched via crowd funding was critically acclaimed . Combining character art with the use of subliminal imagery and stories. Now SOLD OUT

Gerrard is on the precipice of another shift in direction. As a Creative Director of movies. This started with Hellraiser Origins ,a short movie . A pitch to relaunch the Hellraiser franchise

HELLRAISER ORIGINS

https://gerrardart.artstation.com/projects/yDv08?album_id=88713

FREE PDF of COMPANY OF SHADOWS

https://gerrardart.artstation.com/projects/lDe1a?album_id=88716

WHAT 'THEY' SAID ABOUT GERRARD ..

‘Paul Gerrard is a conceptual visionary who consistently produces work of mind bending originality.’   

Miles Millar / Showrunner : The Shannara Chronicles

“if you can imagine taking the nightmares of Giger and the dystopian scope of Beksinski one step further , then you can imagine the work of Paul Gerrard”  

Jonathan Liebesman Film Director TMNT

‘It’s all about blending spiritual thinking with the man machine and the aesthetic of body horror.’  

Daniel Kalder Author

THE PLEDGES

REWARDS
REWARDS

 POSTCARD SETS & MINI PRINTS 

 To say thank you for everyone's support I am adding a host of exclusive additions to make this a real collectors item. Numerous postcard sets, signed mini prints, numbered art prints, I'll even sketch a crazy in the book for you.

POSTCARD SETS  AND MINI PRINTS
POSTCARD SETS AND MINI PRINTS

 

Painting for me is the closest I get to said characters. I strip away the detail and precision associated with the digital art . I paint in acrylic on acetate with layers of glaze and a flat knife, this often results in two images, the reverse side a random alternative interpretation. This loose surrealistic approach is a total release for me.  I see them as dream portraits of 'other worlds' , alas due to my work schedule It is a rare experience.  Bare with me, I have a few more paintings on the way.

  'The Choked Hands' and ' Birthing Chambers' are much larger /detailed paintings. They are the only two painting to be done at the size.

 

 

 

 

 

The Choked Hand A3
The Choked Hand A3

STRETCH GOAL 1

We made it to 3k!  I will add a second Signed and Numbered A4 art print of 'The first Mandala' . To all tiers GMB10 and above.

ADDED ART PRINT
ADDED ART PRINT

STRETCH GOAL 2  

If we make it to 4K I will add 30 more pages to the book, thats more artwork for the same price! PLUS it will unlock a number of PLACENTA BOY busts, ONYX Gerrardian editions. 

 

More pages of art..

 

Placenta Boy
Placenta Boy

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

My first book was a huge success, it hit its target, shipped on time and sold out. Yet it wasn't without its headaches. Shipping costs, production time, packaging, all factors to take more into consideration this time around. I am more prepared now for an even smoother ride.

This time around I am significant limiting the number of original sketches and painted artworks available as rewards. Alas its not for want of doing but simply time management. My personal goal is to put this book together, the layout and create some new pieces for it at the latest end of NOV. Then ship to everyone by end of DEC. As a pure backup it will state FEB 2018.

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    'PLACENTA BOY'
    Original acrylic painting. 8 x 11 Inch.
    The original poster boy from COMPANY OF SHADOWS. You get two paintings in one. One painting on each side of the acetate.

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