April 23, 2014


Here are a few pieces I created for an up coming free-to-play mobile/tablet game called Tiny Realms. Produced by Tiny Mob Games, Tiny Realms is a fantasy based real time strategy game that is scheduled to be released later this spring.

Designed for the "mid-core" market, Tiny Realms is a casual game and the visual style is very playful. These images were done on a pretty tight schedule, but it was fun to have the chance to work on something this cartoony again. Besides the game logo, these images were created to be used in the intro sequence of Tiny Realms and had to be illustrated in layers so they could be animated. Pans, shifting layers to add parallax and depth, subtle effects, etc. were added to the images for the intro.

Thanks to Jamie Toghill, Paul Dowd and Mike Deas (who is handling most of the concept design for this project) at Tiny Mob for the direction, feedback, and for being a pleasure to work with.

Tiny Realms will be released later in Spring 2014, first on iPhone and iPad, but then I believe it will be coming out on Android, Facebook, etc. soon after that. For more info. check it out at:

April 14, 2014


I recently had a chat with Ash Thorp on his internet show "The Collective". Ash is a talented designer/illustrator/motion graphics artist in the film industry and he hosts a weekly podcast dedicated to  having conversations with entertainment industry professionals. The show is very casual, being more of a free form conversation as opposed to an interview. During the course of the show we hit upon many different subjects including my book, work/life balance, self reflection and much more, so if you are interested you can check it out here: The Collective, ep.46 - Derek Stenning

Ash also has piles of other episodes of The Collective on his SoundCloud site, featuring amazing artists including Scott Robertson, Anthony Jones, Jeff Simpson, and Ryan Hawkins just to name a few. Visit The Collective and take a look.

Thanks to Ash Thorp for having me on!

April 6, 2014


Here is an promotional illustration I did recently for Tiny Mob Games. Tiny Mob are a small, but growing game developer located in Victoria BC,  that focus on creating casual/mobile/social games for the "mid-core" market. You can check them out at : tinymobgames.com

Tiny Mob are currently finishing up their first title and they are planning on launching it later this spring. I had the chance to contribute to that project so I'll post some of that work once the project has been announced.

Thanks to Paul and Jamie at Tiny Mob.