fifty shades darker tease

fifty shades darker still

More news from #OfficialFifty! As you can see above, a new still has just been released…but this time it’s a new film still from a special Fifty Shades Darker tease that is available exclusively on the upcoming release of Fifty Shades of Grey DVD coming up Friday May 1 and on Blu-ray Friday May 8!

Fifty Shades Darker will be arriving in theaters in February 2017!

Not only that, but there is also have a new trailer in support of the #FiftyShades DVD release as well!

Enjoy! ;)



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passion for printing

passion for printing

Through the kindness and thoughtfulness of Neda from the lovely @THESUBCLUBbooks, I was introduced to Ava and Max from The Work of Art Trilogy by Ruth Clampett. She felt that I would enjoy the series since it takes place within the art world. While that is true, I also enjoyed the locations used in the first book: Work of Art Book 1 – The Inspiration. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting several of the places mentioned, including what has to be my favorite bookstore on the planet, Hennessey + Ingalls!

I enjoyed all of the characters, but it was fun and interesting to follow the ever-changing dynamics between Ava and Max. Both of them possessed many facets to their personalities, but I really enjoyed how strong, driven, intelligent and skilled Ava was, even when she was feeling less than confident or confused. Whenever there were times when she was second-guessing herself or at a point of weakness, she may have been feeling it internally but did not easily let it show to others. But at the same time, she did not hesitate to seek advice from her close friends when needed as well.

But while Max also had a very strong personality and did not appreciate nor accept others attempting to dictate his actions, he was more than willing to allow Ava to teach him a thing or two. ;) One such instance occurred when Max asked Ava to show him how to screen print some of his artwork. I decided to attempt to illustrate a moment of weakness that overtook them both, when they let their guards down a bit… ;)

But beware: things are not always what they seem…and events can, and do change in an instant!



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Fifty Shades DVD News

Fifty Shades DVD

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Just received confirmed International release dates from #OfficialFifty! Check out the following list to see when the Fifty Shades of Grey DVD is available in your neck of the woods!

Australia, Russia


New Zealand


Benelux (Belgium Netherlands Luxembourg)

Mexico, Spain


France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland




Plus, there are lots of new Fifty Shades film clips and extras now on YouTube! Here are a couple of clips that you can see right now!


Ana Wakes Up In Hotel Room:

Finding a link:


The book:


But be sure to check out all 13 videos for your viewing pleasure:

Ana Wakes Up In Hotel Room:
Christian Show Ana Playroom:
Christian Surprises Ana:
Christian Turns The Table:
Extraordinary Success:
Finding A Link:
Luke Grimes:
Marcia Gay Harden:
Max Martini:
Sam Taylor Johnson:
Seamus McGarvey:
The Book:
Victor Rasuk:

The clips will give you just a taste of the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey Unrated Edition with Alternate Ending on Digital HD out in the US on Friday, May 1 & Blu-ray Friday, May 8.

Happy Viewing! :)



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the same…but different

the same...but different A trip to an apple orchard is featured a couple of times in the first book of the Gabriel’s Inferno trilogy by Sylvain Reynard. But while it is the same grassy clearing that Julia and Gabriel had visited years before, it seemed different somehow, even though nothing had really changed…to their surroundings at least. I decided to attempt to capture a moment from their second visit in an illo!

On the occasion of their second clandestine visit to the orchard one cool November evening, Julia immediately noted to herself that it seemed much smaller and less impressive than the first time she had been there. Perhaps it was due to the fact that Julia was somewhat swept up in a fantasy of sorts. Somehow she had found herself alone with a very gentle and attentive Gabriel.

Actually, their first visit to the orchard together was somewhat removed from reality for both of them, albeit in their own separate ways. Julia was filled with excitement yet was somewhat anxious. It was almost as if she were in a dream. While Gabriel was extremely inebriated, so obviously his perceptions were quite clouded as he drifted in and out of lucidity. But both enjoyed their time together (even though only one of them would clearly remember the encounter after that night.)

However, on their second visit, it was almost as if the trip was made in order to duplicate the moment so that both of them would have the same pleasant memory of it together. While their surroundings didn’t seem as dazzling, the actual intimate moments shared by Julia and Gabriel was rooted in reality this time. So it still provided a magical feeling, even if the orchard did not.

The two of them were fortunate enough to relive a special moment from their past in a special way that evening. Unfortunately, another part of Julia’s past also emerges during her Thanksgiving visit back home. But while it may be quite unpleasant (to say the least!) it actually brings Julia and Gabriel even closer.




category: Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy, illustration

viewing valentines

viewing valentines

I thought I might try something a bit different for Valentine’s Day this year. Since it also coincides with the release with the much anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, I thought I would create an illo imaging what Christian and Ana might be doing during the film’s opening weekend… ;)

Knowing Christian Grey, he would never bother going to a normal movie theater like everyone else. Instead, with his power and connections, he’d arrange to have a copy sent to Escala! Although we know he had an entertainment room (no, I don’t mean the Red Room) where he kept a television, I’m sure he would probably also have a state-of-the-art home theater as well!

Hmmm…I wonder which scene from the film they happen to be viewing? ;)

Happy Valentine’s Day!



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#OfficialFifty giveaway winner!

Official Fifty Ticket Giveaway Winner

A big thanks to everyone that took the time to enter the #OfficialFifty giveaway!

Here is the winner of one pair of tickets to the Fifty Shades First on TODAY event on February 6, 2015, in New York City:


Brandi Dagwan


Congratulations! :D


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creative collaboration

The Raven Prologue

A couple of weeks ago I teased you all about a special collaboration that Sylvain Reynard and EL James would be sharing with all of you. Well, I am happy to say that you can visit EL James’ site and enjoy it all now! :D

Once you’re there, safely eavesdrop on their conversation…and maybe learn more about the mysterious figure in the illustration… ;)

A Conversation in Florence…

It was very exciting to be asked to contribute to this special project, and I had a lot of fun creating the painting. I hope you all enjoy the chat and the illo!



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Fifty Shades First on TODAY Giveaway!

Fifty Shades First on TODAY

You may have heard about the big Fifty Shades event happening on the TODAY Show on Friday, February 6. The cast and filmmakers will be there…and now you have a chance to be there with them!

As a member of #OfficialFifty, I have been given ONE PAIR of tickets to the Fifty Shades First on TODAY event to offer to one lucky winner!

It will take place at approximately 7:30a on February 6, 2015 at the Ziegfeld Theatre, 141 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

But the date is coming up very quickly, so this will also be a very quick giveaway!
Please review the following details carefully:


Simply comment on this post by Saturday January 31, 2015 at 12 midnight PST! Your full name and email address are required to qualify to enter. (Don’t worry–the comment form won’t publish your email address when you post your comment. But I do need a way to contact you!) Be sure to provide a working email address or an alternate winner will be chosen.

Winner and their guest must be 18 years or older.

Prizing consists of two (2) seats to the FIFTY SHADES FIRST on TODAY event in New York City the morning of Friday, Feb 6, 2015.

By entering, winner understands that they are responsible for all transportation and accommodations.


One entry per person. The winner will be chosen at random from all qualified entries received, and will be contacted by 2p PST on Sunday, February 1, 2015. 


Remember that you can enter all the different giveaways from other #OfficialFifty members, for more chances to win! Just search for #OfficialFifty on all social media–such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram!

Good luck to everyone! :D





category: Fifty Shades of Grey

coming soon…

coming soon...

Shhh…I’ve been sworn to secrecy, but a very special collaboration between Sylvain Reynard  and EL James  is coming soon!

But one thing I can safely reveal is that you will also be able to see a new illo that I was asked to create especially for the event!

Once this special project is officially announced, I’ll be sure to let you all know about it here as well. You can also follow me on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram to get the latest information!

Needless to say, I’m very excited and can’t wait to share it with everyone!



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advance ticket info & new trailer

fifty shades advance tickets

To wrap up your weekend right, #OfficialFifty has provided a couple of nice treats for you today!

There are just a few weeks left before Fifty Shades of Grey premieres in theaters, but you can purchase your tickets now!

Just visit the Fandango site HERE

…and to get you even more excited about the upcoming film, here’s a brand new TV spot you can watch right now!

Enjoy! :)



category: Fifty Shades of Grey