Monday, December 18, 2006


Here's a rough for a public service announcement I've pitched to Food for Life Canada, a charity that collects food from grocery stores, etc, and delivers it to food banks, shelters, and other needy places. The final will have a voiceover and look a lot nicer, but hopefully this gets the idea across!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Triple Post!

Here we are. End of the semester, and three paintings for your perusal. In reality, they're all fairly big. The first two are the finished versions of Marvin Gaye and Erykah Badu from wayback (I hope she meets with Eshwin's approval this time around), the third is a new one, of folk-blues god Chris Smither. With a face like that, I suppose a pop music career is closed to you.

Sorry the pictures are so blurry!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Computer project

Here's a quick animation I did for my computer class. All in all, about 2 solid days work. Next semester, I'll be doing a bigger project, so watch out!

PS - Making sense was not a prerequisite of the project.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Since it's been a while...

Here's basically a more involved doodle, like everything on this blog it's not quite finished. The colours aren't very vivid on this scan, and I cropped off her boobs because they weren't painted all that well. Oh, and you can't tell here, but the sort of brown-y bits are fake gold leaf.

Look forward to some major posting next week, with any luck!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Baduism, part 3

Here's Erykah Badu again. I need to skinny up her cheeks a bit, smooth out a bit on the neck and shoulders, and make the eyes bigger, but I think the rest will stay pretty much the same. Next up: D'angelo, I think.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


For this month's Mighty Wall: Hybrid Animals.

Monday, November 06, 2006

The battle continues

Here's where I'm at with Marvin Gaye and Erykah Badu. With Marvin, it's mostly a matter of punching up the colour and contrast from here on in. For Erykah, I have no idea where I'm going with it, but it's been a lot of fun so far. I'll post the final versions once they're done.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Halloween and Superheroics

Tessar posted a challenge on his blog for other Sheridanites to do superhero sketches. After Fred's masterful turn as Cyclops this Halloween, I couldn't resist the opportunity to show off the superheroes I hang out with every day. Here we have Fred as Cyclops, Rey as Nightcrawler, Tessar as Batman, and Chad as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Daredevil and Supergirl appear as their own badass selves. Finally, here's me in my Halloween costume from this week. I figured it was my last chance to be Ghost Rider before the movie comes out and ruins everything.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Another Rough

Work continues on Marvin Gaye, hopefully he'll be done in a day or two. In the meantime, I'm kicking around ideas for the next one. Erykah Badu maybe?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Marvin Gaye - Final Rough

Here's a rough for a painting I'll be doing next week. The plan is to do a series of R&B legends, they'll be about 18"x24" in the end.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Hook

Here's another visual narrative assignment. The outline: a four-panel conversation, with a "hook" at the end. My friend here seems to be Steve Leduc, but in platform shoes.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Why you shouldn't spit into the wind.

Here's a quick little assignment for my Visual Narrative class. Be forewarned, it's been established that this is little bit avant-garde for some people.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Hey, I'm back!
Here's a piece I'm working on for Harvey Chan's Interpretive Illustration class. Basically, he went through my sketchbook and picked out all the fun stuff and said "do that". So I did.

Kinda looks good in horror-movie sepia, too.
The scan's a little blurry and cropped, as the piece is just a little too big for my scanner.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Sorry about disappearing for a bit, it's been busy.

Unfortunately, I've had to discontinue work on the kids' book for the time being, since the co-op office wants me to do more work involving clients. This is a logo I'm working on for the Christian Island Cottagers' Association. The black and white one is just playing with the idea a little bit.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Down in a Hole

Here, our heroine falls down a big, scary hole.
Sometimes, I feel the same way.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Frogs and Rabbits

Here's another work in progress. Current plan is to get them all mostly done fairly quickly, then revisit them later with some touchups and digital magic. The scene here is a daring amphibian rescue at sea.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Work in Progress

I'm heading out of town for the week, so I thought I'd post something before I head out. Here's a work in progress, an illustration for Chapter One, say about two-thirds done. This is more or less the style you're going to see from here on in, I'm trying to mix my usual cartoony stuff with more of an impressionistic feel.

See you next week!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Barking up the wrong tree.

Here's a quick, aborted sketch for the same book. This is our protagonist, Peter, albeit twice the age he's supposed to be (what can I say, I'm not used to drawing realistic kids). While doing the digital watercolour thing is fun in its own way, it's becoming apparent that this style of drawing probably isn't the way to go.

In art school, we're all trying to establish our own individual look that will set us apart from other artists. With the many sketches and studies I've been working on over the past few weeks, I've basically been throwing mine out the window, in favour of a more classical, realistic look. It's always nice to try something new, but at this stage I should really be refining my own individual stuff (which, if you're curious, usually looks more like this:

It's time to seriously rethink the look of these illustrations. Be prepared to see something pretty different this week.


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

First Art Post

Here's the first of a series of media studies for a book that I'm working on.

The story is about a young boy who finds himself living in a magical forest with a bunch of animal friends. Normally, my stuff is pretty cartoony, but for this book I'm trying to figure out more of a hazy, dreamy style. I don't think this is quite it, but it might be heading in the right direction. I did this one using Corel Painter 9, but I'll take a few swings at the same drawing using different media to see what I like.

More to come!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Hey look, another blog!

Hi everyone,
This is my new blog. Here, you'll see some of the stuff I'm working on this summer. Feel free to leave comments, criticism, whatever. I'll come up with something to show you real soon, I promise!