Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thumper shares a secret

For the Christmas family draw this year I had my grandma. I remembered having a discussion about the Disney movie Bambi with her, my mom and my aunt sometime in the past year and she exclaimed how much she loved Thumper, so I figured I'd make her a painting of 'my' version of Bambi and Thumper instead of a Disneyfied one. Same characters, same personalities as the Disney story, slightly different look. It's a belated gift, but here's the preliminary sketch for it (mucky scan, sorry, no Photoshop at home to clean it up). I'll update with the final in a few days.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Random art attack sketch. I was thinking about moustaches today, and how everytime I see a really good one I want to just rub my nose and lips into it. It doesn't have anything to do with the person attached to the moustache, other than the fact that they can grow a good one.

...What. Is that weird?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Eustace Kong

An assignment for interpretive illustration class, a spin-off of Eustace Tilley, designed for a postcard. It's meant to be a promotional New Yorker image. The idea is that King Kong dressed up and bought a ticket for a show, but once he arrived on location (Empire State Building) he realized that he WAS the show. my head it was funny. (PS: Happy Remembrance daaay)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Zombie and Art Dude face off

This is the first computer generated art I've made that I actually like, a huge step for me. It's part of an info-graphic poster about what art supplies to use to kill zombies should zombies suddenly happen. 'Cause they could, y'know.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Blank Canvas

Stay tuned, dear friends.

Phase two: background colours blocked in.

And foreground subjects! There's Bob and Charlie, hanging out in their favorite corner of the tank.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Overhead Sketches

Our introductory assignment for interpretive illustration this year is to overhear a segment (three-four lines) of exchanged conversation between two strangers and interpret that into a picture. It's fun, but very difficult. Too many people know how to use appropriate indoor voices and it's easy to mishear what they say. I thought these two through a lot but I'm gunna try to develop one more image for both of these conversation pieces. Edit: after uploading these I looked at the digital copy of the first picture and added glasses to the ape-teacher.

"I'm not stupid, y'know?"
"My teacher wrote to me."
"He abused his wife."

"A little fucked up."
"But then!"
"A plate of nachos."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lake Ontario

I biked to the comics store, bought my Wednesday comics. Then I biked to the beach. I sketched in acrylics on a weenie 6x8 canvas board and I art-creeped some guy who was swimming in the yucky water.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dr. Sketchy themed session: Tank Girl

Last night I went to my first Dr. Sketchy life drawing session and it OWNED. I'm seriously wishing I had read some Tank Girl comics before attending, but it was fun regardless. Here are some ballpoint highlights:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Bob'n Charlie

Some influential individuals inspired (how's that for alliteration?) me at Fan Expo this year and I springboarded off of the charicatures I did of the goldfish Bob and Charlie. I intend to produce a webcomic about it, but in the meantime here's the first teaser segment of smartie-pants Charlie and dumb-ass Bob.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Hello... is it me you're looking for?
I can see it in your eyes...
I can see it in your smile.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Old men are great.

Some of my images are slightly pixilated... I got a new laptop (yay!) but I have yet to install photoshop (sigh) so I'm resizing them in microsoft office picture manager, which... needless to say, does not compare.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


...but I love how lions are depicted on flags and in Chinese culture.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ryukin Goldfish!

I've been doing a little goldfish research, and I think I've fallen for the Ryukin goldfish. They're fat and sassy. The goldfish-memory gag never gets old. Happy sigh. :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Andy and Frank Schleck!

A portrait of professional cyclists Andy and Frank Schleck! Whoa-so-cute brothers! Photo creds to: herrre.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Inspired by twine, I investigated twine in my head while at work. My twine has shit in it. Edit Aug. 12: added another'n that I did today. I figur'd I'd do a series, 'cause they're fun and quick. Edit 2 Aug. 16: final and third installation. I like the gorilla-snake tumor.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

T-shirt modification

I bought a book from Michael's that showed me different ways of modifying t-shirts and I had a few t-shirts that I wore rarely or didn't fit properly, and then I went to town at Value Village knowing that I could completely change baggy t-shirts into one's that fit! I'm also making a Brer Rabbit totebag for my mum, and seasonal coasters for our Oakville apartment. :) The cat one looks better wearing a strapless bra, and I've got a little modifying I still want to do to the back of that one. And the hulk one was fun but a bit of a failure, so I'll probably just use the cool braided strap of it on a different shirt.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


My scanner cut some of it off and washed out details, but this is a commission for Justin of his pit bull Malystryx. He told me a really inspiring and sad story about how his dog was found as a puppy in awful conditions and addicted to meth, and now he's a big ol'sweetie. I love big dogs and the way they smile.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Zombie Hackysac

Inspired by a few of the powerfully awesome people I hang out with (aka Zombie Graham, Zombie Josh, and Zombie Andrew). Graham has a didgeridoo-leg, if you're wondering what that is. I'm going to do a final version in watercolour soon.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

How much is that daddy in the window?

I love seeing fathers interacting with their kids, so I sketched one looking at puppies at a pet store with his daughter. I have a few days off next week, so I'm planning to refine this and paint in oils then.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Farting Tyrannosaurus.

A modern bird mocks a young tyrannosaurus for his primitive "proto-feathers". And the tyrannosaur farts. Aha.

Friday, July 3, 2009

I'm a lucky duck.

This is for all those rare and wonderful people in my life who've been there for me unconditionally. I can't express how much that means to me.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Holy moly Birthdays!

For my mom's and brother's birthdays I created some artwork, alongside other gifts. The first is graphite on canvas (an experiment which I found worked out pretty well) and it shows my mom hugging Frodo, a hobbit from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The second is ink and brush, depicting a computer tech pin up girl.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Series, parts 1 and 1.

I've been a busy bee this summer. These are both portions of what will be separate series. One involving the cuteness of cats and dinosaurs, the other about the magic of inner dragon-ness. I'll be selling prints and the originals.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Life Drawing.

We're starting to work in oversize, which totally gives me artgasms. This is 4'x4' paper, using ink brush, graphite, water colour and black wax. Sorry for the crappy quality. I need to figure out how to take better photos of this stuff.

Last week I did this one, it's more like 3'x3'.5" unprimed canvas, using india ink, pastel and coloured ink.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

I biked and walked around Old Oakville for six hours today on a whim and documented it here. Then I bought a movie for seven bucks (The Happening, I haven't seen it before). Then I bought bananas, oranges, granola bars, peanut butter, an avocado, and a couple cans of tuna. Then I watched a chick flick with my roommate (which she also bought today for seven dollars) and I ate a creme egg. Happy Easter, everybody.

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