Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Devil Vs The Super Pope

I have nothing to say for once. That is unusual!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

And Now, Something Great.

I totally ordered a pin from Rosemary Travale

She did it quite fast too. I'm not all THAT narcissistic (though I think I have excellent taste in pants.) but the idea that she could make a pin for someone that looked like them, and then all the weirdness of having conversations with people while wearing a pin of your own face was just too awesome to pass up, so I got myself one.

Also! You can buy pins similar to this, but not of me, and not custom, on her Etsy shop. The characters are great. I like Pink D'Artagnan. It takes a real man to have pink facial hair.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I don't know why I like rabbits so much. The eat too much and poop more than a small pony. I just don't get it! Anyway, here is a painting with rabbits, none of which are eating or pooping.

Done on an old record, obviously.

It started off as just something for the art jam, but the colors made me want to keep going. Probably because they're so bright.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Food Puns are Fun

Another project for one of my classes. I'm really enjoying myself now that I don't have instructors telling me that I won't succeed without item synthesis, or the ability to be conceptual rather than narrative, or that characters will not get me business. It also makes me feel less like crap, so work I like happens more.

Note, the pun is "fish and chips"

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Royal Winter Fair

What did I learn? Farm animals are smelly, but not so smelly that thousands of people wouldn't want to be in a room with them to take photos and win prizes.

Also, as cute as they are, it's not that much of a moral dilemma to go get a burger after seeing how sad a cow looks.

I wouldn't mind going back if I have the chance next year. Man that place was crammed full of sheep.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A silly post.

Please note, though no one reads this but Kim, that I am not an American.

Also, I am not a republican, but I think McCain is a nice enough guy. Palin, however, seemed extremely crazy. I'm glad she's not the VP, and I thought I would miss her crazy tv appearances (but she's still making them.)

Anyway. Here.

Also, the text balloon says "You betcha" at least, in theory.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Red Cross

Another image I'm pretty happy with. This time it's a bit more uplifting than my writhing pile of people. We were doing a project about social awareness, and I chose the Red Cross as my starting point.
I don't know why, but I really like the linework in it. Next, I moved on to my new coloring style. Flats and textures.
I wanted to make the crosses stand out more, though, so I tinkered around with the file and ended up with something a bit more arty.
I think I'll make one more version where the desaturated area gradiates up to color toward the blue sky, but keep all the red's bright again.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I liiiiveeeee. Art post.

School is crazy busy during fourth year.

Anyway, let's get some pictures posted, hm?

Umm... you might need to click on them. They went weird.

First off, an image from I think my favorite class of all time. I really enjoyed the linework for this, and I think it's the closest thing I've ever drawn to being explicit.
The colors were fun too. This is actually how I'll be doing any editoral style work from now on. I hide my linework too much, and I'm told it's what I'm good at. Peer pressure worked, guys.

Also, I'll be using textures more. I'm slowly building a collection of them.
Lastly, something for my own personal stuff. I've learned that a huge part of digital painting is appropriate use of textures, and matte painting. You'll get to see that later.

(I'm talking to YOU Kim. I know you're the only one likely reading this.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Sketch Post

Well, a single sketch. Photojournalist Frank West from the game "Dead Rising" which is ridiculous, stupid fun. I'm thinking of making this costume for halloween... mostly cause I only need to make the mask.

I could have gone into Journalism and ran around hitting zombies with a sledgehammer too, you know.

No, I don't have a thing for blood or sledgehammers.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Illustration Post Number...2 I think.

A new illustration I did for kicks. As a confession, I have to say, I'm addicted to drawing tactical RPG style characters. Weirdly, it was a style I drew in for class that wasn't considered too niche market. In one of my final portfolio reviews, I was told it could net me some work, which kind of baffled me.

I still need to learn how to scan watercolors decently though.

Challenge No. 6

Another week, another challenge. A bit early this time because my co-op looks poised to keep me busy.

Anyway, the theme was "a band" of any type, so I went with a rock band. You know, one time, one of my instructors looked through my sketchbook and asked me if I felt I was an overly enthusiastic person. I wonder where he got that impression.

And of course, Kim's shot for the week. A band for the working man if I ever saw one.

This weeks challenge is an abandoned building.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Challenge No.5

Another week down, another challenge.

This week's theme was Modernized Mythical Characters. I did the Monkey King. I draw him a lot, probably cause when I was younger and was home sick from school, there was a cartoon on TV about him from time to time. I'm pretty sure it was one of the first anime I ever saw.

That and Pochacco.

Kim posted her challenge picture today, and it's pretty great. She went all traditional. He's a PAN handler... Pan Flutist..... Pan... well, you get the point.

Challenge No. 6 - A band! (as in rock, punk, one-man...)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Another Traveling Comic.

I turned 22 on the 2nd. A day or so before, my parents sent me a package of candy and a little toy, just because they know I like really stupid things.

This robot was inside. The comic doesn't do it justice. I'm going to post a video soon enough.


Monday, June 30, 2008

Challenge No. 4: MST3K titles.

This week's challenge was picked by Kim. We had to choose from a set of titles from the TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000". It's pretty much a show where a bunch of guys sit around and make fun of old B movies (which you watch while they rip on it). With little bits of a plot in the intermissions.

It's got some gold titles though. Like "DANGER: Death Ray!" and "Secret Agent Super Dragon". I chose the episode titled "Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy". It started out with realistic sketches of a robot and a mummy, but over time turned into this luchador poster. I think that's because I found a newer movie where a mexican wrestler beats up an Aztec Mummy...

Anyway, it's pictures like this that make people ask why I'm not in animation. My answer remains "drawing the same thing 24 times for one second of motion is not appealing."

Kim's post for the week is pretty snazzy too. I like the lighting she did... check it out over at her interblog.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Challenge #3: "Epic" Mounts.

Well, here's this weeks challenge picture.

"Epic" Mounts (the quotation marks mean sarcasm!).
Slightly ridiculous animals to ride on in an Online RPG.

So, I went with the most obvious choice. A giant flying bunny. I don't know whether or not to call it a Dire Bunny or a Hell Thumper...

I totally went texture bonkers on this one.

I think Kim's this week is fantastic. It actually feels furry.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Week 2 Challenge: 1920's

Second week of challenges, this week's topic was chosen by Kim.

So, here it goes.

I think I turned this into a movie poster just so I could write those names on the top.

Also, Kim's picture is up. She says she hates perspective, but I'm not sure I believe her.

Week 3's challenge: Epic Mounts.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Week 1 Challenge: Demon/Devil Girl.

Here's my image for the challenge between Kim and I.

I'm pretty happy with this one.

Kim's finished hers as well, and it's on her inter-blog:

Check it out here. It makes mine look trampier than it is already.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Oh Right, I have a blog now.

Forgot this place for a little while.

Well, I just finished my first week of co-op work... it was a week-ish, or so, I think.

Anyway, there will be more art posted this week. Wednesday will mark the final day of a challenge I have with Kim Sokol. (She's in my links, go look at her stuff.)

Kim and I are both working; as well as living together this summer, on a set of kids travel guides, where we use a prescribed style to work in. Worrying that we wouldn't get enough portfolio pics from it, since the style is an animators style and not exactly what we both usually do, we decided that every week,we'll make an art challenge to create portfolio pieces.

This weeks theme is demon/devil girls.

Getting down and drawing something sexy after drawing so many cute fuzzy animals this week though made me hope that no kid ever googles my name after reading the travel book.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Airport doodle!

K, so I was bored on the airplane, and there was a guy talking really loudly and obnoxiously on his cell phone before we started taxiing. I kid you not, he actually shouted something about a person he knew who was "A complete ------- conformist."

At that point I looked up at who it was shouting, and there was this guy stuffing his suitcase into the overhead compartment. I thought his conformist thing was pretty hilarious considering how he was dressed.

And now I go off on a tangent:

I never really used to see guys dressed like that except occasionally when I was in Toronto, but somehow this type of clothing has become like a super-trend back in N.S. Any time a guy in his teens walked by me down there, he was almost always (9 times out of 10) dressed like this. How is it possible that people can look THIS ridiculous and other people will still want to adpot it? I think in 15-20 years, super skinny stretch jeans will be giving 30-something year olds embarrassing flashbacks. Kind of like the flock of seagulls haircut did to teens from the 80's, or guys who went to prom in Powder Blue Tuxes in the 70's.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sketchdump #1

Some stuff from my little red sketchbook done during the year. I haven't had the chance to draw in it much since I've been home.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Illustration Post #1

During the past couple of months, my parents were remodeling our house. After staying pretty much the same since it was built in the 70's, except for some occasional coats of a slightly tinted white paint, they decided to go all out and pull up all the old carpets, parquet floor, and paint the walls a color you could actually notice. On top of that, they needed new art for the walls because the old stuff that was hanging didn't really belong any more.

So now they have two of my paintings up. This was kind a fun project for me. It's not one of the color schemes I'd usually use. Never been a fan of painting in browns. I also got to mess around with patterns and silver paint.

What surprised me most though is that these have actually been framed and hung up in a room where people will actually see them. Usually my stuff is put up on a ledge in the basement where only the family sees any of it.

And yeah, I'm aware I can't take decent photos. If anyone has tips on that kind of thing, they'd be appreciated.

You've got to start sooner or later, right?

Hey everyone.

I figured that eventually, I would need to start a blog for my illustration work, and I'm currently on vacation. So, what better time is there to start blogging, right?

From now on, when I get the chance, I'll upload my sketches and final pieces. Show my work process, and all that other stuff that people who draw for money do.

Now if I can start earning the money to go along with it, I just might be set.