Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Hero

My brother is in school working on his degree in software engineering, and we've been talking about creating an RPG game. So I started working on a character design for the hero...

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Boat has Sunk.

Today I was in a car crash. The massive snow storm hit and with limited visibility and snow covered roads my car was involved in a crash that involved around 30 vehicles. my car suffered 3 collisions with 3 different vehicles. Luckily since the traffic was moving slow due to the weather i suffered only minor injuries. My car however has suffered too much damage to continue to sail the black rivers. Rest in peace mighty galleon.

On another note I was selected to participate in Uncle Ronnie's PopUp Holiday Art Shop. I could submit two pieces, I made larger versions of a couple of the monsters I drew in my sketchbook. I was on my way to drop them off when I got in the crash. so I am going to drop them off tomorow morning instead... luckily they weren't damaged in the crash either.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jammy Award Winner!!

I went to the Winter Sketch Jam to sketch and have good times. Part of the sketch jam is a contest to design a character; this year's theme was Santa Clause. The winner receives 'The Jammy' and.... I won! (yay me)

Above: The Jammy

Below: The Winning Santa

And the rest are some other sketch jam sketches...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

mmm cookies...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dumb Flash Game

There was a time some years ago when I would make dumb flash games to pass the time...
Here is one of them:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Delicacy

Ed Lillywhite

I drew this caricature of Ed at the NCN convention in the beginnng of November... didn't have a picture of it before for my previous post.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Work in Progress...

A caricature I'm working on:

It was pointed out to me that I made her eyes too far apart... and I started the hair.
below: the original above: the changes

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Another Purple Monster


Some detail shots:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Snow Dragon

Snow dragons are different then other dragons.

A Grunette and a Baby

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Slug Goop

Another purple monster...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Afraid of the Dark

This little monster is probably afraid of the dark.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Every November the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair happens in Toronto, and all sorts of barnyard animals are brought to heart of the city (an excellent drawing opportunity)... though due to my recent stunt in Kingston earning my degree, this is my first time going.

Monday, November 10, 2008

2008 NCN Convention in Raleigh NC

This past week I went to the National Caricaturist Network Convention in Raleigh North Carolina. I got to meet and work beside a tone of really talented artists from all over the world who have a similar interest in caricature. It has been probably the most artistically inspirational week of my life. Here are a few pictures of me, the convention and some of the work I did there. I'll put up more pictures soon.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Practice for the NCN convention

I'm leaving for the NCN (National Caricaturist Network) Convention tomorow so I thought I would practice a little.

Abnormal Canvas Growth: Studies / Illustrations

My fourth year thesis project Abnormal Canvas Growth included also a guide: a book I made to illustrate and analyze all the different types of growths. I spent a good deal of time on these drawings, so i wanted at very least for some of my favorite drawing to be seen in case some gallery goers would overlook the book. So I fiddled with the drawings, painted on them. I wont say exactly what i did to the paper to make them look this way, but i will say the drawings themselves are on a translucent surface, it is why I mounted them on glass.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blast from the past

I thought it would be a good idea to post some older work, stuff i still like from the good old days.

This first one is a monoprint 24x36 done in 2005. With a drypoint print of a dragonfly printed on top.
For those who don't know printmaking terms monoprint means it is a unique print, there is only one copy. basically this involves drawing on a copper plate with ink and printing it. A drypoint is similar to an etching but without etching the surface with acid. Instead you simply scratch lines into the copper plate with a sharp object. It's more difficult then etching but you don't need all sorts of chemicals and it's certainly less toxic.
This is an oil painting I painted in the summer of 2005 48x48 oil on panel. Exhibited at the Union Gallery for Pause and Rewind in Kingston. Now it's being displayed on the Queen's University campus in Mackintosh-Corry Hall.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Painting Digitally

I don't do much digital painting so I don't own any fancy expensive gadgets, or fancy expensive programs... I don't even have a mouse. I did this using my touch pad on my laptop. on a freeware photoshop called Gimp. I think its kinda nice... all things considered.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sketch Crawl at the Zoo