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

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Watercolours for Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving this past weekend i decided to break out the watercolours, I drew these leafs from life. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Another NCN member Pete Emslie