Wednesday, October 27, 2010

HugABull Holiday Open House!

Created a poster for the upcoming Hug Event. I took some inspiration from an Ayden Gallery flyer for Chroma (show in August). Dave and I painted pup portraits for their calendar, which will both be showcased at the event. If you have a pup, bring it to the event!! Christmas portraits by donation...and you can never go wrong with pups in Christmas get up. Never!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Muted SUN TV

Falling a little behind on posting. Cap Courier illustration from last week for an article about Sun Tv (daughter company of Fox News) that was denied it's request to become a mandatory news channel.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Noises Off

Cap Courier illustration for the upcoming play, Noises Off! Hopefully I'll get time to go check it out.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The question of equality

The latest illustration for the student newspaper.  The article discusses the necessity of having a Women's Centre on campus in our modern day and age, pointing out some of the irony and old-fashioned points of view.

Sinead O'Portman

A type portrait done for my typography class. I used a photo of Natalie Portman from V for Vendetta, but she looks more like Sinead O'Conner. Both pull off the shaved head look exceptionally well. Typeface was Brioso.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bring on the 90's

Here's my illustration for the Cap courier, our university newspaper. The article is about the general fitness activities you can do here on campus. The tone of the article is pretty mellow, by someone who isn't a big athlete or exercise enthusiast...well I got the impression he didn't really like exercise at all. Handrawn then scanned and coloured digitally, to try something new. Note to self, colouring on a laptop trackpad is not fun, nor easy.Vectoring my ink outline reminded me of the early 90's clip art of my childhood. Old school and retro is in, so I'm bringing back the 90's palette. Say yes to teal. Always.

Friday, September 17, 2010

scratch attack

We finally got our last assignments back from our illustration class last year. The class wrote a story one line at a time then drew to see who would illustrate which line. It was a cool assignment in that whoever wrote the line had to art direct the person who was to illustrate it. Not only did we have to produce another person's idea, but we had to do it the way they envisioned it...and preferably not in our personal "style". This is the first time I've used scratch board and really enjoyed tedious as it can be haha.

...oh, and I can't remember what my line of the story was, but those are giant reception bars that had just exploded out of a broken cell phone. They're deadly ya know?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Oh Hunter

My second year here at IDEA has begun full force now. I've been spending a lot of time playing around in CS5 and experimenting with the different tools, techniques....really trying to get a sense of what I can accomplish with them.  Anyways, here's some of the practice I was doing with photos of Hunter (my handsome little pittie). Enjoy!

Stoic Hunter


Hunter of the woods

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I had made this at the beginning of the summer as a surprise for my friend (Angie) who is living over in China. I never posted before because I had wanted her to be the first to see it....buuuuut it appears to have disappeared into the abyss of China's postal system. So here it is for everyone to behold...and maybe it'll turn up somewhere, some day.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Filthy Koalas!

Meet DJ Joe 'Filthy' Barrs, a resident Dj down at The Met for Radio Fridays and at the Bayside Lounge on Sundays. 

And here is a little bit of the process work going into it

Thumbnails for composition

The final base sketch and inked version before laying the colours on. 

Overall this was a fun one to paint, I love getting to use lots of colour! He really wanted something 'off the hook' and a little crazy, him in a nutshell (note the koala). Check out his blog here to keep updated on when/where he's playing next!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Play that funky music white boy

Watercolour, ink on illustration board

Another little caricature for your viewing pleasure. This is my good friend Tyler Martens, known to the electronic music world as Stickybuds. Check him out on his myspace or his new mixes hurr

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Thought I'd share some of my process work for the caricature that I'm working on now. 

2 minute scribbling to get the composition and idea out into my sketchbook. 

An hour or so  (roughly, I draw inbetween taking calls at work, so it's hard to estimate). Illustration board.
Final sketch, made some composition changes.  Once I finish the last few things, time to ink it up and splash on a ton of colour!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ocean Lurv

I haven't taken a breath underwater in almost three years. I think being on land so much is driving me a little batty, so I've been doodling little sea creatures incessantly. So here's some little ideas I've developing for a bigger piece down the road. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010


'cause faces are coo. And so is updating regularly. 

Drop text

While on the bus I was thinking of Michaela's grad show piece, the incredibly brightly illustrated 'hype' was inspired to do this little diddy and play around with drop text. I wish masking fluid was more malleable, but in the end I sort of like the rough edges.  

I used a little gouache to help these ones, but their crudeness prevailed (as did mine) as the night went on. It's surprising what seems clever and funny in the late hours of the evening, which really isn't the next day. 

From my sketchbook and beyond.

My copics are were running low, so what else can you do but scribble away what's left?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Projects

It's a big decision to decide what to focus on during the summer months. But there's something about large heads on small bodies that amuses me, so caricaturing it is! Here is a group caricature of  the band Treelines . They're a great band coming out of Kelowna and good guys all around.Check them out here..

Sunday, May 2, 2010

And so ends first year...

A recap on some of my favourite work this past term...

Style inspired by the legendary Ralph Steadman (demonstrated more in the writing style). 
Ink on Bristol.

CD cover for a Peter and the Wolf album. Acrylic on Illustration Board.

His name is Cheeto Man, you should Google him. Pretty awesome. Not.

Amelie Film logo in the style of Saul Bass. Ink on torn Paper.

Murder Mystery Illustration, Gouache and ink. 

 There's a couple pieces I still need to get back from my instructors, but these are some of the pieces I've had a lot of fun with. It's hard to believe first term is over, but I'm definitely ready for summer... Now I have free time to paint all my personal projects (the jellyfish will be completed!). 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Miles told me to do so.

So here's a new post. There will be more up soon. I promise.

Watercolour Brandon, a caricature of course. Good fun.