Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
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
...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
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!
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
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
Watercolour, ink on illustration board
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
Thursday, June 17, 2010
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.
Friday, June 11, 2010
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
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!).