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.