Happy (belated) Holidays and all the best to everyone in 2014!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Here's a little piece I started before CTNX while I was daydreaming about sunny California! I had an amazing time in Burbank for the show and loved seeing old friends and meeting so many new ones. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by my table, hope to see you all again next year!
Friday, September 27, 2013
Here is a piece I did for Uppercase Magazine's Work/life 3 illustration directory earlier this year and am very excited to be able to share. The directory includes 100 illustrators and designers from all over the world who each created original art specifically for the book. I've been a long time fan of Uppercase magazine so I was thrilled to be included in this wonderful project. I received my copy of the book and it's absolutely incredible, bursting with inspiring people and artwork!
Each artist received a custom assignment for the book and since I had mentioned during my interview that as a kid I was always sneaking out of my crib to draw through the night, that is what I was asked to illustrate. I ended up digging through old dusty boxes to find actual drawings I had done when I was younger which is what I included on the wall and the images on the floor.
If you're interested in the book you can find it here!
In other exciting news, I recently got a new job with DHX Media in Vancouver! The job is off to a great start so far and I'm absolutely loving it. My unpacking is still going slowly but I should have my studio at home all set up this week so expect more updates soon!
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Toronto Fan Expo!
Map to me! Table P110, South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Very excited to say I will be exhibiting at the Toronto Fan Expo next week! The event runs August 22-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More information about the event can be found here.
I will be selling a variety of prints, including some brand new ones I can't wait to show and sketching up a storm while I take in all the action! Really hope to see some of you there!
Monday, July 22, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Here is a commission I finished recently, had a lot of fun working on this!
Looking at spacey retro photos was really inspiring as well as listening to science fiction audiobooks while I worked. :)
Below is a quick peek at the process that went into creating this.
I love thumbnailing to try and get the best compositions that I can. For me so much of the painting is figured out at this stage, it's the foundation of everything else and if I don't spend enough time finding the best option at this point I often end up being unhappy with my end result. Luckily this project didn't have a deadline so I got to play around with shapes and compositions as much as I wanted!
Next I fine tune the sketch, figure out the values, block in colours and then start painting!
Monday, May 27, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Finally had time to do a "just for fun" painting yesterday, wish I had more time to spend on it but that's it for now! I have been watching Mad Men lately and felt really inspired by the era and the incredible lighting used in the show. Now it's back to work!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
I know it's getting late to post Christmas stuff but here is a painting I did for a giant secret santa exchange coordinated through twitter! There were so many talented artists who participated so be sure to check out the blog with everyones art here! My painting went to the very talented Jingo de la Rosa and I got an amazing piece from the awesome Cale Atkinson! (click their names to check out their work)
If your an artist and interested in participating next year keep an eye out on twitter! Information can be found under the hashtag #VMAT
Can't wait to do it again!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Daydreaming about San Francisco!
After CTN-X Animation expo on Nov 16-18 I'm flying up to San Francisco to meet friends and enjoy the city for a few days and I can't wait!
Only 10 days and 19 hours until CTN Animation Expo! I'm thrilled to be a part of the New Talent section and the map above shows you where to find my booth.
If you print this map and bring it to my table I will be giving away a selection of free 5 x 7" prints to the first 50 people! So make sure to stop by, I can't wait to meet you!