Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Blog!

I have a new blog and website! All in the same place! So many exclamation marks!

Friday, April 30, 2010


A cookbook cover illustration.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Band Poster - 2 colour

The challenge was to paint a poster for a band, using only two colours (but could include tints and shades of those colours). It's gouache, which is horrible for big projects when you'll need to keep mixing more paint of the same colour.

Friday, March 05, 2010

First try at a photoshop painting

But who doesn't love Greg?

Landscape Painting

The Inlet trail in Port Moody.

Scooby Doo characters made out of Myriad Pro

G Straight Article

The White Tiger

Cover re-design for The White Tiger. The tiger mask was made with Fimo.


The assignment: to design a series of billboard ads for a fictional restaurant where you bring your own RAW MEAT.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Awkward two people and hands painting

For this one, we had two models which we drew separately (they were sitting back to back), and had to integrate into a single composition, put them in some situation together and paint with oils. And we had to fit their hands in. Which I think is why the hands and faces look too big for the bodies. In any case, I wanted to put them at the prom in the 60s, but the girl's hair just isn't right, and the guy's suit is dreadful. Kinda like the hands though.

Still life - no men, just oranges

So many posts today, it's almost as if I have some free time now... almost. This was fun, it's amazing how you can just slap some paint around and when you stand back it kinda looks like something!

More portraits! In oils this time!

Portraits really seem to be a theme in this program. Which I don't mind, I just need to branch out and find some new 'hot men' to paint ;o) Also need to work on clothes.

Watercolours.....are hard!

Something I really want to work on over the summer. This was my first one.

...and my second one.

Monday, December 15, 2008

More Illustration final projects

This was my 6th attempt at doing a figure using acrylics which are super frustrating.  They don't blend and they dry too quickly. Argh. But anyway, an excuse to stare at a photo of John Krasinski for a while. :o)  The pants have problems though, my reference photo cut him off at the zipper, and I was hesitant to ask someone in class to be my pants model.  

I picked up a book on Edward Gorey and was inspired to do something in his style.  For the subject matter I chose the wood chipper scene from Fargo.  I think it was appropriate.  The paper photographed wonkily, and that's why the lettering is so terrible. Really.

Illustration History

For our Illustration History class, instead of a test, we had to do an illustration for our final project.  We had to choose an illustrator we liked and I chose Skip Liepke.  I tried, but didn't quite get it right, it needed to be a lot butterier and smudgier or something. Sigh.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

CD Cover

Colour theory class is awesome with really fun projects - our latest one was to design a cd booklet for a song/band/style of music you like.  Mine was 'The start of something' by Voxtrot.  We were supposed to keep in mind the five senses and also include the golden triangle etc.  
Concept: The hamsters are having a dance party, and the humans are working the fast food concession stands.  Yeah - this makes no sense. :o)