Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Holidays!


These are both paintings I gave to two of my friends for Christmas.
Acrylic on 8"x8" wood block.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Razzberry Jazzberry Jam!

Get ready! One of the projects I worked on at Cartoon Conrad was a show called 'Razzberry Jazzberry Jam'. It's a fun filled show accompanied with musical mayhem. The first episode will air on Tuesday December 23 at 7:00am on CBC.

Thanks to all the folks who showed up at the Upstairs Appartment Gallery last night. The show was successful and I even sold some work.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Starbucks Slumber

Don't fall asleep at Starbucks - you might be drawn by some creepy artist.

If you are in North End Halifax Friday night December 19th, swing by the Upstairs Apartment Gallery at 2420 Agricola St. There will be art for sale by myself and other talented local artists.



Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fruits & Passion

I was talking to a friend of mine 2 weeks ago who mentioned she works at 'Fruits & Passion' now. Instantly, this was the image that popped in my head. Isn't she "appealing"? (...I'll stop)
Gouache on Illustration Board.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Layouts

More layouts! On my first posting of these layouts, one of them consisted of an old house in Halifax at night. That same house has been demolished in favour of a new apartment building. I think that's pretty cool that I drew it while it was still there...









Saturday, November 01, 2008

Bus Sketches part 2

Here are the rest of the bus sketches. Originally, I planned to do one giant post of all of them at once but my pal, Tony, convinced me to break it up. I think that was a good call. Enjoy.

OK, so this girl knew I was drawing her... She saw me sketching people and asked me to draw her so I said "sure". What else was a going to do? Draw the back of someone's head for the 300th time?

















Monday, October 20, 2008

"Yep. I even draw on the Bus."

During my long commute back and forth to work in the summer I would sketch ususpecting passengers on the bus. You will notice that there is not an overabundance of people drawn front on. This is because it is way to obvious to the person you're drawing (and the way I draw is not too subtle most of the time). Except for the time I drew that blind guy. That was great, he had no idea!


















I think the guy in the top left corner is the same guy with the purple sweater...






Some of these were colored long after I drew them. The one above and a couple other ones were modeled after the colors the person was actually wearing. I'll post the rest of these sketches next week.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Danielle

Painted for someone special.
Acrylic on canvas, 10" x 12"

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Celebration

This happy tabby is a painting I donated to support of the CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association). In mid October, they will auction and sell this this and other paintings/drawings of the same size. If you are a local artist and would also like to contribute, or to find out more about the show, here is the link: www.cmhahaldart.ca
Medium is Acrylic on Masonite, 6"x6".

Monday, September 01, 2008

This one's for the kids!

When I was a little kid, I usted to get confused between the 'Stay Puft Marshmallow Man' and the 'Michelin Man'. The Michelin Man is supposted to represent a tire company, but he looks alot more like he's made out of fluffy marshmallows and whip cream. It makes total sense to color him white too, considering tires are only black 99% of the time. Oh well... here's Stay Puft showing him who's boss.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Totally Tonal!

These were all drawn at The Public Gardens.






This one was a pain. While I was drawing it, one of my markers died and the light source started changing. I guess I gotta be faster. Oh well...



Friday, August 01, 2008

Joe

This is a portrait of my pal, Joe, drawn in the Mike Mignola style.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More layout thumbnails. Back by popular demand!

I bought some watercolor pencils about a week and a half ago. The sketch above is the first time I've used them since. Halfway through it, the light kept changing, my back hurt and I had to go to the bathroom. Yet, I still insisted on finishing the sketch. (I can be very stubborn sometimes.)