Tuesday, December 28, 2010

drawings from the coffee shop today.

a beautiful woman who was sitting in front of me:

coffeeshop lady

i tried to draw this other woman who i see at the cafe every now and then but she saw me. she is always perfectly dressed and looks like she walked out of a vintage fashion catalog. me and my friend both agree that she has eyes like jennifer tilly.

hipster dudes with hats. so many beards, so little time!

coffee shop guy-with-hat

bearded guy

and this one, which is not from the cafe:

sports shirt

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

various sketchbook things

various: one or two klimt head studies, a guy i drew on the bus, other noodlings.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

i'm a sketchbook behind in scanning! so here is some stuff.. i think from early december:

the nerdier savvier of you will recognize klimt's awesome designs in here. sometimes when i look at his figures i see him more as a character designer than anything else:

lady heads

inking practice

this guy means business

sometimes i like to see if i can do something completely different. this is inspired by my friend jen phelan who is a really sweet illustrator (and who also needs to post her recent paintings hint, hint)


final pencils for part of a drawing i'm working on..

is it just me or does the guy look like jeffrey goldblum?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

the value of misremembering

There is an interesting idea on cbc's Spark today, the interviewee talks about the idea that we have that being able to record everything about ourselves - our conversations, our ideas, our stories - so that we remember them accurately is really, really important. She says that we haven't considered what kind of value there might be in the ways our memories work naturally, what if there's value in the way we misremember things? What does it mean to forget things? What does it mean to remember them?

The first thing I thought about was folklore and legends and how a lot of cultural stories seem to be broken telephone type elaborations on something that may have actually happened years and years ago. What would happen to these kind of stories if we could remember everything exactly as it happened?

The full episode is available online at Spark's cbc page.

Friday, December 10, 2010


i have made a cupcake. i can't really bake, so im compensating. further experiments combining digital and analog techniques.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

walking corpse syndrome

This piece is part of a series entitled Stranger than Fiction, I've used retro and pulp fiction style imagery to explore contemporary neurological case studies revealing that actual science is even stranger than science fiction.

This piece is about Cotard Delusion or "walking corpse syndrome", a neuropsychiatric disorder where the sufferer imagines they are dead, or that their body or organs are putrefying.

curse of the weredog

and curse of the weredog! arrooo