Sunday, June 24, 2012

I made this Free Cece poster to hang up around the city, if you'd like to put some up too you can download the original (letter) size by clicking on the image. For more information about Cece Macdonald's case visit: Support Cece!

I stand with Cece!

Free Cece - Poster 1

Friday, June 22, 2012

From the sketchbook, two guys in pencil:

Sketchbook - two guys

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I've been making a mask for the last couple of days. It's a very ambiguous animal.

Monster Mask

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Scenes from a sketchbook:

Sketchbook - 06/19

Sunday, June 17, 2012

More paintering from this evening:

Portrait Study - 6/17

And a close up of the eye, for anyone interested:

Portrait Study - 6/17



Saturday, June 16, 2012

From the sketchbook: a jellyfish experiment.

Sketchbook: Jellyfish

More exciting experiments with texture.

Friday, June 15, 2012

From the sketchbook: Sketchbook: this thing

Monday, June 11, 2012

A sketch from today, just playing around

Mushroom People - Sketch

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bad Mood

Bad Mood

I just found this doodle of myself that I must have drawn when I was feeling grumpy.

Speed painting study of George W. Lambert's Ballet Dancer in Costume: lambertspeedpainting-web

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Leaning Boy

Painting/texture study. I really like trying to get handmade textures into painting. I also really like throwing in really opaque, crisp edged lines in there, it ruins the believability in a really nice way.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Siblings - painting study

I painted this while listening to a cbc Ideas episode called Delusion of gender:
In 1797, the English clergyman Thomas Gisborne wrote a popular book called, An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex. It outlined the different mental abilities of men and women and was a Victorian best-seller. Today many scientists believe there is a male and female brain. Australian academic psychologist Cordelia Fine begs to differ. She has written several books about brain development and the science of sex differences.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Edit: Thought I'd post a little bit of progress, it's crazy how much a few lines around the mouth can fix it up. At first I was like 'man that is not my mouth at all' but I shifted the shadows around a bit and VOILA! Now he could be my distant cousin, har har. I think the dark background is helping. I'm trying to be really bold with that exciting orange flesh colour, it's a colour I'd normally stay away from because it's very bold. Portrait study - second pass

Trying to get that blue/orange relationship going here, too. Colour relationship are very mysterious to me. Anything colour related that is working in this painting I feel I owe to three of many amazing OCAD instructors: Gillian Isles, Harvey Chan and Robert Berger, all three fantastic artists and teachers.

First Pass:
Portrait study
From tonight. This isn't finished because I'm late to watch Game of Thrones - PRIORITIES, PEOPLE!

Friday, June 1, 2012

More painty fun - also a pug!!! Pugly Wugly