Monday, September 29, 2008

no post today

Sorry no post today. I'm still feeling a bit under the weather. I need my sleep and that's what I plan to do.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Munny show!

The Munny show was last night...and it was great!!! Tons of people showed up and there was a great selection of Munnys to gander at.



outside the crowd was in a state of awe as the watched Julian Garner work


inside some of the Munnys on display



Icarus on the shelf!





the store was packed with people, not just Munnys



It was a great show to check out on opening night. Some amazing work, go check them out. They should be on display for roughly 3 weeks.
later gaters.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

space dress


No real explanation for this one. Drew it last night, and coloured this afternoon. This was another fun one to colour, as I had no previous set plan for colour scheme. Started with a black dress, and I completed the colouring my going back to the dress and ended with an almost classic design often used for stars and space.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Michael?!?!?

Forgot to post this weekend, so here are some process shots of Icarus' creation.

Originally Icarus was going to be an angel named Michael...as you can see from the original sketch. Also he was going to have a small devil bear as a friend.

Note: I also taped out areas I wanted to remain the glow in the dark material, such as the eyes.


First coat of paint.


More detail is added. It was at this point I began to realise that he wasn't much of an angel....

But then as I gazed at the paper mache wings, my mind crept back into mythology and the obvious name popped in my head.


So the halo was dropped and Icarus was born.

(see the previous post for finished photographs of Icarus)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Icarus



So you might think I didn't post Wednesday , and just plain old forgot. Well partially right ( technically no post on Wednesday, but not because I forgot or didn't have one ready). So if you want to be super insane accurate......fine no Wednesday post.

But this is why. I have been working on.....Icarus.


Icarus is a Munny. Fun playful vinyl toys that you are free to do with what you will. The store Lost Marbles in Ottawa is having an Artist Munny Show to celebrate their opening, and Icarus is my entry for the show.
I will post some process shots this weekend.
For now here is a complete turnaround.
(note: just background noise of the street so you mute the sound)

video

Oh yeah, if you are in Ottawa on September 25 (also they will be on display for 3 weeks), come on down to Lost Marbles to check out all the Munny's.

Monday, September 15, 2008

hoodie girl


I was happy with how this drawing was turning out, so I decided to colour it as well. Hopefully I will get to post more finished drawings like this one soon. Sketching is fun, but its also nice to complete something from start to finish, and rewards those who visit my little blog with something a bit different from the norm that seems to be posts of random sketches from my sketchbook.

Thanks for stopping by, remember to smile on your way out.

Friday, September 12, 2008

bubble car

Well today's sketch is a weird little bubble of a wreck of a car. I kinda like this simple quick sketch. Just might have to expand this idea a bit.
Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Election 2008


So on this past Sunday, September 8 morning, Prime Minister Harper asked Governor General Michaƫlle Jean to dissolve parliament on the fact that he believed it was dysfunctional in its current state. This means Canada is going to the polls on October 14.
In honour of this moment, on Sunday afternoon I ventured down to the parliament buildings and produced this ink sketch of the peace tower. It began to rain, and I took that as a sign the drawing was done.
Now I'm not going to turn this blog into a forum for political rambles, it will stay art based. But I did want to say I believe everyone should get informed, and follow this election closely, as you should for each election.

Get out and Vote! Remember, the only wasted vote is the one not taken, so don't be passive, act. Vote.