Saturday, November 22, 2014

Life Drawings

Well, its been an interesting few months, making the transition from Ottawa back to Toronto.  Things have been good but its been difficult to get back into the groove.  I'm back at Life Drawing these days and I think its been good for me.  Most of the drawings ive been doing have not been successful but here are a few of the better ones.  I can't promise that I'll be posing more often but I will try.  

Thanks for viewing!  





Monday, July 21, 2014

Last week at Mercury




Hey folks, for the last year I've been working as a Junior FX animator in Ottawa for Mercury Filmworks. I've met some great people there and some amazingly talented artists, but all good things must come to an end and without change there is no growth. I've taken an offer to work with Guru Studios in Toronto as a lead FX animator. I'll miss the easy going life in Ottawa as well as the people I've come to know and love there but I'm so damn pumped to be heading back to Toronto to work with Guru and the talent that their studio holds.  Until next time, enjoy the artwork.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Step by step



Some work in progress steps. You can see how much the painting changes from the initial sketch but the basic structure of the image is still intact. I should have scanned in the thumbnail to show how true I stuck to it--maybe ill add it for the final so stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Desert Rocks

 Ive been working my summer away lately and its definitely not cool. Freelance was bone dry in the winter and as soon as it gets nice out- BAM, swamped. Very little time to do personal work, very little time to enjoy the sun. Finally things are clearing up and I had a little time to paint this last night, I hope you all enjoy.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Work Sketchin'




I was on a roll for awhile doing personal art but life finally caught up to me.  I did the sketch at lunch then took an hour and a half after work to color em up.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sketch Dump

Some daily sketches of the fairer sex. 








Saturday, May 3, 2014

Boilstorm


"Boilstorm" for The Spoils CCG 

This one was tough because I had never painted ocean waves before this but my FX animation experience came in handy.  Not a huge fan of how the characters came out but I had to move on due to deadline restrictions.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

More of 'The Spoils'

A couple more fairly quick illustrations for The Spoils card game.  Compositions aren't great but whatever, ill make up for it sooner or later.



The cards are 'Miraculous Regeneration' and 'Recycleable Golem'.  Ill let you figure out which is which.

Monday, March 17, 2014

True Detective



Ah man such an amazing show. Great acting, and a captivating story, I hope they can match it in season II, its gonna be difficult though.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa.
  


Thursday, March 13, 2014

More Prelim stuff





A little more of this preliminary work - people are always asking to see this stuff so here it is.  Its important to develop a systematic approach to your work so you become more efficient - something Im still trying to figure out admittedly. This one was a little tricky because of all the detail in the room...instead of going to a line drawing, I did a quick color pass and did a draw-over to add a little more character to the room. It seemed to work pretty well. Thoughts are always welcome.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

On The Hill - Final Illustration + Process GIF





 After all the color studies and and drawings for this little story, I've finally finished an illustration to go with it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Thoughts welcome! More to come.


On another note, I've been asked by some folks to add a process gif of my illustrations, so for those of you interested, heres a little animation.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Dollkeeper


Channeling my inner Henry Selick.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Illustration Process









I guess this is how Im doing these illustrations from tonal to line drawing, and color key. Currently working on finishing up this piece which I imagine will change quite a bit from what you see now.  Stay Tuned.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Medusa @ Mercury


Weekly character design exercise at Mercury Filmworks.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Old Apple Tree


Last tree study for now...I think I need to paint up some of these story sketches.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Triple Digits



Hey, triple digit followers....finally!  lol Thanks for following everyone.  Enjoy another development piece from the Fox story.  Hopefully some coloured beats will come soon. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tree Color Study



Another color study for these drawings.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Final Bus Sketch


This will be the last bus sketch that I post here. Not because I'm ceasing to draw these things but because Im no longer taking the bus(f*yea!) plus I think im making progress with this story and I don't like spoilers. I hope you've enjoyed these for the past couple months, let me know what you think! 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bus Sketch #7


Lucky #7

 Shit is going down in little ol' Fox Town.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!



Happy holidays, travel safe and eat well everyone. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Bus Sketch #6

This week the roads were terrible, Ottawa got dumped on hard with snow. As a result I spent about 3 or 4 hours commuting longer than usual that let me finish this out early. Probably my fav drawing since I started doing this back in November.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Color Style Study



I'm working on coming up with a color style for the drawings that I've done on the bus. While I like how it turned out, I think I need to simplify it a little. Stay tuned for more.

Monday, December 2, 2013