Monday, December 10, 2012

Marshall on Mars

If you haven't been listening already check out The Thrilling Adventure Hour by Nerdist. It's a terrific podcast in the style of oldtime radio. These are some sketches based on "Sparks Nevada! Marshal on Mars!" which I've added some colour via photoshop. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Life drawing November

Some more life drawing. Mostly from "suspended life drawing" at the drawing room in Toronto. Conte and soft pastel.

More paintings and animations coming soon I swear...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

skeletor pin ups

Why? Because Art Frahm

We were set with the task of coming up with an image for a coworker's birthday cake. It was really a mix between her undying love of skeletor and our recent discovery of the 50's pinup artist Art Frahm, who's entire schtick was women who's panties had suddenly fallen around their ankles (see link above)

This was the result.

(We went with this one.)

Monday, August 20, 2012

onwards, twitterius!

Fly, you magnificent beast!
So I finally was peer pressured into joined twitter with my own free will. so ha.

Celebratory doodle!
(graphite + photoshop CS5)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

bacon latte

just for practice, this clip was taken from the audio book "Iron druid- hounded"
Maya, did the animation lighting and bg. character was modelled and rigged by Jana Johnson.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

the waiting song

A doodle from work. The songs from this show have a habit of getting stuck...

Monday, July 2, 2012

June sketch dump

It's been a while since I've done one of these, so here's some sketches from the last month. Animal sketches are from high park zoo and a fair that showed up near my house. People sketches are from various go train/subway rides.

Pencil, conte, marker and ink.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Iron Tiger

For a coworker's birthday card. A mash-up between Iron Giant and the show we're currently working on. (You can see both characters here.)

drawn in pencil coloured in Adobe Photoshop.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Soviet Plot

Maya, Just for fun.

Recently I downloaded the entire discography of Hans Zimmer. Included on it was this clip from the movie "Insignificance." There was so much good stuff here I couldn't resist trying to capture it.

Used the andy rig

Sunday, May 27, 2012

just chilling

Somebody waiting outside a pub.
drawn in pencil, coloured in photoshop CS5.

shopping with megan

This really happened. Drew this on the train, in marker. Toned in photoshop. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

and this little piggy..

 For a commission. Acrylic on stretched canvas. (Approx 2x3 feet)

Also here is the quick sketch I drew before painting:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


An old friend contacted me about doing this for her wedding. Instead of signing a guestbook guests will sign paper leaves which will be glued onto the painting, and then podged.
Acrylic on stretched canvases, approx 5'x 7' total

Saturday, March 31, 2012

bighorn sheep

rocky mountain bighorn sheep. Some quick designs drawn in col erase and graphite, just for fun. Might do some more pages like this.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

sketch dump winter 2011/12

Oh brush pen, how I have missed you..

Various doodles and such from this winter. Some of the more lifedrawing-like ones drawn using this. (Otherwise made up, drawn from life, or cafe sketching on the go train.)
Materials: coloured pencil, graphite, marker, ink

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

female knight

drawn in graphite, painted in photoshop CS5. Just for fun.

basically drew a pretty horse and wanted a rider to go with it.

Female knights did exist in many parts of Europe, they were called "dames" instead.
The term chivalry originally had nothing to do with being polite. It refers to horsemanship.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Wanted a little practice with layout, so here's a windmill on a rock.

drawn in graphite, shaded in photoshop CS5.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

life drawing

I attended the occasional open life drawing class this fall in Toronto. Here's a few drawings from that:


marker and pastel


Sunday, January 1, 2012

flower paintings

These were both painted as Christmas gifts for my mom. Both are acrylic on canvas, 16"x20" It was interesting to go back to acrylic after painting digitally for so long. Happy new year everyone!