Thursday, March 26, 2009

Subtract 2

A second concept of mine for IF's topic of Subtract. I've got a third - but we'll see if I have time to see it through.

Now that I've posted this I think I'll take a wii fit break right now - I've got to try to beat my wife's soccer score.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Here's my submission for the Illustration Friday topic of subtract. It reminded me of a friend who had a couple of pet geckos. One day while cleaning the tank they got loose, and he chased one into the bathroom. As the little guy scurried behind the toilet my friend grabbed him by the tail, which promptly detached from the rest of the gecko. Now, while this is supposed to happen to help protect lizards from predators, it's not a good thing.

The geckos tail never quite fully regenerated, but grew into a weird red stub. The gecko himself was never quite the same either. He didn't live very long, and was always slow and sickly.

Sorry for the depressing story. But on the bright side - there's a silly illustration to look at.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Submit your office Catchphrase!

Let me explain...

A friend and co-worker once tried to put a rainbow theme into a design, but it didn't get past the censors as it was deemed to gay. His response was "Rainbows are for everybody!". Which became a bit of a thing around the office for at least half a day.

So as I was doodling this zombie, as I am wont to do, a rainbow appeared behind him, which led to my recall of this particular anecdote... Tadaa!

So, if you have an office catchphrase (not the sitcom), preferably with accompanying anecdote, please submit it in the comments section. I'll illustrate my favourite and send the winner a signed print.

Gosh, what a good idea this is.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


My submission for Illustration Friday topic of "legendary". I figure anything with the title Legendary needs to include a broad sword in some form or another. So here's Barack Obama inserted into the King Arthur myth, pulling Excalibur from the stone.

Now, according to my research, The Lady of the Lake gave Arthur Excalibur. The sword in the stone is some other story that got blended into the Arthur legend, but I thought this made a better image. Besides, you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ninja Wallpaper Freebie

I put together this desktop wallpaper so as to combine my love of ninjas, with my love of robots. And also to demonstrate how throwing stars and hand claws can be effective weapons against a 30' tall evil iron robot (as long as you use proper taijutsu).

Monday, March 9, 2009


My Illustration Friday submission for the theme "intricate". The first response I had of course was a spider web. And after drawing one, I have a higher appreciation of spiders - it's so much work!

Anyway, that led me to Charlotte's web and a modern interpretation thinking about the kazillion layoffs these days (including yours truly), and to what extent some may be driven to go to in defending themselves from the proverbial "axe".

I'm not sure if the reference if too vague, hands-up, who got it?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


This is my twofold response to this weeks Illustration Friday topic "breezy". Like last week I wanted to try both a juvenile and editorial version. The later is a portrait of my cold hating wife battling the Edmonton winter.

I wasn't sure how successful the fluffy dandelions would come out in the little girl picture, but I'm pretty happy with the result. Notice how I was lazy and used the same wind swirls for both?