Monday, October 26, 2009

Fast Little Butterfly/Art From The Unknown

This is partly inspired by this weeks Illustration Friday topic of "fast", partly by having just reread Life of Pi, and partly for a 2010 (year of the tiger) desktop calendar I'm working on as a promotional piece. I think it will also work nicely as an art print.

Speaking of art prints, I had a really good time at Art From The Unknown, sold a few prints, and also exchanged prints with Karen Bishop who's super nice, has a cool accent, and does some really awesome watercolours. Exchanging artwork is great because I'm a bit of a collector, but have limited funds. I'm wondering if there should be some sort of collective site where pieces could be offered up for trade. I think that would be sweet - somebody do that and let me know.

Below is a revision to the calendar based on some feedback that I got from the folks over at the HOW forum, and Illustration Mundo Forum.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


This is my submission for Illustration Friday's topic of "Frozen", although this little Inuit girl seems fairly cozy all snuggled up in her parka.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Art from the Unknown - Oct. 23 to Oct. 25

I'm happy to announce that I'm part of a group show called Art from the Unknown this upcoming weekend, Oct. 23 - 25. The show is sponsored by Rachel Notley, MLA and will be at The Old Strathcona Center for the Performing Arts/Cosmopolitan Music Society. The venue is located at 8426 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, Alberta.

I'll be at the the opening night reception on the 23rd that runs from 5:00 to 9:00. Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Flying (or lack thereof)

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Mmmm, nice and full from my dinner. There's nothing better than my wife's candied yams! We celebrated in our own style this weekend by getting trained in first aid. It's something that we've wanted to do for a while and finally got around to it. I just hope it's never needed, it's all really gross. Hats off to the nurses and paramedics that I know - better you than me!

Above is my response to this weeks Illustration Friday topic of "flying", based on the idea that maybe if this fella could fly he might escape his fate. I usually go cute and fun with my work, so just for a change I went dark and sad... Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Combining My Geekery for Sci-Fi & Baseball

This is a personal project that started a while back in response to Illustration Friday's topic of "infinite". I thought of outer space first since it's as infinite as you're gonna get, and plus I'm a geek. I'm not sure how I came up with the baseball idea... that was just some random randomness.

I liked the implausibility of the idea of sports without gravity. How could every hit not be a home run? Could you still throw a curve-ball in space? I'll have to ask my physicist friend about that. Anyway, I turned the idea into a series of baseball cards. Above is the second one I completed. He's the requisite robot, with the other two in the series being the requisite human, and requisite alien.

At fist they looked all glossy and futuristic, but then I thought it would be better to add some texture to crap them up a bit like they've been sitting at the bottom of some space-kid's space-drawer for a long time.

I'd love to keep going on these, but they take frickin' forever! As it is I think I'll print them and send them out as promos. If you want to see the complete series I plan to feature them in my e-newsletter which you can sign up for here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Shop Is Now Open

I'm happy to announce that I now have a space on Etsy where you can buy my prints. Check it out at If you see anything on my blog or website that you think you might like as a print let me know and I may be able to make it available for you.