Monday, February 22, 2010

Illustration for Canadian Running Magazine

This piece was created for an article called Crossing the Line by Katherine Low, and appears in this month's issue of Canadian Running Magazine.

Life Of Pi

This is a little late for the Illustration Friday topic of "adrift", but I'm super pleased with it so I need to share it. Anyone who's read it will instantly recognize this as coming from Yann Martel's awfully good book The Life Of Pi. I really wanted to capture the uneasy truce between the characters.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Website!

Hey folks, I'm happy to say that my new website has just launched! Please have a look and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Plan B

I decided to try an experiment. For a long time I've done my best to move away from the use of line in my work and rely on colour and and contrast to separate elements. However, I was recently looking at some beautiful vector work with strong black lines and was jealous of the heavily graphic effect they had. So I thought I might go back and see if I could work with that idea a bit.

Well, it looked like crap. I think I was forcing it too much. It happened naturally with an older piece of mine, The Dude. I think the outlines work there because it's in the context of stained glass style, and because there's a lot less of them. They're also incorporated a lot better due to the texture. Anyway, you can see my revised version and I think you'll agree that it's much better. It never hurts to play around though I guess.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Got Mud?

This is both my response to the Illustration Friday theme of "muddy", as well as a kids t-shirt design for my new Zazzle store - check it out here!