Monday, October 17, 2011

First page of a lil graphic memoir, an ode to those Treeplanting years...


I've been writing this book since I was in grade 7. It started as a game I played with my little brother. Since then the story has grown with got a lot darker in the teen years...when I learned of some of the horrific capabilities of mankind, but all and all it remains one of my favorite ways to spend time.

Some lovely people I'm blessed to have in my life

A couple concept paintings, kinda old already...

Summer time sketches

Little snippets from time spent over the Atlantic

I was lucky enough to get over seas for a while this summer, in the very temperate island of Ireland. I always love spending time in different places, experiencing other perspectives and cultures. Even the landscape has personality. These are just a few sketches...I should really finish some of the natural landscapes too. The rock and water, and green of grass. The natural beauty of those places kinda has a way of hitting you on a soul level. You can just get lost in it.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

These two have similar themes..Mostly nature versus the urban world. The bigger one is more about that. The smaller being a personal reflections on a summer well spent.  The word “remember” on the larger painting pretty much sums the whole thing up. In our world, with rectangular shapes of metal and pavement, it can be easy to forget how we are a part of something much bigger.  Too often people get caught up in their own drama and electronics,then with the world changing so fast these days, it’s getting easier and easier for people to forget.  

Some clean ups for our film!

Enjoying this group project and feeling very lucky for it:)  Layout is a lot of fun, love getting into that grove! Yay - details!!  Some modifications will still be made to these designs.

Miscellaneous Watercolours

Ink, Water and a Lovely Lady

Some proportion problems, but overall a very enjoyable life drawing session, as most have been this year!  Got to talk a bit with the model after too.   A good Thursday morning to say the least!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

flashing lights and chiming bells.... some Casino sketches...

                Instead of joining most of the third years on a journey to a car show, Tim was kind enough to allow me to do the same assignment in the Windsor Casino that I was already going to visit with my ma the next day! Twas good times indeed. One can’t help but feel they’re on a vacation in that place. My grandpa has a membership there, so we got to visit and do a bunch of stuff for free.  It was my first time ever being in one of those buildings…I had avoided them intentionally believing they were kinda the belly of the beast. I wasn’t completely wrong in that assumption, but it was by all means an enjoyable experience.   The elevator rides up to the floor…which must have been quite a few stories higher, were awesome! Watching the cityscape of Windsor span out infinitely before me, as the night came on, snow falling outside the window. There were also swimming pools, and THE BEST STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRIS I HAVE EVER TASTED!

                Still, I could see how easily people could get lost in that world. All the day light blocked out and not a clock to be seen. Every night, flashing lights, chiming bells and dinging, little pleasant melodies and loud eruptions of sound. Relentless.  Needless to say there were many more characters in there than I could keep up with. With all that drawing I never even touched a slot machine. :)

Monday, February 21, 2011