Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Blogspot

I have decided to move my blog over to Tumblr. I will keep all my posts that are already on this blog but only continue to update on my Tumblr. If you still wish to follow me or you have a Tumblr yourself...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Comeback Kid - Ottawa Magazine

Another illustration for Ottawa Magazine. This image was created for the article Comeback Kid. It's a very interesting article about Merlot wine and how it has come in and out of popularity over the years. Currently, it's in. Jane, my awesome art director, suggested we use the classic Aesop fable about the crow and the pitcher to bring life to the illustration. The reason: the word Merlot is a derivative of the word merle which is French for blackbird. They figure it was called that for one of two reasons — because the grapes are dark blue/black like the colour of blackbirds, or because blackbirds love to eat the grapes!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Dundee Wealth - Investing for Your Future

Back in September I was asked to complete a series of illustrations for Dundee Wealth. The images were focused at the encouragement of contacting an investment advisor to help plan your future. The three images are a narrative of uncertainty, assistance, and planning. A big thanks to Tracy Symington for presenting me with this awesome project.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Feathertale Review - Patrick deWitt Portrait

Back in November I was asked to complete a black and white illustration for The Feathertale Review. I was so excited for this project because I have always wanted to do work for this magazine.  It's truly a one of kind publication and I'm so happy to have been a part of it.

For this assignment I was asked to do a portrait of author Patrick deWitt. He is most famously known for writing the critically acclaimed novel The Sisters Brothers. It's a western themed novel that is about two brothers who are murderers for hire. If you are unfamiliar with the author I hope my illustration will help you remember his face. I find his features are very unique/memorable.   

This is the cover of the magazine.

Here's a peak of the inside.

A big thanks to Lee Wilson and Brett Popplewell.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Village - Commission

Back in December I was commissioned to create a winter village scene. I really didn't want to make it look too Christmas-y so I made sure to leave out any holiday lights/decorations.

Friday, January 4, 2013

CMYK Magazine's Top 100 New Creatives #54


I recently received my very own copy of CMYK Magazine's latest issue including their Top 100 New Creatives section which I landed 3 images in. Thank you very much to judge Scott Bakal for selecting my work and I also want to thank CMYK magazine for the opportunity.

First image: A Hoot & A Half

Second: Happy Halloween (2011)

Third: Beer Bottle Environment

Congratulations to all the winners!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FREEBIE - Winter Wallaper

I decided to put together a winter wallpaper to help get me in the mood for the upcoming season. Please feel free to set it as your desktop wallpaper. It's 100% free. Just select whatever size best fits your computer screen below. Happy Holidays!

1024 x 768     |         1280 x 1024     |     1600 x 900

To set the image as your desktop background, please select a size that best fits your monitor above by clicking on the image above the numbers. Once the image has fully loaded, right click on the image and select:

"Use Image as Desktop Picture" (for Safari)
"Set as Desktop Background" (for Firefox)
"Set as Background" (Internet Explorer)
"Set Image as Wallpaper" (Chrome)