Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Just some random doodles I have been keeping busy with. If you can identify any people I went to school with, +10 points.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Let me first start off by blowing some dust off my blog. -Ahem-

Ok, thanks.

My life has just been absolutely crazy since moving back to Ottawa and I have put a lot of my life on hold as a result. I am currently working at Bell in the internet technical support department and that's mostly where my time is going. My hours are really messed up and because of that, I am often not very inspired to do work when I get home. Luckily, it's autumn and I always get so inspired during the fall season. So finally I was able to come up with some ideas for a new piece and here it is!

I spent the entire day yesterday searching for inspiration and I finally found it. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I think my most favorite holiday event would be Halloween, which is why it's only necessary I do an illustration inspired by it :)!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Homegirls - Nellie McClung

This is my piece for the homegirls show at Pentimento gallery. The show's theme is about Canadian women throughout history. Throughout the month of august, there will be votes designated to the the choice image to be put up as a mural on the side of the gallery.

I chose to illustrate Nellie McClung. For those who are unaware of whom she is, Nellie McClung was a activist for female rights. She was a member of the famous five and fought for the acceptance that women are persons. Among many of her accomplishments, I chose to portray the groundwork she laid out so women could vote.

If you are in Toronto, please check out the show and don't forget to vote!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Free Wallpaper!

It has been a month since my last post and I apologize for those of you who actually follow my blog! I just moved back to Ottawa so I needed to wrap everything up, didn't have a lot of time for illustration. Now that I'm home I'm going to throw myself back into my work and attempt an illustration career lol. I decided to make a free wallpaper for anyone who's interested!

I made four colour versions to give a bit of a selection.



If done correctly, it will look something like this:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

An Evening Stroll

Not too much to say about this piece. I went out with friends the other night for a bike ride in downtown Oakville and I got inspired by the park. Thoughts?

If you haven't already, please check out my new digital section of my website here!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Debbie Harry 4 Sarah

This is an image request by Sarah (incase you couldn't already tell lol). We are doing an image exchange and this was my end of the deal. I actually really like how it turned out. Thoughts?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Painting Style?

I think I am going through a bit of a painting-style-change. I have always loved my acrylic paintings but I am going to be working in a field where time is very precious. I am not going to completely give up on my acrylic work but I would like to move forward with a new method of painting that is more contemporary and time efficient.

What do you think?

fixed colours

-edit- linework

Friday, May 13, 2011

Chalk Drawings!

I participated in a stunt by ReThink for TheGrid on may 12th. It took place over night and we were to create designs and illustrations with chalk on the sidewalk. After we did the drawings we had to connect them, blocks apart.

My legs are absolutely fried and I can't walk properly lol. Anywho, this is the result of my late night work:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sir Reginald Pudglinton III

I present to you my first official piece of artwork that I have created since leaving school a.k.a: Sir Reginald Pudglinton III. I am so glad I have finally done something with my munny as it has been staring at me from my closet for almost a year lol. He was so much fun to paint and I think I have opened a new door of illustration for myself! I definitely plan on making more of these, he needs some friends, ya know?

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stay Tuned!

I am officially finished my degree in Illustration at Sheridan College and I am so excited to finally do some artwork for myself! Last summer my friend Marli and I decided to do a munny doll exchange. It never happened and the untouched munny doll has been sitting in my closet ever since. Now that I have some time on my hands I decided to come up with a design and paint it.

It will be done soon, hopefully! Stay tuned! ;)!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dances With Wolves

I present to you my final piece of artwork that I will ever create at Sheridan. It's really strange to think that in a month I will be on my own in the world looking for illustration work. This assignment was all about movie posters. We had to pick a movie from a giant list and then conceptually portray the one we chose. I for some reason decided to go with Dances With Wolves mostly because when I saw it I just kept hearing my mom say "Tatunka" over and over in my head from when I was a child lol.

I decided to do some progress shots for this piece because I've never done that before. Eventually I would like to invest in a camera that can record so I can do videos and post them on youtube.



Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's a {Travis}ty!


So the new issue of travis magazine came out. The cover looks really awesome but alas, done by an animation student. Yet the issue is called the 'illustration' edition. I don't know if I agree with opening up the magazine to animation students... a lot of the professors were rather displeased with it. A lot of students work got blown up too big and became pixalated while others, myself included, had their work cut up in the gutter of the page.

Like it's an honor to be published in the magazine in the first place and I'm very grateful but it sucks that my image was destroyed by the gutter. Why would the person who was in charge of the layout of these pages do that? The entire concept of my image is in the woman's face... there isn't really much of a point to it if it's just going to be cut out... I dunno.

- END OF RANT - lol

Monday, March 28, 2011

Two Updates In One Week?! *gasp*

This week has been rather interesting. I managed to get a lot of painting done for assignments I didn't know I had until the very last minute. Oh well. So this week we had the choice of two articles: a heavy metal lovin' conservative and a man who rants about online dating. I was originally going to do two because my prof is taking these images to the National Post and they could potentially be published. Therefore I knew that I needed to bring my A game to this assignment. Unfortunately I didn't get around to doing a second image because a) I ran out of time and b) I thought that if I was going to submit two, they were going to be two GOOD images, not one good and one bad lol.

Here's what the online dating one would have looked like (sorta)
Here's what I ended up going with:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Facebook Friends

Most recent assignment for Magazine class. We were to illustration four 7”x7” spot illustrations of different facebook friend archetypes. We were given a list of 10 and we had to choose 4.

'The Self-Promoter'

'The Friend-Padder'

'The Town Crier'

'The Lurker'

Monday, February 7, 2011

Magazine Class

I am really into my new illustration elective: magazine illustration today. Each week we're given an article from a magazine/newspaper and we have to illusrate it. My favorite part of the class is that we each have different articles so critiques don't get boring. Above is a piece I did for an article about a True Gay Exoricsm. It's about how men volunteer to have the gay 'exorcised' out of them because it is their belief that their gay thoughts are the result from demonic possession.

Next is a portrait assignment we were randomly given. I got Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. Catwoman will be played by her in the new upcoming Batman installment.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Big O

 Second semester has just begun and I am already up to my neck in homework. The nice thing about this semester is that I won't be working so I can focus my attention to my school work. I mean, it's my last semester ever so I want to make it really count.

First completed project of the semester was for interpretive and it is the first piece of my new thesis. I intend on focusing it on doing portraits. I don't want to limit myself to just pop culture, I want to do politicians, religious figures, interest pieces, etc. Our first assignment was to interpret the Greek story of Sisyphus and relate it to our thesis. For those of you who don't know, Sisyphus was a Greek king who was punished by Zeus and Thanatos for his trickery; Sisyphus was to roll a boulder up a hill and when the boulder reached near the top, it would always come rolling back down. This task lasted for eternity. So basically, it's an endless challenge or struggle.

My interpretation to my thesis was relating it to Oprah because her endless challenge or struggle is her weight. One of her most famous/controversial episodes was when she came out on the set with a wagon filled with a bag of 60+ pounds of fat. Oprah was at her smallest she had ever been at that moment in her life. She used the bag of fat to show her audience and viewers what 60 pounds actually looks like and how she had been carrying that around. Since then, she has gained most of the weight back and says she looks back on those days when she was so thin with regret.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fourth Year - First Semester

I don't know why it has taken me so long to post my work up from last semester. Overall I'm very satisfied with the result and happy with what I produced. Unfortunately I am not going to upload my final piece because it was probably the worst thing I've ever created lol. I was so sick and I forced myself to do it. I think it's currently being used as a desk I have high regards for it.

Anywho let me just get you up to speed! My thesis was based on idioms about appearances so things like: Still Waters Run Deep, Never Judge a Book by Its Cover, Looks Are Only Skin Deep, etc. Below are the ones that I ended up illustrating. If you have any questions let me know!

Appearances Can Be Decieving - Acrylic on Board

A Smile in a Sea of Sadness - Acrylic on Board

Its What's On the Inside That Counts - Acrylic on Board

Still Waters Run Deep - Acrylic on Board