Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Gift

This was a painting I did for my sister and her family! I really liked it. It's a triptych. WOO!! Watercolour! WOO!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Asking for some advice.

Hello, All!

EDIT! I redid my bookcase- Here's the newer image! I worked on angles and trouble areas. Still kind of having trouble with trashcan?!

I'm not a master perspective-creator. So! I've been working on my 2 point perspective piece and so far, this is what I came up with. The instructions are as follows:

"A two-point perspective drawing of a four-shelf bookcase with a minimum of 12 items placed on the shelves. These items should be of various shapes and sizes and should demonstrate your knowledge of drawing cylinders, ellipses, ovals, rectangles, and squares in perspective. You must include a trashcan (circular cross-section) situated somewhere in the environment. Your drawing should fill the entire page."

How can I fulfill these requirements any better? Tips, hints, critiques?

One thing I JUST noticed and I am working on is the structure of the bookshelf, itself. One side is all out too far and crap. I'm working on fixing that now, so other than the entire bookcase itself, what else needs fixing?! haha

Thanks in advance!

Other than that, I've got roughs of 4 of my 6 character drawings, yay!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Man Alone

So I took a break from portfolio-work and I came up with this. I'm practicing my Photoshop painting, this is just the beginning!

I'll work on it more once I see what else I can do to it! Sketch on paper, then scanned, then coloured as a 'multiply' layer. Exciting!

Portfolio Work

I am working on my portfolio. I have compiled a batch of figure drawings I plan on using in my portfolio... Here are some examples!

My portfolio "to do" list now looks as follows:

-1 foot drawing (I'm just sticking with the rest that I have, but I feel I need one more that is a "toes-head-on view.)
-6 drawings of 3 characters (One of them sitting, the next of them in the midpoint between sitting and standing. This one proves difficult.)
-1 two-point perspective drawing of a bookcase with at least 12 items on it. (Showing my sickass skillz.)
-3 more thumbnails for said bookcase.
-1 self portrait in an environment that reflects my personality? Hard.
-5 random artworks... I'm probably just going to pick things I've already done, but selecting will be the hard part. Probably a book I've done, and then an oil painting... So much to think about.

If my portfolio does well, it could save me $12,000 (basically, this includes living/supplies/tuition etc.). BUT if it doesn't do well, that just means I get to do 3 years of school instead of just 2. YAY MORE SCHOOL! I love learning... so either way is a bonus. I just wish money wasn't such a huge issue. Anyway, wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mailed off my Book

So I finally sent off my book. It's going to be judged to see if it'll make it into the show. Exciting! If it doesn't make it in, I'll know that my books are actually the poops and I should be sticking to paintings/drawings instead! hahahaaha ;)

Here are some shots of the completed book.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Book

Here is a sample from the new book I'm creating. The theme was "Texture" so I went with an old nightmare I had which was a zoo of monsters. I'm focusing on the different textures achievable by watercolours... My favorite is the one where you wet the page and then throw down colour... can't get enough!!

This is just one layer of 3, but I like it the best so far (since it's the only one I've gotten done, I suppose...). I just need to cut it up and do the other 2 layers and I'm laughin! =)

I'm considering doing the other layers in different media, but we'll see.

This photo doesn't show the colours as well, but it shows the detail a bit better...

This image shows the colour better, but was slightly blurry since I lost the part of my tripod that connects it to the camera... sigh!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Brush tests

This began as an attempt to create a scene of a girl I saw today on my walk home from dropping a lunch off, to an experiment with brushes. I know, I used them almost everywhere (except on the girl, I suppose.) But I feel I learned a lot, and at least the final image is ... colourful. Haha! Enjoy it, anyway! =D

Friday, August 14, 2009


I decided to try my hand at some photoshop painting. I want to start doing more art-related things. Here is one of said things. I may work on a real watercolour now... I'll let you know how that goes.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Watercolour

Here is a rough copy of a painting I'm working on. My scanner is terrible, so I tried to use Photoshop to improve the quality. I got pretty far with it, but it's still not like the original. When I get some money, I'll have to invest in a good scanner.

Watercolour on sketchbook paper. Reference I used was a gesture drawing I had done at one of my recent figure drawing classes.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Final Project

My final project in my digital course is to make a cd album cover/booklet. I'm doing Radiohead. Here is what I have so far, done all in Illustrator. I think that Photoshop would be a better program to do Radiohead album covers in, but oh well, it's an Illustrator course! It's about 50% complete!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Long Time No See!

Hello Blogworld. I have been away for a while being sick, but I am back! I am taking a digital Illustrator course, and here are a couple of examples of the exercises we're going through to learn the tools. Nothing very original here, but I thought I'd show them none the less. (Just to show you that I'm doing SOMETHING with my time)

Anyway, they're very basic, but I think we're going to be getting into something a bit more challenging soon. I also start a figure drawing class this week coming. I'll get back into the swing of things and hopefully come out with some good stuff to put into a portfolio for school. =D

Thursday, April 16, 2009


This is a quick sketch piece I did up in Photoshop. I'm going to be taking an Illustrator class next month from NSCAD, so I'm going to try to work with Photoshop more often. This was fun to do... I'm finding it hard to spend a lot of time on pieces lately. My old drawing prof has it DRILLED into my head not to 'overdo' it. Good advice in some cases, but I'm applying it to everything, it seems. I am going to buckle down when I start my courses... they will help. They always do!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sketch Walk

Here are a couple of sketches I did on Quinpool. I walked out of my building, sat on some steps that lead to nowhere, and drew a couple of out of practice sketches. I'm hoping to do this more often, with less boring results!


Friday, April 3, 2009


This is a ... creature I just newly discovered on my random rounds of the internet. It's visage scared me so much that I had to paint him. Here is my ink/watercolour.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Here are some examples of the work I'm doing for my future application to animation school... Someday. For now, I'm staying in Halifax. Doesn't hurt to get started though, does it?

The portfolio asks for 5 examples of hand and 5 examples of foot drawings. here are some examples!

This one looks kind of "epic"... it was done in watercolour and the scanner elaborated the wavyness of the paper. I left it that way because it made it stand out.

Here is something I drew the other day, I'm thinking about working it up in photoshop as a sort of logo or something. Plans are unfinished at this time.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Here's a little something that I did a while back. It's sitting in a frame on my desk right now, but it will soon find a home with my friend. She claimed it a while ago and never retrieved it from my place yet! I thought I would scan it before it was gone forever!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Digital Photos

Here are some examples of my digital photography. They aren't in any particular order. This is the closest to a gallery style post I can seem to get with Blogger. I can't wait to buy webhosting. 

Some works.

Here is an example of a piece of my fourth year work. This was taken at a show 2 of my colleagues and I held at the Arts and Culture centre in 2008 called, "Mamasaymamasaw". It has to do with dreaming and paper cranes.

This is a digital rendition of a set of headphones I used to use. Done in Photoshop.

Here is a spliced photograph. I painted the bird inside the cage, and found the cage in google images. The hard part was erasing the bars in the right order! haha

I'm working on figuring out how to post a sort of  "photo gallery" style post. Blogger is strange in that it's sort of a mix of what I'd do when coding a website and then having some done for me.