Saturday, 7 December 2013

Painting studies!


  Just a bunch of painting studies from my class, all acrylic on canvas board, varying sizes.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Royal Winter Fair 2013!

A whole lot of experimenting with markers this time around. Finished off my gray tone in 1 and a half months and switched to an Ivory coloured sketchpad.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Cool Female Soldier

Within a lot of content these days, women are not well portrayed. So I wanted to design a female soldier that would wear just slightly more than a G-String. I see no reason why they can't look just as cool as the male characters, and frankly all you have to do is google "soldier" to realize they look just as awesome in the same gear.

I had to exert a great deal of self control not to over blend this, I like the result quite a bit, and I'm going to keep going in this direction. I think the painting classes have been paying off a bit.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Sketchbook stuff

Heyo, a couple of sketches from my book, Ive been doing at least a sketch a day on average, and here's two. These were just studies off of Google images.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Grunge Art - attempt 01!

   I started an art club a few weeks ago at work, and the suggested topic this week was to do a study of a component of something. I decided to do an eye. Long story short, I -just heard- of grunge art this week, and I wanted to try it out.---- It. Was. A. Blast.  Can't wait to try more and even start doing it traditionally instead of on the comp.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Finished my Sketchbook

Tons of sketches from my sketch book.

Toronto Zoo


Royal Ontario Museum

Around Town

 Practice off the Internet

Sunday, 25 August 2013


This is a piece of a bigger project I'm working on, I wasn't planning on posting it, but its in my portfolio so why not.

  I'd like to get things a bit more real looking in the future, I think i'll have to do some texture studies for chrome and steal and what not to really nail the look I'm hunting for. That aside, I'm really happy with it, and am looking forward to pushing harder on the next one:)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


I want my art to tell more of a story so I'm going to be trying to follow the Walt Stanchfield's advice of draw verbs not nouns.

All and all I'm pretty happy with it, in the next bunch of paintings I want to push a little bit more realistic, not hyper realistic but some sharper lighting and what not. I'm going to start doing paint studies to help with that, which I think will be a blast.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Painting Experiment: A Rope of Sand.

So continues my painting/portrait experimenting, this isn't anyone specifically, just a made up face. I tried my best to give her a facial expression that wasn't just the classic dead stare of a robot (not to insult robots, I love you guys!). And secondly, give it a bit more life by tilting it, changing the angle and so forth. Hopefully I succeeded a little, but much more practice yet to come.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

More sketching, to the ROM once again.

 A lot of misc sketches this week. I did a few environment sketches around town trying to use pencil instead of pen. On top of this I started working on portraits, these are just from Google image search, the main focus for me was getting likeness, and I would like to expand into making the faces feel a lot more soft and pliable.

Lastly, today me and Vic went to the ROM and I got some more sketching done there. I'm finding using the Ebony pencil on top of my HB gives me much nicer contrast, so I'll probably keep that going.