Wednesday, 19 November 2014

New painting time

This is one I started awhile back and last night I just went back and finished it. I'm hopefully getting over my grey problem... The main goal of this was just to invoke a mood.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wheat Field Finished!

So here's all three combined, plus a cut-in on the third to show some of the detail that you can't see zoomed out. I'm also throwing up a selection of thumbnails from the process.


It was a lot of fun to use the same colour pallet for 3 related Images, so I'll probably do it again. Next I'd like to do a large scale city kind of thing, so we'll see where that goes!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Wheat field 02

This is the second of what was 2, and now is 2nd of 3, as I have one more to add to this series in the coming weeks.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Wheat field 01

First of what I'm planning to be a two part series, I wanted to go with a brighter colour palate for this since in retrospect most of my paintings are at night. Variety and such!

Sunday, 20 July 2014


I've been working a lot on finding what kind of results I want from myself in art, and this is the first painting along that journey. I tried to keep the brush work more pronounces and organic. I dig how it turned out so I will press onward in this direction! Process below.

This was based off of the two characters I sketched in the post below.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

sketchbook update

I've been playing around with some brown pens and proportional canons, starting to get some stuff I really like! The patterns on the characters were inspired by some neat African masks I found at the ROM.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Life Drawing! Final classes for winter semester at Sheridan

Finally feel like I'm starting to find my groove in life drawing, Chiseling FTW. Its a shame its over for the semester and I have to wait until September to sign up for the next session. I'll have to venture into the big city to find some drop in sessions to keep in shape.

Trantor first piece - Final

This is the final version of the piece I posted a while back. The second painting in the series is almossssst done. Life? Am I right?

Edit: For some reason the jpeg version, only after being uploaded, had its values change? mystery...PNG uploaded and seems to look as intended now.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

ROM sketchbook preview

As a for fun personal project, I've been working on a sketchbook of drawings I do only at the Royal Ontario Museum, it's become apparent it will take a long time, but when I'm done I'm going to do a YouTube video flipping through it, here's a preview of a page I did today!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Painting: Trantor 1 of 2

I got really into reading the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. After finishing the third book in the series, I wanted to do a few paintings of what I thought Trantor looked like after its fall. So here is the first of two paintings, I'll post the next one when I finish it, should be soon!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Life Drawing II, Class#7

More Life drawing, I had a lot of fun doing the 40 minute pose.


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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Life Drawing II, Class#4,5 and 6

Alright, fell a bit behind there with my life drawing posting, but here are selections from classes 4,5, and 6. I feel like I'm getting a much better handle on this, I know I still have a ways to go to awesome, but I feel like I'm moving in the right direction now.

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Sunday, 2 March 2014

New portfolio addition, The Boatman

This is a work I'm adding to my portfolio both because I'm happy how it turned out, and also to show the process I use when creating a character.

As a side note, I also updated the portfolio with a few other images, as well as lightened most of the full scene paintings to better show them how I meant them to appear. Due to a poorly calibrated monitor, most of them appeared way to dark on other peoples machines.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Future city

This was a painting I started I think forever ago, I just finished it up. I admit it's a bit dark, but I'll get it right next time:)

More life drawing coming soon!

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Life Painting, Class#03

Some more water colour paintings from my painting class, both took somewhere around 45 min to an hour each.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Life Drawing II, Class#3

Week 3 of life drawing, trying to loosen up my gestures more.

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Life Painting, Class#02

 Today, and most likely from here on out, I focused on water colours.

3 Minute drawing, plus maybe 3-5 extra for paint

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Life Drawing II, Class#2

Class #2, I tried to get my gestures more gestury and less contoury. Still have some work to go on it, but I'll get there. I really ended up liking the middle 25 min pose.


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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Life Painting, Class #01

Got to my first life painting class on Saturday, and here's my first attempt:

2 hours ish, acrylic on canvas paper.

I think from here on out, I'm going to give water colours a go since I have some interest in them for sketching.I'll try and photograph the pieces with more even lighting in the future...

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Life Drawing II, Class#1

As I keep on the road to improving my art skills, this semester I'm taking Life drawing II and Painting II. So I'll keep posting up the exercises. These are all from my first class of Life drawing II. They turned out better then I thought being only the second time Ive done it in ten years or so, but I have a lot of room to improve to get to where I want to be. My main goal is to improve my gestures and get a more natural look to my human characters. Also I want to get a better aesthetic going and proportions and all that.

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