Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Those lying Bas*#!@'s

Break out the Egg Nog and hideous sweaters! Merry Christmas everyone!! And to those of you back in Toronto, SEE YOU IN FEBRUARY! It's Christmas in San Francisco for me this year.
Fa lalalala, La la la laaaaaaa.
Cheers!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

As Promised.....


Man in Bikiniiiiiii!!!!!!!....you know you like it.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Girls in Bikinis!

And for next week.....MEN IN BIKINIS!!!!!.......ewwwwwww. haha. Ok then, Men in cars. Have a good weekend everyone! Cheers.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Flying.......or at least Trying

(black ink)
My recent Hang Gliding stunt (refer to my photography blog) has been quite the inspiration for many drawings. This first one i hope to turn into a painting, but god knows how long that will take. This is "The Flying Eel Bog". She sort of looks like what would result from crossing Whiley Coyote, with me right after Hang Gliding. It was amazing!

Weekend Sketches


It's been kind of hard to keep in touch with my "Art School" roots lately. I went out this weekend and sat in a coffee house drinking coffee and drawing out the window. A lot of the stuff i did was simply Un-postable, but here are a couple anyway.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Done like Dinner

Well...here she is. And I decided to leave the creepy demented horse head just for you.
Cheers!

Almost finished

This may very well be the most demented horse head i have ever drawn. If it frightens you.....I suppose I should apologize... Meh. A Background will be soon to follow. Now back to work with me. Much to do!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Ghoul Babies

Hi guys. It's been a while since i posted anything new. Things got real hairy all of a sudden, but here's a little something still in the spirit of halloween. We all know baby's are creepy, but it was fun to make them even MORE so. That's all......not really feeling the creative writing juices flow at the moment. Later.

And now for some Craniums....

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Count

Still on the whole Bram Stokers thing. I really loved the set design. I just wish Keanu Reeves was used more as a....background prop, and less of a leading actor. Maybe as a Decorative Lamp....or a Chamber Pot. Perhaps i am being too harsh.........nahhhh, Chamber Pot.
Have a good one. Drawings are done in Black Ink and Marker.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Renfield and Mina

A tribute to Bram Stokers Dracula. I simply LOVE the characters in that story. It's just too bad somebody felt it really necessary to cast Keanu and Winona in the 90's remake. ESPECIALLY when they are surrounded by a freakin' all-star cast like Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins AND Cary Elwes ( from the princess Bride). I bet Bram himself wanted to rise from the dead and do some maiming of his own. Meh.
"DUDE!, You TOTALLY just bit me in the Neck!....WHOA." (what would have been the movie title if it were up to Keanu).


















Both of these are Black Ink and Marker.

Monday, October 02, 2006

'Tis the Season!!!

It's TIME!! Well,... almost. Time to start celebrating Halloween. These are some doodles I did while in my comfy chair, waiting to hear from the boss. Drawing straight with ink is always fun. Once that pen hits the paper there's NO turnin' back! It always seems to make for interesting, strung out, and creepy looking characters. I highly recommend it.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Big Chief Fluffy Pants

I recently went on a trip to the Autry Museum, and it proved to be quite the good idea. Not only were there amazing costumes and artifacts from the old west, but there was this great photography exhibit going on called "Yosemite" which included artists like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Eadweard Muybridge. It's an exhibit dedicated to Landscape paintings and photography in the early 1900's. Amazing I say! Anyway, there was also a lot of old photographs on display of tribal chiefs, and cowboys, and things of that ilk. If you're in the area of the Autry, its well worth the trip for someone interested that is. The show's on till January I think.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

IKEA Furniture makes for Guuuuud Canvas

I found myself hunting around the apartment for canvas this weekend, and being too lazy to go out and get some, resorted to painting on left-over and unused bits of furniture from Ikea. It took the Acrylic paint surprisingly well, and was a much more pleasant experience than painting on canvas anyway. It kind of took me back to rebellious and unruly highschool days. HA. (My apologies for the crappy Photos)



















"Professor Bunny"
14" x 14" Acrylic and Pencil on Cupboard Door
















"Hungry Bird"
8" x 9" Acrylic on Thrown aside Shelving

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Man in Black


Last one, I swear....

I had to try it just one more time. Sorry for the penguin overload, but i've been drawing them for days. Just wanted to see if i could match up the style to the previous Leadbelly drawings. The awesome thing about Penguins is that they are already naturally simplified creatures. Good ol' Penguins. I actually tried making their faces look a bit like a fish, since they are so close to each other. Good ol' Fish. Good ol' Everything.
Okay, no more penguins.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

And yet.............more creepy birds

Not quite sure i like where this is going... With each animal i put up here, they seem to get more and more realistic. In fact, i am quite positive i hate it! HA! Next time, there will be stylization GALORE!



Monday, September 18, 2006

Another creepy bird

Everyone seems to have gone and left me to my own devices today. This is what happens i guess...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Belly


I was looking through a boook called "Cartoon Modern" last night and it was pretty amazing. It actually made me WANT to draw in my spare time which is a rare occurrence these days. Anyway, the book is filled with animation designs and drawings from the 50's and 60's (one of my favorite eras EVER) and i highly recommend taking a look at it. (theres a link to the writers blog at the top of my list!)


Monday, August 28, 2006

Our Eskimo Neighbours to the South...


So, I was roaming about "youtube" and came across a "Talking to Americans" CBC Special report with Rick Mercer. It's a show where he travels around the states, asking random americans questions and trivia about Canada. In one of the shows, He wanders about the HARVARD University campus, and strikes up some conversation with one of the professors. Mercer manages to get the professor to say a nice warm hello to us all. It went like this..........."Hello Canada, Our Eskimo Neighbours to the South!" Spoken like a true Harvard Graduate and Prof! Hey, i'm sure no genius, but i still know where America is on a map.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

LeadBelly

Hi Everyone. I give you LeadBelly. He is the most Hard Core bird ever, and has complete free reign over the apartment and anyone who enters. He's firstly named after the Blues Legend (also Leadbelly), and secondly named for the fact that his feathers are still clipped from the bird shop, and looks like he's got a belly full o' lead whenever he attempts to fly anywhere. Not to worry, his feathers will grow back in a week or two, and he will be right as rain.
He still does not know how to rescue kittens from trees or burning buildings, but that will all come out in the wash.......and don't worry Jenn, i do not use your kittens for any practicing or tests............

Monday, August 14, 2006

Circus Folk



For a while now i've been working on some circus folk designs. I introduce to you, Hamish and Helga. An unsightly duo indeed. Now i must get back to work...... Right after i draw another Carney. Mua hahaha.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Sunday Night Drive-In


A classic Canadian Drive-In Movie experience. Out in the middle of the woods, with the fuzzy dice on the mirror, abby spilling Tim Hortons tea all over her pants in the dark, me having to hang my head out the window to see the movie because of all the dirt on the windshield, and getting absolutely COVERED in mosquito bites, while the whole time waiting in fear for the run down car battery to die from leaving the radio on.....sounds dreamy doesn't it? Hey man, I wouldn't trade it.

Friday, July 28, 2006

This one's fer Yoo Eh Jenn!


The green green grass of home.......sniff sniff

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Jungle Un-fever


How Elaine feels after a week of vacation......not that she's complaining.

We're still at the TROPICANA!!???

Friday, June 09, 2006

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Derby






Some fairly recent sketches of a
couple o' cats in a near by
jazz club.

Robo-Love



i get a decent amount of down time at work between screenings, and find comfort in my new friend the Cintiq. it's a pretty amazing tool. i had problems letting go of my roots in using real paper and pencils.......i guess we all sell out once in a while. the light table has become quite a relic in my office, but every now and then i wander back to it for some inspiration.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Elaines most anticipated movie of the summer

Nachoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

Drawings

One of the many Circus Folk Drawin's that keep me entertained.

In the Beginning

Here I go........Elaine Bogan creates a BLOG. (queue scary music)