Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Every year I try to get one of these out in time for print, process and mail. It seems like a task when everything else in the mix like Christmas shopping and working around our daughters schedule limit the time. Despite all that it's a fun project to partake in and one I always feel satisfied doing annually. I think if I didn't I'd feel more guilty than not! Well enough of me griping, here's our annual family Christmas card featuring our new addition in the company of our two feathered friends, furry feline-son Le Roy and us of course. I hope you enjoy it!

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

the Paragon

Here's a sketch of the main character to my story that Ive been working on. It's my first pass on the character and I can already see a lot I'd like to improve on. Overall the concept is there and I'll be sure to post more of my development as I continue on.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

the Hands of Doom

Thanks to the Pitt pens and a nice moleskine A4 sketchbook I've been able to press my ideas out faster with more detail than previous sketch books. Here are some sketches for a personal project that's been brewing for a long time. I've found on my commute home or in between programs crashing at work my mind will wonder to this imaginary world I've been creating. The premise is centered around the return of 5 demonic gods in another world not unlike our own. So you can see the reason for the horrific imagery. I look forward to posting more development sketches as I progress. I hope to have a nice package of design work to start sketching out some book pages in the near future.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

May the 4th

Here's my little contribution to celebrate May 4th. It was a last minute idea but I managed to squeeze it out tonight. Cheers!

Darth Sidious' Secret order 56 close up

I accidentally deleted this post when uploading the full illustration. Here's a close up on the work I did on Darth Sidious on his deathstar speeder.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Order 56

Here's an idea I've been wanting to illustrate for a while. Being a big Star Wars fan I've always wanted to draw my own rendition of Darth Sidious/Emperor. The idea came to me one day at work while on lunch and like many other ideas, I sketched it out as a thumbnail and tossed it into my personal concept morgue. I also wanted to get this done before May 4th as it's international Star Wars day as well as our first born's due date! So here's to Star Wars and to a new generation I'll be passing on a piece of nostalgia to. May the 4th be with you!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Warlock

Here's another PITT pen sketch of an evil sorceror or Warlock.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fire Drake Colour

Here's my first pass on the colour version of this illustration as vector art. I'm tempted to paint it in photoshop however, I have too many other ideas to flush out in the meantime. So here it is for now.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Robyn's 30th Birthday

My wife just turned the big 30 and we held a surprise party for her at one of her favorite restaurants, the Keg. Here's an image I made that was later printed as a card that everyone in attendance signed. You'll notice the cake is rittled with little icing icons that represent milestones and roles she's had through these past 30 years.

Goblin Sentry

Here's another piece from my sketchbook I've been meaning to post.


Thursday, March 03, 2011

Sketchbook work

Here's a page of some recent dabbling from ideas for a story I'm calling "The Realm Of Fire". Can you guess what the circular structure is supposed to be?

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fyre Draek Rough II

Here's a more resolved col erase pencil rough of the Fyre Draek. In retrospect I've decided that I may keep the screen left hand and human as they were in the initial pen sketch. I think it makes for a better pose and composition. I'm currently doing the linnear work in flash and once thats done I'll be rendering it in Photoshop.


Friday, January 07, 2011

Fyre Draek Sketch I

Another rough sketch done with pen and ink. This one is of a Fire Drake I plan to tighten up and colour render in photoshop.

2011 Pitt pens

I've been pretty impressed so far with the results I can get using PITT artist pens. I've been enjoying sketch book work moreso than usual since it doesn't require me to be throwing down a bunch of lines to get the tones I want. I sketched this page over a day or so of dabbling. I've been flushing out a bunch of ideas for a story I have that seems to be filled with endless possibilities.