Tuesday, September 11, 2007

DJ Cartoons

More drawings I like that would otherwise never be seen. I drew this series of caricatures for the Bob FM Radio station website and half way through the project the concept was canceled. These were based on photographs of the DJs emailed to me by the client.

Here's a close-up of my favorite one... my favorite for it's wacky Mad Magazine aesthetic ;-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Digital Painting

Yay! This is the first digital painting I've done in Corel Painter that I've really liked! I just bought the program recently, dreaming that I might be able to make cool digital paintings like Tim McBurnie and his ilk. Well, this is the first thing I've done in painter that starts to move in that direction. Still have lots to learn about using colour and lighting and character design... among other stuff.

Anyway, feel free to comment tell me what you think. I'd love any feedback.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ratatouille is Amazing!

I just saw Pixar's new movie "Ratatouille" and loved it loved it loved it! Aside from being a great story about knowing and honouring your self and your gifts, it's an amazingly well told story and, if your an illustration geek like me, the character designs, set designs, prop designs, and animation simply blew me away.

You know what I love about Pixar? They are a huge business that create real soulful meaningful art... consistently. Every movie they've ever made has been in the range of really good to truely amazingly wonderfully incredible... in my humble opinion.

So I came home and really wanted to doodle rats inspired by the characters of Ratatouille, and these are what I came up with. Think I could get a job with Pixar? ;-)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Head Transplant

This is a new head for a head transplant on a corporate communcations comic I've been working on. I thought this ink drawing looked really pretty, want to share it with y'all.

I needed to change the identity of one character in this comic. In my illustration vernacular a head transplant is what happens when, for whatever reason, I need to change the face of a character in an illustration. I draw a new head and lay it over the old one. "Never draw anything twice if you can aviod it" was some early illustration advice from my mentor when I was just starting out. Saves a lot of redrawing! The same advice can apply to a lot of things in life!


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Blotter Doodle

It's been a while! Here's a blotter doodle from today's inking session. Gave her a bit of an oversized hand... and I guess her head is a bit too big too, but that's what you get with these things. No pencil under-drawing. Just ink laid down on white paper, one stroke every minute or two whenever it's time to test the brush charge again.