Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gorilla Entrepreneurialism!

A sketch I did for my cigarette case.
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And this will conclude my blogging and posting.
(for a little while at least - Christmas is coming up and my blog deserves a present!)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas!!!

This 4X6 illustration was created for my Core class. I had too much fun doing this, I can't lie - I love Christmas so much!!!

We had to design a card for an international company and couldn't illustrate anything to "Christmas like!" - F'in Downer if you ask me, but I plugged in the Christmas music and went to work.

People should realize that you can't even possibly come close to illustrating what Christmas really is! Idiots get caught up in angels and Santa - So the fuck what! You can't escape the Wonderness of Christmas anyways - A green tree is always going to be the be all and end all of Christmas symbols, whether you like it or not! You can't escape it! So GO hug someone, it's Christmas!

If your going to shoot me over this, just please do it after the 25th.

Acrylic 4X6

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Moleskins Count.

I felt that the trend with Moleskins kinda died down from last year so I decided to start my own. It's a good feeling to draw for myself again and with these stupid things being around 20 dollars a pop, I make sure every page counts - which counts towards my abilities - and that counts towards my future! (What a scary fucking word.)

Watercolours!!!

Watercolour studies in Shoffner's class.
Getting better at it with practice!
Happy Mistakes and White Macadamia nut cookies make transparent media worth it at 8:30 in the Morning!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

MC MONG!

I know, I know. It's not the best thing I've ever designed nor the most amazing thing you'll see today! But forget that! It's MC MONG! lol And it's the only way I was going to do this assignment without a fight. (I listened to "Show's Just Begun" five times in a row while doing this - it made me feel "crazy" - Ha, Ha, Ha Ha Ha HA!!!)

Monday, September 8, 2008

For Me, Myself and I.

Head Space Two.

Fun I drew up for myself on the plane ride home.

Head Space One.

At random moments in the trip.

Hostel Waiting.



Waiting for a computer at the hostel.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cafe Arte



I miss this cafe to death and we only went there once! Me and a till-death friend plan to bring one to Toronto.

Very rough sketches indeed but I needed to get back to watching my friend smoke inside//

Motorcycle In Front of the First Hostel.



The first time I was able to just sit down, draw and breathe in that delicious Korean air.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Portrait of Caroline.

A Birthday present for my sister Caroline. Happy 25th!


Charcoal 16X20.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fat Joe Portrait

Fat Joe has always been on my roster of rappers that I listen too, but never on my top five. Recently though I've been listening to him and his most recent album that was released on March 11th, called "The Elephant in the Room". I must say that I'm feeling it and listened to it relentlessly while doing this portrait.

I have to say that there's something I enjoy about drawing rap artists. Not sure what it is, but I think it may have something to do with there charisma and there looks of attitude.


18X24 charcoal.

A Portrait of a Father.

This is a portrait of one of my best friend's dad when he was about my age. Just in time for Father's Day of course.


18X24 Charcoal on Canson.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Gray Scale Practice.

Just a fun digital painting I threw down to clear my mind of a character that's been with me for sometime. And to also push myself with going as dark in value as possible - I struggle with tapping into the full value scale.

On a side note: I miss Christmas.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sean and Daniel's Masterpiece(s)

This is how our (Jessica, Sean, Daniel and myself) study group ended. LOL


I think that's supposed to be Rick Ross.


Some gangsters that rap.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Figure Drawing. 01.05.08

Figure drawing last, last Thursday was a pain with no earphones for my ipod - How dumb can you be to leave them at your house before class. Anyways, this was my only successful drawing.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

27/04/08 Figure Drawing.

Another collection of figure drawings, but this time! There from last Sunday, the 27th! Cool model too, named Vanessa.

Figure Drawing From Way Back.

This is a collection of drawings I liked from a figure drawing session way back.

A Portrait of a Girl in Class.

A portrait of a girl in Lauchie's class, who's name escapes me. Cool chick though.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Summer Mode.

Just a little bit of fun I had for myself.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Good vs. Evil

Yet another assignment for Gary Taxali here. This illustration is my idea of "Good vs. Evil". To be honest, this wasn't in my opinion my best concept for "Good vs. Evil" but it was surly the one I was most excited about executing - and at the end of the year, it's hard to feel that way. Like I said, it's not the deepest concept so it's pretty self explanatory but it's of a royalty figure and the opposite of her is coming out from under her dress, which in my mind, would be peasant's and live stock. So who's good and who's evil?

Good vs Evil Sketch
Sketch. graphite.


Good vs Evil
Digital.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fortune

This illustration was a challenge since I tried a new execution that I've never experienced before. It was transferring an image using matte medium. I've been exposed to this a bunch and have always wanted to try and make it work for me an my illustrations but have never had the chance. With this new assignment from Taxali, I knew it was my opportunity!

The assignment was to illustrate a fortune from a random fortune cookie that my professor handed out. My fortune was "An old friend, will introduce you to new people and pleasures". Seeing how fortune cookies are so cliche and "to the point" I tried to challenge myself by taking cliche imagery like doing drugs and illustrating it in a way that didn't seem everyday. I'm happy with the final result and I have to give a big shout out too my good friend Rad Dan who helped me with the execution of transferring and painting the image.


4x6 graphite on paper


Final on chip board

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jay-Z

This was the second assignment due for my Illustration Core class taught by Gary Taxali. In this illustration, he wanted us to illustrate a portrait of a still living, famous person. I wanted my concept to actually fall into a current event, pretending like this was an actual commission. When I went through all the celebrities I knew of (which isn't many) and then counted all the ones I would actually like to do a portrait of, I was so happy to find that Jay-Z would block in my mental check list. He recently left Def Jam and is going to start a label with Apple.


Sketch of Jay-z

Jay-Z portrait
Final digital painting on Corel Painter. (Referenced Jay-Z's face)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Unity

This assignment is the first assignment in my new illustration class. The criteria for us was any medium, square frame on any surface. The task was to create an illustration for the word, "unity".


Sketch. 12 x12 pencil on bond.

Unity

Finished illustration. Watercolour and ink on bfk.

I'm happy with the way it came out.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Peter!!!



Digital painting I did for my cousin in Vancouver because it's his birthday today!!!

He's a talented rapper in a group called East Side Magic and if you wanna check him out, the link to ESM's facebook page is http://yorku.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20586460856

Actually, I'm not giving you a fucking choice in the matter. Go fucking check them out!