Tuesday, January 29, 2008


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


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.


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!