Thursday, November 20, 2008

Merry Christmas !

Hey there. This was a complete blast to do :) One of those rare times that I have an image in my head and the end result feels pretty dang close! I've always wanted to do a Christmas card. Maybe this will be the beginning of a yearly tradition for little old me. Oh yeah, the two dudes on the hill are our cats. Roundy and Zoom.

Anywho, Merry Christmas folks, dudes, and dudettes. :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Awesome animated golf show, "Kill Golf"

This is a page from the pitch bible of, "Kill Golf," a show Blayne Burnside and I created a few years back...sheesh...long time no do anything.

Anyway, it's the funniest show ever!.......... Really. It all takes place on a Golf course...but really has nothing to do with Golf at all. There will be no crappy jokes about, Mulligans, the 19th hole or how some guys Grandmother can drive the ball further than some other guy.

There will however be insanity, stupidity, drama, gratuitous violence, several brushes with death and of course, an entire episode dedicated to bigfoot( maybe two). By the end of the first season the biggest, most diabolical and fiendish plan ever hatched on a stupid cartoon will be revealed and Golf's future will hang in the balance.

Freakin' gold people..................Freakin' gold

Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Uh-oh, My Cat is a Super Genius! " Got my first proof of the book.

Hey! I got the first proof copy of the book. It was exciting and a little weird. It looks pretty good but Somehow when I looked at this seemed odd. I put it amongst a bunch of other children's books and it looked strange to me.
felt like anyone who looked at the pile of
books would be able to pick mine out as
the one that didn't look legit. I think
maybe that's because I've been so close
to it for so long.

So there's a bunch of little problems. The colour isn't right on some of the pages...and though the cover looks quite blue really seems rather purple when holding the I need to do something about that. Also, there's text I need to shrink for a better fit...some of the words get lost in the binding too. I'm working on finding an editor right some fresh eyes should help. Have a look and throw me some comments. :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Soapstone Fish

Hey there. So I just got back from a week at a cottage with my family and during little moments where we weren't eating, swimming, kayaking or sleeping we would sit down a do a little soapstone carving. I did this for the first time on another cottage trip last year and I liked it so much I picked up some tools and stone so I could do it whenever I caught a second.

So's my fish. It's in Brazilian soapstone. I posted two picks because I wanted to show the scale and colour a bit better..the orange/brown version is really the true look of the
piece...but the photo in my hand is without the
flash and it shows the detail a bit more I think.

Soapstone is one of the coolest things I've worked with in a long while and I highly recommend it. It's relatively cheep to get into and pretty relaxing....unless the thing breaks on you...which this did....the fish should have been another 3/4 inches in length but the tail broke early in the after much crying, I shortened the sucker. I think it turned out okay. :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fw-190 engine detail drawing

Trying out some sketching in sketchbook pro. Found this photo in a book about the Focke-Wulf 190 fighter from WWII. The ground crew guy was on top of the engine cowl waiting for the front armour flange to be installed. The dude didn't look happy.

I think I captured his scowl pretty well. Made me wonder what the back story was....did he not like having his picture taken?..or was he mad at the photographer for some reason?? Who knows....Either way...I'm sure in about 2 days I'll hate this drawing no matter what the guy was thinking.

neat photo of the front of my favorite German fighter though :)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Book! Book! Book!

The book moves ever closer... I'm final assembling the last of the pages. Just did this one the other night...I've still gotta get a edit/proof reading done...'cause my wordses-es and grammers sucks.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Horse for Mackenzie. 3 months since I posted anything...I was getting sick of looking at that crappy chick sketch I did....and I was doing some quick paintings for my daughter's room. I think this one is finished...I don't know what I was going for...I drew this from a photo and I wanted to add something to I took a few liberties....

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

girl...I don't know why i did this

Just a sketch I did ...and I really don't know why....I guess I'd like to do more stuff like this...never get a chance to experiment with people....or how to draw them in a lose and fast way and after seeing some gorgeous work on a couple blogs I guess I found myself doing hardly compares...but it's a start.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Focke-Wulf 190 sketch

Alrighty. This was fun. Started out as a quick doodle of this FW 190 in the foreground...and of course nothing was right...that's what happens when you draw planes from memory ( and your memory sucks)...but I enjoyed it just the same and I liked the feel of the sketch...I guess the twin engine in the distance is a B25....and the fighter above and behind it...? let's pretend it's a Mustang :)

Anyway, despite the fact the B25's Port engine is burning, I'm not normally a big fan of WWII aviation art that depicts battles...seems stupid maybe...seeing as that's pretty much what WWII was all about.

For me, these planes should be painted in a way that shows their power and grace without focusing on the fact that they were designed to blow the crap outta stuff. I'd rather try to capture a split second that conveys what it might have been like to be near these beautiful machines as they were flown to their limits.....Just about the coolest thing ever.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

another plane..What the heck.

Just playing around last night. Sometimes, after a day of drawing silly stuff...I've gotta try something for myself...bit of pencil line with some oil paint...I don't know if I love it...but I'm trying to find my style's a process...ya know?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Another colour sketch...maybe my next painting attempt....

So maybe this could be my next painting...provided I finish the first one. Whatever the case, I'm gonna stay away from any blending. This whole painting was done with brush and knife only and the result, in my opinion is a more lively and appealing. I should point out that the planes are P51's.....and if you know anything about them you're probably, do P51's look like this...and my answer would be...I dunno...I kinda painted these from memory. So yes, I'll be checking reference once I go for the final.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

NIght time plane sketch.

Just trying out some washy techniques for some quick plane studies. This is an OS2U on it's beaching gear.. FUN! AND COOL

some morning doodles

Hey there. Like the title says....some morning
doodles to get loosened up a smidge.