Apr 10, 2011

I've Moved!

I've got a new Blog!

Feb 19, 2011

New Pattern


I just made this 3-D block pattern. I've been messing around in illustrator and photoshop and having way too much fun Making stuff!

Jan 30, 2011

BIG NEWS!

Well and Good has just launched Their very first ebook publication. It looks completely amazing and the best thing about it is that I am one of 40 artists asked to participate. I have an interview in the book as well as many other amazing, talented artists like, Patrick Thompson, Elicer, and so many more! You can purchase the book here. A large portion of sales goes back to the artist so please check it out. It is definitely worth it.

Jan 18, 2011

Old fart!

This piece was made for my boss. Its about old guys trying to stay hip! Enjoy!

Dec 19, 2010

Food&shape pattern

Just in time for the gift wrapping season! I hope to make a few more patterns in the new year. If you look closely you can find slices of pizza, muffins, milk cartons, apple cores, sandwiches, and Tacos amongst the shapes.Enjoy!

Dec 14, 2010

CAVALCADE SHOW Installation



Just before the closing party I snuck into Xspace to install the Geometric Janitor. I Had a load of help from Sean Lewis and in a few hours it was fully set up. We Had a lot of fun at the closing reception and the Cavalcade publication was launched (photos coming soon).

In Other news the fine folks of "The Globe and Mail", found one of my promo papers and wrote about it in the Dec 11th issue. Heres the link!

Nov 22, 2010

Communication Arts post

Getting some love on the old inter web! here is the complete link

Nov 18, 2010

CAVALCADE SHOW @ XSPACE

It isn't very often that an illustrator gets an opportunity to work on wall size images, but it is a lot of fun. This is a shot of my section of the massive wall mural on exhibit at Xspace gallery.
over the course of the month the 9 artists involved will be altering and adding to each others section to create one huge continuous, collaborative mural.
Sean Lewis and I have already started the collaborative process by adding a character to his section of the mural.

These are just a few details but I definitely recommend taking a closer look at all the amazing work.

The show will be on exhibit, until DEC 11 followed by an awesome closing reception and after party at the White House.
Don't hesitate, This work will be gone forever in a few weeks, never to return! Over Dramatic but oh well!

Nov 7, 2010

new stuff

New piece for a self promo project!

Nov 1, 2010

CAVALCADE

It's been a while since my last post but I haven't forgotten. This image is a promotional image for an upcoming group show at Xspace. There are 10 artists in total and our objective is to transform the walls of Xspace into a 360 degree panoramic view of some kind of continuous parade/procession. This show is going to be incredible so check it out if you can on Nov 11.

Oct 4, 2010

Bean sprout ideas

video
I've always liked messing around with moving pictures. This is just a little short that I started to play around with.

Sep 30, 2010

Last Week I had the pleasure of helping out a good friend, and learn all about screen printing at the Halo Halo studio.
studio kitten! "shorty", but you to say it in an auto tune voice= showdy!
What a sweet set up, there is so much cool stuff to look at. Jeff Garcia and friends have done a great job of setting up this awesome studio space.

Jeff does screen printing lessons and is a rad dude, so give him a call for all your screen printing needs!


Sep 20, 2010

FILM NORTH trailers

The good people of Concrete Design made this little diddy! so rad!

Sep 1, 2010

HIGH TIDE poster

I decided to create a vector version of the high tide poster that I painted in my previous post! At First I really liked the painted version but now I'm starting to think that this version is superior! If anyone has a preference, let me know?

Aug 30, 2010

HIGH TIDE

This is just a personal piece that I wanted to do for a while. There is no real concept behind it but I was inspired by a band that I've been listen to a lot, lately. The group is called Tennis. They are from Denver but bought a sailboat in Florida and wrote a bunch of songs sailing around the Pacific.Before their money ran out! What a great way to focus on a project!

Aug 24, 2010

FILM NORTH POSTER, and branding

Earlier this summer I was approached to create some illustrations for a film festival that takes place in Huntsville, Ontario. The film festival is called Film North and this is it's debut year.
I Love Huntsville so much, its a beautiful little town to visit if your ever in the area. The direction was to create Canadiana, elements that could be collaged together to form a large poster. I am happy with the way it turned out and stoked that I had the opportunity to draw this kinda stuff.
As a promotion a few of my drawings were turned into rub on tattoos.
I love the way they turned out. Rad to see people rockin them!

Aug 10, 2010

Eye weekly spot

I just finished this little spot illustration for the upcoming eye issue. I had a lot of fun working on this guy and so glad that I had an opportunity to draw a cartoon millipede walking through a tacos and can of PBR.

My skate board! again!

I've been surfing the inter web And came across this much higher quality shot of the deck I painted. Here's a link about the show. These guys rule!
I hope I can paint another for next years disposable art show!

Aug 5, 2010

wake skate



A while ago, I made some art work for my friend, Nic Harlos. He is a sick dude and sponsored for wake skating. He liked my design so he stuck it on a board and these are a few shots of the finished graphic on the actual board. It's so great to see it all done especially when it is on a 3 dimensional structure. Thanks Nic!

Aug 2, 2010

RAD!
I never got to see this in person But it was posted on facebook. bad ass!

Jul 27, 2010

Back to the sketch book



I've been spending a lot of time using my computer to do work Lately, so it feels good to get back to basics and spend some time making random sketches. Pages like these, often help me discover new ideas and compositions. Good old, pen and paper!

Jul 17, 2010

2 wheels, 1 stick of chalk, 1 bf, and a bunch of trail mix

As most people know, I'm really into bikes. I own a few and enjoy riding them as much as possible. Bicycle touring is one of my favorite types of biking because it combines aspects of camping with cycling. Touring allows you to see an area in a very intimate way. It is so different then travelling by car. You earn every km and it is super rewarding.

A couple days ago, one of my best friends and I loaded up the bikes and headed north west to Conestoga. When touring, churches and cemeteries offer a nice place to rest and often a place to fill up water bottles.
I brought along some chalk and tried to draw something every time we stopped.
I used to bring a sketch book with me on a tour but I find it much more exciting to search for cool surfaces to muck around with. Plus sketch books are a lot heavier.

I love stumps!
This guy is one of my favorites!

These trail head markers were awesome pieces to work on.

We road through lots of Amish communities which may have inspired this guy.
Another beautiful place to rest.

Big open roads and a simple way to move along them. touring is awesome.





Jul 13, 2010

Hap-Hazard, high park

Here is a photo of the final installation. You can find this little guy tucked away in a cozy corner of high park.
We had lots of fun making the structure and got rid of a lot of clutter at the same time. A big thanks to our friend Ty, Who helped lend a hand for this project.
Hopefully we'll have a few more shots of the ti pi in the future.
It started to rain just as we were finishing, so we didn't stick around to document it as well as we wanted.


After we painted up the wood, we made these cool bundles that looked rad, all together.

We moved all the wood of the patio and filled up the living room, instead! Sometimes things have to get a little bit worse before they can get better.


Jimmy and I have been collecting scraps of wood, and storing them for some kind of unknown project. Our tiny patio was packed so full that it was hindering our bar b q set up and causing a potential fire hazard. We decided to paint up the scraps and make some kind of installation.