Thursday, February 25, 2010

Billy Pilgrim

"Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt."
-Kurt Vonnegut

A portrait of Billy Pilgrim, the time traveling alien abductee from the novel "Slaughterhouse Five."

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Foxes Mate For LIfe

A submission for a magazine that probably won't be accepted! wheee!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Here is a little 10 page comic that took much too long.
It's kind of based off of my 6 year old self and my life goal (at the time) to live in a lake and be a mermaid.
This is my first comic and it was a difficult yet enjoyable process. I definitely have a lot more respect for the medium now.
I hope you guys get a kick out of it.
Now time to get back to painting!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Teenage girls be crazy, yo.

Hello everyone.
I am all settled here in Victoria, and thought it high time to update with another process post.
This image was done for Work of Arts Magazine, an alumni magazine for the University of Alberta. The article was about extreme mood swings in teenage girls
As I usually do, I started off with a whole swag of rough sketches, just trying out as many ideas as possible...

before narrowing it down to these three. The AD liked the Venus flytrap idea the best, but in the end we wound up going with #1

After some revisions I started the painting.
Rough transfer sketch:

Blocking in the colors:

beginning to put in midtones:

Getting a bit darker:

Pulling out hilights:

And the finished painting!