Sunday, May 23, 2010

This is just some sketchbook work today folks, including the mighty Marco the Basilisk Hunter, based on a neighbour at my University of Toronto residence last year. Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010


So, it's a Friday. Before a long weekend. That's pretty much awesome if you ask me. So today I figured I'd update my blog. How are these two things correlated? They aren't really... don't worry about it, I don't understand it either.

These are pictures of my Narratives project number two. I really enjoyed working on this project, particularly the rough work. I'm least happy with image number two, and were i to repeat this project I would limit myself to only using ink. For these I also used some graphite and pen and ink.

This is just some of the rough work that went into that project. I had around 12 pages in my sketchbook devoted to plans and concepts for this project, and I really enjoyed the process of creating it. I hope you enjoy as well!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Jabberwocky

Good evening.
Did everyone have a good weekend?
That's good.
I think it's high time I updated this little guy again. It's been a couple of days, and people keep bugging me for a link to my blog. All the people looking at it has done little to swell the ranks of followers. That's ok though. As long as people are enjoying it, I reckon it's worthwhile.
Anyways, it's art posting time!

This is my final project for Narratives, Series and Sequences. It's based on the poem 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. It's not exactly a literal interpretation, but rather an illustration of the creation of the Jabberwocky 'legend'. I wanted it to be something like a storybook illustration, and it prompted suggestions by numerous people, not least of all my girlfriend, to minor in illustration. I'm fairly pleased with it, although I'd like to go back in and add more layers of different colours.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hello there people. It's been a bit of a long week, I've got to say. A lot of stuff going on. And I decided I'd make a post. Why, you might be asking (and it's ok if you aren't)? Well, because art is just one of those things you've gotta do.

I recently obtained a sizeable sheaf of rice paper from my high school grade 12 art teacher. She basically just handed it to me and told me there wasn't space for it. She also informed me that it was absorbent. So, this here is one of my first little tests with the new paper. It's just ink on rice paper. When I draw with ink, i prefer using a brush rather than a pen; it has a different quality that I really enjoy.

These are a couple more ink drawings, done for Site and Intervention. Our class did a little installation running along the bottom of the wall in the OCAD Main Hall. Everyone did human figures in motion from memory. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of the whole installation!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hmm. I think I'll update today. It seems like a good day for it.
And, just to shake things up, I think I'll show some slightly newer stuff.
Yes I shall.

This here is a quick ink drawing I did the other day, after a photograph I took on Nuit Blanche. I don't mind the way it turned out. I'm trying to focus more on the dark and lights rather than line. It's something it's been suggested I improve on by one Mary Porter, my Narratives prof.

This is a tragic little collage I starter while we were still at residence, leading up to exams. I recently finished it, and it was pretty fun. It's mostly just ink and collage, I'm pretty sure.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Hello there, I am writing once again from the Blue Dog coffee house on Brant Avenue once more. My brother and I are going to be playing at the open mic night here in about 40 minutes. It's going to be pretty fun times. Although there is a surprising number of kiddies here this evening. Couldn't have called that one. Ah well.
In the art department, however. The new job is interfering a little with my artistic practice time, which is really unfortunate; I really need to get more art in. However, since last I returned, I have done around 9 little pieces, most of which are just experiments.
I will not be posting those today. I haven't documented them yet. Sorry about that!

This is a charcoal on newsprint drawing I did near the end of second semester. It's informed by the work of South African artist William Kentridge, done of an industrial site in Brantford. I really enjoyed doing it; there's something fun about working with something as smudgy as charcoal.

This is another charcoal piece. It was the first drawing we did for my Narratives, Series and Sequences class. It was observational of a skeleton. Again, fun to do. I seem to be on some sort of charcoal trip. I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Coffee Shop

Still holed up in the coffee shop, as our wireless is still not working. There's some sort of cheerful Flamenco-type guitar song filling the air, and I'm sitting with my mug of coffee 20 minutes before close. I'll try to be brief!

These are some pictures of my final Form and Structure project (I realize this is a major fast forward from first semester). It took quite a considerable chunk of time to get the furry patches to look... furry. This project, combined with Christian Singer's enthusiasm (he's the prof I had), has made me want to try to take a casting course next year. The medium is plastecine over a wire armature. In retrospect, would have been better to have used thicker wire.