Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sleepy Hollow



Although this was a fun illustration to draw, figuring out the composition proved to be more difficult than I had thought. I wanted to avoid the Hallowe'en cliches that can sometimes come with the Headless Horseman such as pumpkins or a big moon looming over a forest. With a little help from my wife (thanks, Gillian), I was able to figure out a composition that I was happy with. I'm still a little unsure about having the Sleepy Hollow sign there though.


Saturday, 4 August 2012

Snow White & the Seven Dwarves



I've had a desire to do a Snow White piece for a couple of years now but none of the ideas I had really stood out to me until recently. This illustration was a bit of a departure for me as I kept the use of full colours very limited.


Friday, 15 June 2012

Stevie Wonder



A tribute to the great Stevie Wonder. I had the honour of contributing two illustrations to a book called "Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World" published by Tundra Books. The book is a collection of anecdotes of legendary musicians in rock & roll, soul, r&b and folk music with each anecdote accompanied by an illustration. The book was co-written by Robbie Robertson (of The Band), Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine, all of whom have worked in the music industry with some of the greats featured in the book. 

You can find the book here:



Sunday, 15 April 2012

Tyler Durden



This is an early Illustration I did many years ago of Tyler Durden from the movie Fight Club. It remains, to this day, one of my favourite movies of all time and I also credit it for introducing me to one of my favourite rock bands, The Pixies.

Hairspray Queen



This is based on the urban legend of the woman who styled her hair everyday without washing it and had a nest of spiders live in it.


OZ



This is my spin on The Wizard of Oz. The Tinman was definitely the most fun to work on. My version of him was created from using rusted parts from an old steam powered locomotive. 

It's hard to see from the image but the book that the brainless Scarecrow is reading is a dictionary held upside down.

Little Red Riding Hood



A different version of this was originally done as a school project back in 2003. This updated version was done in 2006.


Drowning Man



A simple piece I did showing an escape artist trying to escape.


Mother Nature



This is an older piece I did quite a few years back and is still one of my favourite ones I've done.


Alligators in the Sewers



Based on the urban legend of alligators in the sewer (hence the title of this entry). I thought a bath tub made for a more interesting illustration than the usual gator coming out of a toilet. Slightly more elegant as well.



Rock Music



A drawing of Alex, one of the characters from my comic book.



Maynard James Keenan



Tool is one of my favourite bands. I also like A Perfect Circle but I wanted to focus on the Tool aspect of MJK.



Polka Dots

This piece was done for an art show I was part of back in 2007.


Izzy

Izzy from my Medicine graphic novels.


Swingers

This is an old illustration I did back in 2005.


Medicine Book Covers

This is one of the covers I did for my Graphic Novel series (sorry, I know people hate that term but I don't know what else to call them) Medicine. They were written and drawn by me between 2005 and 2010.