Sunday, December 27, 2009


A single-paged comic inspired by David Bowie's "Starman". I've been listening to a lot of Bowie lately.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Afraid of the Dark

A comic I recently made during class. I had trouble with the ink washes. I'm not super fond of this one, but here it is.

Crows vs Gulls

This is a single page comic that I made a while ago. I really shouldn't have worked as large as I did (12 by 15), as it proved very problematic to scan into Photoshop for cleanup. I'm super happy with the end result, and now can't decide whether I would like to continue on with the story.
More pages of different stories will be added soon.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mostly Plants

John, BBQer Extraordinaire!
This is our front patio. Recognise the chairs?

My Marigolds! Probably my favourite flowers, as they are pretty and difficult to kill. The Allysum to the far left is from a previous year, the stringier-looking stuff is new. I was surprised to see such a difference in the mature plants. This is a photo from when they were very recently planted. All have filled out quite significantly since. I had deadheaded these rather aggressively, and it paid off.

An Umbrella Tree! Pretty short at the moment, but he'll eventually be very tall. He also lives in the studio.

A Dragon Tree; a tropical I bought for the studio. They eventually get quite tall, but are very slow-growing. It will eventually be dwarfed by the Umbrella Tree.

One of my flower-boxes. Salvia, Sweet Williams, Allysum, and a mystery-climbing-weed. The weed was growing in a different planter box and I still don't know what it is. I'm hoping that it's nature will become more apparent as it matures. It looks like it might be flowering.

My tiny little tomatoes. Now there are about a dozen of various sizes, although all are still green.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cabin 2009

We didn't take the camera out as much as we should have, but got some good pictures of a few days!

A HUGE spider was living in the sink. We flushed her down once the water-pump was up and running, but felt terribly guilty.

We caught the Canada Day Parade in Sechelt, John's hometown.

John's in a tree! This was on the hike in to the Skookumchuck Rapids. A very long, very beautiful hike.

A sleepy tree. John was telling me that the notches were cut into the trees by the lumberjacks that cleared the area, so that platforms could be erected between trees. But now they look like eyes. Sleepy eyes.

The view from the point over the Skookumchuck Rapids.

Sunset, the last night at the lake.

Eventually Pique and Miles started to get along.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

the Lipizzaner Stallions

It was a pretty good show, although admittedly not as awe-inspiring as it was when I was ten.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Shirley Jackson

A practice in inking with one of my favourite authors.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Illuminated Being

8 x 10 on clear primed linen canvas.
Golden Fluid acrylics and phosphorescent green.
A birthday gift for a friend.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Stoat and Cat

Two paintings that I completed this weekend. Stoat was the first, and looks unintentionally like a certain Mustelidae sidekick. Cat started out as a wolf, but you know how things are. Both are creepy.
Stoat is 8" x 10" on a clear-gessoed linen canvas. Cat is 5" x 7" on primed masonite. Both are using fluid acrylics and have a satin finish. Fancy.
I'm fonder of Cat than of Stoat, but mum's the word.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Second Orc Mini

This is my second miniature painted.
I was going for a bit of a brighter palette with this guy - I ran into a few issues early on, and so I feel that the application of paint isn't as nice with this one. I'm pretty pleased with the colours, even if they are a bit cartoony.
I also used an iridescent medium to do metallics on this figure.

Orc Mini

I've spent most of the weekend finishing a couple of miniatures. We've got Dungeons and Dragons today, and I'm really excited to put these guys into play.
The first posted here is the first figure I've painted - finally with static grass and some touched up colours to make him a little more snappy. The colours are a little more blue than true, but you can get the idea.

The figures are by Reaper Miniatures - part of a three pack of Orc Warriors
I've been using heavy bodied acrylics, thinned with a matte medium, combined with acrylic ink washes. Although I'm not unhappy with the results, I'm curious to try out maybe a fluid acrylic. A few of my colours are pretty old and crumby so I think the next paint I buy will be a bit more tailored to model painting/glazing.
I've applied a matte acrylic topcoat and some static grass.
Second Mini posted soon.

Friday, January 16, 2009