Sunday, May 31, 2009

James Mercer of The Shins, awesome concert and unreal stage presence. Ink on Mylar, 18" x 18".

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

These were random splashes of paint that ended up as a person and a dog, they're both done with India ink.

Monday, May 25, 2009

A painting from earlier in the year. Ink on mylar 24" x 36", and paintings, some done some in progress.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mikro Man

This thing is just too cool not to mention, its a Sam Buxton fold-out diorama made of extremely thin sheet metal that my uncle gave to me along with some art books when I helped him move. One of a bunch of designs, he hands them out as his business card if you to meet him in person.

A lot of things come to mind when you think of Toronto, tallest building in the world, a giant space dome that opens and closes depending on the weather, a melting pot of cultures, it's a great city but it's also ridiculous to have bars close at 2, especially when the only alternative to going home by cabs is nicknamed the vomit comet, you need a good night under your belt to justify the rough ride home. My internal clock is messed up after an all nighter that started downtown and ended in us watching the sun rise over Niagra falls. I'm still wide awake and the brush with nature made me decided to finish and touch up a piece I've left and forgotten about for a couple of months now.

it's ink on mylar, 24" x 36"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

1000 for $10

This is the sketch that started the graffiti drawings that started the blog, I did this in the mad craze to reach a quota of images for the 1000 for $10 group show I was organizing with John Barry and Anam Ahmed, who are also from OCAD and head the Art Club Intl. It ended up being a really diverse market style small show.

Sketches I've been working on recently to start a small series, jazz cartoons, quick, fun to make and really illustrative. I just finished the first one of the clarinet player, its also a square foot.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I've been working on some mixed media stuff as well thats a bit quicker and gives me a bit more instant gratification. I don't want to take away from the really detailed and labour intensive stuff, cause I love that too, but when you do stuff quickly it feels honest and raw.
It's a clean square foot.
Another piece I did in the same style but adding a couple of details, this one's on paper with highlighters and a couple of pens.

First off These are some paintings I've been working on for a little while, some finished some in progress. The first one is for an abstract class, in a graffitti style based on native designs. Somebody told me it looks like a whale.

It's 3' x 3'
Acrylic on canvas