Monday, December 27, 2010

Face Sketchiness

So this holiday season/break I wanted to do alot more art and stuff. Unfortunately, there were a number of extenuating circumstances and art once again got put on the back burner. but 2 weeks and a new computer tower later, I finally got back into the swing of it. Hopefully the new year will be more art-permitting lol. Anyways, I wish you all a wonderful and festive holiday season and thanks for your support!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Can't wait for the Holidays

Thought I share a quick sketch. I'm just waiting for the days where I can get back to my my love art... and videogames lol. Anyways, enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Photogenic Friends

So I did a series recently that featured some good friends of mine. I have to do an assignment where I want to include a photo series into my explanation. Though these are not the actual assignment photos, I thought these were some of the best. Thanks so much to the models that participated in this. Anyways, enjoy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

...and finshed

So I didn't think i'd be done this early... well I could work on it some more, but i'm happy with how it turned out now. Anyways, enjoy!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

In Progress

So i've been kinda working on another face study, so I thought I just show a "work in progress" shot. Feedback is more than welcomed. Anyways, enjoy!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Face Study

Here is a quick face study that came to mind. Note to self, incorporate more colours in the skin next time... I always forget to do that in photoshop lol. Anyways, enjoy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Update to Photo Site!

So after a very long time, I finally updated my photography site! And I finally got some pics with people in them too! Link is on the side or just click here. Anyways, enjoy!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cave Study-ing

Here are some other pieces that I did over the summer. The first one I actually forgot to save one time and low-and-behold, the power went out... a lesson well learned lol. The other is just a basic pencil-and-eraser combooooooo. Anyways, enjoy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

End of Summer Post

So its the end of summer, and for me its back to school! Though it means that I probably wont be doing so many digital sketches/works now, i'm gonna try and take more photos nowadays, and hopefully post some here, and FINALLY update my photo site. Thats the goal! Anyways, I hope you all had a wonderful summer!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gloomy Park

So after not posting for a long time (sorry about that), I decided to do another quick sketch. I know it doesn't look finished, but I like how it looks like that. The light is trying to break through and come to the tree's rescue.... well that's how im reading it. Anyways, enjoy!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Within the Moment

After looking at the wonderful portfolio of Drew Struzan (The artist who did movie posters for Star Wars, Indianna Jones, Harry Potter etc.), there was one image on his website that really stuck out for me; its actually one of the first images that you see when you go to his site. Its an image of himself in this very intense moment... like the calm before the storm, we see the great artist in this pose where he's about to paint something. That pose is something quite monumental for a painter such as myself (I say that with the least amount of cocky-ness lol). Its a pose where your in that moment of excitement and hesitation... of technicality and expression... of structure and sheer spontaneity... all interwoven into one gesture of the body.

Could this be something of a self-portrait maybe? Yea you could say that. I do like the 18th-19th century painters, and I also miss and love my long hair and beard haha. Anyways, enjoy!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Butterfly Lady Sketch

So this idea came to me just today. Its prolly been done like a hundred times but hey, whats one more right? lol Anyways, enjoy!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sketchin' Around

So after a week-long session of work, I finally get the opportunity to sit down and sketch out something. The Assassin's Creed project is still on my mind (as you can kinda tell), but what i'll probably do is post more sketches now post more sketches here and there of whatever comes to my mind. I still have some more Assassin's Creed ideas that I want to try and get on the electronic canvas, but right now sketches will be the bulk of my summer works. Oh and i'll still be taking photos here and there and posting them on my other website dealy. Anyways, enjoy!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


So over the past few days, I was sketching out some ideas for this Assassin's Creed thing i'm doing with Mike, and being overwhelmed with all of it, I decided to turn to photography for a bit. I'm hoping to post some more picture on my photo site, but i'm still in the process of organizing some sessions, and taking care of other stuff as well. So until then, Assassin's Creed pictures lol. Anyways, enjoy!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Main Character Sketch

Here is another character sketch for the Assassin's Creed Project i'm working on. Mike originally came up with the idea of the bowler's hat, but I wanted to also preserve this dark and mysterious quality in the character as well. Anyways, enjoy!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Bishop Sketch

So this is one of many ideas I had for the Assassin's Creed project that I am doing with Mike. Throughout the series, there are always figures of high social class, which includes the church. I hope to create some more character designs, as well as some landscape/cityscapes for this series. Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Simba, but not really

Thought I try a digital work with a "still life" in it so I had this big stuff lion that I won somewhere, so I thought I try that. This idea was inspired by a work done by Mike Sekowski that he did of his dog. So I thought i'd put a little quotation on that. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Photos on Photography Site!

I just finished updating/uploading a new batch of photos to my photography site! the link is on the side, or just click here. Enjoy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Photography Site!!!

Hey Everyone,

So over the past week i've been creating a new site to exclusively show my digital photography. I wanted to have a site that looked more professional, so I thought i'd give it a try and see how it goes. I still will be posting some photos here, but the majority of my photography work will got to this new site. Here's the link

I know its not my own site (like or something), but I feel like its a good start. Anyways, enjoy!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

GIMPin' it up

So after looking at some amazing painting tutorials on Youtube, I came across a program that many of these digital aritsts use. Since i'm JUST getting into digital painting, I never heard of GIMP till this morning. For me, its like a Photoshop and Painter hybrid. After doing this sketch, I found the experience to be quite enjoyable. Oh and its free! And thats always good.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Shots of Milne Park

Above is some shots that I took of a park near my house. I was lucky enough to have my more powerful lens with me, ergo I was able to take better shots of the birds (always wanted to use "ergo" in a sentence lol). I hope to shot more shots of this park someday, hopefully with models or something. Enjoy!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Reworking the past

So I was looking at some old art I did and I came across a drawing that I did (in like Gr. 2) of this woman who was standing in a cemetary before a sea of tombstones (I think it was suppose to be Flander's field). I kinda liked the picture, but instead of showcasing this figure mourning, I thought I'd show the figure on his/her own path of such... and for some reason it came out to be an earthy tone path lol. Also, I think I developed an interest in the pencil crayon "brush" in Painter. Anyways, Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mmmm Cake...

... well its made of towels lol. Arrangement done by Barbara Harding. Enjoy!

Something out of the dark

So I know I havent posted a digital work in a while, so I thought of showing this. This is just one of many sketches that I am doing for a project that I am embarking on with my buddy Mike Sekowski (who is a very talented concept artist I may add. Check him out in the "Links" section of my blog). So we were going to do something centered around a game that we both like, and judging by this image, you can probably take an educated guess as to what game it is. I'm hoping to do a whole lot more works that are centered around this project, and maybe even come up with a storyline...will see. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

In Bloom

My mom wanted me to take some photos of our blooming orchid to send to one of her friends so I thought, what the hay, just post it here too. Enjoy!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lingering from the Darkness....

This was just an idea that came into my head today, so I decided to paint it out. I also attempted to actually sign my work... gotta work on that too. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A peaceful discovery

This is another photo from Buckhorn, On. (same place as the photos of the logs). Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Playing with knives...electronically

This work was inspired by the great Bob Ross. I use to watch his show ALL-THE-TIME. He's actually one of the reasons why I got into art (painting in particular). So in one of his videos, he used the palette knife to create these beautiful mountainscape scenes, so I thought I try that as well. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Awwww, just five more minutes?

By far, one of the greatest things to have growing up... well at least for me lol. Enjoy!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just Fiddlin' Around

Just trying out the different "brushes" in Corel Painter and they had this Chalk pastel "brush" so I thought I tried that out - I found the experience to be kinda enjoyable lol. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sky Sailing

This idea has probably been done before... I was trying to do something that was J.M.W Turner-like and but to my dismay yet again, I couldn't get to work. But I do like how this came out for the most part. Anyways, enjoy!

Monk by the.... Canyon?

So this is my first real shot at doing a digital painting. I was trying to reproduce an German Romantic artist that I really admire (Casper David Friedrich), but it seemed to go down another route lol. I know up-close its very grainy, so I will fix that next time. With this I hope to do more digital work in the months to come. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Creatures of the Seasons

This is a painting series that I did for my last painting class at York. Its an interpretation on the seasons, if they were personified. There might be some changes over the course of time though. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Almost There...

So i'm almost done school and I can't wait to do some more art. I was thinking about diving into some more digital work, like digital painting and stuff... cuz at the end of a four-year visual arts program, your house becomes filled with ALOT of canvases lol. I'll probably just paint some of them if anything. Anyways, enjoy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Can't wait for Summer

As soon as i'm done school, I hope to be posting new work every week on this blog. Until then, i'm just posting things I did in previous years or early this year. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fixed the Problem...maybe lol

As instructed by a freind of mine, I suppressed the intensity of my signature so that it doesn't distract from the picture itself. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday

For those of you who celebrate Palm Sunday, Happy Palm Sauday! For those of you who don't, Happy Sunday! Enjoy!

Earth Hour

What better way to make use of candles hehe. Enjoy!