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Friday, October 31, 2014

Heart and Crown process

Click on these thumbnails to see the different stages I went through to make the ‘Heart and Crown’ painting (previous post, below, if you want to see the finished one):

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Heart and Crown

Watercolor on Arches paper, 22 x 30 in. Please click on image twice to see a bigger, more detailed version.

 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Movie Bloggers

Look for them at The Toronto International Film Festival!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Baby Boomers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lunch Break

Monday, August 18, 2014

Husbands

Poster inspired by the great ‘Husbands’. It’s a movie about talking dogs trying to break into Hollywood.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sad

 

 

This was drawn at 3am (I couldn’t sleep). It looks like a concept sketch for a 1970′s gatefold rock album.

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rotten Tomatoes – David Denby

Monday, July 14, 2014

Batman Joker

Commissioned Painting.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Provi-Soir

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tom Sleeping

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Night Drawing

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Water rocks

Friday, June 6, 2014

Hide

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Can’t wait

Self-encouraged illustration for the forthcoming Paul Thomas Anderson adaptation of Inherent Vice. This was inspired by a scene in the novel.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Xtra Coverz

These are the various covers I made for the cover to Spain & Morocco. The first one, at top, dates back to 2004. There is a whole B & W version of the book, done between 2002 and 2005, which was left behind and forgotten (probably for the best). In 2009, I found the whole book in a box, and as I was re-reading it, I thought I might as well put it online. I liked the final pages, but the early pages were pretty rough. So I started re-drawing pages here and there, then decided they needed some color, so I re-drew and re-wrote the whole book, this time in color.

The 2nd cover from the top is the one I used in the online version. It’s ok, but after 4 years of working on this book I wasn’t going to settle for that as the cover, which brings us to the 3rd cover. My approach to the 3rd cover was to fix the things I hated about the 2nd cover, notably that the characters were too small, and that we needed to see their expression better. However, I just created a whole new set of mistakes that bugged me. The composition was especially problematic because both the characters are at the same height. I also re-worked the painting after it was done, and in typical late-night painting mode, I started using gouache (mixed with watercolor) on the faces, which made them look like like black guys. I’d scan that disaster if I could actually find the painting!

So the final version, which is used on the book, was painted in a quick (for me) 4 hour spurt. I did it right after the 3rd version, so I was sharp on how to paint all the elements (cats, flowers, stairs, etc.), and I was happy with how it turned out. The characters are small once again, but I like it better. The cats are better, I think. Ok, that’s it.

The book is available for pre-order, for all you anxious types:

CANADA

USA

UK

(…and yes, for some reason, the wrong cover was used on the Amazon previews, but that’s ok.)

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spider-Man Vs. Rhino



Just for fun, good ol’ Spidey.

Monday, September 16, 2013

McGill campus

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunflowers, messy garden

Monday, September 16, 2013

House on a Hill

Monday, July 8, 2013

Vince Strip

Commissioned strip for Vince. He gave me the title, I did the rest.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

House by Water sketch

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Model on sofa

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fah-rogs

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More Tom sleep

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pammy, pt.1

Comic strip about a fat girl, Pammy.