Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Shield

A little sketch I did of some of the characters from season 1 of The Shield - a super good cop drama show.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Car Bombs

Hi friends!
Indeed, i am still alive and have returned from my absence to commence with the blog posts.

To explain the picture from today:
When i was in Ireland with my brother and sister, we were at a pub with some Aussies who introduced us to 'car bombs' - a half pint of Guinness and shot of Baileys. it was pretty stupendous. So this is my brother (as the kid from A Christmas Story who is in line in front of Ralphie to see Santa in the Aviator hat who says "I li-i-ike Saa-aanta", who my brother frequently imitates) enjoying a car bomb. Or about to.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

New Layout

I've been working on my Fast Food designs, but nothing worth scanning in yet. In the meantime, i finally got rid of the heinous pink background and put this up instead. The picture was taken in July at almost-sunset down at English Bay.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Fast Food Nation

These are a couple of rough character ideas for a model pack i'm going to start working on about some employees at a fast food restaurant.

The cast so far includes:

  • old senile man who wears bunny slippers to work, dresses in a 50s diner-type of style, reminiscent of his younger years, always messes up the orders.
  • chubby woman who is all paranoid about her coworkers
  • a younger girl who pretends she's britney spears, because she wears that head microphone thing like britney does when she performs.
  • younger, slimey guy who, when someone orders something, keeps calling out the supersized version even if they didn't want it to keep upselling.
  • Manager of the store who is still in highschool and carries around a math textbook (thanks to Al for that idea). I may get rid of the Upsizer guy in favour of this manager, rather than keeping them both.

Then my plan is to work on expressions / poses for each. I want to work more with single characters rather than just do up a new character each day and then chuck it to the bin, you know?

Plus, this way i get to design some layouts of the restaurant which should be fun.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

We Are Family

My scanner stinks - i have to mega-darken everything to get it to scan in properly. Urg.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Project Runway

On season 2 of this fantastic show, there was a guy named Santino who was just the funniest guy to watch. I'm sure the editors made him out to be a lot worse than he was, but he was one of those characters that just MADE the show, you know? ANyhow, i was rewatching my copies of season 2 on the weekend, and sorta doodled this - a caricature of him.

And here is a generic girl.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Fireworks Display

I live down near English Bay where the annual fireworks display kicked off last night. On my way home from work i walked along the water to marvel at the number of people who were there already (hours before the start of the show), and to see how packed the beach was. Here are a few of the people who stuck out in my mind...

Obviously tremendously excited to be down on the beach 5 hours prior to the display starting...

A little old man begging down by the edge of the beach... I was quite fond of his Mr. Rogers cardigan sweater.

A fat, little bully who felt it necessary to push his way through crowds of old people and children as he slithered his way closer to the water.

Friday, July 21, 2006


You know those cartoony maps that you see in all the touristy shops of Vancouver?

i.e.: this one

Well, I'm doing one for the law firm my sister works at. Some lawyers there are going to Dallas for a conference and wanted a map to hand out to other lawyers to show them how to get to the Convention Centre. One of their landmarks is a farmers market which, in real life, is just a series of 4 tents, so they wanted me to draw a farmer in the spot of the farmers market instead. And that's what this post is all about. He's supposed to be sort of 'emerging' from the map... you know? That's why the bottom half sqwooshes away to tiny feet.

I think it'll look better when i paste him onto the actual road map. *cough*

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

New links

Hey friends!
I added new links!
In the column at the side!
See them there? All new and fresh and clickable?
You should check them out!

That's my post for the day!
And maybe the week!
Til i draw something new!

The end.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Father's Day

Here's a drawing I finished up for my papa for father's day...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Thrift Store Junky

This is a drawing I did of Jon after he got some rad new duds at Value Village this past week. I'm not sure why his expression came out looking so goofy... oh well. :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Various caricatures / drawings of me... i scanned them in to preserve them and thought i'd post them up for you all to see.

In the order that Blogger decided to post them:
Jon, Justin, Jon, Olaf

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Banjo Player

I'm not a big fan of this one - getting back into drawing is hard. I look at this and i'm so 'meh' about it. But i figured it was better than posting nothing at all.
Still haven't done anything for the papa for father's day which, for all you sons and daughters out there, is this Sunday!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

new post

A rough idea for something for the papa.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hm, i haven't drawn in... a very long time.
I'll post something soon. Just haven't had the inspiration lately.
Just so all you 1 or 2 readers out there know that I haven't given up on this page.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Mother's Day Card part Deux

Line version - changed her expression to incorporate a wink.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

For some reason, whenever i try to alter this template or add links, etc., it keeps reverting back to the old version with, like, 4 links at the side. So i tried to add new ones *yet again*. Let's see how long those stay for this time...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Mother's Day Card

This is a picture i'm working on for my mom. Her birthday is May 10, and then Mother's Day is this Sunday. She loves finding old, crumbling, decaying houses and fixing them up into brand new, amazing, liveable abodes. I've always been in awe of how she can see the potential some old shack has.

Anyhow, this is still in rough stages. I'm going to try and build it in flash and colour it for her by Sunday. *gulp*

Monday, May 08, 2006

My new shirt

I just bought this shirt. I think it's tragically fantastic.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Clubber

I saw this woman in English Bay / Stanley Park area on the weekend,
decked out in her 'clubbin'' gear, walking in heels along the water.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Biker

Based on the main character, Smithy Ide,
from Ron McLarty's "The Memory of Running".

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Banner

My new banner.

The Screamer

Dedicated to my brother.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006