Micron pen on cat toe, for Inktober or as I like to call it, Ink-toe-ber.

Micron pen on cat toe, for Inktober or as I like to call it, Ink-toe-ber.

The Downward Dog Days of Summer

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If Vancouver had its own magazine, similar to the The New Yorker, this is what it would look like. Made with pencil and gouache.

This is a personal illustration for The New York Times article, “Health Officials Try to Quell Fear of Ebola Spreading by Air Travel”.
Health Officials Try to Quell Fear of Ebola Spreading by Air Travel
"GENEVA — The World Health Organization on Thursday swiftly sought to quell fears that international air travel could become a conduit for spreading the deadly Ebola virus from Africa around the globe, emphasizing that such a risk was low.
The organization acted after Korean Airlines suspended flights to Kenya, which is not among the four West African countries affected by Ebola — Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria — but is a major air transit hub that serves those nations. A message on the organization’s Twitter account said: “W.H.O. disappointed when airlines stop flying to West Africa. Hard to save lives if we & other health workers cannot get in.” “ Read more

This is a personal illustration for The New York Times article, “Health Officials Try to Quell Fear of Ebola Spreading by Air Travel”.

Health Officials Try to Quell Fear of Ebola Spreading by Air Travel

"GENEVA — The World Health Organization on Thursday swiftly sought to quell fears that international air travel could become a conduit for spreading the deadly Ebola virus from Africa around the globe, emphasizing that such a risk was low.

The organization acted after Korean Airlines suspended flights to Kenya, which is not among the four West African countries affected by Ebola — Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria — but is a major air transit hub that serves those nations. A message on the organization’s Twitter account said: “W.H.O. disappointed when airlines stop flying to West Africa. Hard to save lives if we & other health workers cannot get in.” “ Read more

Here’s a little tribute to Robin Williams.

Here’s a little tribute to Robin Williams.

Looking at old  ideas and found a piece that I just know will finally get me into The New Yorker. ;)

Looking at old  ideas and found a piece that I just know will finally get me into The New Yorker. ;)

Here’s yet another colour version of my editorial illustration for a twitter article about social media causing cheating. This time I painted shadows in india ink wash, and then used a custom brush in Photoshop to add colour. I also figured out how to get a custom organic edge using a pre-painted square and the layers (and the screen funtion).
Overall, I’m not sure about this one. It’s a little busy. I like the palette though. Will likely do another version with no india ink and very flat colour that I will paint by hand.

Here’s yet another colour version of my editorial illustration for a twitter article about social media causing cheating. This time I painted shadows in india ink wash, and then used a custom brush in Photoshop to add colour. I also figured out how to get a custom organic edge using a pre-painted square and the layers (and the screen funtion).

Overall, I’m not sure about this one. It’s a little busy. I like the palette though. Will likely do another version with no india ink and very flat colour that I will paint by hand.

A painting test for an editorial illustration about twitter ruining your relationship.

A painting test for an editorial illustration about twitter ruining your relationship.

Meet Moolectro the wonder cow. This is a sketch and colour test for an children’s editorial article I’m working on. It’s about using cow poop to generate electricity. I’m using a new technique to generate ideas, which might sound a little weird. I’m not reading the article first. I’m just taking the basics, cow poop = electricity and riffing in my sketchbook to see what I get. Then later I’ll read the article. I could be way off, but hey, who doesn’t love cows and superheros.

Meet Moolectro the wonder cow. This is a sketch and colour test for an children’s editorial article I’m working on. It’s about using cow poop to generate electricity. I’m using a new technique to generate ideas, which might sound a little weird. I’m not reading the article first. I’m just taking the basics, cow poop = electricity and riffing in my sketchbook to see what I get. Then later I’ll read the article. I could be way off, but hey, who doesn’t love cows and superheros.