08 August 2010


for some reason saxons have been on my mind. i think it's because i was listening to wax mannequin's album, "saxon." if you're not familiar, you should familiarize yourself.


vortigern's betrayal

23 July 2010

it's not the end of the world, of course

scotch tape, a particularly inspiring paperclip, an elastic, pencil crayons, a song stuck in your head, and some dirt from the lunchroom floor are enough to occupy any break at the office where you work.

18 July 2010

show and tell

i had a very pleasant sunday which consisted of hockey drawing, too much coffee, too many bagels, and just the right amount of air guitar.
having never posted any process i thought that i might share a little. so, here is some very basic process:

this was one of those ideas that just sort of seems to pop into your head. the frame of trilliums and fleurs-de-lis was something that i had really wanted to do, and is sort of a mainstay throughout my thinking of this.
i had a pretty strong idea in my head for how i wanted it to look, so i was really just moving things around, re-orienting some elements and varying sizes. i toyed with some ideas like the map, but even as thumbnails it seemed to kill things.

i really wasn't feeling the watercolours and pencil, so i used the unfinished scan as a basis to colour it on photoshop.

14 July 2010

MISSING! nope, nevermind

okay! i was going to post about how sad i was that i lost my sketchbook and how happy i was that i finally saw the flaming lips. they're a band i've wanted to see since i was in highschool and it finally happened. how they lived up to my ridiculously high expectations i'll never know, but they blew me away.
and on the sketchbook front, my lovely friend cassie got in touch with lovely OC transpo for me and they had a lovely conversation and everything is lovely and i'll get it back. a gap on the shelf would have been terrible! these little books are my favourite things i own.

04 July 2010

life's like canadian football

I haven't posted anything on here in quite some time. My apologies to the internet. I have too many things that I could post, and perhaps will throw up a collage of doodles and drawings from the past month. But first, I wanted to share something that I found the other day. It combines my love of Canadian kitsch and sport as analogy for life.

06 April 2010

favourite gingers

sorry, 'ale' you just missed the cut. you're not real ale anyway.

26 March 2010

being hunted

17 March 2010

caught between love and duty, the old mariner begins to weep

love & duty, a sketchbook doodle done in class and coloured in photoshop

this doesn't really have a name yet. pen and ink on vellum, 11x10

10 March 2010

weird dudes

this was today in life drawing. some things are much clearer now.

07 March 2010

where you'll find our bonfires

parry sound, august 2009

back behind james street, right by the spot where you turn into the woods to find the firepit

wolves and wolfpacks

wolf dancer, acrylic on birchbark, 60cm x 60 cm

a northern tradition, oil on masonite, 50 cm x 39 cm

24 February 2010

al purdy

23 February 2010

a northern battle

after losing to the states (or rather, ryan miller) it looks like team canada will have to work their way through the olympic tournament the hard way... against the russians... the very hard way... the very classic way.


oh hello.
i have a blog now, it... some kinks need to be sorted out still, but i have a blog. i am the future in 2007.
it's not that i think anyone cares what i have to say, nor that i have much to say. but i do think that it should be a good place to get some feedback on work in progress and to meet some new folks.