Thursday, May 29, 2014

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2014

My second time around at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo went fantastically well.  I loved it even more than my first time in 2013.  Maybe it was because I had some familiarity with the city now.  Or maybe it was because the people were so friendly and welcoming.  The one true notion is that it was just an all around great time!

My booth this year (without a pic of me in it)

You'd have found me in booth G-07 of Artist Alley.  Coincidentally, I shall be returning to this same location for 2015!  

I did my best to take pics of all my commissions, but of course, some slipped through again.  I did a really wonderful Rogue piece.  The one that I really wanted a photo of was of someone's cat.  The cat was lovely and incredibly photogenic.  I painted this lovely watercolour piece that had so much whimsy and beauty to it. 

On to some commission photos:
 This was my warm-up creation and a very nice person took a shine to her. 

These guys were great.  An entire family of cosplayers.  I like creating art from life.

Here is a two step picture of a sketch card featuring Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen.  Inks, then watercolours.  

And a collaboration that I did with my table neighbour, Craig Wilson.  So much contrast between the two because of well, dark and light.  Look - it's nine characters!

Another cosplay - this time a Red Lantern.

The first two Transformers commissions from the event:


And Red Alert

Then a Halo character, the Meta

And another cosplay - yet this time, it's a bit of a gender bender.

This next one wasn't a cosplay, but it was her first time at a convention and I just squeezed this in before the end of the night (though truth be told it was a few minutes after closing).  She was only there for Saturday so how could I not ensure it was completed in time?

Although, if there was a real Tardis involved, we could have had as much time as we'd wanted to.

The first Starscream!
Followed by a request for Optimus Prime!  Which was so much fun to create.

And a second Starscream!!

The final commission that I'll leave you with is this one, the lovely Zatanna.

Since I didn't appear elsewhere, I figure I'll share a photo of me, too.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Life Drawings!

Hello everyone,

I went to a different life drawing session this past Monday.  It was a really lovely session and I created some fantastic drawings while I was there.

Figured I would share a few.  There is likely the genesis of a painting or three in this group. 

These poses were held for two minutes:

 This pose was held for five minutes:

 And these two poses were held for ten minutes:

There were many other poses and sketches, something like thirty in all, I believe.  Can't share them all though, have to keep some surprises. :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Architectural Renderings

Since I happen to have a few skills aside from figure drawing I thought that I'd share them with you.  These are some architectural renderings I created based on a conceptual building.

The roofing material is a translucent material of some description.  

Here is an elevation.  It's very early in development but I'm really fond of the materials chosen.

I chose to make the exposed steel roof support beams to look oxidized with some sort of coating seal over top.  I think it adds a lovely bit of contrast.

If you're in need of renderings, please feel free to get in touch!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fanny Friday - a Little Lurid

Time to get back to posting Fanny Friday!  I've been off of it for long enough and it's time to keep sharing with you.  If you don't remember exactly what Fanny Friday is, it's either a piece of fan art that I've drawn, or a piece of art that features the rump (or fanny, backside, rump, posterior, ass, arse, you get the idea).

This week we're starting off with a bang, and being maybe a little lurid.  Although I guess it depends on your definition of the term.  Thundercats were awesome, weren't they?  Loved watching that cartoon.  People's tastes grow and change as they 'mature' I suppose.  Thus, I was commissioned to create an image of Cheetara that was both naughty and at least topless.

Here it is.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fanny Friday/Free Comic Book Day

Lots of new artwork to share with you when I do my sum up of the Calgary Comic Expo experience for 2014.  In the mean time, I'd love to share a little Fanny Friday artwork with you.

Yes, I did add colour to her.  She looks to be in the pique of health, no?

Tomorrow being Free Comic Book Day and all, I'll be once more at the Cambridge Library's Downtown Branch for the Idea Exchange and the Cambridge Comic Arts Festival!  It's open from 11 am to 5 pm and completely free to attend.  Hopefully I'll see you there.

I'll have some comics, prints, and also be taking commissions during the event.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Simple title for this post, really.  That's because I'm currently working on a commission of Death, as in "of the Endless," elder sister to Morpheous, the Sandman, and created by Neil Gaiman.

When I first encountered Death in the Books of Magic, she just sort of captured my imagination.  And she continued to do so in her own mini-series that followed.  I don't know what the appeal is but perhaps it's because she seems to have a more mischievous, capricious appearance.

This piece is a commission in progress. The details of the request are to make her 'naughty'.  How could I resist?

I'll have a few prints of her in this black and white ink format available during the Calgary Comic Expo 2014! I'm also open for commissions of whatever you can think up. You'll find me in the Artist Alley at table G-07.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Black Widow

It may not be my usual Fanny Friday fare, but it is a twist on it. 

I took the idea of a Black Widow and threw her into a more Gothic setting.  She'll be available as a print at the Calgary Comic Expo, and anywhere else you may see me.