Thursday, July 2, 2015
A set of sample decks for my second deck, wonderfully named The Hive 2, came in and they look really amazing. Expert Playing Card Co. did such an amazing job to ensure everything turned out better than I had hoped. My friend and gentleman card collector, Anthony Ingrassia, look some superb photos capturing some of the features of the deck. Equally, he, very kindly, did a write up on the deck over on Kardify, one of the best playing card news site around. This has gotten me super excited and definitely something to help pull me out of a slump.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
I've been experimenting and trying out different ways to use the stencils, which are really nice as it's a create one and re-use quite a bit. I'm enjoying drawing the bones behind the stencils with the glow in the dark paint applied afterwards. They're turning out really cool and glow in the dark is always awesome in my book.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
I wanted to try something new recently. I got a chance to learning some t-shirt stencilling awhile back, but haven't found the time for it. I used a few fairly simple drawings so that I wouldn't lose anything when I turned it into a stencil. The results were pretty fun and I'm tempt to try to create some more.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
In honour of my cool photographer friend, Kat Rizza, doing a cool interview, I thought I'd do a picture of her. I think that's 3 drawings now so we've seriously got to get together for that portrait of me, preferably with some snow so maybe end of 2015.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
When I worked on my second deck, I decided for a quite a few reasons not to render things exactly the same as the first deck and went for a flatter vector look to everything. I did enjoy it, but since it's all over now, I wanted to try out to see how it'd look with textures. I enjoy it and it turned out pretty well. It won't go anywhere, but it's fun to "re-work" something old every now and then or just to completely re-do something to see how time and experienced has changed how I'd create a piece now.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
I'm having a friend work on a new design for my site and part of that was needing a picture of me facing in. He had suggested I flip the image I current use, but it ruins the whole dynamics of the illustration that way so I did what an illustrator would do, I drew something new that fit what he wanted. This is almost done, but I wanted to show it off.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
I've been trying to try a lot more lately. It's something I've gotten bad at lately for a whole host of reason. One of the thing of just "free" drawing is that it's very relaxing. It's one of the reason I love to draw, there's a freedom in create and exploring different ideas and things. There's an infinite possibility with a pencil, pen and paper. I was looking at the site of Skottie Young, an amazing illustrator, and I got inspired a bit to draw another drawing of me. I love the SD/chibi portions that Skottie does, but the best part is that you can always tell it's him. I saw the variant cover of a comic and instantly, I recognized who drew it.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
I was showing a friend how my artwork has changed by showing them this blog and then next thing I know, I'm just scrolling through old sketches. It's been a long time since I started this blog and honestly, my artwork has matured and evolved. There's still that bit of me before, but it's very unrefined though there are some images that just have that part of me wanting to be uncovered whether it be the technical skills or just the idea behind it. I started to re-draw this old Christmas card 'cause I always enjoyed it. It's a bit funny and silly. It's interesting to see the changes and it makes me curious where I'll be in another 8 years.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
This project has been a long time coming and been under wraps for a bit. It's finally launched for crowding last week (please check it out if you're interested: Hive 2 ). I decided to do things a bit differently this time around, but it was a lot of fun. I'm glad I can finally show off the project. I was lucky enough to get interviewed at Kardify about the deck. Check it out on my more in-depth thoughts about designing and playing cards: 7 Questions at Kardify