Thursday, December 27, 2012

Girl Sketch II

Here's a couple images of a quick girl sketch I just made. The first pic is a photo of my initial sketch. The second is the same drawing, but refined a bit more. Not too much though, since I sometimes have the bad habit of overworking my drawings and accidentally destroying them. :P

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Little Book of Dungeon Maps

I've started doodling a little book of dungeon maps, towns, countrysides, etc. With these there's no planning or prep, they are just whatever pops into my head at the time. Most of the time I'm making them when I'm out and about and have some time to kill. Here's a couple pics:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sylvari Underpainting Update

Haven't had much chance to work on this in the last little while, but the underpainting is now almost done :)

Looking forward to doing more work on this painting!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


A couple harpy sketches, the latest installment of me drawing lovely looking creatures that would happily kill you if you met them...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Traditional Oil Painting Time!

I've decided that it's time to break out the oil paints and try to do a portrait. Since I'm on a bit of a Guild Wars 2 kick right now, I decided to paint a Sylvari. Still finishing off the underpainting, but here's my progress so far:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sylvari Sketch

I started playing Guild Wars 2 over the weekend and particularly liked the look of the Sylvari race. I especially liked the branch hair option on the females.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Art Brownies RAINBOW 2012 Exhibit

The official site for the Art Brownie RAINBOW 2012 exhibition has just launched as well as their shop. Last I checked not all the artwork was up yet, but it should be in the next few days. Both my pieces are up and for sale :)

Official Site

Art Brownie Shop
If you're in Toronto from July 28 - Aug 31 go and check it out!
It's at INDEXG at 50 Gladstone Ave.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tauren Munny Wip 4

I haven't completely forgotten about this guy. He now has his first layer of paint. Hopefully I can get him done in the next little while :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Art Brownies II

I finished the art brownies I've been working on. Now I've got to spray them and then send them off! :D

Here's some in-progress pics as well as the final image.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Art Brownies

A little while ago I signed up to participate in Art Brownie RAINBOW 2012, an exhibition at INDEXG in Toronto. All participants get 2 3"x3" wood blocks to use as a platform for their artwork, and are able to use drawing, painting, mixed-media and photo-based work. More info can be found here

I picked my blocks up before Christmas with the intention of getting them done right away, but with my recent move I've had to put them on hold. Now I'm not sure I'll be able to get my paintings done in time. And if I somehow manage to finish them, I'm not sure I'll be able to get them shipped in time to meet the submissions deadline. I'm going to try anyway though. Best case scenario, I'll get them finished and submitted with time to spare. Worst case scenario, I end up with 2 little paintings to stick on my wall. Either way I'm in a good spot. :)

Here's my initial drawing on the first block

Some colour roughs

Starting to add paint to both blocks

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

And Back!

After almost 2 months of planning, packing & moving, I'm back and now living in the US! Now that I have a computer again I'm hoping to get some more art posted in the next little while. :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oil Painting Class III

Today I had a good lesson in knowing when to quit your painting before you kill it. Well, actually I kinda failed that lesson today. I should have stopped painting and come back to it on another day instead trying to finish it all off at once. Oh well, lesson learned... well probably not. I'm sure that's a mistake I'll make over and over again. Hopefully less with time and practice. Knowing when to stop can be really hard to figure out sometimes, especially when you're trying to "fix" a piece of artwork. Part of me is still tempted to go back and try to do something to make my painting work a little better, but I think I'd rather just start a new painting now. Besides, I really hated the colour of the tablecloth. With a passion. I think a white table cloth would have been a little nicer than the bright, practically fluorescent cloth that was chosen. But that's just me being picky.

Here's where I left off last week.

And this is with a bit more glazing and some painting.

And this is what it ended up looking like. Oh well, done and time to move on.

Looking back, I like this painting the most back at the glazing stage. I think that if I were doing a painting outside of class and wasn't restricted to a set amount of time, I'd do more work to the underpainting and glazing.

Even though I didn't like the end results of this painting, I sure did have a great time painting. I'm excited to find out what the next still life will look like, and I'm crossing my fingers for a different table cloth! :D

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Star Wars Aliens

I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic quite a bit lately so I thought I'd draw some aliens from that mythos. I started up thinking I'd draw one of my characters, but instead ended up drawing some of my other favorite races.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Oil Painting Class II

Today was week 3 of oil painting class, week 2 of actual painting. Last week the lesson was on how to do an underpainting, and this week we started adding some glazes and doing some actual painting. I'm enjoying it far more than I ever imagined, but I keep running out of time. I need to learn to work a little faster. :P

Here's a picture of the underpainting I did last week for my still life

And here it is this week after some glazes and painting.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Oil Painting Class

A little while ago a friend of mine and I had a conversation about how much we'd love to learn how to paint with oils, so we both decided to take a beginners class together. The first class was today, and it was pretty good so far, even though we didn't get to doing any actual painting yet. I'm looking forward to picking up all the materials I'll need sometime this week, and I can't wait to do some painting next class!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012