Jesus Christ....

So this is a sequential assignment in one of my classes where we choose one of three excerpts from Craigs List, I chose the one titled, "You dropped your bible and I saw your thong." We were to recreate the scene described in the first illustration and the second is 10 to 25 years in the future.

I depict the guy who saw the thong as Jesus, who is just in awe of this woman behind he has to take a picture. Jesus finds himself inside the bar where he stood outside 10 years ago, and as coincidence he see the lady beside him, now at first he doesn't recognize her, but when she turned her back to him, he realized who it was. He pulls out his phone to confirm and uses this to break the ice. Well, it doesn't turn out to great, as shes not Jesus.

Cadillac Storyboards

This is a storyboard I did for class. It's for Cadillac Escalade. This is the layout, we see two cars racing around a mountain in some kind of competition, then we fade out to see it's actually two children playing with cars in a sandbox bragging about their cars. Back in to the imagination, we start to see a rumble in the distance as a silhouetted SUV comes up from behind. Back in reality, the children dont know what to make of the noise so they continue to play, until they realize what's coming for them. It's played out in the imagination that the SUV coming from behind has caused them to bail and jump off a cliff. Then back in reality we see the kids have had to dodge out of the way for a Cadillac Escalade who's parked right on their sandbox. Zooming into the tire which has crushed both their toy cars, with a slogan "Cadillac...We Crush the Competition".

Charlie Chaplin Excerpt assignment part 1 and 2

Here's the completed pencils for the Charlie Chaplin speech assignment I've been doing. I've also included the second piece to this assignment as well, we had to make two and so I went with a collage approach..not very good at them really.

Hamilton Hip Hop Portrait Series (Lee Reed finish, Eklipz roughs)

Here's an update on the Hamilton Hip Hop Portraits series. I've completed Lee Reed and started on my second piece, Eklipz. This emcee who's been apart of Hamilton's hip hop scene since before I knew how to rhyme, is more than just man behind a mic. He's an artist, having done his own homage to hip hop recently with his book of portraits Hip Hop Homage, to check more out follow this link and to check out his group Crown A Thornz video REAL!

The Great Dictator roughs

Here's a rough of the one of the school pieces I'm working on. This is based on a section of the ending speech from Charlie Chaplin's, "The Great Dictator;

"The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die liberty will never perish. Soldiers: don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate, only the unloved hate. The unloved and the unnatural."

Charlie Chaplin.

Hamilton Hip Hop Portrait Series (Lee Reed, roughs)

Last weekend I went to a CD release show of a Hamilton Hip Hop artist that I've been a big fan of since grade ten when I first saw him perform, with his then band, Warsawpack. Lee Reed, is a political and social hip hop emcee who's passion for Hamilton hip hop is unlike anyone else. The show had acts from handful of local emcees who all just did amazing work, some friends of mine and some I've never heard of before. The vibe that's flowing through the city right now with hip hop is unlike anything I've ever felt. All of this inspired me so much so, that I felt the need to show my appreciation to all these hardworking individuals and groups. I decided to do a series of portraits of all the local emcees, djs, and any other pivotal people who contribute to the life of hip hop in Hamilton.

The first of this series is Lee Reed, which only seemed fitting.With these picture here, the first was a reductive rough sketch, from there I've started painting which is the second photo. Now the picture was taken in black and white, the painting is actually done in a bunch of different colours, but I'll post what it really looks like at once its finished. But I'm already thanking everyone who is already showing interest in the series and is supporting it already. I'm proud to be from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Droppin' In.

So, the other day I went and picked up NHL 2012 and while I was there I asked the guy about the Batman special edition and what it came with. He sold me on it, and long story short I pre-ordered it. The sequel to the Arkham Asylum, Arkham City looks pretty awesome, and to celebrate my spending of money I don't really have, I drew this picture. Bats get the drop on em. Plus, I havn't been able to post the work I've been currently working on and the school work is kind of lame so here's something to spice it up, I'm going to try and do 1 a week from now on.

Corn Still Life

Still life for my colouring class, and shhh it'll be a gift for my mommy for her birthday. I can say this online because she doesn't have the internet.

School work...YAY!!!

So it's been a month without posting any work, so I figured I'd start getting on it. Here are two of my first assignments in 2 different classes. The first is a letterhead from Communications Design course, pretty fun so far, next assignment is designing a billboard using photography and type. The second is from the Mechanical Zoo assignment from Illustrative Concepts, we had to use a process of mind mapping, which involves doodling like crazy with the ideas and images that come to mind on a specific subject to generate ideas. Pretty fun too. This here is my Mosq-needle. I had a couple other ideas as well but I'll leave those till later. Other than that, been working on my character designs for the cartoon commission and will be able to show some stuff off in the new year. PS I'll be posting these under my Sketchbook page for future references to anyone.


So since Fan Expo, I havn't posted much of anything, mostly because of school starting and working on the character design and single issue 16 page comic I'm working on. I can't go into too much detail on the comic and character designs just yet, but eventually. School is going good, its getting my mind back into really thinking like an illustrator and artist. Well, back to work.

Fan Expo Exclusive Piece

So here's the exclusive piece I did at the Fan Expo, whoever bought the piece there has something no one else will be able to buy (that's why its exclusive). Robert Englund was there for the weekend and no, unfortunately I had little time to dedicate to going to see him, and the week approaching the Convention I had wanted to do one more piece and why not do the character that scared the living piss out of me as a child. Freddy Krueger used to terrify me when I was younger, and it wasn't until I was old enough to realize that scary movies are actually hilarious (thank you desensitization). So, sure you can sit there and save the image as and print off your own copy, but you didn't get it from me and I'll know that, I made a mental list of all the faces that bought Freddy that weekend! Oh, P.S thank you everyone that bought the Freddy piece over the weekend. And to all of those who came by, grabbed a card and seemed to have dug my illustrations, it was very much appreciated and I can't wait to do it again next year.

Convention Commissions

Here are some of the sketch commissions I did over the last two days. From top to bottom. After I had did the awesome Oraguntan sketch, things went the way I was expecting them. My buddy that I used to work with Dan came by with his brother Darren and asked me to do a Cylon sketch for him. That was on Saturday. The next sketch is of Pyramid Head, one of the first things I had done Sunday morning when I got there. I got to have fun explaining what I was drawing to a Police Officer, it was pretty funny. The Spider Man drawing was just something I was doing to pass the time on Saturday, and before the day was done on Sunday I had given it away to a little girl wearing a Spider Man shirt. She didn't say anything, but she had a big smile on her face so I guess she liked it. Finally I had gotten a Mortal Kombat commission on Sunday of Noob Sibot fighting Ermac, I had another one asked to do but because of the Con Cold I was focusing on trying to fight the whole day, I had forgotten to take a picture of. The other was of Noob Sibot again, but this time punching Shao Khan in the face, wish I had remembered to take a picture of that. Anyways, the last one here was another one I was doing to pass the time on Saturday, I thought about what might happen when to Time Travelers meet, I pictured it like when cartoons finds themselves in "nowhere" and its all white. So I did the obvious Time LORD, the Doctor, and had him meeting with a pair of duuuudes I grew up loving, Bill and Ted, and I couldn't have them in there without George RIP. While I was drawing this I had someone come by and say they liked it and would come by later to pick it up when its finished, well he never did, so on Sunday I ended up giving it away to a guy who looked just like the Doctor. He thanked me a lot.

First Fan Expo Commission

Kevin had come up to me and ask, "Hey, so you do commission sketches?". Of course I said yeah, and was eager to do my first commission. He then leaned in and said "Can you do an Orangoutang in a doctor/dentist jacket? Maybe have him at a bar having a rye." I uneasily said yes, and found myself stuck with a commission I had no idea how to draw. In fact, my first words to Jeff was "How the fuck do you draw an Orangoutang?!" But thanks to Dean and Meaghan they found me some reference. Needless to say, its a first Con Commission I will never forget.

Stealth Elementz - STEALTH Mix Tape Cd Cover touch up

This is something I had done last summer, but I had touched up recently on photoshop to really bring out the colours. This is the mix tape for a local Hamilton Hip Hop artist by the name of Stealth Elementz. To hear a song from this mix tape click on the link here and it will take you to one of the music videos off this mix tape entitled "They Say Sean Is". Get out there and support your local music.

FAN EXPO!!!!!!

It is now upon us, less than a week away is Toronto's Fan Expo. Which features Comic, Gaming, Horror, Sci-Fi and Anime conventions all rolled into one! I'm very excited to be apart of it this year and to be selling my artwork alongside three school chums, Adam, Dean and Jeff. Our table is A66 on the floor plan, be sure to get one so you can find us, though we seem to have a great spot. We are just behind the Warner Bros. and Marvel booths! Definitely getting some traffic around there. And I'm specifically happy about WB being close because of my Mortal Kombat pieces. And if I can, I'll be bringing one extra special secret piece to sell alongside the MK ones. Who will it be? Just like the secret characters of MK you'll have to wait and see.


And there we have it folks, my MK series of illustrations are done. To look back and see the others check under my Posters section along the side.

Now I'll be looking towards the future with a couple of projects on the way. I'm finishing a logo for my father's running club which is a probono thing. But I'm also going to be starting on something called Horse Cop, where I'll be doing character sketches. I'm working with a couple of gentlemen who had created the idea, and are planning on pitching this as a cartoon. Adult Swim comedy meets HBO series is what they are driving for. I'm pretty excited to work on the project and hope that my influence on character creation might help this thing see the light of day.

I'll probably be working on designs in a week or so because I'll be moving to Etobicoke next week.  Back to school in September, starting my Bachelors in Design and I can't wait to get started.

Back, Back, Down, Low Punch

These have been really fun to draw, Mortal Kombat takes me back to when I was really young. I had started playing this game since it first came out, and I had to have been either 4 or 5 at the time when MKI did. I remember the hubbub about how violent and graphic the game was (for its time, GTA was astill an over hang view). MKII had to of been my favourite though, because I could finally play as Reptile, my favourit out of the different ninjas in the game. This was the one fatality that I did all the time to my friends, Back, Back, Down, Low Punch. Reptile would take off his mask and you can see, treat himself to a snack.

It's also getting down to the wire now. I'm only a month away from the FanExpo in Toronto and I'm also getting ready to move to Etobicoke with my cousin as well. Only Baraka is left to colour and I should have that done by tomorrow or Thursday.

Reptile Fatality

Here is the Fatality sketch I've been working on. Now time to start colouring this and Baraka for the Fan Expo. After a long thought process over what I'll be selling at the Fan Expo this year, it will pretty much consist of the Mortal Kombat pin ups I've been working on here.

Baraka Finished Pencils

Finished drawing of Baraka. I decided against the Kano drawing and am going to try and do a Finishing move sketch.

Electronic Funk Portrait almost finished

Here's the portrait I've been working on for the past while, which is going to be the cover of my friends album, he goes by Electronic Funk Orchestra making house, techno, dub step and other electronica styles of dance music. He's a local Hamiltonian too, I'll be posting the finished CD cover once it's done with more information on how you can check out his music and where to pick up the CD.

Baraka Sketch

Baraka sketch I started working on today. I had an idea for a Kano sketch as well, but I need to fix that one up still.

CD Portrait Cover

Rough portrait piece I'm working on for a friend of mine's CD cover.

Spider Jerusalem Finished

Here's my finished Spider Jerusalem. I'm not quite sure what he's destroyed but you can be sure it involves explosives and puppies.

Spider Inks

Here are the inks for my Spider Jerusalem piece, I didn't ink the explosion because I will be doing that with gouache on a separate piece. I also have to tweek the blacks on photoshop to solidify the inks. Funny think about this piece too is, if you flip it upside down it looks like Spider is blowing upwards instead of falling down.

Spider Drawing Done

Spider drawing done, now to inking, than colour.

A Canadian Sketchbook in London

Over the weekend I went over to a friends of mines in London, Ontario. We chilled at his apartment for the most part and on Saturday, I had a couple of sketches come to me. The first was the Deadman drawing, than Spider Man in the rain which I'm liking a lot and might turn into something a bit bigger with colour. The last was during the ending of Taxi Driver, watched it on BlueRay which looked amazing,  I suggest anyone who is a fan of the classic film to check it out.

Spider Jerusalem

I could probably do a billion different Spider Jerusalem's for the rest of my life. From my favourite series "Transmetropolitan" I give you a typical day in the life of Spider. I highly suggest this amazing story by the great Warren Ellis with some of the dynamic illustration I've ever seen in a comic by Darick Robertson.

Down, Forward, LP

Here's my Sub Zero colouring done. I got word a week ago that my friends and I... HAVE OUR TABLE FOR FAN EXPO!!! So, I will be soon, getting copies of most of these finished pieces I've done in the past few months.

Back, back, LP

Scorpion digitally painted on photoshop. GET OVER HERE! Also, I know that originally the move is back, back a, but for those who weren't around or old enough to have played the original Kombat (I'm in my twenties and making myself feel old) I settled for the up to date version of delivering the move. I give you "Back, back, LP"

Down, Forward X

Sub Zero, thinking back to a week ago or so, a friend of mine from work had asked me which Mortal Kombat characters where my favourit to use in the game. I have a couple, Baraka, Raydin, Scorpion and Reptail, because I can be a cheap ass player with those guys. But I always seem to forget to add Sub Zero to that mix, he was one of my original favourits (along side Scorpion) because they were the coolest looking in the original game. So now that I've nerded out about nothing you care about, here is Sub Zero the pencils. I'll be working on Baraka next I think...not sure yet though.

Goro painting

After enjoying doing my quick self portrait in this sort of style, I thought I'd try it some more with Goro from Mortal Kombat. I'm working on Scorpion as well, and should be starting the Sub Zero drawing tomorrow.


First of my Mortal Kombat sketches. I will be colouring these, though I'm not decided yet on painting with gauche or on photoshop.

100 POSTS!!!

To celebrate my 100th post on my art blog, I thought I'd do a quick self portrait of myself. A bit of an abstract approach to it. Happy 420 everyone and thanks for checking my stuff out!

Scorpion sketch

Worked on Scorpsions face more.

MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!!!!!!!

In light of the new web series that has come out (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) I've decided to do some sketches of one of my all time favourite video games and stories; Mortal Kombat. Scorpion on the left doing his all time special move (back, back, HP) GET OVER HERE! And Sonya Blade on the right doing her Fatality move Kiss of Death.

Ghostbusters...finished as it ever will be.

Here it is finished now. Although I know I could work on this for probably another month or so, I think of Banksy and the quote of his I have on my computer desk; "I've learned from experience that a painting isn't finished when you put down your brush--that's when it starts." Lately my confidence has been a bit shaky, unsure of my quality and style. But I try to chock it up to experience and knowing what to change for the next piece in the future. Which I'm thinking is going to be a couple pin up pieces of some Female characters.

Ghostbusters Colour Half done

Here's the colours half way done, going to work on the last two now and then just go over everything to bring the colours all together.

Finished Inks

Finished inks for Ghostbusters poster, a couple mistakes here and there but ill be fixing those up in photoshop than going to paint it in photoshop.

Ghostbusters Ink part1

Continuing on, here is the inking stage almost finished, just a couple things here and there to fill in and then I'll be moving along to painting this sucker.

Ghostbusters Pencils

I'm going to post the progress of this piece as it goes along. I'm going to start inking soon. Just need to sus out the background.