Wednesday, September 15, 2010

big top in chill magazine

i really enjoyed doing this football illust for Chill magazine. thanks to robin for the freedom of design, very rare indeed.
instores oct 5, well, in lcbo's and beer stores that is.

Friday, August 20, 2010

birfday cards

summertime is birthday time. as stated in previous blogs, whats better than a custom illustration? to a kid, well, everything.. but one day they may appreciate it, if it lasts the day that is.

Monday, August 9, 2010

very nice picture...but i dont get it.

funny when you and your manager think (or over think as it were) an image, so that you both have a clear and concise idea of what the image means. but i sometimes forget that not everyone in the artworld has time to stare and share over a piece. so says a creative editor from the toronto sun.." very nice picture... but i dont get it. "

birthday presents

One of the joys and downfalls of being an illustrator is the income cashflow gets delegated to trivial things like bread and coca cola, so when it comes for family's birthdays, a painting or two is what they get! Highlight was giving the mecca inspired mobile assault land crawler to my nephew and him replying: thanks uncle scott, now where is my present? to which i replied: "I brought pie!"
In other news, I am not really a Dr. Who fan, so when i posted the painting of david tennant for my super fan-regressing to teenage lust-for simon le bon.. sister, my friends pontificated on latest or classic episodes that they loved, to which i played along, saying yeah, i loved the one when he ran real fast and jumped alot... that one was good!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


why wouldn't I paint a scary basement situation? there's no reason not to.

Monday, July 19, 2010

creative block rhino castle rescue unit

draw something everyday you have never drawn before. a few days ago, it was a rhino. then, a castle.
thanks rhino. thanks castle.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fart in the wind

Further examining the best movies of all time illustrations, sorry andy wasnt available.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

thats some bad hat harry

i am a silly huge movie nerd, always have been, i used to record vhs videos with dual vcr's as a child
and watch my favorites over and over. This is one of them, I can recite every word from the film,
farewell and adieu to you fair spanish lady....

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OZ reimagined

from the series i am working on, for a super demanding client.... ash. I think you may know the story.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

better way to spend the summit... drawing stuff.

wrapping up from the G20 summit, i thought i would protest the protests, (dont get me started...) but watching the coverage from my pad and drawing pin up girls, briscoe, mccoy and riot cops while having fudgesicles seemed like a better idea.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

evolution of a sketch

evolution of a sketchadoodle. I wanted to do an atmospheric-haunty type of an illust.
See here how my brain goes from evil scarecrow to literary fable in mere moments!

Perhaps a wolf in the foreground is in order, but the spooky forest is fun nonetheless.

Friday, June 4, 2010

muddy waters

Illustration in response to the environmental catastrophe currently occurring in the Gulf of Mexico.
Step 1. for the bureaucrats? Come up with Step 1.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

practise practise

Always wanted to, never have.
thanks to my FB friend (not real friend) Matt Busch and his awesome art shtuff,
I too can draw and paint star wars!
thanks for the inspiration.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

little smoke meets big smoke

After years of planning and wishing and hoping and procrastination, I have landed smack dab in the middle of the mix. Relatively painless move, although I do not recommend moving a two bedroom studio apartment bag by bag via go train. it took about 4 weeks to do. Now surrounded by the most interesting faces that a life drawing course could never offer, take that over-charging burlington art gallery! Studio now located deep within the mist of the downtown core... "way till they get a load of me.." - joker. the above is page one of my toronto sketchbook. the stars: my neighbors.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Brave Heart

My sensational gf has aquired tickets to one of my heros, Craig Ferguson, performing in the big smoke in april. As an homage to a real test of ones will and strength, I will present Mr. Ferg with this illustration. As of Scottish background too, Im sure he will enjoy this hanging in his water closet (or bathroom to non-scots). wish me luck. let the stalking commence.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I have been waiting for so long, its a funny play on words. I have worked in so many restaurants, sports bars, family fun feedbags, and so on...the average waiter or waitress is stereotypically waiting for something, waiting for a "real job", waiting for school to end or begin, or waiting until they strike it rich with a scheme or invention of some kind. I like waiting, er, liked waiting. it afforded me the strange kind of zero-hour downtime, when everyone else would be getting up to catch the train, bus, cab or latte to their job, i would be getting home or sobering up, just in time to draw during the day. however, you draw what you know, in this case, the all important back alley smoke break to ponder the nights specials, tips and guests, check your phone to see what the other waiters are doing after work, or just tell your girlfriend, i have to close now, i should be done at never-o'clock.

the phone call

Monday: 2:43 am, having a brief discussion about the evils of alchohol with my lady.
i look to my heros of sobriety, Craig Ferguson, Stevie ray vaughn, john laroquette, and toast to them all.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


1st post. we shall see how this goes.