Beaver With Hockey Stick Drawing
drawing, illustration, sketches

(Very) Rough Sketch Sneak-Preview

Here is a bit of a secret look at the next project I am working on. These are a set of character sketches for some upcoming work.  I’m trying to find some characteristics that I like enough to put into my next composition. After spending so much time last piece on a composition I wasn’t crazy about, I’m going to be planning much more!

I can’t say too much about this now, but more to come soon!

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design, sketches

Toyo Ito Dog Bed

Here is a project I worked on with Christina Sicoli.  We designed a dog bed based on the the work of contemporary architect Toyo Ito.

One thing that this project taught me was the importance of planning.  We spent a ton of time drawing out ideas and possible designs. It was great working with another person, it forced us to communicate our ideas well and make sure we were on the same page for each decision.  As you can see below, we had a lot of decisions to make!

Here are some of our many sketches:

The idea was to create an architectural form that emerged out of the ground, much like Toyo Ito’s design for Grin Grin Park in Japan.  These are some views of our sketch models:

We ended up using blue foam to shape the form, and covered it in fiber glass.  It was so much fun!  It was a crazy learning curve as neither of us had used fiber glasses before.

Below is a video of our process.  If you look closely you can see my hands in some of the shots. ;)  I have to give a huge amount of credit to Christina for this, she edited the whole thing and did a really good job.

 Here are some more images of the completed bed, click on them to enlarge:

We ended up selling the bed at auction during ‘Pets in the Park,’ a fundraiser for the Edmonton Humane Society.  Glad to see it going to a good cause, I hope the owner is happy with it!

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drawing, illustration, puns, sketches

Literal Video Game Characters

Here is a comic I made for my friend Zarj’s web comic www.zarj.tk.  He is having some guest-writers, and I got invited.  If you don’t understand it, I’m sorry, but its okay, you may just need to play a few more video games.

As you can tell the sketches are kinda quick, but you know how I love any chance to use a good pun!  It might be nice to go back in and do a more developed rendering in the drawings, but it totally works for now.


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For those who don’t, or haven’t, played many video games, here are the characters used:

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art, painting, sketches, Uncategorized

Pails and Camels

Here are a few things I’ve been working on lately.  I’ve had a lot of fun working with ink the last little while, I like how many different layers of color and opacity you can get with it.

For this second image I used the same ground I used previously in this piece.  The camels are hand drawn, or painted I guess, but I used some vector images for reference. 

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drawing, sketches, threadless

Husk vs Tusk

 
      Here is a bit more work on an idea I’ve been churning out.  I really have enjoyed the sketches so far, hopefully I stay motivated.  The basic idea is that the thing growing from the animals head is one letter off from what should actually be there.  Hopefully that is communicated okay.

Cool!  I’ll post more if it progresses.

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