Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dinosaur DNA

I know, this is an old image. But I have been meaning to tweak it here and there but have been so absorbed in my fourth year thesis that I have been putting it off.
I put this together for an assignment in school, where we would design a page for the National Post and they would critique the image. After reading an article on genetic engineering and remembering my love for drawing dinosaurs, I decided to throw this recipe together. The article read that scientists are working on cloning dinosaur DNA, just like in  Jurrassic Park. They would hypothetically slice the dinosaur DNA with DNA from a large bird, such as an ostrich, and the ostrich would lay a dinosaur egg through invito fertilization.
Now, I did stumble across this article a while ago and science has developed quite a bit since then, but I hope for the love of a duck that this does not happen. Jurrassic Park did not exactly end well, and I am certain it will not end well if this does happen.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


A while ago, I posted my piece on three monsters reacting to their first romantic comedy when it was new. Since then I have scraped the first one and re-sketched, repainted, and re-edited the entire thing from scratch. I felt as thought the original was not clear enough in the message and believe this version reflects the mood of the movie genre better.

It is the end of the school year and I will finally be graduating after four long years at Sheridan college. Once school is over, I figured I would go a bit crazy without any projects to do so I have taken it upon myself to create projects for myself. The first of many is a comic about a vacant bunny who causes unthinkable trouble while his owner is out. I have the background on the characters figured out am in the process of writing and drafting. This is one of many of the process sketches. I just need to figure out the names of the owner and the bunny. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear it. If your suggestions are strong enough, I will use them in my comic. Just let me know what you think.

Friday, April 15, 2011

James and the Giant Peach


This is my design submission for the Penguin Design Award. http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/uk/0/minisites/penguindesignaward/index.php
I wanted to focus on the dark and miserable atmosphere of Jame' life before his adventures with his insect friends, inside of the peach. The peach is meant to give the feeling of hope and magic.
We will see what happens May 18th, when the short list is announced.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


I finished my animatic for the grad show, coming up in seven days. it all started back during the holidays when I for some reason decided sketching a little girl hugging her new bear so hard its head popped off, was a good idea. Then i thought "wouldn't it be cool if it moved?" and I approached my electronic media professor and he replied, "Yeah, totally. Do it." So I did. and turned it into a promotional video to be played, along with the rest of the graduating year, at the grad show. I couldn't be more excited.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Road Rage


Another thesis image done. This one is, clearly, about road rage. In Monster Land, if a monster got in an others way they would just push and shove their way through. They cannot do that here. They would have to learn to adhere to our laws, write their drivers tests and learn to control their tempers.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Process work

Normally I don't show off my process work, mostly because I'm told to make a few bejillion rough thumbnails and I usually do two or three. But I really like the process work for this particular thesis piece, and it helps that my prof laughed out loud when he saw it. So this is my process, first I draft my idea.

As you can see, it's ridiculously simple.
Then, I move to final rough.

They are a bit different I suppose...
Next is finals!

Of course, the last two images I made because I am getting a little tired of water colour acrylics. So I went back to my old regular acrylics for a test run. Here is the real thesis piece still in progress.