Friday, May 12, 2006


I think of a sketch book as my paper brain, everything goes in. For me it is a really honest representation of struggling through the beginning stages of my ideas.
I am going to try and post in the sketchbook section at least twice a week, so check back often.

Rumors Skate Deck Drawings

Rumors Skate and Snow approached me to design a skateboard deck for their shop. There was a fairly tight time schedule, but I was able to develop a few different ideas for the shop to choose from. In the end the Vamp Sketch was selected, I developed it further and it went to print.

"Kong Deck Sketch from Sketch Book"
Ink, Pencil Crayon and Marker on paper
Notes: A quick sketch with a focus on motion, colour and contrast.

"Rumors ID Type"
Graphite and Pencil Crayon on Tracing Paper
aprox 8"x11"
Notes: This is a type that I was working on to accompany the War Worlds Image if it was selected. I will post a cleaned up version on soon. This may evolve into a T-shirt design.

"War Worlds Deck Sketch"
Pen and Ink, Acrylic Ink, and Pencil Crayon on Illustration Board
Notes: This is the sketch that I was most pleased with. I believe this kind of approach could be quite successful applied to another application.

"Vamp Deck Sketch from Sketchbook"
Graphite, Pen and Ink and Marker on Paper
aprox. 4"x16"
Notes: Super rough to address layout and colour.

"Vamp Deck-Cleaned and Inked"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Notes: From here it was taken into photoshop, where I added colour and Type. The complete deck will be posted very soon

Thursday, May 11, 2006

2006 Grant MacEwan Fine Art Exhibition: LOOK, ART!

The Following images, along with a few others that I will post later, were selected for the 2006 Grant MacEwan Fine Art Exhibition. The show was titled "LOOK, ART!".

Charcoal on Illustration board
30" x 40"

"Figure Study"
Oil Bar, Chalk, Charcoal, Ink, and Graphite on Illustration board
Apox. 20" x 30"

"Hammer V.S. Pencil"
Oil Bar, Graphite, Oil Based Opaque Paint Marker, Acylic Paint and Acylic Medium on Canvas
2'6" x 4'

"Hammer V.S. Pencil: Pencil Exclusion"
Acylic Paint, Ink, Spray Paint, Wood Shavings and Metal Sheeting on Plywood
2'6" x 4'

"Hammer V.S. Pencil: The P"
Photocopied images and Acylic Medium on Clear vinyl
2'6" x 4'