Friday, January 30, 2009

Brain Goiter

I just had some surgery to remove a growth from the side of my head. It is called Nevus Sebaceous and had some health risks. So I had it removed. You can see me above with some civil war style head bandaging. I sketched out an artists rendering of what the growth might have become in time.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


This is a painting I did for my mother over the holidays. It is based on a sketch she liked that I posted last year. I am not the hugest fan of acrylics. I have already finished another painting which I did in oil and had a much better time with. I think I'm going to keep up with oils for a bit. They are fun and forgiving. I will post my oil painting as soon as I have photographed it and I have some Soap Scum photos to put up as well. Stay tuned.

Friday, January 16, 2009


[Update] I found out the name of the guy. It is John Krasinski. Here is a photo for comparison.

I may be doing some caricature work in the future so I've been practicing a little bit. I can't remember who this was supposed to be I should really start writing down who these people are but I'm pretty happy with the end result I just have to work on my speed.

The sketch is out of my moleskin and the colouring was done in photoshop.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas Sketches

Here are some sketches I did over the Christmas holiday. I could only do pen and coloured pencil sketches because we were soooo freaking busy but I had a lot of fun and got to participate in collaborative fun. If you are ever bored and have a sketch book or even a piece of paper on hand try this fun little exercise. Draw a picture just an image that takes up part of the page, then have the next person near you take the image and make their own contribution, and so on and so forth until you have filled the page. It is a blast. My friend Jason Botkin taught me this three years ago at Folk Fest. Thanks Jay.

The other images are my sister in law's boyfriend Adam in the car on our way to Flin Flon the hand in that image belongs to my wife. Yes thumbs up, thumbs up indeed...

The next image is of Beth's uncle Pat. He rocks the guitar, so I drew him while he was finger picking away. Beth's cousin Camila made me draw the rest of the scene around him and good on her for making me not be lazy. Thanks Camila.

Well more stuff to come and like I said some colour paintings as well. Prep yourselves for some acrylic and oil action.

Catch y'all on da flipside.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm Back!

Hey Everybody!

Long time no Blog eh?

I took a bit of a break for the Holidays which I spent in Flin Flon. I hope you all had a great Holiday Season and New Year celebration. I did a fair amount of sketching this time round. Not too much colour as we had so much stuff to take and do I did not bring my paints with me. I did some collaboration sketches with friends and family and I finished an acrylic painting I will be posting shortly.

I think 2009 is shaping up to be a humdinger of a year so I'd like to give you all my best for this year of our lord 2009. I'm not a religious person but I always liked the way that sounded.

Keep yer sticks on the ice.