Saturday, December 11, 2010

funguy

continuing on the theme of an earlier post:::
• feel the atmosphere • breathe the air •
• see the sights • but beware •
• of teeth that gnaw • and lips that curl •
• mouths that murmur • all's a knot •
• silently shouting • patiently prying •
• ears that listen • can hear a thought •

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Venusian Fly Trap

My contribution to the Canvas Collective, a site hosted by fellow Sheridan alumni Erika Brouwer. Lots of other great wallpapers to be found there, and freshly updated every week!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fire Fly

This has been sitting in my sketchbook for a good while. Couldn't bring myself to finish the stippled background by hand so I completed it in Photoshop.

Mainly just wanted to draw a big bug, but was partially inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind. Situated in a post apocalyptic future, it's a story of mankind's struggle for survival against the ever spreading toxic forests and monstrously mutated insects. A great movie and an even better manga. As always, Miyazaki is the master!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Cyborg of Sargon

This is known as a Lamassu, a celestial being from Mesopotamian mythology. In art, they were depicted as hybrids ~ winged bulls or lions with the head of a human male and considered househould protective spirits of the common Babylonian people. Babylonian history later portrays these bull-men as the protectors of kings and statues of them were often used as gatekeepers. Usually sculpted with five legs to show balance from all angles.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

⫷LOVE ❉ ABUNDANCE ❉ JOY⫸

Love Tunnel

❖♥❖ LOVE Mandala ❖♥❖

Version 2.0Version 1.0Shaped LOVE into the six petalled Seed of Life formation as seen in the center. Layered it up at different sizes and spun it out towards the edges.

Best blessings everyone :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Plip!

Had a lot of fun drawing these little yellow guys back in high school getting into all sorts of zany mishaps. It's basically just one character, but cloned innumerably for narrative purposes. I call 'em Jimmy.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Beaver Blowout!

An older piece, but relevant to the timeless fact: beavers bite back.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Invasion of the squids!

A poster I made last year. Based on an article about the decimation of fish populations in the coastal waters of British Columbia due to an increase in the number of GIANT squid.

Elusive is the fish able to swim among the the tentacles of turmoil
To dodge the many manufactured nets
And explore an ocean
Rather empty, rather full
Uncatchable fish
Uncatchable soul

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Who controls these hands?


Drew this several years ago and just recently gave it some color.

Remains open to interpretation..

Friday, September 24, 2010

Staircases

This was initially a tattoo design for a friend, but I've added some color, texture and a couple nondescript characters to populate the piece. Definitely an exercise in patience with all the steps I had to draw. A tip of the hat to Escher as well.

Hoping to upload some photos of the tattoo once it's complete.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Flower of Virtues

Came across some thought provoking and uplifting information last year on a site called the Wingmakers.

Particularly inspired by what James, the site's anonymous host referred to as the 'six heart virtues' and adapted them into the Flower of Life template. At it's core is a six petalled formation, ideally suited for the words Admiration, Compassion, Understanding, Valor, Humility and Forgiveness .

~*~

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Toltec Tollbooth

Been playing around with some matte painting techniques lately to the tune of an ancient astronaut theme. The columns on display here are known as the Atlantes and represent warriors of the Toltec Empire ~ located in Tula, Mexico.

And yes.. the ufo is a hubcap.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Aetherborn!!!


Finished cover art for Aetherborn's "Guardian" EP and a t-shirt design.

Thanks for the gig Mike.

Check out their awesomeness here ~ annnnd here!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Seek the Key to the Third E in Thee:::

FAMILIAR DOORS LEAD YOU INTO STRANGE ROOMS

DIMENSIONAL POTENTIAL

COLLAPSES AND BLOOMS.

FIND THE KEY AND GO WITHIN

MOVING FORWARD, CONSTANT SPIN ~

TRAVEL ALONG A FLOOR OF GLASS,

A ROOF OF MIRRORS

REFLECTS YOUR PAST.

ALL EYES AHEAD

AS YOUR HIGHER-SELF

LEADS YOU CLOSER AND CLOSER

TO SPIRITUAL WEALTH.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Transmutation continued

Further developments for a visual narrative based on the journey of a dark and scribbled figure on the path to Ultimate Awareness.


Friday, July 2, 2010

5~Headed~Hybrid

Recently joined a new blog called the Hybrid Collective, a collaborative effort alongside fellow illustrationists Joel Hustak, Andrew West, Andreas Schubert and Parker Campbell. First post is up and more is soon to unfold.

Here's a taste..



Monday, May 24, 2010

There Is No Banana

Those sneaky simians are smarter than they let on...

Hey folks, this is my first Threadless t-shirt submission. It went through the 7 day voting period, but unfortunately didn't make the cut :(

Might tweak it a bit for a resubmit, but in the meantime I'm working on a few others.

Also posted some additional photos on Flickr..

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

::LOVE::UNITY::


First prototype color copies. Compared with the black & white versions below, these have a much greater depth to them. Further still, once I incorporate 3D sculpural elements and holography. Until then, I'm left experimenting with color gradients and layering to evoke more vibrancy.

On the computer screen and especially with my larger prints I've noticed the interesting feature of faces popping up in certain regions of the vortex depending on my proximity to it.

In other words, the human mind has a great ability for spotting patterns, such that these crisscrossing shapes at various fades will often reveal recognizable facial features. Some look happy, some look sad, some look altogether alien:::

I find it fascinating to ponder that perhaps these patterns personify entities residing in a World of Words. A world that we all seem to tap into so freely and draw meaning from. A world with a foundation in Symbol and built by Prose.

This is a Land of Language that exists at the edge of print, between the spaces and lines. It's a realm riding the defining curve of conceptual understanding. It flows through the cultural matrix of sounds, recognized and accepted as speech.

At a certain distance from the image these "faces" will be perceived. Upon closer inspection, they lose their distinct forms and the eye sees only shapes. In the case of these two, the shapes are those of LOVE and UNITY.

Health ~ Wealth ~ Happiness

Composed entirely of the words: (H)ealth (W)ealth (H)appiness. Mirrored and spun, this was quite fun :) I found it a very relaxing and a constantly surprising exercise to create this mandala. One of my first attempts with transparent gradients and am very pleased with the results. I purposefully molded the letters H W H to look similar to ripples and am currently exploring with motion graphics to further this concept.

It is impossible:::

:::to stop a man or woman who will not quit.

I LOVE AND FORGIVE MYSELF