Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Weeknd

I've been playing around with different brushes to create more texture in my work.  I like how it turned out and will try to use them in a real illustration in the future.  Here's a girl sketch I did and a portrait of The Weeknd (his new CD is great by the way)!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Northern Shopper Poster

I was really happy that Simplebranch contacted me to create a poster for the Northern Shopper.  They made NS' beautiful website  ( which was a great source of reference to get a grasp of what Northern Shopper does.  They basically get fresh food and goods to the Nunavut via boat and airplane.  You can get more info on their website. 

The initial idea was to create a map of Nunavut and show where NS delivers the food&goods.  Simplebranch told me to go wild and come up with other ideas.  I did what I do best and got over 30 ideas on paper.  I pitched them 10 ideas that I'm really proud of!  I'm sure that I'll be able to use some of them in later projects.  We ended up going with the Lime version to match the website.

Thanks again for the project Simplebranch!

Unleashed Baseball Team Logo

I created this logo for a local baseball team named Unleashed.  The brief was fairly simple, they wanted a logo that looked heroic, epic and powerful in the shape of an U.  The colors were previously picked out from their jerseys.  I did over 60 initial designs and pitched them 15 options + different layouts to accompany them.  I've always been told by teachers and other professionals to only do 3 to 5 thumbnails and show those to the clients, but I feel that I need to put down the bad ideas on paper before the good ones come out.  It was a though process but I learned a lot.  Good luck this season Unleashed!

Update:  The team just sent me a picture of the hat!  It turned out beautifully!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Magic Hockey Skate in Toonboom News magazine

Just before the Holiday season, the team at Big Jump Productions worked on the Christmas special, Magic Hockey Skate.  Toonboom News magazine released an article about the process we used on the film in their Spring issue.  On the first page, you can find a picture of the first scene I animated on the film and me hard at work in the right bottom corner.  I'm also mentioned in the second page alongside some of my amazing co-workers.  I'm very proud and grateful to have been part of this amazing project as a lead animator.

Monday, March 25, 2013

BMW baby

Here's an illustration I did for a card for one of my friend who just bought a BMW.  I posted close ups so you can see some of the cool textures.  The last picture is an alternate version I had in mind, the rough version of the final, the initial sketch and different textures I created for the illustration.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Simplebranch poster

Simplebranch posted pictures of the poster I created for them on their facebook page.  It's always nice seeing your work printed in big like this.  You can find my illustration here.