Monday, 23 February 2015

#Warm and Cool Lighting Study


This is a recent illustration I did to practice my warm and cool lighting effects. I wonder if there is anyone out there who can guess were I took the idea of the girl holding a lighted ball from?

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Study of wolves


I've been doing these studies lately of various animals and people without looking at any resources. I'm drawing completely with my own visualization of the subject. This has been helping me enormously in gaining drawing confidence. 

Friday, 6 February 2015

#Winter Fun



After glancing outside this morning and seeing all the snow we have here in Kingston,  I realized that I haven't illustrated any winter scenes this year. 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Study of a girl



I've spend most of the year so far immersed in sketching. This little girl is the inspiration for a coloured illustration I'm currently working on.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Fresh Ideas From Interacting With Children



One of the many things I enjoy doing with my four year old daughter is playing "Couch Club". We interact with some of her stuffed animals on the couch and come up with all kinds of adventures that we share together. This image that I drew in my iPad on Procreate -- an excellent app -- is of the Forest Witch and a couple of the forest animals she takes care of. She is a good witch. Of course there is a bad witch in our stories but I haven't drawn her yet. 

We have so much fun with this and our stories get as epic as anything you would find in "The Lord of the Rings" or "The Chronicles of Narnia". So take some time with your children to get lost in another world to prepare them for the great adventures and battles that lie ahead in the real world. 

It also helps me as an artist come up with fresh ideas for future story books.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Keep experimenting with your illustration style


I've been experimenting with new techniques to give my illustrations a more painterly style. I really like how they are turning out. My inspiration as always comes from the great Canadian wilderness.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Good Bye


In loving memory of Bruno Gnass. 

July 7, 1929 - Sept 2, 2014.

You will be missed.