Thursday, 13 October 2016

Illustrating #dogs for a children's book

This is another page from a children's book I am currently working on.  This is my first book where I had to illustrate dogs. So when the author put four dogs into the story plus extras for a few pages I was a little worried as to how they would turn out but i'm pleased with the result.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

New book Illustration

This is a finished page from a new book I'm working on for a client. A great story! Can't wait to share it once its published.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

My new #ebook "Best Day Ever"

I am so excited about my new ebook called "Best Day Ever". It is the first book that I have both written and illustrated and I think you'll love it. Here is the synopsis:

Before the first rays of dawn, three woodland creatures busily carry out their daily tasks. Today, however, will be different. Today, work will end early for beaver, raccoon and chipmunk and adventure will be the next order of business.

Join our three friends as they set out together for a day of fun and laughter, ups and downs, meeting new friends along the way and agreeing that this day is the best day ever!

This book is about adventure and sharing that adventure with your friends. A great day can also come with its share of difficulties, but overcoming them makes the day all the more exciting and memorable. This book is also a great reminder to parents that too much work is not a good thing. Take time to enjoy your children and share in their adventures.

My book is available on Kindle as an ebook:

If you do decide to purchase a copy please take time to review it. Your honest reviews are worth gold to help me become a better writer and illustrator.

Friday, 5 February 2016

#Jazz legend Hank Mobley

I was looking through some old works I had painted for a group exhibition I was part of in downtown Toronto during the yearly held International Jazz Festival. This took place around 10 years ago. I remember a lady walking in off the street and shouted out, "Great show, wrong city." Perhaps she was thinking about New York City as the idyllic venue. None of us made any sales that week, I think she may have been right. 

I did however get to present a painting to Toronto based jazz singer Molly Johnson. That was a major highlight and it made the paper.

 I thought I'd would share this series of paintings starting with Hank Mobley. This is an oil on canvas painting. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Another page from my upcoming #ebook

I've been working on this book on and off for about 6 months now. I've revised the story many times and also the art. 

The main change I recently made is the textural element of the brush. I like this better than my recent post showing another so called finished page. Of course, I will now be revising that page to remain consistent. Thank God that it is easy to do in Photoshop.