Monthly Archives: November 2012

Colour test for Birdos Flugas

I’m having a bit of fun with colour tonight and doing a wee bit of a test for the zodiac project I’m doing for Birdos Flugas. I quite like how this one here turned out. You like?

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Working on a new project

Working on a project for a really cool little shop in Japan right now called Birdos Flugas. I have been commissioned to create a series of zodiac themed cards for them. Trying out a couple of things here but probably this one will be replaced with something new all together. Also tomorrow is the day in my level 2 class where I like to make everyone do a tonal exercise so why not start with that myself… always a good idea and definitely something I don’t do nearly enough of myself. It’s really such a helpful thing to do to organize your image from the ground up so that it can work in any colour you wish later on. You will just need to adjust the tones to match the greyscale version.

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Big Kids Magazine/ Game On!

If you are into cool creative magazines for kids and you don’t know BIG Kids Mag yet, you should definitely check them out! I remember noticing them at first for their really creative and unusual content that’s not neccesarily Just for kids:)

Because of the fact that I’m such a fan, I’m really happy to be a part of their current ‘Game On’ issue. Various artists/illustrators where partnered up with a young artist and asked to recreate their work. I got partnered with Aimee, age 4 from Australia. Here’s the result. Personally I think Aimee’s is much better. Next time I will not be as literal and approach the starting drawing more as a springboard for new ideas me thinks. Of course always good to try a bit of everything. All in all. Fuuuuun! Thanks Big Kids Mag and thanks Aimee for making such a cool drawing! The first one is Aimee’s and the second one is mine.

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Canzine ‘Get In Where You Fit In’ Show

This year as part of Canzine local artists/curators Alex Stursberg and Brennan Kelly where asked to put together a participatory art show. The result was ‘Get in Where you Fit in’, a show that displayed original black and white 8×10 drawings of various local artists/illustrators as well as a large print of these drawings that the public was welcome to colour in and add to. Underneath each print a station of brushes, paints, markers and pencils were set up. What a sweet idea!

I was really happy to be part of this show and was told that a woman came in and coloured my drawing in for a really long and intense time. Awesome. Mission accomplished!

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Book & Beer

Every Year for the past four years, super cool local stationary and gift shop The Regional Assembly of Text holds their annual ‘Book & Beer’. The deal is that about 6 artist get together and each make a limited edition book for the event along with a label for a bottle of beer (brewed courtesy of the Assembly)

It’s always a fun time, there being beer involved and all and this year I too made a book & beer for the event. It was a mini colouring book with drawings of flowers from the Strathcona Community Gardens and of course it comes with some mini coloured pencils.  I’m so sad that I forgot to put up a flyer for the even by the gardens themselves. It would have been so great to see some of the people who actually grew the flowers I drew in the booklet. There were so many other great books (and beers) at the show of course, just like every year. But one can only own so many books as I myself am finding out more and more…. (there is no more space left on my shelves and stacks…)

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