Saturday, 22 March 2008

Canadiana

Finally finished up the Samuel Steele image. Little bit of cheese and bacon a la canuck. Check a few entries back to see the thumbs.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

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Monday, 17 March 2008

The Book Design Review

I stumbled across this little gem of a blog published by Joseph Sullivan. The BDR showcases a pretty discerning selection of great and not so great book cover designs that he comes across fairly regularly. Whether he spends countless hours trolling major book retailers is up for debate.

Check it out here: The Book Design Review

washed out.

Mucking about with watercolours and such.





Saturday, 15 March 2008

minor doodles

little bits and pieces.



Sunday, 9 March 2008

sketchums

A little more random things from a couple of my sketchbooks. You can see some of frustration and how rushed my hand was in some of the less comprehensive sketches, but hey, gotta keep on movin'.





Saturday, 8 March 2008

SAMUEL STEELE

Thumbs for a Canadian history assignment about Samuel Benfield Steele, Northwest Mounted Policeman Extraordinaire!

Probably do a couple more.



Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Wind-Up


Simple book cover design for one of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami's, 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

A sense of urgency

"Diligence over talent." - James Jean

Words so simple, written on a print my girlfriend gave me as a gift. I think more aspiring artists like myself need to be reminded of this because it's so easy for us to rest on our laurels. It's also a reminder of how far there is to go for myself. Thanks Mr. Jean.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Grunt and a kick.

I ended up changing up the designs for the Children's book spread for Hershel and Ol' Unicorn. Hershel ended up looking like a weird man-child version of Conan O'Brien. Well that's that.