Sunday, March 13, 2011

Prints for Sale

If you liked some of the paintings I have posted here, such as the recent #WINNING painting, then you should follow this link: There I have posted a few different images that prints of which can be purchased. These prints are on such items as an iPhone case, a coaster, magnets, and posters.

If you see something on my websites that you like but is not on the cafepress website, then let me know.


#Winnning (2011). Watercolor, 29x39cm. (photo of painting)

I felt like painting a portrait, but of something frivolous and fun! So I decided to paint Charlie Sheen, with a few references to his recent Twitter posts. The background is red for 'tigerblood', and of course the obvious #winning is included as well. The word '#winning' was done in the same font as Twitter uses, and I decided to have it wrap over Sheen's shirt to give it a bit of life.

I've also tweeted this image to Charlie Sheen! I'm not holding my breath, but it would be awesome if he did tweet me back about it!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hockey Art Cards

This is the six goalie art cards I've done thus far. I'm going to continue doing these till I get bored or distracted. There are a lot of goalies out there, so I might end up doing quite a few of these. Not sure what will become of them when I'm done. The bottom three are also in black and white and will be colored in later on. Just figured it was faster to do them in black and white first, plus they look kinda cool in black and white!

From top left to bottom right: Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils), Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins), Mikka Kiprusoff (Calgary Flames), Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens), Craig Anderson (Colorado Avalanche), and Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabers),

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Three Daily Strips

Here's three daily strips that I drew over the past month. The first came from an idea I had while thinking about my trip to Jamaica last November; the bananas were very delicious. The second came from my general humbug nature while commuting to work. The third came from my utter distaste for how everything needs labels and instructions.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Comic a Day!

Since December 31st 2010, I have been creating a short comic each day. I don't post many of them as they range in quality, but I have been finding the act of creating a mini comic everyday very instructive. The comics are usually three panels and feature something that happened to me or that I heard earlier that day.

A few weeks into this self-challenge (of sorts) I heard about the 365 art challenge where people commit to drawing at least one picture a day. I suppose what I am doing raises the anti a bit. I spend between 15 minutes and 2 hours a day working on a single strip. Over the weekends when I have more time I scan my comics and post one or two. I make notes throughout the week of various ideas I have for more strips as I don't always have an idea for one each time I sit down to draw. I also make these notes so that I can add the dialogue after I scan them. My hand writing can be hit and miss, so I prefer to digitally add the dialogue (plus I like the look of word bubbles created in a digital format). For this I use the free Comic Life program that came with my MAC. Unfortunately, my scanner is small and does not always produce high-quality images. Because of this not all the comics look that great (see the Death of a Tube of Toothpaste as an example). If you are reading this and know of a good art scanner, please let me know!

Hopefully as the year progresses the comics will become better and better. I have already learned a lot over the past month and I imagine that this will continue. Also, feedback is always appreciated so let me know how I am doing!

Refit Analysis

Obviously this comic strip was influenced by my knowledge of archaeology. Recently, I explained to a coworker what refit analysis was and thought of how similar it is to comics. I like the idea of explaining complex ideas in different ways. I think archaeology has a lot to gain by pursuing different ways of disseminating its ideas if not to just encourage interest of people not generally familiar with what archaeology is besides its representation in popular movies.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Death of a Tube of Toothpaste


Since December 31st (2010), I have been drawing a short comic strip everyday. So far so good! Most of these are inked, although I thought I would leave this one penciled. My one regret is that I decided to use the paper from a drawing pad I had and not use a slicker pad of marker paper for these. The result is that most of the inks bleed too much. This is really pronounced as each panel in the comic strips is at most 8 squared centimeters big (or small!).

The idea for the daily strip was not inspired by any of the 365 movements out there on the web; funnily enough I didn't even know about those until after I a few weeks of doing these cartoons! Instead, the idea comes from me trying to encourage myself to draw more. I find that through doing a daily strip (this sound dirty...), I focus more on my surroundings to look for inspiration. It also forces me to hone the craft of sequential art. Hopefully by year's end I'll have a nice size volume of sequential art and have noticeably improved my ability to tell a story through art! Wish me luck!

I don't know if I want to upload all of them as it's a lot of work and really don't know how good they are. So let me know if you would like to see more.