Friday, September 27, 2013

Sumi or rather don't

I tried to create an interesting visual of ink by using the Japanese version of creating imagery in the simplest form. If you can't tell what it is, it is a horse... Brilliant I know! Though I fill sketch books quite voraciously I also tend to lean toward pure creative energy from time to time. Currently I'm using time to make a small sized art series for a mini office gallery show... A place where folks can come in and say... wow nice stuff and not have the work take over a huge space.

Monday, September 16, 2013


just working out ideas....
the profile picture is a must...not!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dream of Oilers and Flames game...

Well my children really want to go to a live hockey game featuring Alberta's two power house hockey teams. I'm not sure how to make this happen... Win the lottery... Win tickets... the generosity of strangers... generosity of family??? Whatever it takes, this is a goal that the children have set for us.

Now I'm really concerned with the real issue of cost and time and how to pull this off as games like this tend to dominate the weekend. If anyone can offer a suggestion on the subject I'd like to hear from you. Little dreams make great futures.

~ Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Creature Concept - What!

Today I wanted to create another subterranean creature thing. I always loved traditional media too. Then when the ideas started to flow I thought that Photoshop might be the way to go when looking to add depth and color to make a variety of looks. After some playing about... Well this is what you get... Two pieces the traditional without the digital painting... and the digital painted item with some effects for flare...

You have to love the natural imperfections that sneak into the work too. It offers a very organic appeal.

Friday, September 06, 2013

pimple weaseal--- Ha!

To funny! Every once in a while a crazy idea leaps from my mind and onto the page. My youngest child and I gathered our thoughts and started plotting out monsters... You can see some of the youngsters work on the page too.

I'm not sure what I was going for though some subterranean weasel thing did seem very interesting at the time.

~ Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

doodle away...

I need to keep on keeping on with the sketch process. If for no other reason then to stay out of trouble. I'll tell you people are getting pretty bold as time goes on. I sense a level of desperation creeping in on the world again. My doodles give me the distraction I need to focus on something positive for me... I'll share stuff soon. Right now we are doing everything we can to stay focused on the bigger task at hand.

Things are slowly coming together too. I just need to keep on plugging away.