Adding some colour

Well, six days into the new year and I have managed to find time to sit down and sketch every day. I am hoping to be able to keep this up for as long a possible, I predict there will be a slight hiccup come February…somewhere around the time my second son is due. But I will do my best to get back on track as soon as possible after. 🙂

For now, I thought I’d add some colour to one of my recent sketches. Decided to try some of Kyle Webster’s dry brushes for this one. I’d love to hear you thoughts on this one.

A Brand New Year

So it’s that time again.

Time to sit down, reflect on the past year, and decide on somethings that need changing. While I can’t say I’m disappointed with last year…on the contrary. I had an amazing year. I illustrated 2 books that were published, I started a little project featuring my art work, worked hard and learned a lot and watched my son through his first year. Are there things I would do differently…of course! But I wouldn’t know what to do differently if I hadn’t had the experiences I had this year.

Now as I await the arrival of our second little boy, I am starting to plan for the year ahead. I realize somethings may be a little ambitious with a newborn. But nothing is impossible right. Time to take this year and make it the best year I possibly can.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your New Years resolutions! Let’s make this year the best yet!

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Back to the drawing board

I’ve been really enjoying this time off for the holidays. Things got hectic just before and it’s been awhile since I had time to sit down and get some sketching done. One of my resolutions will be to do more drawing/illustrating. I’ve come to realize how much I need  and desire to illustrate. The days where I don’t get to sit down and draw I got to bed feeling as though I forgot to do something.

Here is one of my recent sketches as well as the colour version.

Some more holidays sketches

Finally had a chance to sit down and do some sketching. Not sure how much I’ll be able to do over the next few days what with all the family stuffs up ahead, but here are a couple I thought I’d share.

Back into the groove

Thought I’d share a quick sketch I did this evening as a warm-up. I took last week off to host a very dear friend of mine visiting all the way from Scotland. This being the first vacation I’ve taken in over a year it felt good to step away from everything. I think it’s also done a world of good. But I have to say, I’ve been itching all day to sit down and get back to drawing and creating. Feels good to stretch the muscles again.

Here’s to getting back into the groove of things…

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New set of prints

So in honour of the upcoming holiday season, I’ve created a new set of prints for the fine people over at Flipside Prints. Feel free to hop on over to check it out and all the others that are up for grabs.

Baby Announcement

I don’t usually share stuff from my personal life but I wanted to share this one so I used the opportunity to come up with an illustration for it. I don’t think it needs more explaining…

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Finished?

It’s done…well that is until I decide to tweak it. I am trying out this new mantra:

“Finished not Perfect”. 

 

I came across this youtube video by Jeff Parker and it really resonated. I am guilty of starting things and not finishing them because they are not perfect. But let’s be honest…when is anything we ever do perfect (in our eyes). He says to just finish whatever you are doing, be aware that it’s not perfect, but don’t stress about it…you will only get better. Anyways, check out the clip it’s under 2 minutes.

 

Without further ado, here’s my finished piece.

It’s not perfect, but it’s finished. I’d love to have your comments on it.

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The Bataloon

Few people have ever come across this friendly little guy…but he sure wishes more people would…maybe they could help him get down.

My submission for this month’s #animaloon_collective

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