Ottawa, ON, Canada

  • Black Instagram Icon


August 9, 2019

I first came across the book by English author Ted Hughes when I was a kid. The book is called 'The Iron Man'. I loved the Faber and Faber cover:

And don't confuse it with Marvel's Iron Man as it's not related in any way. If you click the image above it will take you to...

August 1, 2019

I came across Luke Pearson's books when I was living in the UK. As I mentioned in my previous post, I immediately saw a similarity to the work of Tove Jansson and her Moomins, so I fell in love with Hilda and her world!

Here are the books in order of publishing:

I was re...

August 1, 2019

Back in the day and animator called Preston Blair came up with some character types for animated characters. Whilst they are somewhat outdated by today's standard they can still be a handy starting point for coming up with new characters.

Here are four types:

I attempted...

September 23, 2018

As an exercise I was given a series of panels and had to re-arrange them in a story. Here are the results:

The second part of the exercise was to add in a new panel - these looks like they are from MAD magazine:

And here is the last panel:

 And here is the last panel:

September 22, 2018

While I was at the gallery there was another interesting exhibition on - photographs and video works by Edward Burtynsky.

His work focuses on the way humans have impacted the earth.

If you want to learn more about Edward Burtynsky click the link:


September 21, 2018

The National Art Gallery in Ottawa had an exhibition of Paul Klee's work. The gallery itself is gorgeous:

The exhibition was really exciting and not what I had expected asI had only seen his early work before. 

Here is a self portrait all:

 Check out this link for more in...

September 19, 2018

 When I was a kid I was a big fan of the work of Swedish artist Tove Jansson :

She is most famous for her series of books about the Moomins:

Click on the image above to learn more about the moomin family!

It started off as a comic strip:

And then became a series of books:


September 18, 2018

I came across Ossi Saarinen online and fell in love with his photos, they are so cute - check out some of these:

 If you want to see more - click on any of the images above, or on his website:

September 17, 2018

My friend sent me this today and I thought it was funny!

September 16, 2018

I was tasked with creating a fire wolf - the details I was given were quite detailed - black fur, with cracks on the skin showing magma coming through, with yellow eyes.

Here is the prep work I did:

And here is my final design:

Please reload

Recent Posts

August 1, 2019

Please reload


Please reload