I've been sketching for a new art show coming up in December... etails forthcoming. It will be all black and white original ink drawings. This one won't be in the show (sadly) but I still think it's pretty funny. Hopefully I can do something else with it.
These are for the most recent ASEBP Annual Report. I had fun with these illustrations, especially the peas & carrots bar graph and orange pie chart :) Focused on clean simple vector ideas to communicate a concept about the corresponding content, rather than being overly decorative.
Here are my finished paintings for the U of A Hospital - I wrote about the whole story of my grandpa and how this came about over here.
If you would like to come to unveiling next month, here is the information :)
Cardiac Surgery Commissions
featuring works of Barbara Hartmann, Jason Blower and Amanda Schutz
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, 3-6 PM
WMC 1G1.09, 8440-112 Street
I have finally upgrade to Adobe Creative Cloud and its beautiful! Here is a quick study with some of Kyle T. Webster's watercolour brushes. I have barely even scratched the surface with these amazing brushes.
I bounce back and forth from traditional and digital media all the time, always feeling like one is better when I am doing the other one. Having a combination of tools to create illustration and willingness to explore/experiment with any kind of media really can always open up doors. I like doing a bit of both, each time. This one is an ink drawing, scanned in and coloured digitally.
Time for a pyjama, tea and wacom tablet weekend :D
Summer is coming to a close.
I made up this drawing last night after doing a teaching demo on using nib pens and washes in the afternoon. I usually don't work with these tools, but as soon as I did the demo I wanted to do more. You can make both fat and delicate lines with the nib pen. I was trying to tell them it is OK for the line quality to vary and have flaws/scratches… that the imperfections are what make an illustration have life. I could tell by their eyes that some did not believe me. Or perhaps the perfectionist comes out and that can be hard to let go of…
This is a great video by Danny Gregory on drawing breakfast - I felt this was a perfect example to show how varied line can create a beautiful and interesting drawing.
New work for the Symphony for Kids series at Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
This is the first of three I will be doing in this series. For these illustrations, I am working with a india ink and a brush at the beginning, scanning (in six parts!) and developing all the colouring in photoshop. The timing is pretty last minute for promoting this event, so you might not see it out and about as much as the other ones coming up :)
Here are two newer paintings I did over the summer. I have a small wall space in the Woodward Design studio now where I am going to hang a few paintings as they get done, and if someone wants to purchase them, they can just buy off the wall.
For those of you who do not know where we are located, we are at #103 9942-82 Avenue, on Whyte Avenue, just above K & K Foodliner. They have really great chocolate, sodie pops and in-house made sausage! So, you should come by for a visit buy delicious treats and artwork :)
My version of #tbt… I've been going through a zillion old digital files at the studio and trying to get organized for some computer swapping. So, I've been looking through old illustration work. SO MUCH OLD STUFF. Impossible not to be critical of past mistakes… but also its nostalgic :)
This is Erin Woodward, circa 2007. I got the mole on the wrong side. Also a kid character I drew for a zoo book.
More and more drawings from August :)