I will be away from the studio Feb 20 - Mar 4, doing typography workshops in India! I'll be checking my email occasionally, but not taking anything new until March. Hopefully I will have awesome pictures and hand drawn type samples to share when I return! xo.
Skier commission fini. Working a little different in this one and thinking about creating a series of Alberta prairie images based the style of this piece. I took some inspiration in the shapes and clouds from one of my favourite group of seven painters, Lauren Harris.
I listen to Same Cooke at least a couple times a day. Working on some new ideas/things with song lyrics, more to come… this is a rough sketch of one thing.
Sketches for a commission. I have been on a couple ski outings this year, its very nice to draw things you like to do :)
Client: City of Edmonton
I've worked on the Master Naturalist program for about four years now, love the concept of a city run program where you receive a certificate for being kind to Edmonton's River Valley :D
Client: Avenue Magazine
I am going to Jamaica today with my family, including my 80 year old Grandpa! If you need some drawings, I will be back in 1 week. xox.
I don't really get asked to do technical style illustrations very often, so this was fun. I also love being hired to just be the illustrator and not have to worry about design :)
These illustrations explain to landowners across Alberta how their property will be assessed and monitored for terrestrial and wetland biodiversity. They survey 1656 sites, 20 km apart from each other across the entire province. This process that the client does is one of the world's most comprehensive biodiversity monitoring programs. Lovely to work with these types of clientele.
Client: ABMI (Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute)
I usually get a couple small commissions at Xmas time for clients or friend gift giving. Here is one for an incredible and adorable family I have known for many years. They play in church together.
I have been working on a big illustration project for months and I will share some when I get permission to do so. In the mean time, I've been doing a little bit more personal work lately, this is a quote from my amazing friend, Davey Thompson. This is going to be my mandate for 2014 :)