Zipping up the suitcase

I’m a notoriously early packer. It usually stems from a combination of excitement, and terror that I’ll forget something important (besides, two or three extra outfit options couldn’t hurt, right?). One week out from the start of the ICON conference, and I’m 60% ready to go! Workshop materials? Check Business cards? Check Notebook and pen?…

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The MAGICAL show

I’m excited to announce that I’m participating in another show at Gallery at the Guild! This time the theme is MAGICAL (as in Magical Girls) so I decided to create a piece of fan art based on the character Star Butterfly, from the Disney XD show Star vs. the Forces of Evil. I’m a life-long…

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The KANTO show

Back in January I answered a call for artists for a Pokémon themed art show happening in the nearby city of Kitchener. Pokémon was incredibly popular when I was growing up. I remember the first time I played Pokémon Red, and still find myself humming the bicycling tune from time to time. Nearly 20 years later, and I still…

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A crafty caturday afternoon

I believe that as a creative person it’s important to get out of one’s comfort zone and explore other forms of expression. It can help you get out of a rut and think about different ways to approach a creative problem. I’ve always been someone who loves to try new art and craft, and I…

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Comics and Culture

Working from my home studio is fantastic for focus, but really limits my interaction with others, so when opportunities come along to get out to have some fun I’m first in line. This week provided not just one, but 3 events, and they all happened to be united by a common theme: comics. Seth’s Dominion…

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The smell of ink is in the air

The first day of Inktober has finally arrived! I will be participating again this year, and hopefully creating an ink drawing every day for the entire month. It’s a great excuse to practice, and helps me to make sketching a priority amongst the busywork of day to day life. Inktober is open to all participants.…

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Wanna catch ’em all!

Pokémon GO has been available in the US, Australia and New Zealand for a week, but still hasn’t made it to Canada and the rest of the world. I’m eager to play so it shouldn’t be surprising that I’ve had Pokémon on the brain. Here’s my reimagining of Wartortle in watercolour and ink. He seems…

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