I recently had the opportunity to design a T-Shirt for the Kings of Pool team at Uken Games who worked on Scratch, which includes me! It was really fun to turn the 3D character design of Scratch into a 2D design that would work well for a shirt, and also incorporated Pool into it in some way. This shirt is now in regular rotation in my wardrobe :)
Here’s a new piece that just arrived in the mail; published in the September issue of Clubhouse Jr! It was really fun to do this one and it was a bit of a unique challenge since it was a “rebus”, which is a puzzle that combines the use of illustrated pictures in place of text. Check out the magazine if you get a chance!
This is my second time working with Clubhouse Jr, and this time they asked me to illustrate the cover along with the feature article in the July issue of the magazine! I was honoured and had a blast illustrating this story about a frog who learns a lesson about kindness. Click on any of the images to see them larger. Thanks for stopping by!
Recently I checked off another first: designing a character used in an AR (Augmented Reality) mobile game! For those of you who don't know what that is exactly, AR games use your phone's camera to interact with your actual environment. In this case Scratch is your opponent in an AR game called "Kings of Pool" (available on iOS and Google). You can place a virtual pool table in your real environment and go toe-to-toe with Scratch. This was a lot of fun to work on, and Cheers to my buddy Greg Puzniak for modelling the final 3D version.
Here are some barbarian character design concepts I did a while back for an indie game studio in Toronto called Reptoid Games. Enjoy!
A little while ago I had the privilege of creating some rough concepts for a new Animated series by Yellow Bear Studios called "Emoji Warriors". As you can guess it's a show about Emojis...that are Warriors. I believe the show is still in development but I got the OK to show some of these. It was a huge challenge to design Emoji characters since the options are so limited without legs and arms. Tons of fun though! Click on images to embiggen! Thanks for stopping by!
Here's a rough image I put together for Relish Interactive for a pitch they made.
A few months ago I was asked to illustrate an article in the February issue of Clubhouse Jr magazine, and it's on newsstands now! Thanks to Lexie and the team at Clubhouse, this was a blast to work on!
Here's an Illustration I did for Relish Interactive a while back. It was used for a pitch, not sure where it went after that!
More camping kids!
Here is some final art for the kids adventure/camping project I'm currently working on. This has been a fun one!
Here's a peek at some rough designs for a new project. I'm going to be illustrating some kids and their trusty dog that are going on a bunch of adventures. Will show more soon!
Here's the final of the first page of the Children's book I'm working on!
Here's the first rough for a Book project I'm currently working on. More to come soon!
My wife and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl to our family in October and we named her Elle. She's our second child and my wife and I feel beyond blessed to have her in our lives.
This of course brings us to this sketch! It's a painting I'm starting for my daughter for her room. I'll have another update to it shortly. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Quick ink drawing of one of my favourite background characters from Empire Strikes Back.
Just finished this illustration to announce that my wife and I are expecting our second child soon!
Masters of Anatomy just released their latest book "Character Design Masterclass" and I'm very happy to say I'm part of the project! You can check out my final work here but I also wanted to show some of my rough process work as well. Here are some of the rough sketches for my characters and if you get a chance to pick up the book do it!
Robin Hood / Little John
Sheriff of Nottingham / Prince Jon
Maudlin / Advisor
I recently was hired to create an illustration for a fishing and outdoors magazine called "Ontario Out of Doors", which is published here in Canada. It was an article about fishing for Walleye. I'm not much of a fisherman myself and the style I was asked to do was a bit outside of my usual thing, which made it fun on both accounts to try something new. It's in the May issue which is on newsstands now. Hope you enjoy!