Monday, December 29, 2008

Hanging Button Blanket II

The second of three Hanging wall blankets I did for the Christmas gift exchange at the NCC.
This one depicts a bear. :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hanging Button Blanket I

We had a gift exchange at the NCC (Native Canadian Center) this year for Christmas. I made 3 miniature hanging button blankets as gifts for it. This is one of the three featuring Eagle. The blankets measure 14" X 23". They were designed, hand cut, hand stitched, and hand made all by myself.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Website update- Film conent

I created a section in my website just for my film production. While I'll post some of the work from time to time on my blog, my website will have the best complied and archived content.
Currently, the Concept art/Pitch Package and Model sheets are all up there. Layouts to follow as of this week. Just go to and select "film" from the side bar.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Hand Turkey

I was tagged in a very large on-line meme for Thanksgiving.
Funny thing is, I never got to do one of these as a kid. My friend [who tagged me] finally helped me fill a void in my childhood.
Say "no" to genetically altered food. it's evil and danger waiting to happen.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Life Waters

This was a "series" of images that I never actually finished developing due to the huge amount of work on my plate. Originally, the bear was a commissioned piece. Then, I made a Wolf variation for myself, and after, figured I would make a series of "sacred circle" animals, each with the dominant color and placement on the circle to form a giant rainbow color wheel.
Alas, real life got in the way.
And since I don't think I'll be getting back to the idea anytime soon, I figured I could post these three to let everyone have a look. :)
No, the animals aren't "puking"... it's life-water that's coming out of them. The essence of their beings.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ocelotl and the Village Girl

An illustration of my favorite love story, and one of my favorite legends ever; "Ocelotl and the Village Girl" (also known as "The Story of Ocelotl" or "Ocelotl and the Parrot Queen". Aztec origin).
I have a lot of images based on this story. Can't help but keep drawing them. :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

By the firelight

I haven't had time to go back to carving wood masks as I used to when I was out West. Primarily becuase I do not have a workbench or vice that aid in stabilizing the wood while hollowing it out. While I'm looking to remedy this very soon, it hasn't stopped me form designing masks at all.
Designed here, a Bat and a Fox.
I've finished the blue prints for the bat mask- that will probably be the first or second one I will carve when I get my bench.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Creature Sketches

I recently acquired (thanks to an amazing friend) a sketchbook that has what appears to be a parchment-like paper in it. Both she (my friend) and I bind our own sketchbooks, and this one wasn't doing a thing for her- so she gave it to me.
And I haven't let it go since. I started with sketches of "Amay-rum", and no doubt will do plenty more of other beasties and creatures and the like. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Wasgo is a North West Pacific Native American mythological creature that is half wolf, half orca, with three dorsal fins on his back, fins coming out his floggs, and burning red eyes. In legend, these creatures would terrorize the coastal villages, eat orca, and were sometimes reared by the villagers if mistaken for wolf pups [when young].
This is the second time I drew Wasgo. I wanted to do something with dynamic lighting, underwater, and something that would use atmospheric perspective as to have that "dissapearing into the BG" effect.
Lookit! Shiny bubbles! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Batman III

Assignment for Life Drawing class.
I didn't know what to do- so I decided to go with a portrait of Michael Caine (one of my fav actors). And then it transformed to this.
Looks like Alfred is doing a good job Mommy-lecturing Bruce about something. Bruce is humored. XD
So much for posting nearly every day. Between work, Aikido, College, and travel, I haven't had a day off in 4 weeks. It was easier when I was working in a studio. >.<
I gotta work on this "posting-every-day" goal of mine. Somehow, I don't think it's gonna happen. XD

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Black Bat

Inspired by:

Can't say I envy that woman... or that bat for that matter.
But definitely inspiring for us art-folk. Or at least, those of us with dark humor.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Creature Color

From sketch to color finish.
Just takin' on of my creatures and making him real. I plan to do this with a few more creatures as time goes by.
I am so busy at college it's not even funny. I REALLY have to make an effort to post something every day. Lord only knows, I have more than enough work to. XD

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Film Concepts

I realized that I have not posted anything in a while- since I am crazy-busy at Sheridan.
And if I am turning out lots of artwork for my film, I figured I can post a couple of concepts for fun! This is literally a "page" from my pitch-package book.
Hopefully, life won't swallow me up and ai can ATTEMPT to post on a regular basis.
Attempt. :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wolf Life-drawings

Did some Life-drawing of Wolves today.
It's been a CRAZY first week back at college... but hopefully it means more posting form me on a daily basis! Or, semi-daily. :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Creature Design IV

Continuing with my "SW creatures", this was the last one I had time to do before I began work on other things. I hope to be able to do more as the new [College/Uni] year starts, as I have a couple of lecture classes to attend, and I'll probably be doodling in them to take a break from my film production work.

I caught my sister's cold, but thank goodness I'm getting over it in a mere 2 days time. I have a shift tomorrow and I want to be healthy for it! XD
I might post a tasty model sheet teaser form my film for the hell of it. Just to get people excited. :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Creature Design III

I've been totally neglecting most of my on-line life as of late. But I am happy to report it's for a good cause- by the first day back at my final year at Sheridan, I'll have completed ALL pre-produciton on my short. This means, Leica reel, Fun pack, model sheets, story board, and files will be finished. I'll be able to immediately start work on animation. Huzzah! :)
As for this pic, it's continuing with my creature creations form a while back.
This guy was based off- and created for- a friend of mine way back in the highschool days.
God, that felt like yesterday, and it was like... nearly 10 years ago.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Layout II

Originally this was a Layout for a commissioned piece. However, sometimes I get good inspirations/concepts that can easily be turned into portfolio pieces.
Since I was looking to get some "newer" layouts into my portfolio, I figured that this one was one I could easily run with and have some fun.
While I am aware that those gargoyles are from Notredam, I used them as atmospheric decor on the top of this building.
Paris scene... sometime in the late 1800's.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Batman and Robin

Some recent images I did lately were dabbling in different styles. I like challenging myself into getting out of "my style" and concentrating on others that are polar opposites.
This seems to be a huge crowd favorite amongst friends and family, so I figured I would post it here too.
I promise I'll stop with the Batman art.
Eventually. :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Creature Design II

Continuing with my Star Wars RPG Aliens I created.
This one is Labhi Trakjurn- the Padawan/apprentice to the last one [Nohe Kamu].
I was showing these around and it peaked the interest of an SW RPG group who might be looking for someone to design their characters. I'm hoping it fall through- I'd love to be back in the SW RPG pool once again. Great way to dwindle away the hours. :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Creature Design I

Just finished up a 6 day work week. I did a ton of drawing, so those will be posted in the upcoming days.
This is the first of 4 I have on hand- a series of creature designs I did growing up and during the time of the Star Wars movies. I had an RPG group, and made a bunch of designs for friends who wanted "SW personas". I wish I had time to do more... I only managed to do two sets of Master-Padawan pairs and then got swamped with work.
I'll get to it eventually. :)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Denim Animal Life Drawing

Just a warning: this image is HUGE.
I wanted to "save" a pair of old jeans I had. Very comfortable and a pity to throw out. So I sewed Deer skin patches over the holes, and took a Sharpie marker to them.
The Topic: Some of my Favorite Canadian Wild life.
These jeans hold even more of a value to me as the Sea Lion on the bottom right pant leg was the one from the Vancouver Aquarium, named "Tag". My sister called him "Bernice's Boyfriend" becuase I adored him. Sadly, he died on July 1st as a result of Oral Cancer.
I got some really funny looks at the park when I was sketching some of the animals... on a pair of jeans. Very entertaining. :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Batman II

I have been a crazy amount of work lately. It's so varied from drawing to craft making to sewing, I don't even know what to put up first. So I'm working chronologically.
A set of 4 thumbnails I did as a "mini gallery" to figure out which of the four I'm going to choose to polish into a full fledged image. I want to do a "Batman and Robin" image, a la "Teen Titans" or "Animated" Batman. However, depending on the image, I might go for more realism, or comic book style.
I like the idea of Giant Batman towering over a wee little Robin- very "protective father" (Gasp! I said the "F" word!) concept. Inspired by that awesome scene in "Teen Titans" with Robin and Slade ("I already HAVE a father!").
Two images are- literally- "under the wing" types, where as the other two just looming over.
I guess I'm going to put this to a vote. If I have more time, I might do more than one.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Slip Cover

I wanted to post the Deer Skin Slip Covers before I had to skedaddle to work.
After I finished both of them my room had a pleasant odor of burnt deer skin.
I actually kinda liked it. :)
Both fo these are for sale, and commissions are welcome. :)

Bears and Elks

Did some animal sketches today. I wanted to burn images onto deer skin slip-covers I made. Decided to go with an Elk for the pale deer skin, and a Bear for the dark roan-red skin.
I might post images of the actual slip covers tomorrow.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Knights

These guys were a collaborative of interests both me and my sister share.
Big on mythology, and the classic "knights in shinning armor", my sister's horse obsession, and my love for animals- I was obviously going to try and take a stab at doing this topic and these personas.
I have to admit, I kept my sister's in mind when doing the Red Knight's horse, and myself when doing the Blue Knight's horse.
You can expect more from these guys in the future... including a White and Black knight.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Batman II

Oh Bruce, you've gone too far.

I went to see "The Dark Knight" today. What can I say- it's turning out to be a fantastic movie summer for me. "Wall-e" and "The Dark Knight" have made it unforgettable. Highly recommend both those movies.
Now excuse me whilst I bask in fangirl glory. I have art to attend to. ;)

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Some of our household objects have the worst jobs of them all.
I realized this today while cleaning. I looked over to my loofah and noticed... well, a hair comically sticking out of it.
I laughed. And then drew this.
Yes, it is *that* kind of hair.
Don't even want to think what the toilet scrubber has to go through.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Just jumping on the Batman Bandwagon as well.
A little info about the pic: the bat in the picture (the one on the top right) is my favorite family of bats.
With over 1,100 species in existence, the Phyllostomidae (leaf nosed bats) are my true loves. :)
I already have my ticket for the movie. Can't wait until it opens this week! :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Layout I

No matter what the reason, when I work I give my 200% in the quality that I am delivering. I beleive in human excellence, and the honor and dignity one carries in their work.
In this case, a private client commissioned work from me- a certain character in a "Wild West" type setting. Regardless of the price, I poured into it my all.
It's a challenge to meet the expectations of a client as is, but even more challenging to make whatever the content interesting, and be capable of turning it into your main focus as if it were your favorite topic in the world.
I also posted the final "with character" version for your viewing pleasure. :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Oh give me a home....

I did this quick sketch for a friend as a "thank you" for her kind gesture. And that was, supplying me with dead things.
And by dead things, I mean, skulls, jaws, hooves, and skin of deer. :)
Yes, I use those things for crafts.
After I was done, I gave it a splash of color for effect.
The garb is based off traditional Plains Native culture.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

First Blog!

My first blog!
To celebrate the creation and first post, a fitting image- both in content and in representation of my current interests (which have been with me over the years), as well as my upcoming short; to be developed this year.

Stay tuned, as I will be posting more work here- almost daily- sketches to polished pieces. :)