Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kepi Cat

Finally finished painting Cats Wearing Hats study #3. Introducing a very dapper Russian Blue in a golden bird embroidered kepi...
Kepi Cat

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cats Who Wear Hats

Having been sans Moosh (my cat) the last year, has left me itching for a new pet. I try to remedy this by drawing cats, as I know, now is not the time to adopt a new cat (even though it would be great to have a model for these paintings).  Below are a couple of my new water colours, distinguished kittens wearing some highly fashionable hats.

Long Haired Top Hat
A feather, a bird, and a very proper top hat.

Ginger Tabby Fez
A bow tie and a fez, a kittens best friend.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Have my prayers been answered?

As an illustrator and graphic designer, I sometimes find myself quite frustrated when trying to translate my sketches to digital comps. That's why today I was extatic to see Wacom's launch of the Inkling. A pressure sensitive pen which you can pair with any sketch pad to create/transfer hand sketches into vector art.

I was expecting the price of the Inkling to be astronomical only to find out that it will be running for $199USD! What a steal, I can't wait for it's mid September launch.




Thursday, August 25, 2011

Food from the Orient Poster

I rarely put up any of my design work on the blog, but this poster had two things which I really enjoyed working on: food and hand crafted type. I tried to tie in some of the main ingredients in Yemenite and Indian cuisine to create an ingredient font.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Etch-a-Masterpiece

While browsing, I came across the work of The Etch-A-Sketchist. An artist who solely works the etch a sketch knobs. Makes me want to go out and buy one, as I would love to see some Etch-A-Type work done :)

Bob Ross
Bob Ross!

Bob Dylan
Dylan

Chewbacca and Han Solo
Chewy & Han Solo

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chalk It Up

I always marvel at chalk board signs at cute caf├ęs and restaurants, and wonder who has hand writing so controlled that they can draw beautiful type with probably the yuckiest feeling substance in your hand (chalk is too dry for hands).

Yesterday while browsing various illustration and design blogs, I came across these gems.  Dana Tanamachi, a Brooklyn based designer and chalk artist created these lovely type illustrations for Nagging Doubt Viognier in B.C., Canada. Her process was made in to several time-lapse videos, which you can watch below...



Nagging Doubt Viognier from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.


Nagging Doubt "The Pull" from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.