A wonderful couple and now proud parents, asked me a little while ago to design a illustration to be painted on a wall in their soon to be born child’s room. They wanted it to be based on my Going Camping series, especially the one with the mountain sheep, will incorporating their favorite mountain view. It was a really easy process and in the end I provided them with a print, swatch map and over transparencies that they could use to trace it onto the wall. The result was fantastic they did such a great job on the painting while preparing for the little fella coming!
I just got the link to the website today where my illustrations were used. Look they animated them, Awesome!!!
Finished this one up a few weeks ago. It is a one off poster that was going to be screen printed by the fantastic people over at SNAP. I love the screen printing process, you always end up with great transitions, textures and interesting layering of colours. I really wish I could spend more time getting my hands dirty in that way. This project was a great opportunity for me to explore that process again. I would not say that this was the best possible idea I could have come up with but was certainly was fun. Be sure to check out UP+DT, and on October 12 come over to the Mercer building for the poster show and I will be downstairs selling my other work at the Mercer Collective.
Last Month I was contacted by RED the Agency to create some illustrations that would have a few parts that they could animate for a website that they were creating for a client. The premise was the absurdity of the superstitions/mindset that people have when gambling. The three were based on making predictions, the entertainment they provide and lucky machines.
This year I was invited to sell my work at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. I was thrilled as I have been wanting to go to the event for years, but have been out of town camping during the weekend that it is on. I have several fond memories of going when I was a kid, and it is amazing on how much it has grown. In addition to being accepted to vend, I was sent several images of the events grounds to use as reference material for creating a new piece for the event. I decided to make the print a limited edition run of 75 and they were a great success! I do have a few available, if you are interested, visit my shop.
After doing those Illustrations for the wedding invitations for Erika and Tim, I was forwarded to the Marketing department at SONiC 102.9, which requested me to design up a poster for their Sonicboom event. It’s a kind of commemorative gig poster for the new 2 day event, The poster was sold during the event to raise funds for the Youth Empowerment, Support and services (YESS) here in Edmonton. They printed 500 of the posters and I had the pleasure of sitting down in the station to sign & number all 500 of the posters, can you say hand cramp?! It was great fun, thanks to the folks at SOCiC 102.9!
I have just wrapped up some long days preparing tons of new illustrations of Edmonton. The rush comes from the Launch of new webpage by CBC about all the great buildings downtown. They asked me if I could illustrate some banners for the webpage as a way of colorfully displaying Edmonton’s downtown. In order to add the detail that I thought was required for such a scene and the tight deadline, I decided to illustrate these all digitally. It also allows me to compose them into finished pieces that I can offer as prints, which will be available shortly and at Edmonton’s Artwalk,where I will be again set up infront of Vivid Print. Below you can look at the banners and you can review all the new illustrations at my flickr site,