Thursday, December 13, 2012

updated portfolio

Updated my portfolio.

Response to a Harper's magazine article titled "Same As That" - Linocut & digital

Vancouver Tarot Cards - Scratchboard & digital

"Hockey Dreams" - Silkscreen print

"Don't Miss the Magic" - Silkscreen print

Bird Alphabet - Ink

Monday, December 10, 2012

tarot cards

Series of illustrations for a set of tarot cards with a Vancouver theme. I'm going to change around the colours a bit (probably less colours). Got some good feedback at crit, most people liked the black and white versions better.

scratchboard & digital

scratchboard & digital

Scratchboard drawings.

The Yogi

Four of Umbrellas

Two of Cups

The Cyclist

The Opera Man

Friday, December 07, 2012

poster series

Final project for poster class. The assignment was to do a series of posters around a theme/topic of your choice. Mine started off being about gender stereotypes, and then shifted to looking at fluidity of gender, that it is on a spectrum, and not binary. So I was looking at taking well known phrases or words usually associated with a particular gender and flipping them around. On the printing side of things, I had a lot of fun playing around with different materials and papers (japanese paper! squee!) These are a few of the posters I printed, I also did some on fabric, but haven't taken photos of them yet. All of the posters are screen-printed on various kinds of paper.

These ones were fun to do. I did a split-fountain technique (put two colours of ink on your screen at once) and pushed the ink around with the squeegee. This series was interesting to do because the blue and pink start off quite separate, and towards the end it becomes purple (which is kind of the point I am trying to make).

These posters are double-sided (silver on one side, gold on the other). 

This paper is really really cool and delicate, I love it! Unfortunately it's kinda expensive, so there are only two of these posters.

dinosaurs are awesome.

Warm-up drawings. Sometimes I spend a little too long on these, I think. but they are fun to do. I am on a dinosaur kick lately. Been looking at illustrations from some old (1960s-1970s) National Geographic magazines I picked up from the school library.

watercolor graphite


watercolor graphite

watercolor graphite

Thursday, November 15, 2012

art sale time!

It's that time of year again... student art sale time! I am putting in a plethora of art pieces this year. If you are in the Vancouver area, please stop by and check it out. The sale is from Friday Nov. 23 to Sunday Nov. 25 at Emily Carr University (Granville Island campus). Emily Carr has a facebook page up with all the info.

Here are a few greeting cards I did up for the sale. I will also have some silkscreen prints and etchings for sale (see below for samples of prints). 


I have a design for an iPhone case up on Threadless! If you like it, please vote! thanks! :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012


"It's kind of this imaginary relationship I have with her, and like many relationships between two people, there's a push and a pull. Sometimes I'm aggressively trying to seek her out. Chase her. Draw and erase, draw and erase. Repeat... Trying desperately to recreate that face/expression/mood I imagined. For her to appear and be present. But failed attempts. She doesn't come. She just ignores me. Goes away. Runs away. Then there are times when I don't draw. When I don't think about her. Then she tiptoes back. And whispers and teases for me to give her attention. Other times she comes with ease. Comfortably just there. I like that it's always different. Sometimes frustrating. Desperate. And sometimes totally chill and relaxed. "

- Audrey Kawasaki

This quote is from an interview with Audrey Kawasaki in the current issue of Hi-Fructose. She is speaking about her artwork, which features the same character in her paintings. But I also think it relates to an artist's relationship with drawing or creating in general. I was thinking about drawing when I read that. Sometimes it is very very frustrating (well a lot of the time for me). I have to work very hard to make anything look decent. But there are also times when a drawing seems to flow. It's the ups and downs that keep it interesting, I guess.
Sketches from life drawing session this week. I'm finding when I draw with the marker I slow down and pay more attention to the marks I make. It's good.


watercolor graphite

soluble marker + water

soluble marker + water

Thursday, November 01, 2012

select sketches from life drawing session tonight. Played around with water soluble marker.

pencil crayon

marker + water

marker + water

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Some process work for current poster project. Five colour silkscreen print, plus there will be a relief layer with the text and a little logo. Still playing with the colours. I mixed a darker purple. Being very pernickety, but having a lot of fun with this. Went to school tonight to print, got all set up, went into the screen wash out area, discovered sinks full of water and pump overflowing. Awesome. So needless to say, got very little screen printing done. But I did proof my polymer plate and it surprisingly worked out. Pretty happy about that. 

Ah the joys of sharing a studio.  

silkscreen print
Five colours so far. This is a proof, so some of the colours I adjusted.

silkscreen print
This one I kinda like as is, even tho there is no background.

silkscreen print
First two layers of edition (red and yellow).

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sketches from life drawing last night. Thanks to Seth for lending me the water-colour graphite to try out. I think I found a new toy. Picked some up for myself at Opus today.

Some process work for my open studio class. What is it for? Stay tuned.


hmmm... after looking at this again, that umbrella needs to be re-worked. Looks weird.