Art

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16 February, 2012

Just a short post to deposit some of my latest creative thingies. I look at these images and feel like they were all done by different people, the styles are so seemingly disparate, but I kind of feel like I’m either looking for a new direction or feeling the need to branch out. It’s handy to have different styles to explore certain things, and as an illustrator and designer it allows me to work on my versatility. I remember reading something Stefan Sagmeister said about not being so concerned with having one certain identifiable style because his work is mostly about ideas and designing to solve problems. I quite like that.

A digital illustration of Aisha, a brown skinned plus size babe, walking with her cat Joe against a twilight skyline that includes the CN Tower.


This portrait was commissioned by Aisha for the banner of her new blog. I’d never drawn a cat up to this point and was pretty amazed that I captured her cute Himalayan so well!

A coloured pencil and watercolour drawing of Domonique, a white skinned babe with long brown hair and wears a hat blue flowers with a bird and nest in it. She poses with one hand behind her head and the other in front of her dramatically made up face.


A gouache painting of clumps of purple/ blue flowers against green foliage that is made up of tiny triangles.


I started experimenting with gouache paints earlier in the week and ended up painting all these triangles of different colours to learn about the colours and how to control tones. Triangles have been pretty “cool” over the last few years but they’re also good for building up forms without thinking too hard. I like how if I blur my eyes slightly I can actually see hydrangeas. On the other hand, I could never get the trick of magic eye puzzles.

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  • Bri

    The triangles remind me of hydrangeas. Really cool. 

  • Anonymous

    i love those flowers! very beautiful!

  • I’M IN LOVE WITH THE CAT. And I wish I was wealthy enough to get tons of portraits done by you. Of me and my doggie. <3

  • Oh how pretty! That portrait of Aisha is just ridiculously delightful. And all your triangle stuff has been making me happy lately. Thanks for sharing your artwork.

  • Eat MyShorts

    Love your artwork

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