Saturday, October 25, 2008


...and with a touch of shadow:

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sketchbook Stuff

Drawing for this week's Illustration Friday - the word is "packed". Thus, houses packed together. Coincidentally, I drew this today, then realized it fit the theme for this week.

Also, some quick scrawlings of archways:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Illustration Friday: Routine

Walking home from the bus-stop after a long day of school. This has been part of my routine nearly forever (really, I'm entering my fifth year of post-secondary now, will it ever end?).

This is a digitally coloured and added-to sketch I did nearly two years ago, during a period where I was obsessed with drawing all autumn-inspired things (for the original, click here). I didn't think I was going to participate in IF this week, but then I found this sketch and decided to experiment on it a little.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Illustration Friday: Detached

So, I watched A Brief History of Time last night, and I've sort of had space and black holes on the brain since then. Thus, my interpretation of this week's Illustration Friday topic/word.

Friday, August 15, 2008

First Snow

I know it's still summer and I probably shouldn't be getting ahead of myself, but there's already a chill to the air, colder nights are starting to creep in, and those puffy, omnious fall clouds are beginning to fill up the sky. Fall is my favourite season (trips to the pumpkin farm, jumping in leaves, backyard bonfires, colourful scenery, hikes, dressing cozy!), but I dread winter - except for those first few snows. You know, before everything turns to brown mush.

Anygoo, this is a handmade collage with the colour applied using PhotoPaint.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Illustration Friday: Sail

This is my first submission ever to Illustration Friday (the theme of the week, as indicated by the title, is "sail"). This process was a lot of fun (and a little aggravating, technical woes and such), and I'm looking forward to participating twice a month or so.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


To answer the question in the comments, my technique for this was pretty basic (I'm a little apprehensive to reveal it as I'm afraid it will take away the "magic", so to speak, but it is really quite simple). I used some Japanese patterned paper I picked up from the art store for the background, which I scanned (it comes in packages, you get about 12-15 different patterns for $12.00). Then, I drew two different sets of buildings and scanned them in separately. I then masked the two building sets, and copied them onto the file containing the patterned paper. I moved the buildings to where I wanted them, combined them with the background (or flattened the layers), and then changed the colour of the background. Ta-da! Pretty simple, but time consuming.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pink night

Also, in purple: