A Look Back - 2018
Digital PaintingsI've broken free of the physical world and taken my drawings into pixel land - it took a bit of getting used to, but I've really begun to enjoy digital drawing/painting - for the colours, the cleanliness, and the ability to use layers and opacity. Almost all my drawings this year have been digital - from quick sketches to full fledged paintings.
AnimationAs part of my work in cartoons and quick sketches, I've been trying my hand at a little bit of animation. I haven't taken any classes, and I really have no idea what I'm doing, but it's still pretty fun. Watch a quick video on Youtube Even if I never become a great animator, the very act of trying to animate is giving me a fresh perspective on movement, which can hopefully make all my future art more dynamic and alive.
Live painting - Art for HeartI have done a bit of live painting, on the street or in a part, but this was the first time I painted in front of an audience. It was both thrilling and nerve wracking. We all had a limited amount of time to paint whatever we wanted. I found the biggest challenge was the fact that I usually add layers on top of dry paint, but there wasn't enough time to let the paint dry.
Visionary Art IntensiveI took this workshop at COSM - led by Alex Grey and Allyson Grey. They are strong leaders in the Visionary Art community, having met them, it's easy to see why. They work tirelessy, and their vision is inspirational - which is why COSM has become a sort of Mecca for visionary artists around the world. Every year I've taken a workshop there, I've painted with some of the most amazing people I've ever met. With Alex and Allyson at the helm, and giving personal feedback - there's really nothing I've come across that can compare with that kind of experience.
- Self Portrait
- Be the Eye of the Storm
- Caught in the Music
- Eye (at Art for Heart)
- Golden Rabbit (skateboard deck)
- Hockey Bees (mural)
- Cosmic Kitten