Here’s a pile of quick digital sketches I did while attending last week’s Online News Association conference in LA. Most are drawings of panelists or random attendees done live on the spot, but with a crappy self-portrait and a unicorn on a computer (by request) thrown in for good measure.
A couple months back I was asked to draw cartoon turtles for a Toronto Star children’s book by Jim Coyle explaining how the Blanding’s turtle took on wind turbines in Prince Edward County. Sometimes life is good.
All the drawings were done on my Surface Pro 3 using Sketchbook Pro over a few too many all-nighters. Here’s a process sketch used to work out the individual pages:
A commissioned recreation of an old, cherished cartoon someone’s colleague lost along the way.
Been busy with a new role at The Toronto star, so here’s a comic I did for them when the weather was at its least consistent.
I’ve solved the problem of Toronto’s mystery tunnel, though it poses some problems concerning our autonomy and free will. Oh well.
No commentary here, just a quick phone sketch of the Oscars statue as Birdman. I did enjoy the film, but haven’t seen most of the other nominees yet to compare.
Every Sunday for the past few months I’ve been drawing something sea creature related for a collaborative Tumblr, appropriately called Sunday Sea Creatures.
I was having a tough time coming up with an idea this week, until I happened to turn on the Super Bowl just in time for Katy Perry half-time show featuring none other than dancing sharks. I had too much fun with this one not to post it here too.
I recently found this old acoustic recording of The Temptations’ “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)” on an old hard drive. The vocals aren’t perfect, the lyrics aren’t always even right and the guitar could use work, but that never stopped me from uploading to Soundcloud before.
As usual, the cover image is a digital illustration based on a detail of the original album cover, in this case 1971’s The Sky’s The Limit.
Can you spot the bird? My initial idea was photoshopping pictures of myself in similar outfits and poses over that cloud-scape, so you’re welcome.
Quick sketch from my phone on today’s news of Target pulling out of Canada. There’s a full idea in there somewhere…
Every now and then Laura Heaney and I try to get off our butts and actually record something as Dog Is Blue. This time it was a cover of one of our favourite songs, The Replacements’ “Can’t Hardly Wait.”
Here’s a drawing I did for the cover, based on the original album art for Please To Meet Me. Drawn in Sketchbook Pro on my Surface, it was then imported into Photoshop for some texture and pattern editing. The goal was to make it fit with the cover art for our Version of JJ Cale’s “Call The Doctor.”