Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hide in My Garden

Do you like nature?  You'll find plenty of it at Hide in My Garden with jewelry and home decor ornaments handcrafted from leather!  All Canadian made and so beautifully detailed you'd swear them to be real flowers and creatures at first glance.  Liz Petrucci is the business owner and jewelry designer.  I was employed there for a while doing mostly crafting and craft show sales as representative.  If you see something you like and want to place an order contact Liz directly.  If you are unable to place an order or find a retail outlet near you, ask me and I'll see if some special arrangements can be made for your situation, especially if I know you personally.  ;)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Clay Creative

I made these in Super Sculpey a while ago while I was in Digital Media Arts.  Finally unpacked them and finished them with some paint.  The jewelry around the unpainted figures was stuff I was making repairs to while repairing any cracks in the clay.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Life Drawing is Fun!

My latest life drawing session.  The one with pink pastel I did the white highlights first before the darks.  Others mostly conte and charcoal.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Shards: Tales from the Ruin Nation

It's almost the anniversary of the debut of the exciting graphic novel Shards: Tales from the Ruin Nation by Alex Steacy! Cover art is by well known illustrator Ken Steacy and other illustrators include Alex Steacy, Victoria Garbutt, Becca Taunton-Renwick, Jessica Peters, Kate O' Keefe and Colin Campbell. It also includes a piece of my own art which was inspired by Alex's writing. Book foreword done by Sam Logan of Sam and Fuzzy. The book is available in paperback or high resolution PDF through Exim Works Media & Gear at

 I've always admired Alex's writing and drawings especially his concept sketches of rad looking weapons/vehicles, fantastical robot characters and his whimsical comedic comic about Cacti which he also published a number of years ago.

Some of Alex's automa & weapon concepts within.

This is the full colour version of the included digital artwork I did of two of the characters from the Ruin Nation world, Jaci and Sara.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Life Drawing in Toronto and Durham, ON

 Life drawings from a few recent drawing sessions.

His right leg is way off...looks broken and out of proportion.  His hands are dead on though.

One was at the Atomic Lollipop convention in Toronto.  It was a fun convention with lots to do and see.  I networked with other like minded artists and creative types.  Of course having a background in crafting and craft show sales I usually do research and/or sales at a lot of the conventions I attend.  I've even got a job offer once from a convention contact so they are also places of opportunity because the networking they tend to encourage.

The other session with nude model was at The Colour Jar art supply store/studio in Durham, ON.

This last one I did is my favorite of the session.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cute Birds

Chickadees aren't known to complain.  They do share well when there's enough food for each to have a turn.  They seem to be less timid around humans than any other birds I've seen this year but less aggressive toward other bird breeds.