Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Gizmo the Cat Pet Portrait

I have a few pet sketches from the Calgary Expo Holiday Market that I can share as they were Christmas gifts. This is Gizmo and I hope the picture was well received!

Gizmo the Cat

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Instagram Top Nine 2019

Top Nine is a nifty app/website that figures out your top nine Instas (follow me here btw. I'm a little surprised but you never know what people are gonna like!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New dog illustration on Creative Market

After all of these years there's subject that is missing from my portfolio - dogs! One of my long time Christmas craft sale customers even pointed it out to me. "Still no dogs, eh?" she said. I'm happy to report that I have one dog available for personal or commercial use on Creative Market. Creative Market makes purchasing and licensing easy. The original drawing is still for sale if you are interested!

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Tis the Season for Calgary Christmas Craft Fairs

Whew, it's after Halloween! I can officially share my craft sale schedule this year ;-D The TGCA Annual Craft Fair 5600 Centre Street North, Calgary, Alberta November 15 5-9pm November 16 10-3pm Calgary Expo Holiday Market BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta November 30 10-6pm Harvest Hills Alliance Church Christmas Craft Sale and Tea 10099 Harvest Hills Blvd NW, Calgary, Alberta December 6 4-8pm December 7 9-3pm Highwood Christmas Craft Fair 16 Harlow Ave. NW, Calgary, Alberta December 13 5-8:30pm December 14 9:30-3:30pm

Monday, September 30, 2019

Frank the Cat, Pet Portrait

I finished up Frank's portrait recently. He was the last commission from the comic show and I'm quite happy with how he turned out. Frank has a lion cut, so it made it difficult to feel comfortable with the body proportions. A little bit of white paint for eyes and whiskers and it felt good to be done :-)
Frank the Cat

4x6" ::: Pencil crayon and marker ::: 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Unicorn Sketch

LOL, at comic shows I don't mind drawing any animal that people want. I actually drew two unicorns at the Red & White Comic Card and Toy Show. My young customer was quite pleased with how her unicorn turned out. I enjoy talking to the young folk about drawing and always ask them to make sure that I'm getting their idea right. Remember when you see a child at a craft or comic show, they might be a customer too. Please don't push them aside, interrupt or talk over them :-)

Unicorn sketch

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Kitties Smalls and Wilson

I had a fun time at the Red & White Comic Card and Toy Show, but the lighting was quite dreadful. It was a pleasure to finish these pictures of Smalls and Wilson in the days following. Most people want to get their picture right away - but a little patience means a high quality scan and a coat of fixative spray.

The picture was challenging because I had them together at first, but the picture did not want to be made. After the second try, where I wasn't happy with the faces, I drew them separately and then made another sketch of them together. Funny how art is like that! It's always a conversation between the artist and the canvas.

Smalls and Wilson