To Canadiana, birlers of white waters, and those about to waltz, I salute you.
Part 1 of 2 in my homage to the National Film Board classic. The Log Driver's Waltz is a staple amongst classic Canadian animation, and an integral part of many childhoods across the country.
For the uninitiated, may I suggest you don your waltzing shoes and pitter patter on over to the dance floor...or just look it up on Youtube if you fancy.
I'm scheming on a thing that's an homage... coming soon to print, it's SABOTAGE!
Brain juice... everywhere.
A nod to the classic Kids In The Hall sketch is the latest from the Exploding Haggis lab. Prints currently available over at Hot Art Wet City.
Prints available for a great price... you won't even have to withdraw from the banana stand to get the cash!
Hey footy fanatics!!!
It was soooo much fun to take part in the Kampion Card Game. Totally check it out if you haven't already! Personally this was great simply because of the AMAZING artists that also took part in this fun little project. Plenty of individuals whom I admire already, plus many more that I've come to follow now too!
One of my favourite players is Bastian Schweinsteiger, so naturally he was the inspiration behind this card. I grew up watching German football as well, so it was rather fitting to work on this card while watching Germany's run to the World Cup championship in Brazil.
The first round of cards are now available, and round two should be on its way soon, so stay tuned footy fans!
What quickly became one of my favourite TV shows became a piece of fan art shortly after. This True Detective trading card was featured in the 2014 CARDED! show. The title is lifted straight from the show's dialogue in reference to the eternal return concept.
CARDED! is a rather fun show, and it was my second year participating. It is a fun gallery experience... a really REALLY fun gallery experience which if you live in the Vancouver area I strongly recommend checking out.
Did you know 1984 was a great year for movies? Coming up on Friday the 13th of June, the next show from Hot Art Wet City will feature art paying homage to many of these fine flicks in Revenge of the Art Show!
I'm happy to say that I will be participating with this poster featuring the A to Z of the Ghostbustin' biz. I drooled over both movies, both cartoons, had the toys, and even dressed up as Ray Stantz for Halloween.
A popular tribute to The Littlest Hobo (which can still be purchased over at Hot Art Wet City). This classic Canadian TV show from the 1980s was a staple for me back in the day. During summer holidays I'd watch reruns of The Littlest Hobo as he would keep on keepin' on...
Moustache themed illustrations that were done by request.
I design an ongoing series of posters for local rocker and guitar teacher Blue Morris. Rock & Roll Burlesque is a monthly show featuring a variety of top talent from the Vancouver burlesque scene and beyond, all to the tune of live rock music. It's a helluva show, and great fun to do monthly posters for!
Rock & Roll Burlesque is copyright of Blue Morris Productions. Poster design by me, with photo credits/images courtesy of the respective performers and photographers.
The Big Lebowski is probably my favourite movie, plus I truly love bowling to boot. Professional bowling never really caught on in these parts, however I feel that this great sport should still have its own series of trading cards. The Legends of Bowling is an illustrated series featuring the characters from this cult classic.
These cards really tie the collection together.
This gallery is composed of images from my day job. It's a lot of child's play... really! I take part in creating kids games, activity books, apps, etc. In my time with Kidzsmart I have done a number of cool projects, however I fancy some of the sporty projects the most, mainly because I'm a bit of a sport nut myself. I should also note that many of these major sport clients are dedicated to community involvement, goal setting, education, and all sorts of motivational initiatives... which to me is a total bucket of awesome!
All images copyright of Kidzsmart Concepts and their respective clients.