Friday, 18 April 2014

Illustration Friday, "Natural"

The Illustration Friday theme of the week is "Natural." I submit an editorial piece originally commissioned by the Toronto Star for an article about farmers' markets.  This is another linoleum print colourized in Photoshop.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Illustration Friday, Zodiac

The Illustration Friday theme of this week is Zodiac. In 1999 illustrators were kept very busy depicting the apocalyptic predictions of a global digital collapse at the turn of the millennium. Whoa, that was 14 years ago! Yikes, time flies! 

 I was commissioned to illustrate Libra for the millennial astrology book, "How I Spent My Millennium Year," promoting Buntin Reid papers. Fortunately the four horsemen did not arrive and we turned to other topics for inspiration. My technique is linocut coloured in Photoshop.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Illustration Friday, "Survival"

For the Illustration Friday theme of survival, an image commissioned by the Washington Times. It illustrates a story about how First Nations people collaborated with African slaves in opposition to their colonial oppressors. This one is a hand-coloured linoleum print from my archives.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Illustration Friday, "Sizzle"

My submission for "Sizzle" at Illustration Friday came from the picture book, "The North Wind and the Sun," published by Scholastic Canada.  I love Aesop fables and it was great fun to create art for Marilyn Helmer's adaptation. Linoleum print coloured in Photoshop.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Illustration Friday, "Red"

The theme of "Red" at Illustration Friday this week reminded me of this piece from my archives.  A linocut print, coloured in Photoshop and inspired by the genetic modification of our food supply. Just for fun:-)

Monday, 10 March 2014

Illustration Friday, "Spark"

The Illustration Friday theme for this week is "Spark." My technique is linocut with colour applied in Photoshop, and this image appeared on banners and t-shirts promoting the Waterloo Busker Carnival. It is one of my favourite assignments of the year, and the 2014 art will be unveiled soon! If you are in the Waterloo vicinity at the end of August, wander down to King Street and catch one of the biggest busker carnivals in North America! 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Illustration Friday, "Prehistoric"

And this week for Illustration Friday, my submission to the theme of Prehistoric. "Luke Was Here" originally appeared on the SCBWI Canada East Chapter blog. The blog exercise, "Mash Up," paired an author and illustrator with a few key words. The creatives had no contact with each other and the results were often hilarious. I was teamed with Stephanie Maidens and our attributes were - Name: Luke, Species: Kangaroo, Occupation: Lumberjack, Location: Cave. You can see Stephanie's wonderful story with a surprise ending, and more mash ups at The Children's Illustrators' Studio.