Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Snow Queen

Keeping down the road of pseudo-fairytale inspired paintings.

18x24", Acrylic and ink on Masonite

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas tiiiime is here


Here's the deal. I've been making Christmas cards for the last little while. They're all handmade and unique AND if you want a little holiday cheer in your life, e-mail me at with your name and address, and I'll send you one!

Don't be shy, guys. There's a lot of them that need to be given away!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

spells trouble

Those dastardly women; always up to no good.

Digital; Adobe Photoshop CS3

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Sea

I've been doing a lot of paintings on Yupo paper lately; it's got a surface similar to Mylar but is white, thicker, and opaque.

20x26", ink and acrylic on Yupo

And a detail shot:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nudity prevention!

I made a t-shirt design for illustration. No actual pictures of the t-shirt yet, but it looks pretty fun!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More from Ghost Wizard

Poor guy, never catches a break.

Acrylic and ink on masonite, 11x14"

It's beginning to feel a lot like...?

I'll be heading back home to Calgary on the 15th of December; it's been about a year since I've seen my family, so I'm feeling all nostalgic and Christmas-y already.

I dug up some photos from last Christmas, where we went on a 3 day trip to the Banff area, stayed in a little cabin, ate and drank well, and went snowboarding.

Geez, I miss the mountains.

(PS: You can see the tiny figure of my mom along the railing)

(PPS: New winter-themed banner.)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

No tricks, only sweet, delicious treats

In order to raise money for our grad show, my good buddy Shauna Buck and I made up some handmade halloween treat bags. Each of them was handmade, using a combination of transferred illustrations and hand drawn detailing.

We made 20 all in total, and each one sold! Not only was it fun, but it was also rewarding. Satisfaction!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I did this illustration back in third year which had a cute idea, but absolutely stank in execution. Putrid stank!

(I think this was at the time where I was, for some reason, known for putting a face on everything. What? Who? This guy?)

In any case, I re-hashed the little guys.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Something here doesn't make sense

Even though I have no time right now, I kind of miss digital painting and decided to give it a go tonight.
It's kind of painful to realize how little my skills in lighting and form have developed these last few years.

(This is coming back to bite me for my thesis project for fourth year. Argh.)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Best Friends Forever

I made some banners! I think they're pretty cute, myself.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bear Saaaaaafety!!!

Everything you need to survive in the grizzly wilds, right here right now!


Monday, September 29, 2008


Small invite for Paper Bag Records afterparty.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Nature Discovery Walk!

This is why the city's got nothing on the woods.

Friday, August 29, 2008

How does your Garden Grow?

With love and sunshine, of course.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Team Spirit! Safety First!

So I spent my summer working at the Home Depot, and today was my last day of employment, so I made up a stupid little illustration which I got printed all little and gave to people as an important reminder that the only proper way to carry your safety knife if you don't have arms is in your mouth.

Irma Kniivila: Creating lasting impact in the workplace!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Face Forward

Digital, Photoshop CS3

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cake must be eaten with a SPOOOOOOOOOON

No art today, just a link I was put onto by Sir Rob Fox over at Paper Bag.

Cake Wrecks

Apparently these are all paid for cakes. Some of them made me laugh until I hurt inside. JUST CLICK THE DAMN LINK.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I did this originally for an ad for co-op, but thought the image itself was kind of fun. So I made some edits, slapped on a nonsense saying, and here you have it! Summer.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I've been feeling really edgy and trapped lately; there's no feeling I hate more than that of stagnation.

Mixed media on Rives BFK paper, edited in Photoshop CS3.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Out here they call it "Victory"

I've been doing co-op with Paperbagrecords, an indie label in Toronto, and it has thusfar been an absolute blast. I've always been interested in the Canadian indie music scene, so this way I get the best of both worlds, art AND music! In addition to the work being fun, the people I work for are ridiculously awesome, which just makes the whole experience even better.

I made a poster today; they ended up going with a vertical layout for postering reasons, but I thought I'd post my favourite version.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tegan and Sara?!

All joking aside, here's a new Sunday painting:

11"x14", Acrylic and ink on BFK Rives Paper

Saturday, May 31, 2008

This calls for a 'shit, son'

11"x14", Acrylic and ink on masonite

EDIT: I did some pretty major changes to things that irked me about the painting; if you want to see the original, click here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Delusions of Grandeur

I'm continuing on an unofficial personal project to make Oakville somehow appear a lot more attractive than it really is.

I'm thinking the Town of Oakville should hire me for PR.

The view from our balcony; in no way representative of what the view from our balcony looks like in reality.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Nerrrrrrd glee

Painted straight in Photoshop CS3

This is for the ongoing art-on-sunday challenge with Ian. I decided to forgo BBC and editorial illustration, because I'd been watching the special features disks on the lord of the rings extended editions which totally rekindled my love for background painting.

If you like cool things, check the DVDs out. Ignore the crowd pointing and laughing at your apparent nerdish tendencies because ohhhhhh man. MINIATURES.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

So, I bought a melodica...

I paid 50 bucks for one of these bad boys, and Mr. Ryan Christiani lent me his classical guitar, so I've been all up in the music these days. My fingertips? IN PAIN.

Carrying on the music theme, I did a really quick illustration today based on this article. It's kicking off a challenge to stay productive over the summer put forth by Ian.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Done, and done!

Some kind of old things.

I'm all moved into the new place! Photos from balcony pending.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Faculty family? Yes please!

Grad show!

Amazing work, amazing people. I had no idea what a lot of the graduating students were producing, so I was pretty blown away by the level of quality and individuality all across the board. Big ups, class of '08, big ups.

As a side effect, I'm now ridiculously pumped for fourth year! Hopefully next year we can pull off something as good as this.

There was this, AMAZING freight elevator at the grad show venue, the Burroughes Building. I don't know how old the elevator is, but the building is over 100 years old.

And hey, we're moved now! There's still boxes of stuff EVERYWHERE, and I haven't been able to cook for the last few days, but at least everything is moved into the new place. We're now on the 7th floor!