Monday, December 14, 2009

Career choice #2



Fly, little wizard, fly!!

I've always kind of wanted a hot air balloon pilot's license - most likely I'd go down in the jungles of South America never to be seen again, though.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

As a Bird



Whoops - have been slow on the illustration uptake as of late.

Should be kicking it up a notch soon now that I'm moved into a place, proper!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Little Girls Posters



Whoops, long time no post!

I moved back to Toronto a month ago to work full time at Paper Bag Records, and things have been crazy every since - no time to make blog posts!

I'm in Montreal right now for Pop Montreal - designed this poster on the fly to be put up around town and can't seem to shake this love of designing posters in doubles/negatives.

If you get the chance, check out the band's myspace, and if you're down for Pop Montreal, come see the show!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Accessories + Accoutrements

Well, technically some of them are more body part than accessory, but.

A list of things our friend must regain:



(Click to make it big enough to read)

A very important story



I really like drawing tiny campfires.

Friday, July 17, 2009

CAT-MAN

Haha, what?

Monday, June 29, 2009

The 100th post!

Recent sketches from Montreal. (and an old one, reworked)











PS: I went to the science center.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

That's some conceptually deep shit.



Just messing around in the sketchbook.

PS: My website is back up again. I don't know if anybody noticed, but I hadn't paid the bills and the site hit the dirt for a couple weeks.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

l'ONF

I made a visit to the National Film Board last week, and managed to finally catch Madame Tutli Putli. Turns out, you can now view the whole thing online.

Madame Tutli Putli (Thank you, CBC)

It is so, so beautifully made; the attention to detail is just insane. I was really not expecting it to be so dark in subject matter, but it's a gorgeous short film all the same.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

je ne comprends pas.

(Click to enlarge)







(Obligatory downtown view)

So I'm here in Montreal, having an amazing time and lacking a scanner. (Also, severely regretting underestimating the difficulty of learning to speak french.)

I've seen some amazing live music, drank some alright beer, and done a hell of a lot of walking. It seems like there's at least 3 festivals going on simultaneously at any given time in the summer months. Totally bonkers!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Scenes from BC

I spent some time in a little town called Kaslo in southern British Columbia the past two days. It's built on a forested mountainside by a lake, and some of its back residential roads look like they came straight out of a miyazaki film.





And afterwards, we went to Ainsworth Hot Springs, which features a CAVE. Seriously, you go sit in a cave in piping hot water and sweat until your brains come out of your nose. It's pretty awesome.


(Photo courtesy of Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort )

PS: Tomorrow I am going to Montreal for a month so that I may mangle the french language. WISH ME LUCK.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Vague Locations



Acrylics on Canvas, edited in Photoshop

Friday, May 22, 2009

Old Fashioned, No Frills Life Drawing

Except I have to pay for sessions now that I'm no longer a student.



A fifteen minute pose, I think?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Curious Facts

I was checking out my Google Analytics, and I've gotten a hit for the following Google searches:

baboon cake

baboon wearing clothes


and my personal favourite,

baboon bum photo.

It would appear all the right people are making their way here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Romeow and Mewliet

I should be shot for terrible pun usage, I know.

But...

SHAKESPEARE CATS.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

PS:

I updated my website! There's a lot more stuff on it, and the text is for the most part, now selectable.

Except, there's some wonky stuff going down in the narrative section of the gallery for the time being. Anybody know the best way to display that kind of thing?

IRMAKNIIVILA.COM

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Observations

From a craft/music fair. Maybe you'll recognize some archetypes?







(Click to enlarge)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The benefits of home

Back in Calgary!

While there's no studio space, and the greenery is more like brownery, I woke up to this on my bed this morning:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Now get a job, you damn bum!

Hey, tomorrow is the Sheridan Illustration Grad show!


(click the invitation to enlarge for info)

Come down, have a beer, check out what we've been losing sleep over.

PS: Also check out the website:
SHERIDAN ILLUSTRATION 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Botanical!

Native edible plants for Toronto rooftop gardens:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spread #2

What comes after a career in triceratops-dom?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vintage Irma, circa 2004(ish?)

Haha, some things never change.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Who does this asshole think he is?

Stayin' up too late and listening to music too loud.

Here is a spread from an upcoming narrative project:

Friday, April 3, 2009

Boston, the Big Picture



The Big Picture + Earth Hour

Ryan turned me on to Boston.com's The Big Picture a while back. They always have these amazing photo sets with the added bonus of long strings of vicious comments that come afterward.

They recently did a series of photos based on Earth Hour, where you can click on the photos and it will show you a before and after the lights were turned out.

Las Vegas! Insane!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Certainly not my current state

For a narrative project:



Ink and acrylic on Arches watercolour paper

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Oh, here we go

So you take the principles of visual subtraction, and throw in a complete disregard for religious sensitivity, and you get...

LASER JESUS.




You can't say I didn't learn anything in school.

PS: IT'S SPRING OUTSIDE. Life returns to my frozen heart!
This also means, a new banner! Oh ho.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ghost-Boat Adventures

I did this today, just for fun. It's been a long time since I've done something for no reason.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hansel and Gretel

I'm actually really pleased with how this turned out. It somehow reminds me of old russian illustrations?



Ink and acrylic on Stonehenge Paper, manipulated in Photoshop CS3

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Figure drawing, it's been a while.



I had a dream that I got fired from school and had to clean out my desk last night.

A chilling sign of things to come? Haha.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Josh Reichmann + Dinosaur Bones

A poster for Paper Bag:



If you happen to be in Hamilton on Wednesday the 18th, you should swing by the Pepper Jack Cafe to see these guys play!

Josh Reichmann Oracle Band Myspace
Dinosaur Bones Myspace

Monday, March 9, 2009

Don't bother, it can run faster than you

The terrifying/adorable dichotomy continues!



Ink, acrylic and pastel on yupo