i left you flowers there

portrait of myself for my journal cover. made myself kinda look like donna summer circa 1977. WOO


Milkier than you

Milk Ad for Media. SO in love with this.


dem be villains

HI! So last night was the opening reception of The Villain Show. And it was grand! Thanks to all those who came out to support! It was so much fun and I'm super pleased that it turned out so well. Everything looked pretty profesh and there were tasty treats, yum! For those who didn't get a chance to come out last night there's still a chance to go as everything is up until November 27th. Be sure to check it out if you can, there's some really great work up and I'm so happy I got to be a part of it.Anyways, thought I would post scans of the paintings I put up for the show. First of all, my theme was Modern Day Villains. I chose to juxtapose the recognizable heads of famous individuals representing different social worlds, with the bodies of animals representing the "villain's" flaw. The first is Mr. Kanye West. I think I made him look super cool. He is the music vulture, swooping down on others winnings as he always does (*cough* VMA Taylor Swift *cough*).
Mrs. Sarah Palin appears as a lovely purple polar bear, I know, non existent, but I needed to spice things up. She is the huntress, killing off polar bears when they're already vulnerable and soon to be endangered what with global warming. So she's not helping the environment one bit by hunting them. Great job Sarah Palin, and welcome to the world of Villainy.
Ronny McD! Yah thats you! He's magnificently creepy and the face of one of the biggest corporate and consumerist villains out there, McDonald's! Yay! Did you know that the world recognized golden arches will soon be invading the majestic Louvre? Anyone up for a juicy Double Da Vinci burger with a side of frites or a Francis Bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich? What is happening to the world?!!!!
Mel Gibson is the shark amongst, well, more sharks. Haha. I originally chose him because of his crazy anti-semitism ramblings back when he got that DUI, but I couldn't think of an animal that represented anti-semitism! I tried my darnedest and settled for the shark, the intense and insane predator of the sea! Just like Hollywood, but a little more wet.
Lastly is the dashing Tom Cruise. Known for his Scientologist antics and running around jumping on peoples couches. Claims say he thinks that Scientology is a "cure" for homosexuality! Cruise you're nuts! And everyone knows it. He's crazy, and homophobic. He should just deal with reality, and accept what he is.


they are the future

okay okay so this is exciting news, for me at least. I shall be showcasing 5 new pieces for an upcoming group show with some of my lovely fellow OCAD folks. Its part of The Villain Show. Opening night is November 20th at the Sleeping Giant gallery at 789 Dundas West. I'm very much looking forward to this as its my first time showing my art publicly! So if you can, come out, see some rad villains, and say hello! live long and prosper. ps i did not paint that poster, but it is amazing


this is where we were left behind

hullo! its been a little while, but back with this lovely lovely project for media that i was absolutely thrilled about. We were asked to provide an illustrated cover for one of our favourite films, like the Criterion Collection is known for. I chose 2001: A Space Odyssey! SPACEY MUCH? I know! I can't help myself! It just makes me happy. My idea actually came from a dream, after watching the movie. I really wanted to emphasize the scope of size in the movie. You see everything from far off, which is what my main idea was, et voila!


Mythbase leaves your eardrums pounding

Introducing Mestre Mythbase. I created him for a designer toy project with an accompanying limited edition print. My terrible attempt at using Illustrator. Please don't judge. I like him very much. He makes me smile, thats good right? Anyways, hope everyone had a splendiforous turkey dinner weekend!! 


Master TriArbre

hello dears! here's an illustration I came up with for a postage stamp assignment for ending wildfires. he looks like a radish apparently, and I don't mind!


cloudy fried chips and scapes

SO it's been awhile since I've posted anything. These are just some sketches of things to come. Finals will be up soon. Happy October!!


Cordillera del Centro

To get to and from Flandes I was lucky enough to drive through the magnificently beautiful Andes! The Andes are a famous mountain range that lie on the Western coast of South America. It passes through Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and of course Colombia. We went through the center range of the Andes. It was so stunning. Every second was breathtaking, looking in the distance and thinking that they went on forever. The roads along it are hilariously dangerous due to a vast amount of curves. It gave me such a rush! The only thing is that the altitude is insane. It totally kills your ears, but a small price to pay for the experience. 

But alas, I am now back in good old Bogota. More tales to come.

Tierra Caliente.... a little sunshine

My weekend was spent in Flandes which is a darling small town 3 hours south of Bogota. I got burnt and swam forever. I ate for the first time what is called 'Lechona' which is basically BBQ pig which they adorn with rocking shades and an apple in the mouth to boot. I've also eaten 'Morcilla' or 'Rellena' which is blood sausauge. SO DELICIOUS. Never thought I'd say that.The culture here is definitely different to that of the North. I love it too much. Everything is twice as delicious and wonderful. One of the things that I've noticed and have to mention is that everyone here has a motorcycle or moped. Its crazy! Driving here is insane. There's hardly lane divisions and everyone drives like a maniac with families of 10 in each tiny car. Its amazing!!

I bought you a Llama

West End Girls

Some shots of my day in downtown Bogota. Blue Skies and Ghosts. So many galleries. Do they know I love art? Yes. 


Bienvenidos a Colombia!

Sup kids! So here I am, in Colombia. Woken up to a fresh lovely day. God its so bloody fascinatingly awesome. Yah had to use 3 adjectives there just to describe the glory. Anyways, I was thinking of updating this here blog every once in a while with tales of my adventures in this great land. I'm not much of a writer, as you may have already noticed, but I can take some decent photos, so I'll use that to my advantage. So expect photos and blurbs every now and then. Until then, I'd like to share with you a photo of what I made for some of my cousins. You may recognize a couple of my creatures and kids from past illustrations, and some random newer ones. Hope you like them!! (sorry for the crummy photo)

so long and thanks for all the fish


Getting air for butterflies

A peek at what's inside my pink fridge! Too much fun! This was for my final illustration project, which consisted of choosing an artist and letting their art inspire our imagery for what a fridge could contain. I chose Matt Furie who is an epicly rad artist based out of San Francisco right now. His stuff is super cool and I thought of him immediately for this project. Hope you like! 


Macabre Brightness

OK so this is what I've been working on all day for media class. Its a collage and the subject was Crime Scene Investigations. Two of my favourite things! I won't go into too much, but all I can say is that I LOVED this assignment, feverishly. 

In other news, some of my pieces will be shown in this year's Metro Home Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from April 10-12 as part of an entertainment room design for one the Sony Spaces. I just recently found out and I'm so excited! Its kind of like my first show. Never thought it would be in a home show, but its going to be great! Thats my big news and I'm jumping off the wall!!

Whimsy & Mischief

Hello dears,

Happy Sunday! It's just such a lovely day I can't help but smile! I've been a busy bee today, drawing, painting, getting those creative juices flowing! Been listening to Caribou, The Chemical Brothers and Junior Boys. Loving the new Junior Boys album "Begone Dull Care", highly recommend it for those who love them some rad 80's throwback electronic synth-pop. 

Here's a piece I made for media class 2 weeks ago. The subject was 'recurring dreams' and was done in pastels. I stuck with the simplest one I've ever had. A FLYING DREAM! My favourite! Honestly who doesn't love a flying dream? Especially when everything is creamy cotton, colours like candy and when the hills have eyes! Enjoy!

Have a delightful day!


Ruff em up old school style

Sup errbody. Ok so yesterday was a challenging day to say the least. I had to do an illustration/poster for VDAY for concept class. I came up with a bunch of different versions of the same concept. The first one here is the one I ended up handing in to my teacher. He didn't much like it, so I ended up showing him all the other versions I had made for the same project. In the end, he liked another version I had more than the one I handed in.
The second image is the one he liked with some adjustments I've made since class. I have to say, its been awhile since I've made a collage (digital). The last one was my fetish one from last semester. I had too much fun with that one and I knew I would someday go back and make another one. To clear things up, I actually drew and coloured the fruit by hand, they are not photos (lots of people think they are haha). And I used images cut out from newspapers and magazines and a lovely old catalogue of knit wear from the 50s (which has become my new best friend). I love the end products and some of them are just neat. I'm thinking of making actual prints of these fruit headed people, too much fun, maybe even a series!!! Oh gosh how I love making things!



Here is a little piece for a project called Man and his Machine. 
I went for the obvious, man's Brain! 
I had lots of fun coming up with this guy! 
In other news, I went to see Cut Copy at Circa last night. I gotta say, it was a blast! The crowd was intense, honestly can't believe how confusing that place is! But nevertheless I danced the night away! Anyone who hasn't listened to Cut Copy should check them out! They are definitely a radtastic group! Check out their new song Sands of Time!! Its my new fave!! 
till next time. cheers 


Touch Mine Eyes

Fun piece I made last month that got me an A!! Cred to my lovely sister for the beautiful face. YAY


A Nice Day For Racing

Project for Illustration class. Had to do an illustration about the infamous "Black Card" ie. the Centurion Credit card. Its actually a pretty crazy topic. I researched a bit about this card and it's insane how much power a black piece of plastic can give! Apparently, to be an official obtainer of said card one needs to spend at least 250, 000 a year! And its invite only. 
Crazy rich people.

Marker Magic!

experimenting with the madness that is markerrss!!

colour hues


Lovely Beasts Behold!

My teacher gave this assigment a couple weeks back and he got the idea from the nifty Beasts! books. We had to illustrate folk tale beasts. I found out about this awesome guy the Mapinguari who is a legendary red haired ground dwelling sloth from the Amazon. I had loads of fun brainstorming images of him! and painted him in oil! ENJOY HIS DANCIN!