October 27, 2016

Sirius Black

Back to Harry Potter for more character inspiration. Went completely digital on this one.

October 20, 2016

Studio Shed

Finally finished my long anticipated Studio Space. It's a point of pride and a thing of beauty. Painting was the most time consuming of all. Love Board and Batten, dislike painting it. Requires extreme patience.

It's becoming the go to place for after school hanging out with the kids and my wife has taken possession of the corner for her crafting table. Besides sharing is more fun, right. Just awaiting Solar Panels and it will power itself. Added more images under the tab, In The Workshop, showing the progression stages for us building nerds who enjoy looking at Framing.

The Portrait of the Artist in from of his Studio Oct 2016.

October 15, 2016

LOISH'S New Book

Picked up LOISH's new book from my favourite art store, Labyrinth, in Toronto's west end, while adventuring around with the family. I recently came across her work and was very impressed with her digital paint and rendering. Even more excited to find a book of work, It even came with a groovy case. Began reading it once I was home and couldn't put it down. The cool thing about it is the addedtutorial demonstrating her creative process. Awesome :)

October 14, 2016

Crotchety Teacher

Thought it was timely to post this as Daily Sketch since its Back to School for the kiddies after a nice long hot summer. The glum faces and the dismal expressions reminds me of another long year of school. "Get used to it kids," I say, "school for you guys will be long. High school and post-secondary and perhaps even more post-secondary." Their faces sink even more. Learning hasn't always been exciting for them and my wife and I supplement their education a great deal. Are teachers not inspired to learn anymore? Has stagnation and comfort usurped joy and enthusiasm for learning? I know there are still some passionate educators out and my children have met them but they are far and few between.

Later in my class I share my kid's sentiment with my students, who are much older. Their feedback is imbued with passion and disappointment as they share their stories of public education as a broken system far too great a topic to get into here...

...As for my kids, here's hoping your educators will continue to rise above the doldrums of mediocrity and show the passion for learning and knowledge to be just as exciting as I see it.