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21 Apr 14 at 11 am

Here’s my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s “Animystics” show opening on April 25! The theme of the show was spirit animals or guides, this one is a black heron that opens windows between worlds. If you’re interested in prints be sure to check out the shop HERE, you can buy 8”x10” fine art prints for $20 or the framed original drawing for $200 and a portion of the proceeds goes to animal rescues. Be sure to check out everyone else’s work as well, there are some incredible pieces in this show!

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03 Apr 14 at 2 pm

I found this in my files and realized I forgot to post it! A personal sketch commission of Nausicaa that I finished awhile back. I don’t take personal commissions often but Nausicaa is one of my favourite movies and I’d recently finished reading the comic so I couldn’t help myself. Maybe one day I’ll colour it but for now I’ll leave it as is.

I found this in my files and realized I forgot to post it! A personal sketch commission of Nausicaa that I finished awhile back. I don’t take personal commissions often but Nausicaa is one of my favourite movies and I’d recently finished reading the comic so I couldn’t help myself. Maybe one day I’ll colour it but for now I’ll leave it as is.
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31 Mar 14 at 11 am

fezzine:

Even though I saw her livestream (you can check it out here) the sketches for these, I was still completely floored when Ashley Mackenzie sent these pieces. Look at them! Oh and in the zine, these are printed back to back so that it feels like you’re entering the door - they’re beautiful and functional!

Also many congratulations to Ashley for being our third contributor in this year’s Spectrum Annual! So proud of you, girl!

My Fezzine pieces are out! I was so excited to be a part of this project as it gave me an excuse to finally finish one of my favourite games and make something about it with lots of other cool folk. Thanks to Kevin for organizing and putting all this together!

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28 Mar 14 at 11 am

This poster was just released so I can finally talk about it! As far as I know this is the first time OCAD has chosen to use illustration for the GradEx poster instead of straight graphic design (when they contacted me I actually thought they’d mistaken me for a graphic designer) so I was really excited to work on this. 

The idea was about breaking traditions and moving past cliches to find new ways of thinking. More than anything I found OCADU to be a school of ideas. We were always encouraged to move past easy solutions to get to the heart of an idea to come up with something new. No self-respecting illustration student would settle for using a lightbulb until all other metaphors had been exhausted…so of course I couldn’t help but use it in this piece.

Thanks to everyone on the GradEx committee who worked with me on this! And if you’re in the GTA May 1st - 4th make sure you check out the exhibition!

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20 Mar 14 at 5 pm

Here’s my most recent piece in Scientific American for the article "The Hidden Dangers of Going Under" about possible lingering side-effects of anaesthesia. This one went through a few different iterations before we settled on the red one but I thought I’d post a few of the others to show some of the variations. Thanks to AD Jason Arias! 

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07 Mar 14 at 11 am

Here’s a little painting of a Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew that I did for “Revolver”, a show at Hellion Gallery curated by the fine folks at Antler Gallery. The show opens tonight so if you’re in the Portland area you should definitely check it out! If you’re interested in purchasing the original contact antlerpdx@gmail.com.

Here’s a little painting of a Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew that I did for “Revolver”, a show at Hellion Gallery curated by the fine folks at Antler Gallery. The show opens tonight so if you’re in the Portland area you should definitely check it out! If you’re interested in purchasing the original contact antlerpdx@gmail.com.
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29 Jan 14 at 12 pm

I have 25 signed copies of my Papirmass print of “Universal Understanding” available for $10 each! Get one HERE (frame not included)

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I have 25 signed copies of my Papirmass print of “Universal Understanding” available for $10 each! Get one HERE (frame not included)
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28 Jan 14 at 1 pm

Here’s the painting I did for “Brink”, Antler Gallery's second annual Audubon Society of Portland benefit show opening this Thursday! From what I've seen so far there's some really lovely work in the show so be sure to check it out if you can. 

Go HERE for purchasing information and the full show catalogue!

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Here’s the painting I did for “Brink”, Antler Gallery's second annual Audubon Society of Portland benefit show opening this Thursday! From what I've seen so far there's some really lovely work in the show so be sure to check it out if you can. 
Go HERE for purchasing information and the full show catalogue!
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08 Jan 14 at 2 pm

Here’s an illustration I did for Alberta Oil. Thanks so much to AD Colton Ponto for letting me draw snakes instead of pipelines!

Here’s an illustration I did for Alberta Oil. Thanks so much to AD Colton Ponto for letting me draw snakes instead of pipelines!
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03 Dec 13 at 11 am

I did a piece for Scientific American’s December issue! The article was about illegal wildlife trafficking, the immense profits made on the black market and the need to change policies to protect these endangered species and prevent the misuse of those profits. You can read the full article HERE. Thanks so much to AD Michael Mrak!

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20 Nov 13 at 5 pm

I did an illustration for last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review! The article was about two books investigating the history between women and alcohol, you can read it online HERE. Thanks so much to AD Nicholas Blechman.

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09 Nov 13 at 11 am

INPRNT is offering $10 international shipping until November 10th! If you’re outside of the US this is a great time to buy prints (their international shipping is usually $40 at least). I updated my shop with new print sizes just for the occasion, check them out HERE!

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INPRNT is offering $10 international shipping until November 10th! If you’re outside of the US this is a great time to buy prints (their international shipping is usually $40 at least). I updated my shop with new print sizes just for the occasion, check them out HERE!
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19 Oct 13 at 5 pm

All the Rolemodels pieces are up on the Light Grey Art Lab shop so I can finally post my mage character! You can see everyone’s work HERE, order the deck HERE and if you’d like a nice big fine art print of my piece you can buy one HERE. And don’t miss out seeing all the pieces because everyone did an absolutely incredible job! 

(I’ve also been working on a little side project with a whole variety of mages, hopefully I’ll have some updates on that soon!)

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All the Rolemodels pieces are up on the Light Grey Art Lab shop so I can finally post my mage character! You can see everyone’s work HERE, order the deck HERE and if you’d like a nice big fine art print of my piece you can buy one HERE. And don’t miss out seeing all the pieces because everyone did an absolutely incredible job! 
(I’ve also been working on a little side project with a whole variety of mages, hopefully I’ll have some updates on that soon!)
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01 Oct 13 at 2 pm

I have a piece in Popshot Magazine’s 10th Issue, The Wild Issue, out today! It’s an illustration for a poem entitled “Exorcism” by Gavin Bryce. Thanks to Jacob Denno for the opportunity and be sure to check out the magazine if you have a chance, it looks like a spectacular issue.

I have a piece in Popshot Magazine’s 10th Issue, The Wild Issue, out today! It’s an illustration for a poem entitled “Exorcism” by Gavin Bryce. Thanks to Jacob Denno for the opportunity and be sure to check out the magazine if you have a chance, it looks like a spectacular issue.
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05 Sep 13 at 11 am

I almost forgot to upload pictures of the piece I did on the Wallspace at OCADU! Every couple of months during the school year an illustration student is picked to have a go at it and there’s been some spectacular ones in the past. I’d always wanted to do it and was so excited to be chosen last year. The concept loosely tied into my thesis of dangerous ideas, about how unsettling it is to consider all the veins and vessels inside us. I’d like to make a poster-size version of this piece sometime, it’s hard to see the scale here but it’s larger than life-size.