jeudi 22 décembre 2011

Christmas goodies!




So much fun! I love making these. For Christmas, I've been creating accessories with sculpey. I have a few ideas for some other ones, and I'm hoping to sell some too! Hit me up if you want to buy some or have a request!
nautilus.neko@gmail.com

dimanche 18 décembre 2011

Self Portrait of sorts


Just something I doodled last night while listening to music. I guess it kind of turned into something Jen Prior-esque. Yay for doing art outside of school!!

samedi 10 décembre 2011

Drunk Stepfather


Another Thesis piece under the belt! The Wilde quote is "Children begin by loving their parents, after a time they judge them. Rarely if ever do they forgive them". I'm mostly happy with this, but I feel like I will probably rework it later on.probably the arm throwing the mug.

mardi 6 décembre 2011

Raaaawwwrrrrr



This is Hodwar, the Howling Swamp Monster. He wants all your office supplies!!!
He is my prototype for business class. Hopefully I can make a better version to cast in resin, so I can make multiples to sell!!



lundi 5 décembre 2011

life draws





Just handed these in today. I took these crappy photos with my cellphone, I didn't have my camera with me. I'll take better ones when I get them back. I feel like these are getting closer to how I want to work, but they still feel somewhat unresolved..

samedi 3 décembre 2011

vendredi 2 décembre 2011

Art Dumpage





Yeeaa art dump!!! Just some life drawing/paintings im working on, hopefully I can finish them for monday....

New thesis piece


Yay, I finally have more things to upload!! I feel like the next time I post is going to be a massive art dump. This one is a take on Wilde's quote, "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go." This time instead of creating a human character I opted to focus more on the interior life and the impracticality and sheer volume of their furniture, and how they really valued material possessions. They kind of said a lot about your value as a citizen.

I had a lot of fun with this one too, I'm really striving to push myself with mixed media.

lundi 28 novembre 2011

The Mortician: finally finished!


Whew! I've been working like mad at my thesis project, going through a lot of changes and revisiting pieces I submitted, I wasn't satisfied with the level of completion I'd left them at. This is the third piece in my series, and I had two Oscar Wilde quotes in mind when composing this scene: "This suspense is killing me...I hope it lasts" and "I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead". They made me envision a really morbid, dark individual. Also lots of the food in the victorian era were tainted with pollutants and toxins, making a lot of people quite ill.

dimanche 27 novembre 2011

All work and no play...


Yay hand monster!

So recently my school work (mostly my thesis) has been gradually transforming me into a hermit, and I've been almost entirely just been focusing on schoolwork, no art for fun. I got fed up today and doodled this up pretty quick. I'm kinda liking it so far but it has a looong way to go. But I'm happy that I'm learning in photoshop...gotta keep trying :)

vendredi 23 septembre 2011

First thesis piece


Hey! Finally finished my first piece for my 4rth year Illustration thesis. I'm working on a project illustrating quotes by Oscar Wilde about the Victorian era. I love that time period and I also find the dualities of good and bad kind of crazy and horrible and humorous all at the same time. This first piece has two quotes. On the left is "The one charm about marriage is that a life of deception is necessary for both parties", so the husband is leaving for work unaware that his wife is having an affair with the young fellow in the corner, while later on we see the husband on the right being pulled into a questionable establishment, and the quote is "The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. I can resist anything but temptation". There's a lot I like about it but I do need to tinker with it a bit more before it's finished. Onwards to the next piece!

Wow, it's been a while...

So in my frazzledness forgot to upload the image of the first painting I completed for my co-op this summer!! Again it was for the Crowley centre, in NDG Montreal, its 30"x60" in oil paint. My gosh I had forgotten how much of a challenge this medium is after using acrylic for so long!! In hindsight I realize I went kinda crazy with all the colours, weird how my paintings always look like rainbows.. just need to keep at it and try to balance more. I want to do more oil but it's so messy and stinks! I also try and wear a gasmask and latex gloves while im using it but I get so sweaty that it's almost unbearable.. anyway that's it :)

vendredi 26 août 2011

Sunbathed Illusions


I've been working on this one for a few weeks now, I got inspiration for this one, walking to my parent's bathroom one day and caught the sun-cast silhouette of the window. I thought to myself, that would be a pretty cool idea for a painting, a sort of ambiguous space, is there a person in the window or not? Does this room exist? The cosmos part is kind of an ode to my good friend Innah Park, her paintings almost always feature galaxies, starry skies, and I feel it adds an element of otherworldliness to the image.

vendredi 12 août 2011

sketching at all hours of the night



I'll admit I'm starting to go loopy from lack of sleep...need some honk-shus.

jeudi 4 août 2011

Final Painting for co-op

Hi guys, here's a preview for (probably) what will be my last painting at the Crowley Centre, god willing. I went through a few colour combinations and roughs to get to this one, I like it the most. We'll see, I'm still waiting for my boss to confirm.







lundi 1 août 2011

Late Night Daenerys Targaryen

Stayed up late tonight to practice some photoshopping and anatomy, I've wanted to draw Dany for a long time, she's a really beautiful character (and actress!), and Game of Thrones is an amazing show. If you're not watching it now, you should be. There are a few really iffy areas that make her not look like her, so I'm gonna keep working on it. Will post finished version soonish..

lundi 25 juillet 2011

Stevie Ray Vaughan

One more portrait for my co-op, this one is of the guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. I may add him holding a guitar, but I like it as it is as well.

Digital and watercolour.

Joni portrait

Just a quick portrait done for a potential piece at my co-op this summer, I'm trying to squeeze in a few of these.
Watercolour and digital sketch/painting, photo collage

Finished Two Dancers painting

For the past 2 and a half weeks I've been working on a large painting for my work co-op, which will go in the lobby on the first floor. It's turned out nearly exactly like the rough, I'm quite pleased with it, although it's quite different from how I usually depict figures; but I've wanted to work more abstractly in certain instances anyhow. Now onward to the next one!!

jeudi 21 juillet 2011

Painting for Crowley Centre WIP


(Click on image for entire scope)
So I've been working on this piece for about 3 weeks, it doesn't look like it from this angle but its a 7'' canvas Im working on, one of the biggest I've made in a long time. It represents the dynamism of dancing and performance, as Nick wanted something with lots of bright colour and energy. It's nearly done, just a few details to add in/tweak.
For those curious it's in acrylic.

mardi 14 juin 2011

New personal painting


This is a piece I finished 2 weeks ago. I was reflecting on the digital/technology age and how we hide behind it because we are afraid of showing people our true selves and face who we really are. I also wanted to paint a mysterious figure, and what started out as a vague face of a woman, I interpreted as a modern-day Medusa. I think mythology is really interesting and holds so much inspiring facets, I may continue with this and make some similar paintings.

Material: Acrylic on Canvas

Charity painting about healing


I finished this one a while ago but I've been taking a short break from socializing online (my co-op is challenging and draining a lot of my energy) but here we are! One of my friends/past schoolmate/former coworker approached me in January/February to do a painting for the Relay for life charity, held on June 17th. They wanted something that spoke of strength and healing, and this is what came out of it. I was painting a model in class one day, and the lighting was really interesting. It was all orange and glowy, as if she had light emanating from her.

There will be an auction for the painting and all the proceeds will go to the charity.

jeudi 21 avril 2011

Cyber Cowgirl W.I.P.


Still working on this, it was a really fun project. Our last one-week project in Interpretive class was to "draw a cowboy", open concept. I took it in the character-design direction, a female bad-ass cowboy who's as rough and tumble as they come. Her design is a mix of cowboy and some samurai details, it's one of my favorite combinations (I'm not gonna lie, Red Steel really comes to mind when I look at this). I might do another colour variation or digital edit of her.

Graphite and Acrylic on Illustration board.

lundi 14 février 2011

new painting

Yay! I haven't painted in acrylics in a little while, it was starting to drive me nuts! I started this painting during the xmas break but I started working on other stuff so this got left aside for a bit.

vendredi 11 février 2011

mysterious face


Just another digital messing around :) I admit I was feeling a little gloomy. I like the result though :)

Flamebot

Just messing around a few nights ago, and this little dude popped out :D One of my fav digital expirementations to date!

YarnTastrophy!


This is a mixed digital/tradtional piece I did for the "Recipe" project in Interpretive class. I went for the invasion of yarn and craft making! It truly takes over your living space!

jeudi 3 février 2011

Cyber Nature


This is the painting that I was slaving over last semester and finally finished it before Winter break (while working on another painting simultaneously). It's in acrylic on canvas.