Monday, September 27, 2010

My Head Is Filled With Song: Part III

Here's the third piece for a series I'm working on called "My Head Is Filled With Song."

This one is for Wilco's "The Late Greats." Man, what a good song. My only complaint is that it's not long enough! And what awesome lyrics: "The best song never gets sung, the best laugh never leaves your lungs, it's so good you won't ever know, and never hear it on the radio."

I've noticed that I almost always create images that have a light background and dark foregrounds, so for this one I wanted to try switching it up and have a dark background with light foreground objects. Fun stuff.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reprints of old designs

There's been lots of interest in some of my old designs that I only have printed on women's cotton shirts, so I'm reprinting them on unisex cotton and women's tri-blend shirts!

I really really like how the colours turned out on these ones! I must say, it's hard not to take one of each design and colour for myself! Restraint Heather, RESTRAINT!

Just a reminder, all the shirts are for sale at

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Advertising Illustration for Gaz Metro

This is an advertising illustration I did for a natural gas company from Quebec. The client wanted to use the illustration for a number of different applications, so to accommodate both vertical and horizontal formats, I created a square that can be cropped accordingly.

To create a textured look I did the drawing using China Marker on heavy watercolour paper. In order to get clear detail in the finer areas of pattern I had to make the drawing very large. 40x40 inches in fact! WOW! Definitely the largest drawing I've done.

This project was a great learning experience for me and I'm really grateful to the ladies at Sid Lee for giving me the chance to work with them on it!