Illustration Fridays

Illustration Friday – Farm

This week’s topic for Illustration Friday is farm, and it’s Victoria Day long weekend in Canada, the traditional time of year when people head north from the city and open their cottages and cabins, or drive up to a provincial park for camping and R & R. This topic made me think of home, and Ontario and the farm country north of Toronto, which I have driven through thousands of times on my way to and form the near north. I decided to take an old picture shot from a car window and use it as the basis of a photo illustration. There’s just something about the big blue sky and cumulus clouds, the red pickup truck and red barn, and the grass laying down flat in the foreground that I loved, and felt like a quintessential image of farm country.

Farm country, Ontario

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Illustration Friday – Jay-Z on Marcy Ave

This week’s topic for Illustration Friday is transportation, which kind of threw me for a loop. I’ve been thinking about trains a lot for some reasons lately, as transportation and as a motif, so I decided to make a piece that’s a bit of a throwback, weaving together a profile of Jay-z, a young portrait, and his eponymous J and Z train lines in Brooklyn with where he grew up, a superimposed map of the Marcy Projects. Let me know what you think, contact me if you want a print.

Jay-Z, Marcy Ave, Brooklyn

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Illustration Fridays – Imaginary Friend – Trump and Kim

This week’s topic for Illustration Friday is imaginary friend. I hope the image speaks for itself, it was a lot of fun to make. As always click on my contact page if you want to buy a print of any of my illustrations on this website.

Imaginary Friends
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Drop It Like It’s Hot – Happy Birthday Pascal Siakim ‘Spicy P’ animation

I’ve been experimenting with different animations and styles variations for the last little while. Also, been wanting to share some Pascal ‘Spicy P’ Siakim art for a minute. He’s exploded from an off the bench option into a lethal triple threat starter for the Raptors in his third year. The whole city loves it when Spicy P goes to the rim and shakes and bakes with his patented extra spicy spin move, and today is his 25th birthday!! Happy Birthday Spicy P Pascal Siakim! Toronto loves you man, thanks for the hard work.

Pascal “Spicy P” Siakim, drop it like it’s hot… Happy 25th Birthday!!!
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Illustration Friday – Colossal – Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors

When I read this week’s theme for Illustration Friday, colossal, my mind started racing all over the place. I was thinking Godzilla, Jack and The Bean Stalk, James and The Giant Peach. All these classic, legendary characters and illustration ideas kept popping into my head. Then I started toying around with ideas about the city and the skyline, and it landed to me gift wrapped.

This whole season for my Toronto Raptors has been overshadowed by one question: will Kawhi Leonard stay or will he go in free agency? He is clearly the best player ever to suit up for the Raptors (not counting past his prime Hakeem). Vince had talent; Tracy had skills; Curry could shoot; Oakley was a bully and stalwart defender. He scared people away from the basket. Kawhi can do all of those things. No one knows what will happen this off season, but the man is a giant, a colossus casting his shadow over the city.

I, for one, am stoked for the playoff run because for the first time ever, I know as a Raptors fan that we’re going to have the best player on the court, in any game. period.

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Illustration Fridays – Fairy Tale

One of my goals for 2019 is to share more of my artwork, and to try and be more active online, specifically, through sharing the illustrations I make. As a way of encouraging myself, I’m entering an image for illustration friday every week. It seems like a fun idea, and it’s simple, once a week there’s a prompt and you make an illustration. This week’s prompt was to make a fairy tale image, here’s mine.

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
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