Thursday, March 25, 2010

From the archives: BILLY

This is OLD OLD OLD. And yet... it's still one of my favourite things I've ever drawn. So I'm wiping the dust away and posting this here for your, and my, amusement.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dog portrait: Becky, the Boston Terrier

A new piece in my dog portrait series. This is Becky, my family's 11-year-old Boston Terrier. Though now senior, she's surprisingly active, and while she can no longer jump 6 feet straight into the air from a standstill (usually to lick your face), she's still got a lot of personality in her.

This piece is on 11" x 8" Stonehenge warm white paper. Image area is about 6" x 5". Drawn entirely with pencil. (Pardon the watermark on the image -- I'm trying to protect my portfolio pieces drawn in this style!)

I'm always up for doing custom portraits. Though most of my samples are animals, I've also done drawings of people, houses, and even cars. As long as I have decent photo reference, I'll draw pretty well anything!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Prints now available!

I have good news for anyone who has expressed interest in my artwork but can't afford the price of the originals.

I am now offering signed, colour prints, on 8" x 10" satin-finish photo paper, for $20 each.

Prints are currently available for:
-the koi
-the great-horned owl
-zombie-ish people ("Don't Talk to Strangers" and "Consumer")
-a wide selection of pieces from the Black Bird series
-potentially anything else that appeals to you on the paintings page -- just ask!

Email me at eden(at) if you're interested or if you have any questions.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Great Horned Owl -- Complete!

Here it is, finally! The finished article.

I rarely do photorealism, as it's typically unbelievably time consuming -- especially in full colour. However, I really couldn't resist the beauty of this subject. So, after working on it off and on over a couple of months, the piece is now complete!

If you're interested in seeing it in person, it's currently up at my show at Trap Door Boutique, 2993 Dundas West, Toronto. The painting itself is available, and I also have prints of it for sale there.

The painting itself is:
18" x 14"
Acrylic and modeling paste on canvas

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Phoenix: colouring exercise

Something new today!

Line art drawn and inked by hand, then cleaned up and coloured in Photoshop.

Did this as a colouring exercise to, well, improve my colouring, and also to get used to colouring with my new Wacom Bamboo.

It's a pretty silly Phoenix. I'd bet money that it tastes like chicken. Um. Not that you can eat a Phoenix. They always burn when you try to roast 'em.

Art show follow-up

So, we just had the opening for my solo show, Bird & Beasts, at Trap Door Boutique this past Thursday. It was a really fun night, with a great turn-out. Thanks to all who made it out for your support and friendship. It was so great to see all the hard work pay off and for the artwork be appreciated by so many!

A photographer from Snap! Magazine came out, so keep an eye out for a write-up on the show in the upcoming Bloor West edition.

If you missed the opening but still want to see the art, it will be on display for at least one month -- possibly longer. There are also signed PRINTS available there! (Finally!!)

For info on the store's location and hours, check out their website:

It's a very cool place with some really great clothes and accessories, so you can get some great spring shopping done while you're there, if you'd like!

As for what I have on display: if it's on my site and listed as available, it's most likely there! This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has been wanting to see my pieces in person but hasn't had the chance.

Thanks again to all who made it the other night, and to anyone still planning to go!