Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Caffeine Christmas

I love the lead up to Christmas! I especially love seeing different peoples traditions and how they celebrate. There's one tradition that I've embraced from a coffee shop I visited years ago, which is adding 100% pure Canadian maple syrup to coffee during the Christmas season. I've exaggerated the amount of syrup I add in the comic to pay tribute to my favourite Christmas friend, Buddy the Elf, who puts syrup with everything!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Dude Design

I was flicking through some of my animation art books the other day and just soaked up their character designs. I love the diversity of artists that work on each animated movie, bringing their own interpretations of the same characters. Each artist seems to have their own way of treating lines, colour and texture. I took that inspiration and condensed it into my own character that you see above.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Winter Surf

I watched a documentary a while ago that had a few really brave surfers catching waves in some of the coldest waters in the world. My respect levels for those surfers is through the roof. When I swim in the ocean I generally go purple!  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Field Study: Crows

I LOVE BIRDS! The crow in particular has captured my imagination for years. I love their unassuming intelligence and character, along with their ability to adapt. On two occasions now I have been lucky enough to see a crow bury it's food and mark the spot to consume it later. On one of those occasions the crow picked up a stale piece of bread and took it to a trough filled with water, it dipped the bread into the water to soften it, then ate it. Crows are cool!