Monday, August 29, 2011

Prints for Saleeee

Alright so going through my room, I've found quite a few decent to high quality prints that I no longer need after cleaning out my room. They range from being there for my personal enjoyment to rejected portfolio prints, and I'm opening them up for sale to anyone who would like one.

First come first serve, descriptions and sizes follow, as well as any imperfections.

Contact me at if you're interested.

1. A Million Red Roses
Matte (satin finish)
$5 CAD

2. Ave Maria
Matte (satin finish)
$5 CAD

3. A Bautiful Truth
$5 CAD

4. Headlock
Glossy (photo paper)
Slight tape transfer mark on front, minor imperfections
$3 CAD

5. Don't Jump
Minor imperfections, slight purple tint
$3 CAD

6. Captain
Matte (satin finish)
$5 CAD

7. Boat
Matte (satin finish)
$5 CAD

$25 for all 7 prints.



Sunday, July 10, 2011

18? Oh yeah

So I've had one hell of a birthday celebration, still recovering from the massive amounts of cake I've consumed haha.

A list of current things I'm into:


This dress that I got in the States 2 weeks back. Unimpressed with how it looked on the hanger, it ended up looking up much better on me. The fact that it has pockets? Sold.


Rimmel 60 seconds Nail Polish in 819 Green With Envy. A birthday gift from a friend of mine, and the shiny peacock blue/green is gorgeousssssss.

3. My new Moleskine sketchbook that I love to death and am terrified to draw in.

4. Realizing lately that you can borrow CDs from the library (shut up CDs are awesome) I borrowed Mika's "The Boy Who Knew Too Much", Regina Spektor's "Far" and Kanye West's "808s and Heartbreak". I have an absolutely whacked out taste in music and I apologize for nothing. I've enjoyed all 3 thoroughly and they've made their way onto my beloved ipod.

I've had a great weekend.


Saturday, June 4, 2011


I've been thinking a lot lately, which is probably a side-effect of having either not enough work, or enough work but no motivation, but I digress.

There's a few things that I (as well as the majority of the world's population) probably find really weird, but don't really comment on because god knows who has the time to think of these things anymore.
Take fluency in terms of language for example. When does one become fluent in a language? When one can carry on an intelligent conversation that goes beyond the whole "hello" "how are you" "quite fabulous thank you"?

Take it from a high school senior taking university-level English, I have encountered people who ONLY know one language and are thoroughly incapable of carrying on an intelligent conversation.

So we can scratch that I guess.

Maybe when you can think and formulate ideas in a language?

I have 3 languages that I consider myself fluent in, and I think in abstract colours with no grammatical structure whatsoever.
So quite frankly, I have no idea.

So this entire thing got me thinking, when do you know if you know a person well?

What kinds of questions do you, being able to state that you know them well, need to be able to answer?

What's their favourite colour?
What was the name of their first beloved childhood pet?
What is the one thing that they need to accomplish so that they can say that they have left a successful existence?

A friend of mine suggested that you need to know them well enough to predict how they would react in certain situations. How they would act, what they would say, what have you.

Alright, I'll take that. I've known my parents for almost 18 years now, I think I know them very well. I can predict most of their reactions, and that is what keeps me on the honour roll, year after year.
But occasionally they throw things at me that are completely out of left field. They react in a way that is completely uncharacteristic of their usual demeanour, and I guess the same holds true for humans in general.

Does that mean I don't know my parents well?

And if that's true, does that mean that none of the people who I hold as important to me are people that I actually KNOW WELL?

It's kind of a weird train of thought to follow.

I have an idea for SOMETHING. I'm just not sure what form that something will take. I also don't know if I'm ready as an artist to do something like this to begin with.

In a nutshell, too much thinking, not enough work being done.




I love Adele. So hard.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Springfest 2011

May 19, 2011. Aching feet, grumbling stomach, half-delirious imitations of a decapitated millipede on the drama room floor, panic, root beer milkshakes, and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
That's the best I can do to sum it up.

SO. A recap of springfest and the stuff I had displayed.

Nicole's jars and my drug drawings.

"Choose Wisely"
Dramatic angle time.

Panel 1.

Panel 2.

Panel 3.

View from the stairwell. Back at like 6ish, when the natural light was streaming in, it was absolutely gorgeous. Too bad I didn't get a picture :(


"I'll Assemble All the Sand"

- watercolour

Didactic Panel

"One In a Million"

- ink on illustration board

"Aut Inveniam Viam Aut Faciam/Either I Shall Find a Way or Make One"

- ink on illustration board


- oil on canvas

The art stairwell that I basically called dibs on.

"Show Them What You're Made Of" (otheriwise known as my never-ending love affair with carbs)

- wheat on poster board

"Performance Piece 2"

All in all, a resounding success of a night :D

I'm gonna miss you, graduating talent of '11



Monday, May 16, 2011


Behold, the 3-panel monster that I slaved over for hours and hours.

(almost done)




P.P.S. Never drawing another jar again

Monday, May 9, 2011


So I'm finally getting back into the art groove. Sorta.

Some birthday cards:

And the bane of my existance, a self-portrait in wheat.

Essentially taking this:

And somehow re-creating it in wheat.

Some progress shots:



Thursday, April 21, 2011

3 Things

1. Foiled - Blue October

I've realized that if I had to listen to one album for the rest of my life, this would be it. It's been one of my favourites for the better part of 5 years, and it's always been relevant, and it's always been amazing. Pure brilliance.

2. Prom shoes

Yessir, the silver ones on the right are the ones I'm wearing :]
I can't believe I just blogged about shoes.

3. Still Life (FROM HELL)

My god this was the most painful still life I've ever had to draw. HUNDREDS OF PAPERS. ART BOOKS EVERYWHERE. GOD DAMN IT ALL.
Done in about 2 periods on vellum, 3/4 of this stupid drawing ended up on my arm anyways. I kind of like it.



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Performance art

Final Performance Art,
Many thanks to Amy Chang, I don't know many people who'd agree to be covered in paint with me.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tattoo thoughts

I think if I ever end up getting a tattoo, that's what it would be.

I've always had a connection to daisies.
My earliest memory of my grandfather was of him teaching me how to make a daisy wreath. I find half the things I do nowadays relate back to him.
Daisies are the flower equivalent of innocence.
Also, I feel that if I had to show people, brushing my hair off of my neck has some kind of intimacy and vulnerability to it that I find interesting.

Also, I like the way it looks with my profile.



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Prom Dress

Got my dress!

Love it to death


Friday, March 18, 2011

Photography Assignment in Progress

I am absolute garbage at photography, which is why this assignment is pissing me off.

Probably my favourite so far.

I can't believe march break is almost overrrrrr. What did I accomplish?


Oh yeah whoops I have homework I was actually supposed to do.



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

40 day challenge

Be it out of genuine drive to improve or temporary inspired insanity, the Changster and I have decided that for the next 40 days, we shall draw something every day.

For 40 days.

Cue ominous music here.

I'll update every week with scans of my progress, and here's hoping that I learn something.



Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sheridan Illustration Portfolio

Somehow, I have managed to find innumerable examples of portfolios for Animation, but Sheridan Illustration, not so much. So for the benefit of anyone who may be looking, here's what I've managed to come up with for the drawing test.

If I get in, take this as a guide of what to do.

If I don't, this is a guide to what NOT to do.


Figure seated

Figure standing

Figure involved in an everyday activity

Drawing of a figure with some furniture (without using pencil)

Interior of a room with the view out a window

Still life with the basic shapes of a cube, sphere and cylinder

Above drawing with some change applied to it (removed gravity)