Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas card


didgital card






Front




inside



back









Well its that time of year , boy that was fast, here's my Christmas card that's going out this year!

This year has been very busy, but satisfying creatively and professionally. I believe it's all thanks to the people that come by the blog, leave the comments , and send the emails that have encouraged me over the years . There are some very Exciting things coming up in 2012 , and I can't wait to them share them with you here on this blog.

So :"Welcome Christmas bring your cheer..." "...Cheer to all Whos far and near, Christmas Day is in our grasp, So long as we have hands to clasp. ..."

happy holidays everyone,
col

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A JIM HENSON TRIBUTE EXHIBITION @ Nucleus



http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/294
December 10, 2011 - January 2, 2012
Opening Reception / Dec 10, 7:00PM - 11:00PM

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Art of Water and an interview



I was invited to participate in a online store where proceeds go to provide clean water to people in developing nations, you can go here: to purchase and help out :http://artforwater.ca/ Just in time for Christmas !

you can find out the origin of this piece in an interview I did with the Guys with Pencils http://gwp.libsyn.com/ a few weeks ago I think its episode 35, there is some swearing so headphones if your at home with kiddies or at work


and lastly here are some warmup drawings :






look for the Christmas post next week !
col

Sunday, November 20, 2011

some new character designs







Here are some designs for a project I bidded on a few months ago, I think they're kinda fun

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Corus' Winter Art Show 2011



Stroll 2
8X10
digital



stroll sketch
8x10
ink and water color





I'm contribution two peices to the silent auction for united way
that is being held on the 17th at the Corus building

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

fall!




part of a Halloween illustration for the end of this month




Ipod idea doodle







rejected design from a chapter book series

Monday, September 12, 2011

from idea to finish


"meal "
11X17 digital



if you sit anywhere near my desk you'll see little doodle as crude as this







and I'm starting to sketch out a new kids book here area some very early sketches

Sunday, August 14, 2011

warm up sketches



yeesh busy busy , I have some larger post coming in the next few weeks enjoy
Col

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly art show






Thursday, June 30 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location
Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON







things have be crazy I'm currently in Culver City, california working for Sony Pictures Animation for another few weeks, its been a lot of fun hopefully I'll get to show some stuff from the film when it comes out next year
COl

Monday, May 30, 2011

paintings so many paintings



"Stroll" 4.5x7 acrylic

I know I'm late to the party but I figured every little bit helps you can buy this paining on ebay
the proceeds will go to help the survivors of the Japan Tsunami you can read more here :
http://give2asia.org/artistshelp


"SnuG" 8x8 wood block, acrylic

this is a photo of a commission painiting I sent off this morning ...yes I do commissions ...tell your friends!




Amends 8x10 acrylic
http://www.muchthecomic.com/

so this is a painting I did for my friend Steve Lecouilliard for his third comic book
"Much the Miller's Son"

I thought this was really cool Brent Wong
http://brentwong.blogspot.com/2011/05/faces-of-square.html
modeled the face of one of my character designs
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_46U3Sk-0jPM/TEi7J1XoNqI/AAAAAAAACWs/6uUUbcjUH-Y/s1600/page_012.jpg

what else what else ...oh I'm working on a feature ....more on that later !
Col

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

mmm the smell of fresh books


This was a book I illustrated this year with Usborne , I am very happy with how it turned out. It also stirs up some grumpy emotions as well; due to a scheduling error at my old job I ended up having to do two story boards simultaneously while doing this (sigh) , but that's done now thank goodness!


For those of you in the Toronto area my friend and colleague Sam Bradley, with a group of super talented artists, have put together yet another amazing collection of stories in the Anthology Project available at TCAF. I'm totally getting my copy signed....AGAIN!
that's it for now
COL

Thursday, April 28, 2011

board seq














I did this during the Christmas holidays and sent it around and I managed to get some pretty great gigs out of it enjoy
col

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

edward Scissorhands april 16 @ Nucleus



"applying"
6x4 digital



http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/292

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Art Block for Ghana



"Heading Home", 8x8
acrylic, gouache, pencil crayon, collage

I broke out the brushes for a charity auction:
"Art Blocks for Ghana." Presented by The Picture Book Project Foundation and The Hopkins Foundation,
check out the rest of the Art Blocks that have been painted for this charity art http://artblocksghana.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

on the move










things have been crazy busy after the holidays , trying to wrap up projects from last year here's a warm up sketch from this morning
and be sure to visit http://colinssketchbook.blogspot.com/
a much bigger post coming soon.... promise
Col