Friday, December 22, 2006

IF: Peace

...and all the best in 2007, everyone!

Thank you for welcoming me into your Illustration Friday community, and for your supportive feedback!

See you next year...

Eric Dyck

Monday, December 18, 2006

IF: Help

Hey IF folks...
Illustration Friday's word this week is "help".

Please visit my portfolio here.

Sketches from "Terror by Night" 1946

A Basil Rathbone-as-Sherlock-Holmes film on TV the other night...lots of fedoras, trenchcoats, 40s haircuts and wonderfully English noses. There were a lot of cramped compositions (the entire film takes place aboard a train) which made for some great sketch opportunities.

some studies...some from memory...

basketball sketch

I'm scanning my sketchbook whilst sipping coffee...lots of posts today...

i have more sketches than Canada has owls...

These are all sketches in preparation for a Science Matters illo...I realized after much work that spotted owls look nothing like my sketches, or even my favorite owl. Ah well...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

IF: Might

Illustration Friday's word this week is "might".

Please visit my portfolio here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Back again...

Well, I've been busy and that is good. I've neglected my sketch blog...not so good.

Here is a little picture to pacify the guilt...

Friday, November 10, 2006


Illustration Friday's word this week is "clear". Not the easiest theme...but it was fun once I'd settled on the idea. Once I'd finished, I couldn't help but think of the wonderful shirt in the film "Garden State".

Please visit my portfolio here.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Science Matters

Illustration for an unpublished FFWD Weekly article, written by David Suzuki about Canada's lack of international reaction towards the destructive practice of bottom-trawling.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Illustration Friday's "Ghost"

Illustration Friday's word this week is "ghost"...and I'm proud to say I've actually worn this costume.

Please visit my portfolio here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I'm on board...this is my first Illustration Friday, so I just want to say "Welcome" to all of you! I've been inspired and awed by IF's weekly contributions for some time, and I want in on the fun...

Enjoy my "smitten" entry, and for those who are interested my portfolio can be seen here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Island story colour

A finished page from Tom's story...on display at North Mount Pleasant Art Centre as part of their "Under One Roof" Instructor exhibit. This was a good exercise, and shows how I hope to colour all 3o+ pages of Tom's story.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Chinatown Street Festival 2006

Brochure map for the 2006 Chinatown Street Festival. This was a visual update of a 2005 map designed by Sherwin Tsang, with all-new illustrations for an existing layout and concept. Many elements were originally designed by Sherwin, but redrawn by myself. Sherwin did a good job on the final colour values.

Thanks to Sherwin, Ken & Danny!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

4th Street Fly-over

A sketch for a project that didn't work out. Happily re-purposed for the Damo Suzuki poster.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wedding Showers

Very busy (good thing) with commissioned work...I am neglecting my sketchbook (not such a good thing). Here is an invite I did for Teri a while back...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

In dog years, I'm dead.

1" X 1" Self-portrait with skull project for Clay at I can do for all of the support and critical feedback I've received through the site!

Self-portrait with ink, skull is pencil crayon on black paper.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Busy Summer

I'm quite busy with teaching this summer...I'll post again asap.

Until then...a Tom boot, painted like a fish!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Island story 3

Well...I'm finally done the pencil sketches for Tom's story...I'd like to start inking them tomorrow. Hey! That only took 3 years!

Just finished Aaron Renier's "Spiral-Bound". Incredible drawings, story, pacing and "camera angles". A delight from lovingly-designed cover to lovingly-designed cover.

Island story 2

Another inked rough from Tom's story...I'm really enjoying exploring this very expressive character.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Saturday, June 17, 2006

for dad

If I had any typeset letters, this would have been a lot easier to draw...but I don't have any. Guess its time to go snooping in grandpa's garage for some...

Steve's Place

Happy B-day, little brother.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


A little bumblebee I drew a few years ago...

Newly coloured with thanks to a Dave Cooper tutorial I found in a used bookstore. Didn't have much use for the magazine it was I tore out the pages by Dave Cooper and I cherish it so.

Monday, June 12, 2006

dusting off a Tom story...

I've inked eight pages of a Tom Magee story that was story-boarded almost 3 years ago. This one will be cleaned up and manipulated in photoshop.

This story of a little girl living on an island with a wonderful little character study by Tom...told with his cynically hopeful pessimism. ha ha...

Friday, June 09, 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Basketball Camp

Visiting our nephew's basketball practice...lots of candid gestures and posture. Had to draw very quickly though...

Monday, May 29, 2006


Drawn as a demo for a comics class...then coloured in photoshop at home...trying to push my use of quick masks etc...

Watching TV

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Sam I Am

I have a wonderful book on pre-Seussian published and unpublished drawings by Theodor Geisel. Some of my humble studies.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Watching TV

Watching a press confrence by a spokesperson on behalf of the families of 9-11 victims. Family members stood uncomfortably behind the spokesperson for what seemed like a very long speech...making them easy to sketch.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

David Cohen

Reading an obituary in the newspaper a few months ago...fascinating individual and a striking photo.

Monday, May 22, 2006

May Long weekend

Spent the weekend with my wife in Waterton National Park. After a very busy family wedding, found a few moments to sketch the staggering surroundings.