Sunday, December 16, 2007

birthday monkey

Birthday illo for a friend...

Thursday, December 06, 2007

IF: excess

A little slow this week...sat down to colour this just tonight...and the reason is pretty obvious. I've been doing a lot of this activity this week!

Monday, November 19, 2007


I got a pretty good response to the last tee here goes again!!

Vote for me, I get paid, and we all get nice t-shirts!

'Tis good to be king... - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Hey folks,

Please head on over to Threadless to vote for my T-shirt entry...and mebbe...just mebbe...they might print it, and then you too can own an eric tee. We'll see.


Just click link below:

Reindeer\\\'d - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Saturday, November 10, 2007

IF: "scale"

Idea: first outta my head
Tools: All on the tablet in photoshop
Background: listening to the WW podcast for the first time

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I think they're calling it Craft & Draught now...

The following sketches were done at the Laundromat's knit/sew/craft & DJ night. Teri joined in to knit up a storm, and I was a) glad that I wasn't the only dude there and b) took the opportunity to sketch 20+ people sitting around not moving much!

Met lots of great Moncton folk too...they were very welcoming and had lots of wonderful stories to tell over their knittin' & purlin' (note to self: not moving to rural Labrador any time soon). Discussions soon turned to Guerrilla Knitting a la Suzen Green, so we'll keep our eyes open for illicit woolen coverings.

Sketch dump

Time for a new sketch dump:

Friday, November 02, 2007

IF: "Hat"

Hey IF folks!

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

Drawn with my dusty ol' Pentel brush...

Saturday, October 06, 2007


"Arne from Olds, AB"
We met Arne shortly after we moved, and he is a bit of a local celebrity here. Arne is the unstoppable force behind the St. George Soup N' Sandwich shop (I'm still reminiscing about that Pork/Apple Cider-sauteed onion sandwich...mmmm...) and slings coffee at the Laundromat on occasion, as well as leading by example in the organic food/sustainable gardening/ Monkey Money scene.

Arne has been kind and very generous in making us feel welcome and helping us to fit in a little 'round Moncton.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Lost: if found, please return

Tim Horton's Sketches

Got rained out walking to a late-night concert...sought refuge in a Tim Hortons. A country music jamboree (don't ask) was wrapping up, and all sorts of characters stood around in line for me to sketch from.

The lanky kids are a few of the many skinny-jean-Ramones tee-shirt wearing under-fed punk teenagers that wander Moncton's down-town in a daze. I could spend all day analyzing their gait in my sketchbook...

Yes, this actually happened to me...sigh...
"Lady, I'll zoom up to your eyebrows, that's the best I can do."

rainslickers seen on concer-goers out the window...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

WWII comic

Sketches for an educational tool for a military museum's propaganda literacy program. Based on "The Great Whites": paper-ban era WW2 comics in Canada...especially Leo Bachle's over-the-top patriotic bare-knuckle adventures of Johnny Canuck.

These images are comic panels or cells, that will be arranged to create a large comics page. Dialogue and text will be added by the participants.

Monday, July 16, 2007

FFWD sketches

FFWD cover thumbnail sketches re: damage to lands around CFB Suffield due to oil development.

I particularily like the two owls carrying the stretcher in the background...

Settled a showdown sketch, which was developed from the cowboy image, the animals in the stretcher sketch and oil rigs drawn with the tablet:

A less confrontational sketch was suggested:

I liked the rough and loose brushwork on the oil rigs, and used them in the final drawing.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Illustration Friday: Discovery

Hey IF folks!

Illustration Friday's word this week is "Discovery". Haven't drawn with pencil in a while...

Just moved last month, and cleaning is under way in the new home. Under (what is apparently 5 years of) dust above a window casing in the masterbedroom...a men's wedding band. Interesting, mysterious and disgusting...the best kind of discovery.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Sketches of upcoming projects and other brain noodling...