Process of Designing/Illustrating ‘Vintage’ Labels

This is another one of the fun projects that I did while back for the Silk Road Spice Merchant and just never got around to posting. They wanted a custom label inspired by old fruit labels, apothecary labels, and shipping labels. They liked the idea of something that looked old and maybe felt like what their logo might have looked like if they'd ...

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Book Cover Process: Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Last summer I was contacted by the good people at Pajama Press about illustrating a cover for the middle grade novel: Macy MacMillan and the Rainbow Goddess. It's the second book by Shari Green and is written entirely in verse. It already has one honour: it's a Junior Library Guild 2017 Selection, and it hasn't even been released yet. It comes out ...

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Hot Cocoa Labels

I have worked on a bunch of fun projects for The Silk Road Spice Merchant over the last couple of years that I didn't end up posting about. One of those projects was designing labels for their line of hot cocoa mixes. Because the hot cocoas aren't spices, they wanted the labels to have a different look than their spices, but still feel like one ...

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New Prints for Calgary Expo: Frank and his Bride

Once again, I'm going to have a table at the Calgary Expo, April 27th to the 30th. In preparation, I've been working on some new pieces to make into prints to sell at the event. I thought it would be fun to do a series of portraits of old school horror characters in my style. I was mostly inspired by the Bride of Frankenstein and her crazy hair, so ...

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Painted Portrait of Lia

A little over a year ago I was gifted a beautiful hat handmade by my friend, Lia. The colour of the wool is stunning: greens and blues in vibrant jewel tones. I actually took a photo of it for this post, but my camera couldn't come close to capturing the intense colours. Anyway, the best thing about winter is getting to wear this lovely hat. I w ...

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