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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy Holidays!

This post is a little late! I was in such a rush to go see my family and friends, that I forgot to post it before I left!

So a belated Happy Holidays - and Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pinups - Lovestruck Lashes

Been a while for pinups! Here is another amazing lady who is running her own business! As soon as her website is up I will post a link. I made this pinup for her company logo: Love Struck Lashes!

In Pink

And Black!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Inktober - Day 18 - 21

Well, life happened! And I slacked. Here are my 4 inktobers that I didn't manage to post before my mini trip to Montreal. Day 18-21. Only... 6 days late? Maybe I'll manage to catch up yet! :)


Friday, October 9, 2015

Cafe Sketches - Nadege and City Dance Corps

Every week while waiting the 3.5 hours before Ballet class, I went to Nadege for a snack, and then drew some hip hop dance class that was in the same room before my class. :)

Inktober - Day 9

More Vintage Inktober!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Inktober - Day 1 - 2

Can't believe it's already been a year. Excited about my second Inktober!

Day 1 and 2! Doing vintage inktober again this month! :)

Pen and ink on watercolor paper. #inktober

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pinups - Sugar Vamps

Just finished working on a wonderful new pinup commission! A lovely lady called Mame is creating a new website for her makeup artist business and wanted me to create a pinup for her logo. Her business is called Sugar Vamps, because she likes to cater to all facets of a woman's peronality - the Naughty and Nice!

She was a lovely client, and she mentioned we might work together again in the new year, when she figures out what other poses of her pinup she might need for her website. I will be looking forward to it! She was a kick-ass client!

Here is the full finished pinup:

And here it is with the logo included:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cafe Sketches - Trinity Bellwoods

Some Cafe sketches I've been doing while killing time at Nadege Cafe till my ballet class starts. I think I caught the same waitress twice! Can you find her? :)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Pinups - Cat

Wow! What an amazing time I had with this new pinup! Cat is an amazing lady. I have to admire her as a woman... and WHAT style! So jealous. Something to live up to! :) But then again... she can pull of anything.

Cat is the proud owner of Thread and Circus. A styling/fashion business that she runs herself. Want to know more? Check out website:

Thread and Circus

AND her facebook page!

facebook Thread and Circus

So here it is! This pinup was meant to include many of her passions and loves, including her playful black cat! She wanted to be shown wearing her favorite amazing black silk vintage dress. Yes. This dress exists.

Now all I can do is hope for more such amazing clients! Fingers crossed!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Operation Spark - Obama's coming!

So my good friend's, John Fraboni's, Operation Spark is doing kick-ass AND they will be hosting NONE other than Mr. President Obama himself who will come and learn to code!

To advertise this amazing occasion, I collaborated with John to create this fun video:

I had a lot of fun doing the designs and animations for this video! I especially like that John added some of my in game animations of Halle the robot at the end! If you want to check those out, you can look them up in my previous post here:

Animation - Halle the Robot

I wish them the best of luck! This is such an awesome achievement for Operation Spark! Check out their site:

And here is a still of the pan shot from my animation!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pinups - Jessica

Here is a pinup of Jessica, who will be using this caricature as the logo for her business that focuses on home renovation and interior design!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cafe Sketches - Bars and Coffee shops!

More cafe sketches! :)

This one was at a bar called Wallflower. Loved the eclectic decor!

Coffee Shop at Kensington Market

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

El Cafecito de la Aleman - package

So sadly my friend decided to go in a completely different direction with the branding of his little cafe, therefore he will not be using any of my proposed designs. I did however have a lot of fun with them, so just for myself I decided to go ahead and design the package with the Option 3 that I liked the best. The package would have included:

A buisness card front

and back (with client fidelity card included) 
I thought it would be fun if they got a little coffee cup stamp custom made for this feature!

An entrance banner

A menu

And finally, a frame that would showcase their food and drink. These are some pictures I took off of google, and I do not own the rights to them.

So there it is! What could have been! :) Maybe some day I'll open up a cafe in my old age,
and then I can use this design!

Monday, August 17, 2015

El Cafecito de la Aleman - concepts

A friend of mine recently opened a tiny cafe with his girlfriend in Merida Mexico, called El Cafecito de la Aleman. I wanted to help out by designing a logo and branding package for their new business.

Here was my first pass on logo ideas! I don't often design logos, so I'm pretty pleased at how these turned out! I like option 1 but I think option 3 - middle version - is my favorite. :)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Big Cats - Lions

Aaron Blaise had a sale on his tutorials recently, and I bought a few! One of which is all about drawing Big Cats. I took a lot of time studying horses, but not cats - or dogs for that matter. So here's my chance to brush up! The tutorials are a lot of fun. So far I've managed to cover lions. Here are some of my drawings while following along with Aaron!

First head studies

Then legs

Full body

Some action gestures

And finally, some of my sketches from documentaries I found on youtube!