Friday, September 24, 2010

Going My Way, continued

Here's something I'm returning to after being busy with other stuff. My Wizard of Oz piece! I decided to update her look a bit to make it a bit more fashion-y. It's kind of the same thing I did with my Alice piece, although visually I have a different look in mind for this one.

Yellow and green are two of my favourite colours to use, so I'm kind of surprised it's taken me this long to do a Wizard of Oz illustration!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Partying Penguins

My sister is a huge board game geek. Her gateway game was Settlers of Catan, but she's since gotten into all manner of Euro-style (aka not Monopoly or Game of Life) strategic games -- of the kind designed so often by Germans (Klaus Teuber, Reiner Knizia, shout out!). Of course, I've been a guinea pig for her playtesting so I've seen my fair share.

A game we both enjoyed was The Penguin Ultimatum, which is about penguins and parties, and kangaroos. The art is very lo-res and pixellated, so I offered to redo the game completely. Here is the first set of cards!

The idea is that these penguins are entertaining their king, so they perform fun routines such as (clockwise from top) acrobatics, juggling, dancing, and music. I really wanted to be playful with the colours, which you think would be hard when the game is set in the snowy Antarctic! But actually, working with white is great because it sets of any other colour so well.

If you're interested in making your own playing cards, definitely check out this Board Game Geek forum post. I used the same materials and got colour laser prints on linen cardstock and they are turning out amazingly.

I'm glad I set up my blog this year, because I can share stuff that wouldn't necessarily go on my portfolio site. Experimenting with all sorts of different kinds of art is inspiring me in my professional work -- I'm so impressed with the playing cards that I think it would be be a terrific way to produce a print promo!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Here's a Munny I painted! I used liquid acrylics. I have my eye on a blank Raffy to paint (giraffe-shaped figure). It's a lot of fun to do 3D stuff now and again.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Work/Life is a celebration of Canadian illustration. I was so fortunate to be able to participate in this project. It's a gorgeous book and shows not only the work of some of of finest illustrators Canada has to offer, but their workspaces as well. It's a beautiful book.

Work/Life was published before I started my blog, so I hadn't posted about it! It's time I fixed that :). They're still available for sale, so pick one up if you haven't already!

Click here to purchase online at UPPERCASE Studio Shop.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Alice in Wonderland original prints on Etsy!

I've added my Alice print to my Etsy Store, check it out! Also for sale is my Rose Red print, here's the blog post I made for that one a while back. I hope to be adding more prints to my shop in the future. If you would like to purchase any of the prints I have on my site (that aren't for sale on Etsy yet), please send me an email and let me know. I'll take a look around my studio and see if I have extras!