Friday, 21 May 2010


It's been awhile since I posted anything here, but that's because I have been busy with my birdbee character lately. The brand new birdbee blog is up and running. Since launch on May 5th, 2010, there has been a new birdbee drawing every weekday. It is my intention to continue like that for as long as I can manage.

There is also a birdbee facebook group intended to help spread the word and, hopefully, gather some new fans. As always I am interested in your comments.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Ukulele Monkey


Monday, 30 November 2009

Pac Man Pixel Art Finished (for now)

Well... it was a marathon week of pixel pushing. The show is tomorrow night and the art work is off to the printers just in the nick of time! This was a ton of work, but I'm going to call this "version 1" because there are still more details I want to add. So I'll do another print later when It's done. It's impossible to see all the details clearly here, but here is a close up of the storage room at the top left-hand corner:

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Pac Man Pixels 2

OK, so maybe I went a bit over-board with my Pac Man pixel art piece. It's grown into a bit of a monster and it's taking much longer to make than I predicted. The date for the show is only a week away, and I have a lot left to do! I guess I'd better get back at it.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

PacMan Pixels

I had to put my Quebec pixel art image on hold for awhile while I work on some new pieces for an upcoming show organized by Jono Doiron. The theme is art inspired by video games. I am working with images based around the original PacMan game. The little image above is a tiny part of a much larger piece I am obsessively working on now.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Québec à la Pixels part 5

Today I decided I should start working on the hotel. It's got a tricky curved face and lots of little details that are making it an interesting challenge, but I think I have a pretty good start on it. Most of the photos I have seen on line of this area focus on the gate, but here is a link to a photo that includes the hotel and the theater as well.

There are flower baskets on the hotel windows that I have not attempted yet, and I am going to have to sort out those little oval windows.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Québec à la Pixels part 4

The skating rink is proving harder to get right than I anticipated. I am happy with the proportions, but the position is causing some trouble. I will have to shift it up and to the right. I've been adding some little details, like street lamps, a fire hydrant, a newspaper box, even a little tree in a planter. All this is to avoid the obvious big job: the hotel that is still just a rough outline.

The red lines on the image are various guides I have created to aid in construction. The triangular guide in the lower right corner helps with determining shadow lengths. At the top are two isometric diamond shapes that help with the angles in the buildings. The street, old walls, and gate are set at a different angle, and you can just see some red guide lines in the middle of the image that I use to help get those angles right.