2018 Illustration Wrap-Up!

2018 was a great year for me with many fun and rewarding projects. Here is a wrap-up of some projects I completed towards the end of the year. I drew a lot of great faces and really enjoy all the challenges involved in capturing a likeness. A big thank you to all of the art directors who I worked with.

Opener and portraits for Wake Forest Magazine. Lovely design by art director Hayes Henderson

Josh Groban for AARP Magazine

For Entertainment Weekly

For Entertainment Weekly

Portraits for NFL Gameday Promotion by Ludlow Kingsley

Portraits for Wake Forest Magazine

Portraits for Anders Handeln

Portrait for Wharton

Portraits for Lehigh University

Lawrentian Magazine

PM Network

NBA Social Media Stories – ESPN.com

Talk about a fun job! I was approached by ESPN.com near the end of the 2017-2018 NBA season to draw some images depicting some of the biggest, funniest and weirdest social media stories from the year. 

Harry & Meghan Coin – Royal Canadian Mint

Not long after my UFO coin was released by the Royal Canadian Mint, the coin I designed for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was released. I designed the floral and maple leaf border around the official portrait from their engagement shoot, working three Swarovski crystals into the design. Knowing the Royal Family has a huge following in Canada and abroad, it was exciting to design this coin for this occasion.

As with the UFO coin, once it was released it had an incredible response. I was contacted for a few interviews and had a nice feature in the Ottawa Citizen and a television interview on CTV Ottawa. It’s been a fun couple of months doing some press and having people come by the studio to take photographs and video interviews. Unfortunately, I did not get an invitation to the wedding, but I’m hoping the newlyweds get in touch during their rumoured honeymoon in Canada.

Westport Postcard

It only took me five years, but I finally got around to illustrating a vintage-style postcard for my village of Westport, Ontario. Ever since I moved here I have had the idea to create one of these for the village but work kept getting in the way. Then, a year ago, the village tore up the old basketball court in the park as part of the village’s park rejuvenation project. The plan was to build a new one, but we would need to raise funds through community projects and initiatives to make it happen. I decided to finally get to work on this postcard in order to donate all proceeds from the sales from postcards and prints towards the basketball court. Once that project is complete I will continue to donate the sales towards helping to keep the park maintained.

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