Happy Birthday, America.

Red, white and blue is a delicious colour scheme, no? Created with: iPad, Apple Pencil, three colours, and one pen type.

Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave

The movement in Hokusai’s iconic painting, The Great Wave off Kanazawa, has given our eyes a workout for decades. The presence of its several prints in Western collections (the Met and British Museum included) have allowed folks on my side of the globe the pleasure of accessing its foreboding beauty. Normally I wouldn’t deign to…

Google Doodle? Meet The Littlest Hobo.

If you’re a child of the ’80s, you may recall The Littlest Hobo, a charming Canadian television series airing on CTV starring, well, a dog. It’s a cult favourite and, as I don’t see it becoming the star of a Google Doodle anytime soon, I took it upon myself to make it happen. The star-dog…

Animation 101!

Another goal for 2018? Learn the basics of animation. Today I took an initial stab at it, using Animation Desk for iPad. Oh, what a time I had. This initial animation took about 3 hours or so, but the program is incredibly intuitive (in my opinion) and makes life a bit easier for the noob…

Google Doodlin’: Iconic Toronto.

For the past few years, I’ve kept a watchful eye over the little jewels called Google Doodles. The team behind their creation is obviously teeming with bright creators who are able to see a single subject from magical viewpoints (#goals). These Google artists are quiet heroes. So, as an homage (and learning experience), I am…

Toronto, drawn.

I’ve been closely examining old Canadian logos (yes, for fun) and took some classic Toronto emblems for a spin: the CN Tower itself (as minimalist as I could make it), and good ol’ Sam the Record Man. -SM

Cartoon Throwback! #Carebears

Continuing to work with layers and colouring in Adobe Draw and Adobe Sketch, I am pretty impressed with this here Care Bear that I drew, complete with 3D and ‘80s Polaroid VHS colour palettes (I’m a child of the ‘80s, and a nostalgic one, so forgive me!). Again, I’m pretty astonished by the sensitivity and…