Monday, December 19, 2011

Season's Greetings!

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Two more before Christmas.

Here's a pair of caricatures I squeezed in just under the wire for Christmas...a 50th Birthday illustration for my Chevy-lovin' friend Doug, and a Christian Rock guitar-picker...


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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More Old Stuff.

People in and around the city of Regina SK will recognize "Cow" as the mascot of Cowtown Western Wear. He started out as a radio personality, and I was tasked with giving him a cartoon likeness for print advertising. I've done many, many illustrations of "Cow" in various situations/poses/occupations...here's a small sampling of them...

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Husband & Wife.

A pair of caricature-ish illustrations of a Husband who plays paintball and a wife who cuts hair...

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Coming Soon to a Mailbox Near You!...

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Monday, November 28, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

FestivAle 2012!

Here's what I've put together for FestivAle 2012 - we all know nothing says "BEER ME!" like a sassy cartoon 1940's-vintage CWAC!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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A Sampling.

This is a composite image comprised of a few projects that I've done in the past...there's bound to be a thing or two that you'll recognize!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Photo Tweak.


Here we see a mediocre shot of the back of the garage. Rather than deleting it, I decided to "tweak" it in Photoshop, and improve the source photo. This time, the tweaks were subtle...3 or 4 filters and a few adjustments to lighting and colour. The only obvious alteration was to "repair" the flattened down spout on the LHS of the garage. It's still not a great shot, but it's certainly usable now!
 
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Coming Soon!

Keep an eye out for this gal...she'll be popping up soon all over the place!
 
 
 
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Freelance 101.

This is a crest designed for a jacket that I did up a few years ago...it was done "on spec" - meaning it was done WITHOUT an agreed-upon price for the final product. Long story short, the customer has the artwork, and I got STIFFED. What have we learned from this, kids?...DO NOT work on spec!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

A Belle and a Beau.

 
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Monday, September 19, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Coffee Shop Sketchbook.

 Here's a pair of iconic Mopar muscle cars, a la Ed "Big Daddy" Roth - these are "raw" right out of the sketchbook. Both were done over a cup'a'coffee and a piece of pie at Denny's with Junior...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

EXPLORE Sports!

These are a few example of some recent work I've done for EXPLORE Sports. The pictogram-style icons were created for a multitude of uses, primarily decals that can be applied to products, vehicles, laptops, locker doors, etc. The mailers were designed to be used as inserts that could be added to a magazine, a brochure, travelogue, etc. More of the same is currently "in the works" so watch for it!...





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Friday, August 19, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Happy Trails, Bruce!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Knight Logo!

This is a recent re-design I've done for KNIGHT MOTORSPORTS - the race car division of Knight Charted Accountants, soon to be appearing at a race track near you!



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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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BEE Healthy...

This is an advertisement I created based on the label art I had done earlier for "BEE MINE HONEY" - coming soon to a Farmer's Market near you. Buy it! Use it! Love it! Buy More!...



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Monday, June 20, 2011

At the Car Show.

 
 The '70 GTX featured on a show card I did up (shown in an earlier post) was the BEEG WEENER at the Southey Mopar Muscle Meet this year...must've been that show card that did it, right?... ;)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Recent Show Card.

This was done for a fella with a freshly restored purple '70 Plymouth GTX, debuting at this weekend's Southey Mopar Muscle Meet. As I needed to have a front view of the car for the design, and none was available, I decided to tweak an existing image of a '70 Road Runner (the red car shown below.)

 
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Guy Laird Illustration & Design Vid.

Another shameless self-promotion, made more bearable by the musical stylings of the late, great Mr. Ray Charles...take it away, Ray!...


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In Search of a Decent Root Beer Float.




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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The PUNY-sher.

With apologies to John Romita, Sr...

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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SOUTHEY 2011!

Here's my latest poster for the Annual Southey Mopar Muscle Meet. The illustration of "Swervin' Mervin Ritter" at the wheel of his former fun-car, a '69 Coronet R/T drop-top,  is actually close to 20 years old - I just tweaked it here and there to work with the rest of the poster!
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Snelgrove project.

This is a 10X20' back drop that I created for Paul Snell, owner of Snelgrove Classic Auto. He wanted an old '30's vintage-looking garage setting, to be used in conjunction with displaying vehicles at car shows, and also to eventually adorn his garage wall at his storage facility. I also did up a pair of show cards for the two trucks he had on display at the Majestics show. Nice trucks...






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Monday, March 21, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Home Lotto stuff.

For those of you who may have received this material recently in the mail, it's origins can be traced to my desktop - although I must admit, the end-product differs significantly from the original draft!...

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Recent caricature.

This is JANET, another former co-worker at the LP, and recent recipient of an employment termination package. She said the only thing she REALLY wanted as a parting gift was one of my caricatures...I'm touched!
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Friday, March 11, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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2011 MAJESTICS Car Show Tee.

I did up 5 variations of the poster artwork for this year's car show T-shirt, and I was very pleased when they selected this B&W "old-timey"  tee. Can't wait to get mine!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

MAJESTICS CAR SHOW, 2011 EDITION

Here's my effort for this year's Majestics Car Show - we're featuring Kelly Peace's black '34 Ford, rendered a la Ed Roth, and the info laid out to mimic the look of the old Hot Wheels packaging...fun, fun fun!..





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Monday, February 7, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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FestivAle 2011



This is the poster, event booklet, and a few other promo items from FestivAle. Last year's poster was a little more entertaining to do, as it involved a graphic of a Hostess where the beer glass is now...oh, well.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

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ZOMBIES ATE MY BRAIN!

This was done for my friends at Tantrix in Saskatoon. They complained that their gift card was a little dull, and didn't convey the proper "attitude" of the shop. I was told to do something more befitting of a tattoo parlour, and make it "colourful." Zombies it is!...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

THE THINGS I DO FOR A BUCK...

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Who Wants a Cold One?







These are examples of a some beer labels that I created for The TAP in Regina and SHOCKWAVES in Saskatoon (now defunct.) the round items on the Shockwaves image are coaasters...goodness knows, you don't want to leave a ring on the bar!

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