Halloween illustrations

I had a great summer this year, but I’m always excited for my favourite autumn season. Joel and I put on a big Halloween display at our house, and I look forward to it every year when the kids fill the streets by the hundreds for trick-or-treating. Here are some unashamedly Gothic Halloween-themed illustrations:

 

Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe

Westport in Bloom sign

I’ve never illustrated a municipal sign before so I was pretty excited when the local Westport in Bloom committee approached me to design a sign for their new pollinator garden. I had a lovely time illustrating all the flowers and designing the sign!
There was an unveiling event last week of the garden and the sign. It was so nice to see a large group of townsfolk gathered together in I don’t know how long. It was good for my morale ?

Latest work

Just keep busy, just keep busy…Here’s some new editorial work:

Portraits of real estate agents for Ottawa Magazine.

Peanut O’Clock. How a beagle tells time.

The contents of a sewing basket.

 

Birds on the feeder

I have a birdfeeder outside the window where I work and it attracts all manner of little songbirds, mostly finches. I have a handy copy of Birds of North America on my desk so I’ve managed to identify most of them.

Here are 3 birds I see regularly on the feeder: slate juncos, white-breasted nuthatches, pine grosbeak (red finch). I used to see them more often, but my neighbour cut down a bunch of foliage on his side of the fence and so the birds have less cover now and don’t frequent my feeder as much 🙁

Men’s Health & Philadelphia Magazine

This summer I drew a lot of chefs. First I drew four chefs for Men’s Health magazine.

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Then I drew 10 pastry chefs for Philadelphia Magazine!

And delicious food! (drawing cookies makes me want to eat cookies)