|This was are year end party with the students work on display. That's Ken in the wild shirt, I was wearing my traditional turkey on my head for my final critique!|
|HAPPY NEW YEAR and happy birthday to me!|
|This is a sneak peek into my studio with script on the left and a work in progress that is finished now and posted. I can't believe I'm getting closer to finishing my book... only 20 or 30 more pages to go. It can be difficult at times to get these pages done but I try to pace myself. Ha - it always worked at exam time!|
|Matt on the mat... and check out the new easels we now have!|
|I had my students model for Halloween this year. We had fun!|
|We're in our fifth year of the Comics and Graphic Novel program at Camosun College. The time has flown by, I guess that means I'm having so much fun!!! Another year of amazing students, they already draw very well, my job is to help them fine tune there figure drawing skills. Thurs. we started drawing the draped figure, I was so lucky to find a Cosplay model, the wings were a nice touch!|
It is with great sadness that I dedicate this post to Ian Ross, a student in last year's Comics & Graphic Novels program, who passed away in August. I had the pleasure of working with him and getting to know him as his teacher. He entered as a mature student at the age of 54, and worked really hard to complete the program. The artwork above is the last assignment he handed in to my class. I told him that everything, including the composition, colour, design and text, made the image work so well, and that the stye was wonderfully raw and sophisticated at the same time. It would make a great book cover or album jacket for a band called... The Innocent!
Ian worked diligently on every project he did and accomplished a lot in this last year, even though he had difficulty at times... but he persevered to the end. His future plans with his new found skills included returning to Quebec to write and draw a biography of his father, which would've been wonderful. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.