Sunday, July 24, 2011

Last Night's Sketch

So as any good fanboy should, I've been following the San Diego Comic Con for the past few days. To me one of the more exciting things talked about at the Con is the upcoming Avengers movie. In the movie a character called Nick Fury is to be portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson. He's already briefly played this role in the Iron Man and Thor movies, and so I thought I'd sketch out an image of Jackson as this character.

Photograph of sketch (paper is actually white).

Posting for Logo & Design Commissions on Kijiji & Craigs List

So I recently posted adds for commissioning logo and graphic designs from me on Kijiji & Craigs List. I've never used Craigs List before and can't say I'm too impressed by it. Unlike Kijiji the site is very bland and you can't upload images. Check out my listings and let me know what you think of them: Kijiji Add & Craigs List add

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Page Added

I've added a page to this blog that features some of my original art for sale. I have prices listed with each piece of art, and the shipping price is included if the buyer lives within Canada. Payments can be made via cheque, money order, Paypal, or in person if you live near me (I live in Calgary, Alberta). Inquiries about purchasing can be made to me at m2010stewart at

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Logo Ideas

I've been playing on Adobe Illustrator to design a logo to represent my freelance graphic design work. So far I came up with a pencil that has my name on it, which isn't too imaginative yet demonstrates what I'm about. For whatever reason I have no problem creating original and dynamic logos for other people, but can't seem to do the same for myself.

At any rate, below is one half of the logo I created for myself. This logo will also be posted in the logo page along with the logos and designs I've created for other people.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Anakin and Obi's Last Stand (2011)

Got to watching the original Star Wars: Clone Wars animated show and figured I'd sketch out Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. I drew their faces and costumes based on the style employed in the cartoon series and then added a little more detail to make it a bit more unique. I also brushed in the lines and background, adding a rough /blotchy background that reminds of something Tim Sale would draw.

For the sketch I used Pro-Markers, Copic Markers, & India Ink. 9x12" on bristol board

Anakin and Obi's Last Stand (2011)

$30 including shipping anywhere in Canada and the continental US. Contact me for international rates.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Obama and Daughters

Spent the morning drawing an American president with his family. The image is of Obama and his two daughters. I kept the lines loose as this was a quick sketch. After I penciled in the shapes I went over it with grey markers and a black felt.

I had previously drawn JFK and his daughter and liked the idea of drawing political figures with their kids as it humanizes them. I find it is easy to depict politicians as despots and whatnot, but rarely and perhaps more difficult to depict them as everyday people. I may continue this theme and work towards larger images, perhaps paintings. Let me know what you think!

Obama & Daughters (2011)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Art Cards

I've been slowly building up this site to feature my art. I have experience in a number of different artistic forms and styles, each of which I am highlighting as a separate page that are located below the site's banner /name. One of the new pages I've created is for art cards, or also known as ACEO. 

I love creating art cards because they are a quick way to express a complete idea and there is no limit to the ways in which you render your idea. I tend to create art cards with water colors, brush india ink, or copic markers. The cards measure 2.5x3.5", the same size as a trading card. The card itself can be of any kind of paper stock or even canvas. I tend to use bristol or illustration board cards and less commonly water color or textured paper stock. 

Recently, I finished creating 40 art cards that depicted NHL goaltenders. Most of these were modern goalies and at least one from each team from the current 2010-11 roster was included. I also drew a few historical goalies, such as Johnny Bower and Gerry Cheevers. The decision for who I drew was decided by how interesting their mask was, and by representing all of the current NHL teams at least once. Ideally I would like to have 100 of these cards made, but these 40 are presented now to show what I can do with art cards as this project depicts water color and marker mediums, along with a few different styles of my drawing capabilities.

40 Goalie Art Cards (2011).

Contact me if you have suggestions for other goaltenders I should include in my series. Also contact me for commissioning the creation of your own art card at m2010stewart at

Prices for art card commissions: 
$10 (includes shipping*) for black and white ink or pencil
$15 (includes shipping*) for marker drawing
$20 (includes shipping*) for water color art card

Shipping 'included' price only applicable to orders within North America.