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I'm going into surgery tomorrow, which is hopefully true because it's already been delayed and it was cancelled last time. I've been working on two things as I wait.

As I'm completely obsessed with the Witcher series, I made one 2 page comic. I'm probably going to do more as I have some ideas banked, as well as fan-art based on the books. I'm absolutely overjoyed by how well received this comic was by Witcher fans. Man, I missed the world of being a series fan!

Here's the comic:

Video Game Logic - Gerald & Imlerith #1-2Two page satire comic about the video game Witcher 3, which allows you to heal your player by letting you consume food in potentially unreasonably large amounts and at unreasonable times. Watercolour, ink on watercolour paper. Each original page: 15"x10", formatted for small scale. ~2015

Number 2: I am putting together a photo retouching portfolio. I'm pretty much over trying to do concept art. Generally, I don't identify with the community and I find the work itself to be stressful and exhausting. Photo retouching is very similar to colour grading, which I love doing. So far, I've enjoyed doing this so much it feels addictive. I've also decided I am most happy doing several creative tasks (probably "ADD"), so if I can do illustration, colour grading, photo retouching as work - I am happy. I only have a few images so far, but here's one I am very happy with:

Credit to Photographer SMoshkov - https://www.smoshkov.com

Check out the rest of the album too as it is so far.

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Here is my latest new watercolour. It's an image based on a photo I took of Montreal just as spring was around the corner while I was dropping my last watercolour off for the exhibition. It's quite rare to go up on Mont Royal and look through the trees while they bare no leaves; it was somewhat jarring. The blueness of the shadowy trees in contrast to basically my last painting, as I saw it in my head in that moment, was my inspiration for this image. This was a difficult painting: colours couldn't overlap, twisting shapes, detailed buildings to pencil, hours of penciling, mistakes with colour choices. However, I really felt like I was working through this painting the way I used to several years back, which I think is part of what gave me older art more energy, mystery, and freshness. I don't know, what do you think?

Montreal from Mont Royal through Winter TreesPartner image to Montreal from Mont Royal during Sunset. Watercolour on watercolour paper. 12"x17.5". ~2015 Featured in "Emboss Magazine - Vibrance Issue 2".

Prints will be added soon after.

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So, it's no secret - here it is. This is the painting at the Draw Me a Mountain // Dessine-moi une montagne Exhibition. It is now available as a print/product on Society 6, as well. Please see the previous entry for details on the exhibition, but it is essentially happening all of this month at the Smith House, Mont Royal.

Here are also some works I either forgot to post, or forgot to photograph, or I just can't find on here anywhere.

This is a 3-hour watercolour I did at a UQAM figure drawing session.

The following is a piece I did many years ago in 2008. I never photographed it. It was photographed today. It's a mixed-media piece that took many, many hours of work. It's based on a photograph - a selfie in a pre-selfie age. It's ink, acrylic yarn, and a cut-out out of Fabriano paper on a coffee-stained, heavy watercolour paper.

Unlike most of my work, this piece is not for sale unless you can convince me to part with it, and because it has minor cat damage. It'll be worth more when it's part of art history and an art restorer gets their hands on it.

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