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It is amazing what places are hidden in Montreal. This is the first time I've visited the greenhouse at the Westmount Library, which is free and open to that public, alongside the USK: MTL group. We were figuring out where to go, and this turned out to be the perfect place because it was sunny and warm and full of cheerful greenery that is a rare sight in the winter.

Steadily, I drew and painted with my pencil and watercolours for 3.5 hours. It is a daunting task painting a curved architectural interior with a multitude of plants and with a liquid medium.

I am both happy and unsatisfied with this image as I don't like how, in places, it is over detailed and melted in others and because it became more distorted as I painted more complexity. The last time I attempted this, I struggled to keep the image together, so this is still a dramatic improvement. I somewhat regret not being able to spend more time drawing other parts of the greenhouse after I discovered them on my short break. I guess I will have to come back!

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I hope everyone is taking a moment to reflect on their 2014. I know I've accomplished a lot this year, and I am very proud of myself. Everything from starting up our business, finishing so many comics, working in television, writing major proposals, attending the Montreal Comic Con twice... it's hard to say I did nothing. Oh yeah, I forgot - I learned a new language. Well, almost - still working on that one.


What do you aim for next year? Aside from all the typical things we wish for (ie. lose Christmas fat), I am aiming to make twice as much doing my creative work and pushing closer towards having a full-time creative career. This is ultimately my dream. I also have to get a hip replacement, so getting back in shape is going to be on the list. I'll be looking for new projects for the new year - preferably desk work like illustration, comics, video editing, colour grading, even editing your writing. It doesn't mean we can't do shooting, but it's probably going to be done by my partner or a hired crew.Here's a new comic I just finished. As we finish up on a very materialistic holiday (hey, I'm not pretending I don't like presents), we have to consider how some came to be.

I also added some more art that I forgot to post. This is kind of a big deal: it's a recreation of an old painting I did when I started painting. You can say it was my first ever painting with acrylics. Merch for this painting.

I also added something into the explicit section, but I'll leave you to find that. I made an official album for Comics. I'm going to be adding my originals of the comics to my store, as well.

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Just a quick heads up that I will be at the Montreal Mini Comic Con this Sunday (December 9th), which is happening in the same place from 11 to 5 pm. I believe entry is $5 and the event is supposed to focus on comics. I will be bringing my comics, prints, and some new printed postcards of my Frying Pan Man comic. I hope to see you there! If you can't be there, please let others know about it.