Today I picked up my “Benny the whale goes to Niagara Falls” books from PBI, they did an excellent job. It was really exciting to see Declan write his name inside the first book.
Super excited to see my Benny the Whale book finally hit the press yesterday! I have been working on this book on and off for the last year and a half, and can’t wait for it to be finally out there… #bennythewhale
We went to see Smallfoot last night. Sony’s most recent blockbuster with some great character and environment designs. It was a nice little film, with a good message on the dangers of perception, and fearing the unfamiliar.
Well I think I’ve finally wrapped up my first children’s book, “Benny the whale goes to Niagara Falls” definitely alot of fun! I have to admit though I am looking forward to drawing some stuff that isn’t whales for a while! Here’s the last page I finished which is the Niagara-on-the-Lake page, where Benny’s dad enters the mouth of the Niagara River looking for him.
I’m very excited to be having an exhibition of my work at the Niagara Pumphouse Gallery for the month of November and wanted to share the poster. The opening will be the first Friday of November, Nov. 2 at 7, snacks and refreshments will be available and it should be a great night, really looking forward to it! Hope to see some of you there.
Tiago Hoisel is a Brazilian Illustrator and 3D artist who I’ve admired for some time. He recently posted these videos which demonstrate his creative process. I’m not sure how they were recorded in respect to the timeline, but regardless the techniques he uses are very interesting, in particular the one where he begins with a shaded sphere. I also stumbled upon some interesting funding options that allow Canadian and Brazilian artists to work together. I have included the link and some details below.
A simple video showing a bit of one of my creative processes.
It’s experimental, a kind of a brainstorm trying some different designs, so some of them may work, some not.