Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gran Theft Auto : Granny Smith

Granny Smith is my contribution to the  Illustration Club at VanSketch.com. She uses knitting needles to break into cars and has been known to let loose with the Desert Eagle if you get he on a bad day. 

Grand Theft Auto © Rockstar Games

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Classic Sci Fi...Doctor Who

k...this one been sitting around half done for a while... finally got this one done sort of...anyway...enjoy

Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekly Illustrations Update

OK folks! We are trying to get our Weekly Illustrations Club back on track! We do need some input as to what you might all like to see for future topics! Some of you have submitted ideas in the past which we have used, but we would like to get a bit of a collection going to avoid gaps between weeks.

If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see improved or changed, please feel free to comment to this post or fire us an email through VanSketch.com!

Other than that I will be picking a topic for today to get things rolling again, but I would definitely appreciate some input for the following week!

We are still looking into prizes for monthly participants and setting up a voting system. What are some things you might like to see as prizes? We were originally thinking gift certificates to Opus or DeSerres. Any thoughts?

Also! I have updated VanSketch.com and added a whole lot more to the Resources page and am adding more Vancouver studios as I find them. If you see one I've missed, please let me know and I'll add it asap.

We are also going to be starting a Sketch Group this spring where we will be picking a day (likely a weekend day) and gathering up a bunch of people to head downtown to do some sketching! More information about that will be posted as we get closer to spring.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to the new year and I look forward to seeing all of your weekly illustrations!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013


So the Hobbit was fantastic! I really enjoyed it! So much so that I had to do a little fan art to celebrate! I've always been a fan of giant beasts (dogs, lions, bears, stuff like that) and so I figured I would do my version of a warg! It's a bit of a blend between the old and new designs plus a bit of my own style and ideas.

I want one as a pet. Yup.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lemon Meringue Sugar Rush

Hey Guys!
I was feeling a little 3D like when the sugar rush theme came out.  Here's my little character based on Lemon Meringue Pie!  Yum!  She's a little more Chibby style than the classic Sugar Rush Characters... but I liked it, so I went with it.  It was my first time working with hair systems, so they are not entirely to my liking... but not bad for my first go.  Enjoy!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween Post


Jacko likes Fire

Yaaaay, I finally made a contribution to this blog. Not only did I post a drawing but I posted a COLORED drawing! =O That's like double art! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Resident Evil Zombie

Any excuse to draw a zombie right? He he... Now that I have my workspace better set up at home I will be participating in the Weekly Illustrations again. I know it's been a while... Bad chicken. lol

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dark Knight

Batman concept sketch for the weekly illustration club at Vansketch.com

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dark Knight

Hey Peeps!  Here's my slightly drunken version of Batman... I'm referring to my state, not Batman's.. can I say that on this blog?  Oh well, back to drink...I mean, sketching... yes, sketching. ;P

Monday, July 2, 2012

I did this earlier this weekend.  I'm maaad hype for the movie.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Balloon and Robin

Side kicks:
 real reason why robin made a league of his own

better late than never right

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Puny God!

*I ganked the 'avenger time' letters from a different, cool picture because I was to lazy to 
draw them myself. Gotta give credit where it's due.* 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

First Post. Balloons seem simple enough until you can't find your tablet pen - damn you wireless pens!  Experimenting with new brushes and  a mouse...

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Come on folks! Get drawing! I can't be the only crazy person submitting here! ;)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ice Age Speed Painting

I've always wished that I was awesome at sets and bgs and I've finally decided to pull up my socks and figure it out. He he. This all started when a set showed up in my work orders and blew my brain out my ears... I ended up getting a pretty rad tutorial from an awesome coworker and now it's all I can think about! Which is pretty funny since if you know me, you'll know that sets aren't my fave thing to do.

So this is a painting based on a place in a story I wrote in highschool. There's an ancient dragon that lives in that glowing cave up at the top of the mountain by the way. Watch out. ;)

Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Updates and Changes

Just a quick post to let you all know about the changes we've made to VanSketch.com!

All the pages have received some love and attention so make sure you check them out! We finally have an email address for people to get in touch with us! (vansketch@gmail.com) This will make it easier for people interested in joining, asking questions or submitting ideas and all that good stuff!

We also have a twitter account now (VanSketch)! We're going to use it to keep you all up to date with new topics, updates and anything industry related! If you ever have something you would like to contribute (upcoming news or events and that kind of thing), fire us an email and we'll check it out and tweet it if it's relevant and should be shared!

If you guys have any ideas for topics you would like to see, please let us know!

Let's try to get back into our groove and get sketching!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012




A quick sketch playin with the new felts. Referenced from a still from the movie

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I know it's LONG over due, but it took me a loooong time to finish this one :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


speed painting referenced from a still/ image from the movie

Sketch 1 hr. Paint 2 hrs.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Les Aventures de Courtney

My weekly illustration for VanSketch.com! It's me as a kid pretending to be Tin Tin with my favourite dog Milou! Woo!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekly Illustration - Resolution

Just playing around with a new style. Going for a bit of a paper-cut-out look! Woo! Done on my lunch!

Edit: I don't make resolutions, but I do draw pink elephants apparently...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years Resolution

I have a few, but this image fits in to the majority of the art related ones.
To have more forethought when creating images IE, colour comps and thumbs, check!
To have full illustrations rather than people floating in whiteness, check!
To create portfolio pieces with designs to supplement, cheeckkkkkk!

To a great new year, it has to be better than the last!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Took me long enough eh?
Also... This is why pirates wear eye patches!

Happy Christmas!

I know, cheating a little bit since this was my Christmas card for 2011, but I still love it so I'm posting it!! Mwahaha!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I hate to admit this was pure coincidence but I'm delighted to finally have something to contribute to this blog. Happy Holidays everyone!

Thursday, December 15, 2011