Friday, December 30, 2011

Frank Castle sketch

The Punisher sketch

Here is the initial rough sketch of the Marvel comics character, The Punisher
which was completed for my Marvel Fan Art collection on
deviantARTFor the sake of visual symmetry, I just drew the shoulder holster once and made a copy . And I found some official vector artwork for the skull logo in place of my hand drawn version. ~gm

Thursday, December 22, 2011


the HULK & the THING

I  have been contributing a few MARVEL fan pieces to deviantART lately.   I will post more of them on this blog in the future as well.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Portrait Caricature

large format caricature
Officer Larry Sinclair is a veteran of the Toronto Police Force. This large format portrait caricature was recently presented to him at a live event. I usually work on Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper with black Uniball waterproof ball point pens and Pelican paints. This original was 16" X  20", then matted and framed.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Focus Group sketch

Presentation Sketch

This is a 'visual transcription' or 'graphic recording' sketch for a focus group on the topic of meal replacement. These sketches usually accompany a briefing document and are presented to the client to further emphasize the points which were discussed in the group. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Police Caricature

Sergeant 'Gibby' with caricature
Sergeant 'Gibby', of 53 Division in Toronto, prepares to hang his framed caricature which was presented at a live event in his honor, earlier this year.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Illustration Graphic

T Shirt Design

This is a new logo design we will be screen printing on T-Shirts. These will most likely used as part of an upcomimng live event. The two color treatment seems to work well at any size.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Color concept sketch

color concept sketch

Here is a new color concept sketch for a nutritional snack campaign.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bollywood storyboards

black & white 'shooting boards'

I am currently working on storyboards for a Hindi film, which is very interesting.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Caricature Drawing

Caricature Drawing
Here is a linear sketch in progress, which will be completed as a full color corporate caricature, 18" X 24". 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

InfoGraphic Illustration

InfoGraphic Illustration
Here is a variation on the previous slow vs fast burning carbohydrates infographic illustration. We will most likely produce a series of transit posters.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pencil Test

Rough Animation
This is just a 'pencil test' for a larger animation project we're working on for the upcoming  Halowe'en season.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Marvel Fan Art

Medusa VS Doctor Octopus
Much like my cover sketch of Freddy Kruger VS Wolverine, I'm a little surprised
that  Marvel characters Doctor Octopus and Medusa haven't 'tangled' yet...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

InfoGraphic Illustration

InfoGraphic Illustration
This illustration was used as the background of an infographic explaining the differences between fast and slow burning carbohydrates.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dr. Doom sketch

Victor Von Doom taunts Norrin Radd
Doctor Doom has a long history of desiring the Silver Surfer's board and coveting the power of Galactus. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Victor Von Doom first appeared in Fantastic Four #5, in July 1962. This will be another piece for the Marvel fan art portfolio when completed.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Presentation Sketch

Natural Sweetness

This little bee character was recently used as a presentation sketch, emphasizing a new  product's natural sweetness.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Conan the Barbarian sketch

Conan the Barbarian
Here is a slightly more believable sketch of Conan the Barbarian than the one I posted last November. This will be a new piece of Marvel Fan Art when completed.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Slash sketch

Saul SLASH Hudson

Here is another sketch in progress for my 'soon to be presentable' Classic Rock Portfolio. It will appear as a new category, along with Marvel Fan Art.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Blue Jays Cartoon

the Designated Hitter
I finally made it back to the ball park on the weekend, for the first time in a few years. Major League players certainly seem more 'conditioned' than they used to.
I may be doing a series of Sports Cartoons at some point in the near future..  

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Coffee Mugs

Coffee Mug Character Design

We may be producing coffee mugs featuring character designs from this series for a few specific discussion groups.  

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Color concept sketch

Color concept sketch

This is a very rough color concept sketch for some print material for a client whose new circuit board may be about to change the evolution of technology...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

T shirt design

T shirt design

It was recently suggested to me that this design, created for some literature promoting Chippewa Park (located in Thunder Bay, Ontario) might work well on the back of a T shirt. And, indeed, it does. I have a few more T shirt designs on my main site.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Shooting Boards

Shooting Board frames

Here are a few frames from a recent shooting board for an independent producer/director.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Iron Cross design

Iron Cross design

A rough sketch for a very symbolic Iron Workers crest. This is still in progress.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Black Market designs

Black Market designs

Before arriving at the final Black Market logo design, we produced several alternative looks.

Friday, May 27, 2011

the Unsolvable Problem

the Unsolvable Problem 

I have concluded that the worst dreams aren't nightmares. They're of unsolvable problems. This is just a very recent theory of mine. I posted an ode to frustration a while ago.

Monday, May 23, 2011

RHCP sketch

Red Hot Chili Peppers sketch

Here is a very rough sketch for a Red Hot Chili Peppers illustration.
I will be completing this later in the week.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Loki & Thor sketch 4

Loki & Thor sketch 4

I now believe I could have removed Thor completely and had a stronger composition. I spent far too much time on this.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Loki & Thor sketch 3

Loki & Thor sketch 3

I have added further refinement, color and lighting to the Asgard sketch. I will post the completed illustration on Friday.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Loki & Thor sketch 2

Loki & Thor sketch 2

I have begun to add some color to the Loki and Thor piece.  I will try to give this illustration a softer look like the
Conan sketch.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Loki & Thor sketch

Loki & Thor sketch

Here is a preliminary pencil sketch for a another
Marvel Fan Art piece. Thor is about to confront his brother, Loki, who secretly covets the throne of Asgard. I will post this in color over the weekend.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ryerson sketch

Ryerson sketch

This is a tonal sketch for an ad campaign for Ryerson University in Toronto.  It will be completed as a digital photo illustration. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

'The Crow' sketch

The Crow sketch

I had the good fortune to meet James O'Barr, ever so briefly, at the Toronto
Comic Arts Festival over the weekend. The Crow, O'Barr's classic Graphic Novel has sold almost one million copies world wide and is about to receive it's fifth movie treatment. I did this pencil sketch when I got home.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wonder Woman sketch

Linda Carter apparition

My good friend, Geo
(quite a devout man), was so distraught over the new Wonder Woman costume design that it actually began tormenting his dreams.  I'm not sure if this sketch helped him out or made it worse.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pirate sketch 2

Pirate sketch 2

Here is another Pirate sketch for the chaotic dream sequence aboard the Christina Maria

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Marvel vs Sony?

Here is a very speculative scene (in progress) in which the Marvel heroes confront Plato, Sony's little blue alien. We will be developing this storyline further. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

the Black Market Show

the Black Market Show

The Black Market Show
is a uniquely fascinating and equally crazy late night 'infomercial' starring comedian & magician, David Merry. This logotype was designed for the Toronto advertising agency, Shore Creative Inc, who produce the show and who took this basic rough artwork to a sparkling finish.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Police sketch

Police Station group
A rough sketch for a group portrait in progress. I reserve the right to improvise the designs of uniforms, vehicles or anything else
I think could use a little rehabilitation.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pirate sketch

Pirate sketch

Here's another sketch for the magician story I'm working on with my writer friend.  It's slowly coming together.

Friday, April 22, 2011

...more Marvel fan art!

Elektra and Wolverine

More Marvel fan art. Here are pencil sketches of Elektra and Wolverine which I will complete as color illustrations at some point. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

U2 sketch

U2 sketch

Here is another very rough sketch for another piece for my Classic Rock portfolio (whenever It finally gets completed). Sketched while watching U2 Go Home; Live from Slane Castle.

Monday, April 18, 2011

more Devil sketches

more Devil sketches

Here is another group of prototype devil characters for my ongoing collaborative project with my writer friend. More in progress.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Alfie TV

Alfie TV script

Here is an illustrated script in progress for the animated version of Alfie's Long Winter. I will
 post an animatic on my YouTube channel at some point.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

driftwood sketch

driftwood sketch

This amazing piece of driftwood (from Georgian Bay, Ontario) has been on display at my Mom and Dad's place for many years. I finally got a digital sketch done while I was home during March break.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kraven the Hunter sketch

Kraven the Hunter
Kraven the Hunter really just wanted Peter Parker in his trophy case. A Russian, Sergei Kravinoff was a relentless, ego driven big game hunter who grew to covet Spiderman as his ultimate prize. The obsession lured him to the concrete jungle of New York where he remained committed to his goal. Kraven was the creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko He first appeared in The Amazing Spiderman #15, August, 1964.
I'll post this again when completed.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hawkeye sketch

Hawkeye sketch

Clint Barton was an orphaned child who ran off with the circus. Over his many years with the
Carson Carnival of Travelling Wonders he developed into a superior athlete & martial artist, master swordsman & archer. Inspired by Ironman, Barton became Hawkeye, a masked 'superhero', even though he possessed no real powers. Like Spiderman, he was initially believed to be a villain. Finally, assisted by Ironman, he joined the Avengers. Hawkeye was created by Stan Lee and artist, Don Heck. He first appeared in Tales of Suspense in September, 1964.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Devil sketches

Devil sketches

Here are a few studies of a satanic new character for an illustration project I'm working on. 
I will most likely complete the artwork in black and white with red shading.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Color Martial Arts

color Jeet Kune Do frames

I have added some color tinting to a few of the Jeet Kune Do pages.  The addition of yellow to the iconic track suit had more impact than I expected.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Special Event caricatures

This whimsical portrait of Tina is typical of a special event caricature.
 I usually ask for a few good photographs and a list of character traits & favorite things for 'content'.  We look at sketches in progress until everyone is satisfied. Then I'll complete a final watercolor.  Please see more examples on my main site.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Avengers sketch

The Movie Avengers; Captain America, Thor and Ironman & the Hulk

This sketch of the Avengers will be featured on my new Marvel Fan Art page. Although the Avengers' constantly changing, all time membership surpasses 100, these four heroes will headline in the new movie which will be released on May 4th, 2012
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Avengers first appeared in their own comic book in September,1963, to fight the foes no single hero could withstand... 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Animated rain

This is an initial rough test for how we'll handle the rain effect
in the WolfMan animation which is now well underway..

Friday, March 25, 2011

Concept Boards

Concept Boards

Here are two key frames from a Risky Business inspired TV campaign, that I sketched for a focus group. The vast majority of this kind of work is used strictly at a test stage.