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DragonHead Studio

Vibrant, fun characters will make your project come alive!
Category:
Traditional Art (Illustration / Painting)
Architectural Illustration, Book Illustration, Caricature Illustration, Cartooning/Comic Strip Illustration, Clay Sculpting, Fantasy/Sci-Fi Illustration, Greeting Card Illustration, Horror Illustration, Landscape Painting, Medical/Anatomical Illustration, Metal Sculpting/Casting, Mural Painting, Nature/Animal Illustration, Other Painting, Other Sculpting, Other Traditional Illustration, Political Cartooning, Portrait Illustration, Portrait Painting, Product Illustration, Real Life Painting, Still Life Painting, Technical Illustration, Wax Sculpting
Industries:
Non-profit, Social Sector, Education, Federal, State, Local Governments, Media, Advertising, Publishing, Entertainment, Other
Experience:
Over 20 years
Location:
Kanata, ON  Canada
Employees:
1
Work Onsite:
No
Description:
I have over 20 years of experience in the art field, from traditional illustration and painting to caricatures, cartoons and animation. If you are looking for a quality artist to bring your vision to life, you need look no further.

With a background in fine arts and a true passion for drawing, I have honed my skills and abilities over the years both through secondary school and college courses as well as with various freelance positions.

A couple of my crowning accomplishments include: working as lead character design artist for Canadian animation studio Dynomight Cartoon's "Untalkative Bunny" series for Teletoon, and more recently, providing complete development, illustration and layout work for Australian publisher Swordfish Toys' forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness".

I have a love and interest in comics and over the years have written, edited, and illustrated work in independent comics, including the anthology "Abraxia's Dream" and "aBraxIa". I have published an anthology of work, and enjoy drawing for independent and online publications. One of my independent comics "Ivy & Dummy" is being developed as an animated series through Toronto's Decode Entertainment Inc. and has been promoted world-wide. Each year, my studio hosts the popular "24 Hour Comics Day" festivities, where artists gather and draw comics for 24 Hours, based on Scott McCloud's groundbreaking invention.

I am friendly, flexible, understanding, accomodating, extremely fast and versatile. I am a professional and treat each assignment with serious attention, patience and passion. Your work will be produced in a timely manner and to your satisfaction, mirroring your vision and making it come to life.

When you hire me to work on your project, you will get a dedicated professional who will be in communication with you every step of the way. From preliminary planning, to roughing the artwork, communication is the key to a successful project. The artwork will be scanned and sent for review regularly, so that no mistakes or mix-ups occur. Revisions and corrections are done quickly and to your specifications.

You get excellent quality for a low cost. Projects can either be estimated on a flat-rate basis, or on a per hour basis. At $22/ hour, sometimes your work can be brought to fruition within a couple of days, occasionally for less than $250 total from start to finish. Some per drawing costs are as low as $65/ drawing, including full colour designs. You can't beat that for professional, appealing character design, comic work or illustrations for children's books. It makes your project doable and everyone goes home happy.
Portfolio:
  • Angel dance

    Cover illustration for National Capital Area (Ottawa, ON Canada) publication for the GLBT women's community (forthcoming).

  • Womangue banner

    Banner for web blog "Womangue", created by doing image manipulation with PhotoShop. http://womangue.blogspot.com/

  • Political button Carson

    Created all of T. Anders Carson's promotional material for his campaign to win Ward 1's district election for council. Image was reproduced for T-shir... Read more

  • Impact

    Illustration character design of a super heroine called "Impact". Drawn traditionally, inked and coloured digitally in PhotoShop.

  • Christmas at Neopets

    1st place award winner in a contest on the NeoPets site, illustrated for a Christmas themed gallery show.

  • Running

    Illustration for a comic depicting the perils of walking a high-energy dog in the winter.

  • The gang

    Illustration for a greeting card, caricatures of work mates, scanned and digital colour added in PhotoShop.

  • Black Diamond

    Character design for forthcoming comic project. Illustrated in ink, scanned and digitally coloured in PhotoShop (with BG of Toronto insert). Winner of... Read more

  • Untalkative Bunny - The Beaver Family

    Character designs for the animated series "Untalkative Bunny".

  • Untalkative Bunny designs 1

    Work done while working as lead Character Design Artist on the series "The Untalkative Bunny".

  • Untalkative Bunny designs 2

    Work done while working as lead Character Design Artist on the series "The Untalkative Bunny".

  • Cat girls

    Character development for a series of books featuring twin cat girls.

  • In the woods

    PhotoShop enhanced photograph published in Toronto, ON's "The Fence" #9.

  • Elf warrior

    Commissioned illustration of a client's character for a role-playing game.

  • Birthday Card

    Illustration for a birthday card, featuring caricatures of work friends. Coloured with Prismacolour art pencils.

  • Rough animation poses

    Pre-animation sketches for a piece of animation involving a cat playing tennis with a mouse. Shows separate characters (different coloured animals) an... Read more

  • 24 Hour Comic 1

    Illustration from "Good Medicine/ Bad Medicine"

  • 24 Hour Comic 2

    More from "Good Medicine/ Bad Medicine"

  • 24 Hour Comic 3

    Continued illustration from "Good Medicine/Bad Medicine"

  • 24 Hour Comic 4

    Continued illustration from "Good Medicine/Bad Medicine"

  • Blood Test

    Selected page from "Abraxia's Dream" anthology, issue #2

  • Bug girl

    Just a quick sketch of a less Disney-esque fairy.

  • Magic Cauldron Title Page

    2007's 24 Hour Comic effort, done on card stock in pencils, then ink and washes. Cover for the comic "The Magic Cauldron"

  • Elf rogue

    Commissioned artwork of an rpg character, sketched, inked then scanned and coloured digitally.

  • Megaton

    Over-the-top heroine with the ability to explode on impact. A tongue in cheek character design to buck the popular trend of ultra-skinny super heroine... Read more

  • Retirement card

    Illustration commissioned for a colleague who was retiring. Designed intertwined knotwork and celtic motif with trea, sketched on card stock and finis... Read more

  • Panel from the Magic Cauldron

    My character begins to "unregress" from a child to a young teen to the present as she gathers strength for her final encounter with the dragon.

  • Get Well

    Greeting card design for a co-worker

  • Ostrich ordering onion soup

    Illustration for the letter "O" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Mice making milkshake

    Illustration for the letter "M" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Cat eating cake

    Illustration for the letter "C" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Fairy playing a fiddle

    Illustration for the letter "F" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Grandma on a goat

    Illustration for the letter "G" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Insects eating ice cream

    Illustration for the letter "I" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Lunatic licking lollipops

    Illustration for the letter "L" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Sausage singing a song

    Illustration for the letter "S" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Ugly, ugly underwear

    Illustration for the letter "U" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Yak playing with yo-yo

    Illustration for the letter "Y" in Swordfish Toys forthcoming children's book "Alphabet Madness" (c) 2009

  • Dragonfire

    Illustration for Palladium Books Rifter submission (graphite, ink, scan and digitally painted in PhotoShop)

  • Snowblonde title

    Cover of 24 Hour Comic "Snowblonde" forthcoming in the anthology "96 Hours".

  • Snowblonde pg 3

    From the 24 Hour Comic "Snowblonde"

  • Snowblonde pg6

    From the 24 Hour Comic "Snowblonde"

  • Tarot card design

    Sample of a tarot card design.

  • Mow

    Panel from 24 Hour Comic "The Magic Cauldron"

  • Veggies

    Panel from 24 Hour Comic "The Magic Cauldron", example of various vegetables and soup-making equipment.

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