“Another Face in the Crowd”

This is my latest art piece, a digital illustration I like to call “Another Face in the Crowd”. The genesis of this idea, is essentially that I really like drawing different kinds of faces and facial expressions. This probably stems from my childhood affinity towards comic book artist Kevin Maguire’s talented approach at perfectly conveying…

Daddy / Daughter Horror Cinema Decoupage Project

When I was photographing my latest Art Piece – my daughter Kenleigh insisted on Modelling it. The art piece is a Decoupage on Canvas Horror Film Collage. Kenleigh helped a little bit with painting the poly glue on and setting some images onto the canvas. The strips are paper “filmstrip collages”, which I’ve previously designed…

The 40 Club…So Far…

The 40 Club…so far… There’s quite a few “old” pals turning 40 this year (myself included). So I wanted to do something special as gifts to my dear friends to commemorate this milestone in ageing. I wanted these gifts to be cost effective, unique to them, and something that highlights some of their likes or…

TAZ and LEGO Thomas

Early in November I offered a Poster Promotion, and a couple of people took advantage of that promo and Commissioned me to draw up a couple of posters. That redundant, run on sentence aside, these two posters were ordered for specific people in mind and was a lot of fun to put together. LEGO Thomas…

“IT’S CLOBBERIN’ TIME!!”

Growing up, and well into my 20’s, I was a huge fan of WWE Sports Entertainment. About 8 years ago I stopped watching and following. No real reason other than I just drifted away from it — got married and my wife wasn’t into it, moved away from the gang that used to get together…

Christmas Gift Portraitures

My Mom had requested of me to draw up a portrait poster of her two Granddaughters, my daughter Kenleigh and my great-niece Kaia, back in the summer. Well, when I launched Imstillakid Designs back in September 2015, I ended up getting pretty busy with jobs and commission requests that I didn’t have time to do…

These Brothers…and Sister…Love to SMASH!

Back in early November, I was pleasantly surprised to be notified on my Imstillakid Designs Facebook Page by my client Stephanie about doing a massive collage poster for her kids. She told me that her two boys were HUGE fans of the awesome Nintendo Game SUPER SMASH BROTHERS and she wanted to have something done…

PLAY BALL!!

Several months ago I drew up a funny digital portrait of my daughter Kenleigh. I loved the image so much that I decided to incorporate part of the image into my company logo on my business cards for Imstillakid Designs. A little over a month ago, we had my cousin and her family over for…

Special Offers! But Hurry it’s Only For a Limited Time!!

Yay! My First Promotion! I’m still feverishly working on my Online Storefront, which I hope will be up and running soon, but in the interim I wanted to extend these special offers for Christmas! CUSTOM CHRISTMAS CARDS Looking for some unique Christmas items that will stand out from the crowd? Why not hire an artist…

Comic Book Superheroes and Cartoon Sketches

Going through all of my old posts and sketch books in my basement last weekend, I decided to do a post just to showcase some of my original Superhero, Comic, and Cartoon sketches. Some of these date back quite a few years and some are fairly recent, but you can tell that my style hasn’t…

I Don’t Like Carving Pumpkins…But I LOVE Painting Them!!

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved seeing Jack O’Lanterns on steps and porches as Halloween approached. I love the display of creativity that goes in to each of them and I have always been a fan. One slight problem though. I’m not a fan of carving pumpkins. I never have been. For…

My Favourite “Loosening Up” Art Exercise – 30 Second Faces

One thing that really upsets me when I find I’m in a situation where I finally have time to sit down and work on an art project or drawing, is having “Artist Block”. It drives me crazy! Sometimes I get inspired when I don’t actually have time to work on anything (like while having dinner…

AVENGER CATS

A colleague at work recently hired me to design two posters for her with her favourite Avengers as Cats. It was such a fun idea, that I jumped at the chance to come up with something fun for her. “The sire of Odin-Cat does not eat Meow Mix!” Unbeknownst to my client, I actually modelled…

LEGO LIKENESS

I have been itching to post these two pics because I love them so much. They’re just so much fun! Now that I have delivered the posters to their respective owners, I can post pictures of them! Yaaaaay! My Best Friends’s little man is having a Lego themed birthday party in a couple of weeks….

What’s In a Name?

This past summer, my Wife’s Grandmother celebrated her 90th Birthday with a large gathering of family and friends. My Mother-in-law spend a great deal of time organizing the event, and she had tasked me with preparing and designing loot bags for the 8 children that were in attendance at the party. No problem. That’s right…

SCREAM QUEEN SERIES – JAMIE LEE CURTIS Collage and Bio

JAMIE LEE CURTIS Although Jamie Lee Curtis was not the first Scream Queen, and has really only been in a few Horror films in her long film career, the movies she did star in had considerable impact on the genre. In the late 1970’s thru early 1980’s Jamie Lee ran a considerable risk of being…

DeviantArt Commissions – August and September 2015

For the past several months I have really been focused on getting my Art and Design Company (Imstillakid Designs) off of the ground. So far I have had a pretty good response with it, but at the cost of regular blogging. I came to the conclusion after much thought, that I should marry the two…

STAY-cation Painting: Re-charging the Creative Juices

Just before I went on Holidays from work the week of August 3rd, I was preparing for an evening part-time job try-out as a Paint Nite instructor by painting a couple of demo works for the two events I was to attend. Ultimately, I did not get the job but the experience re-awakened my inner…

Lately, My Art Has Been Getting Me Through Some Tough Times

This past year (heck TWO YEARS!!) has been pretty hard on me. In fact, there’s been so much emotional roller-coaster duress in the past several months that I’ve scaled back to almost never with posting content on this blog. I’m sorry about that to my followers. With everything going on with me and my family…

ART ATTACK: PAINTINGS FOR THE BABIES

    PAINTINGS FOR KENLEIGH’S ROOM In June of 2011, my wife Val and I went to Calgary to visit her sister Colette, nephew Jack, and brother-in-law Kent. It was a lovely trip and Alberta is mighty beautiful. As a parting gift, the gracious host family purchased a beautiful bedding set for the crib for…

ART ATTACK: HOW TO MEND A BROKEN HEART

HOW TO MEND A BROKEN HEART How To Mend A Broken Heart – by Gerry Albert – I painted this as a gift for my mother about eight or nine years ago. A year after my Dad died I presented this to my Mom on the day that would have been their 36th Anniversary. It’s…

ART ATTACK: THE INTERESTING FACTS ON PENGUINS

THE INTERESTING FACTS ON PENGUINS This comic page was inspired by a short story written by my boss’ daughter. I decided to illustrate it for my boss as a gift — a keepsake of his little girl’s cute little story. I opted to sketch it on a cellular sheet and inked with a ultra fine…

BACK IN THE DAY ARTWORK – ROAD TRIP PROJECT

The actual physical product of this next installment has long been disposed of — I know, I know you should never throw away art but this sucker was over 8 feet high and I had no room for it when we moved so I had to chuck it. This was an ambitious University project and…