Monday, December 26, 2005

Holiday


Holiday
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
IF again and the word is "holiday". I did this piece as a xmas card. Happy Holidays everyone! Eat,sleep,drink, be merry, and sneak in some drawing time too.

Photoshop

Friday, December 23, 2005

Imagine


Imagine
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday, uhm...last weeks. I've always imagined what it'd be like to fly, just like superman up into the clouds. Away from all the craziness of the world down below. It must be so peaceful..must be.

Photoshop

Friday, December 16, 2005

Surprise


Surprise
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday, last friday...
Surprise! It's not the Super Awesomo Ultra Robot with Kung Fu kick that you asked for, it's a salmon colored dress shirt perfect for those family gatherings. Oh well it's the thought that counts right? Sigh Maybe next year...

Photoshop

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Blue


Blue
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday. Blue is the word, this guy is not feeling too great. Hang in there buddy things will get better.

Photoshop

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Small


Small
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday back. "Small" is the word. I can help...I can help... really I may be small but I can help.
It's ok this is for big people.

Photoshop

Friday, November 25, 2005

Free


Free
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday, last weeks theme was "Free". Freedom has a price sometimes but in most cases that price is worth every breath.

Photoshop

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Strength


Strength
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday, missed last weeks so trying to get this out earlier.

After a couple sets of push ups and free weights, I'm feeling pumped!

photoshop

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Broken


Broken
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday! Broken...They don't make pay phones like they used to. Hulk pay...Hulk smash!

Photoshop

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Remote


Remote
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday, "Remote" is the word.
It took awhile but I think I finally found the remote, now I can be in control...cool.

Marker & photoshop

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Cold


Cold
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday again, this time it's "Cold". All I know is that this hurts.

cheers

Ink & photoshop

Lost


Lost
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration "last" Friday.
Lost was last weeks word. I had this image of a scared little squirrel lost on a page, no background, no trees, no nuts, well maybe one but really no idea of where the hell he is.

Pencil & photoshop

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tagged!

Argh, I got tagged by chacha. I think I'm supposed to say 20 random things about me and then pass it to as many people as it took me to fill it out. Here goes, I'm choosing all you talented people from all over.

1. I like comics.
2. I eat french fries with ketchup and mayo.
3.Hockey is back and that makes me and all of canada happy.
4.I like drawing and painting if you havent guessed it.
5.Illustration friday has introduced me to many talented and
interesting people all over the world.
6.Dragonboating is my other hobbie.
7.If I didnt have high metabolism I'd be in trouble.
8.I work at an animation company.
9.My apartment is just the right size...for now.
10.I used to watch every van damme movie that came out.
11.Hulk Hogan was my favorite wrestler.
12.I wish to own a beagle some day.
13.I still wake up and have cereal when I watch cartoons
on saturday mornings.
14.I like musicals.
15.Coke or Pepsi...Coke
16.My girlfriend thinks I have more shoes than her, I dont.
17.I flip on the tv and check out the food network.
18.I love my mac.
19.I still have alot to learn.
20. We get snow here once in a while.

alright 6 people TAG! Hope you don't mind...
Cheers

http://alinanimation.blogspot.com/
http://vfm4.blogspot.com/
http://www.aozora.ca/hyedie.html
http://paintmonster.blogspot.com/
http://phreaque-art.blogspot.com/
http://constanthing.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Float


Float
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday, right on time which is late for me...will try to get to the next one earlier(honest).

Float is the word. Froggy here is floating happily on his lily pad. He could also be floating on the clouds above. When you get that feeling that you are floating it doesnt really matter what you are on.

cheers

Photoshop
hmmm kinda similar to the ducky in the pond...oh well.:)

Friday, September 30, 2005

Fresh


Fresh
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday. Nothing starts the morning like a "fresh" egg!

Photoshop

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Escape


Escape
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday, word is "Escape".
Our little dog is almost free, so is our flea. Cheers.

Pencil/Photoshop

Friday, September 16, 2005

Depth


Depth
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday, argh...back on schedule or not. Oh well...You see light in the distance, do you dare to check it out? I hope this piece has some depth to it. Cheers.

Photoshop

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Roots


Roots
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday. "Roots".
After staying in one spot for so many years, the time came to break the "roots" and wander around.

Photoshop

Friday, September 02, 2005

Dreams


Dreams
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration Friday - Late again but the word is "Dreams". The little boy dreams of being a man and the man dreams of being a boy again.

Photoshop.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Reflection


Reflection
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday, word is "Reflection". Here's my version of the ugly duckling...He can see his true self in his reflection but too bad no one else can.

Photoshop

Friday, August 19, 2005

Wisdom


Wisdom
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday and the word is "Wisdom". Who's as wise as the great owl? Who? Who? I say.

Photoshop

Friday, August 12, 2005

Empty


Empty
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday, I think I tend to be a one week behind..anyways. MY cookie jar is "empty", alright who did it?


Photoshop.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Aging


Aging
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday, note to self don't have coffee before bedtime. "Aging" is the theme. I woke up and realized that the years have passed by so fast. At least I was quite the charmer in my youthful days.

Photoshop.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Tranquility


Tranquility
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday! I'm earlier than usual. Tranquility is the word. Sleep takes you anywhere you want and then it takes you further...

Pencil and photoshop.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Karma


Karma
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday, missed last weeks because I was gearing for the San Diego Comic Con. If you ever get a chance go check it out, madness! Met alot of really cool artists and funny people. Pics on flickr.

Anyways "Karma" it will come back and tap you on your shoulder.

photoshop.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Sport


Sport
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday, better late than never. Theme is Sport...how about Entertainment sport?

For the wrestling fans, cue the music, "When it comes crashing down, and it hurts inside,..." The immortal Hulk Hogan!

Photoshop.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Heroes


Heroes
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday is here and Heroes is the theme. I know there are many real life heroes out there, and bless them all but I chose superheroes for this theme. I chose them because they have been a part of my childhood that I can't let go. When I pick up a comic and read it, it's just like when I was a kid reading it. It puts me right into the adventure!

Pencil/Photoshop

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Black & White


BlackWhite
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday, black and white.
Remember your old toy tin robot that sat on your shelf? Flashback in black and white.

Photoshop

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Summer


Summer
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday, Summer is here! Hot sun, cool water, its time to have some fun! Somebody pass the sunscreen please.

Photoshop

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Digital


Digital
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday, word is Digital. hmmm does this one count? It's a picture...it's digital.

Photoshop

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Envy


Envy
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
For Illustration friday, the theme is Envy. Beautiful butterfly so colorful and happy. So lucky to be you.

Done in Photoshop.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Aquatic


Aquatic
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday theme this time is Aquatic. Just tried to capture the feeling of the word. I didn't put much detail in this so the land looks like it could be above or under water, and those objects in the distance could be whales or flying saucers. Though I think this feels like it.

Photoshop

Friday, May 20, 2005

Nourishment


Nourishment
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday, arghhh I missed it. Anyways this was my idea, a little ruff. Topic was Nourishment.

Photoshop.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Mischief


Mischief
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Illustration friday back so soon. This idea came from those classic cartoons (can't remember which one, anyone?) where the artist makes life a living hell for the cartoon character. Bwa-ha-ha!

Done in photoshop, scanned in some eraser bits and paper textures to overlay.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Ambition


Ambition
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
For Illustration friday, almost didn't get to this but better almost late than never.

Mr. Turtle sees his ambition,"You can do it! The best you can do!" he said to himself.

Sketch and paint in Photoshop.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Daring


Daring
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
It might not be much for us to walk across the room but for a baby it's pretty daring to take that first step.

Scribbled in photoshop.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Reinvent


Reinvent
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Hello,
Back for Illustration friday. When we try to reinvent ourselves, one of the first things we do is change our appearance. So adding a new coat of paint is just the beginning. Cheers.

Photoshop - I tried to approach this like an acrylic or oil painting as much as possible. I sketched this out directly in photoshop, painted it, overlay some textures to give it some grit, then painted some more.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Alone


Alone
Originally uploaded by Toyebot.
Ok, This is my first posting for that great site Illustration friday. The topic was "Alone". Our little robot doggy is waiting for his owner all by his lonesome.

- Thanks for the kind comments everyone. I'm happy to be participating. This image was drawn on paper, scanned, and painted in Photoshop. Enjoy your day.