Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sh*ts'n'Giggles Zine 1.0 available at Canzine 2013!! Please support Sheridan Illustration Grad of 2014!





Canzine is located at 918 Bathurst Centre. Sunday October 20, 1-7pm. 

Sh*ts-n-Giggles is created by me for the Illustration Grad of 2014. Every sales count towards our funding for our graduation show. Please drop by the table and check out my zines as well as my classmates' amazing merch/zines and works as well! 



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

No no, not dead just yet.

Hi wonderful readers!
I am not dead! I've been extremely busy with work and sweet old education. To give an update on my current status:
-I am now officially working at my apprenticeship, Chronic Ink Tattoo. As part time front desk and tattooing.
-Fourth and final year of Illustration program at Sheridan College.

That's about it. It's a lot of stress and work but I am doing my best to manage those and everything else. I don't have much to write about as if I have completely forgotten how to write.


Segue comic:

Happy reading! 

-Evan

Friday, April 5, 2013

Photo Dump!

Vomiting photos from these past several weeks.
I've been extremely busy and I can't believe the year is almost coming to an end. I will be in my fourth and final year in Autumn!! GAH!! 


The latest piece I have completed for the Illustration 3rd year display.
Acrylic ink on wood board

 Studying dragons

 Working extra large!

 Practise Practise!

 Free hand with machine. Random design

 Tengu sketch and practice! 

 Sketch design for tattoo assignment.

 Posters I made for the school's Art Swap program. 

 First tattoo attempt on human skin. 

Refine piece for dragon full back design. 
Ink on watercolour paper

Man, things are getting really hectic and I am about to pull all my hair out from stress. I always remind myself to work hard and work harder in order to get closer to my goals. I feel so close to my goals yet it is so far. I have a lot to learn and a lot of mistakes to  be  made. 

Recently, I noticed I've been drawing a lot more. This is extremely good news, because I haven’t drawn this much since high school. I'm really rusty due to lack of motivation and laziness. I went hiatus on drawing and once in a while I will half-heartedly doodle something in paper and abandon it shortly after. Now, I try to complete full sketch almost every day; looking and study on inspirational art and tattoos at least an hour a day. Unfortunately, I haven't been attending life drawing/painting for more than a month now because of the apprenticeship. I really miss painting and hope to get back to it when I have a little more time in my hands.

My thought on this month; it is really exciting but tiring. I am learning so much but at the same time it is hard to absorb all the information I have learned. This includes tattooing, business and essential information for art in general. It takes time and a lot of patience. [Although I feel I am rushing into things too quickly] Also, that mistakes are acceptable and I do need to stop moping whenever I make mistakes. It is part of the learning process. Be patient and take your time! Never rush into it!
It will take time to get over these bad habits. He he he 
Anyway, I need to go back to sketching. Toodles!

For more photos and art, please visit and follow me at Instagram!


-Evan 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Photos from couple weeks back till now.

Dumping photos that had happened couple weeks back till now. Mostly about my apprenticeship process. 




sketches for mentor's critique.


Apprentices grinding on grapefruit. I am on the left.

Our grapefruit!

"Tattoo Lyfe"

Second try on the a grapefruit!


Taking notes on everything my mentor's say. Valuable shit, yo!

Personal sketch. Tucked away for now as it will probably be someone's tattoo one day. :d

Man, I can not get enough being at the shop. Every school day I dream about being at the shop and tattooing. I am not kidding. I literally had dreams related to tattooing every night. Eat, breathe, sleep about tattoos. 

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Work Hard and Don't Really Play Hard.


Wow, it is getting extremely hard to keep this blog going. A lot had happened and I am pooped.
Couple weeks ago I was stressing over my portfolio and getting ready for my interview for my co-op/apprenticeship at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto. Here are some works in process photo...



working on my 'External Crystalline' series
costume figure painting study, oil paint


I am happy to say that it was a successful interview! I am officially an apprentice! My mentor [Tony] is extremely down-to-earth, talented and a hard worker. [plug plug plug]
 It’s been several weeks now and each minute of being at the shop made me crave for more. 4 hours of commuting means nothing to me when I enjoy being there that much.



work desk for some studies

little traditional studies...

tiger studies  because it is very popular!


Although commuting from home to Toronto is quite long, it is an opportunity that I can’t refuse and I cannot risk slacking off. I jumped into it as soon as I can even if I am still in school and working at my part time job. My days are completely filled up and I have little to almost no time to do anything else but draw and meet my mentor’s expectations.  It is my current priority.
It reminded me of the documentary, “Jiro dreams of Sushi” [which by the way is a great/inspiring documentary! A must see!]
Anyway, I am enjoying my time there and I am learning a lot. The atmosphere, amazing people and even meeting the clients while they are getting their tattoos done is very pleasant. Work hard! 

Please take a look at their shop and the works of many talented artists.