Chainsaw sculpture…which makes me feel like I’m being terribly artistically lazy for some reason. #cocainepluschainsawsequals #IWantYourSkulls #tattooart #beautifulbc (at Frank James Park)

I couldn’t have drawn this to be better if I tried. #beautifulBC (at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park)

Nick Cave casts a grave shadow. #BadSeed #lifemade #ShadowyManOnAShadowyPlanet #NickCave

I’ve been super-obsessed with The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin for a while (read: like since the first book came out and I picked it up based on the gorgeous cover because I’m a terrible human and judge books based on design); finally making some art based on it. This one’s actually been sitting in a barely-started stage in my sketchbook for a while.

I keep forgetting drawing book stuff is pretty much my favourite thing ever. :)

It’s that time of year again… I’ve been terribly low-effort and only made one new print this year, but I put a bit more effort in that usual for convention prints, so there. :P Booker and Elizabeth from my favourite game of the last few years, Bioshock Infinite. 

Half the fun of being in a band is getting to do the illustrations/design work for it. #EmptyChildren #artistsoninstagram #illustration #draweveryday #UnionJack #music

Progress shot at the four hour mark. II might make something out of this…maybe. >.> #arctic #wip #illustration #artistsoninstagram #sketches #draweveryday #ffffound

Day off sketch, work in progress. I wanted to remind myself in the midst of all the horror of the last few days that beautiful things exist. #artistsoninstagram #sketches #WIP #DrawEveryday

New post over at my other silly Top Ten List blog, OneTwoThreeFour!

Top Ten Historical Figures Based on Facial Hair Alone

…You’re welcome. :)

~M

Proof that I’m still making things. For a collab with the incredibly talented Nick Wong. :) #illustration #sketches #cosmonaut #artistsoninstagram #collab

Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.
~M Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.
~M Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.
~M Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.
~M

Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.

~M

Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M

Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

~M

In the famous words of Slade, “IT’S CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISTMAS!!!” I have drawn you all a festive walrus. :D

Wishing you and yours the loveliest of holidays, and all the best for the coming year!

~M

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Here’s the new cover for FFWD Weekly for November 28th’s issue, dealing with “Big Ideas” and Arts funding in Calgary. This is my first team-up with their new Art Director. :) Take it as my apology to all those people who’s birthdays/events I missed last week…I needed to hand this in and was not just being a misanthropic jerk.

…And yes. I definitely used this as an excuse to draw John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees, since I figured Sled Island counts and he was last year’s guest curator.

http://www.ffwdweekly.com/showissue/349/

Enjoy!

~M

Belated Happy Halloween; an undead resurrection of a sketch I did ages ago. Reinterpretation of the Headless Horseman. Gruesomely punny. 

Enjoy!

~M