It’s summer! and thank heaven’s for that. I’m usually perpetually cold, even in this weather there’s a good chance my hands will be freezing. So, for me, the hotter the weather the happier the Walker. Which also makes the quote on this month wallpaper more than apropo. Check it our below.
New work is coming soon, sadly right now it’s all under wraps until it’s complete. Remember you can get peeks into my day to day life (and day to day work) by checking out my instagram (To the right of this post) or following me on twitter (@wakkawakka)
Month one begins!
As way to keep myself on my toes and of course give myself more work (there’s never enough, right?) I’m going to be doing monthly desktop wallpapers. I’ll be posting them here and only my portfolio site so keep your eye out!
This month celebrates the wonders of spring and warm weather. I admit, while I am Canadian, by the time February hits I’m entirely ready to bid winter a not so fond adios. I’m a warm weather person through and through; The hotter the better. So, when the warm weather finely starts up (much like this past week) I get kiddy, my energy levels explode and I refuse to go inside until winter forces me. So, should you need me, I’ll be outside clicking away on my patio or doodling in parks.
Click the image to grab this goodie…
I’m back! Liam and I returned last week from a wonderful trip to visit with my Godparents, Robert and William, in their winter home Ziploite a.k.a. (and I write this with absolutely none of my trade mark exageration) paradise.
The trip was amazing. It was the most wonderful of engagement gifts and something we will never forget. Zipolite is the polar opposite of a tourist town, you wont find much english and you might be hard pressed of a toilet seat, but I can’t imagine experiencing it any other way (Okay, a toilet seat would have been nice) If you truly want to see a country hotels and tourist traps are not the way to go. A local festival raged through three nights of our stay, with mechanicos (Think the Ex without safety regulations), fireworks, a parade, concerts, bingo games and a christening. The whole town came together to make the Festivo happen from set-up to clean up, everyone played a part . It was an amazing thing to be caught in the middle of.
I’ll stop gushing now, if I don’t I never will. But I will leave you with this: if you find yourself in Mexico along the Pacific Coast goto Zipolite and look up Sara and Carlos (Ask anyone in town, they’ll know who you’re refering to) Our time visiting with Robert and William at the Cabanas owned by Sara and Carlos was full of laughter, fun and Sara’s cooking …oh my. It’s heaven, even thinking of her frijoles still causes me to salivate.
We’ve been back for a week already, it’s been a bit tough to get back into the swing of things. Coming home to a rain/snow storm after 7 days of 35 celsius can do that to a person. But I have managed to get some work completed.
A while ago I started to experiment with patterns, since it was something I hadn’t tried my hand at, and the experiment turned in a series of three patterns that I’m quite charmed by. Each pattern is available on Society6 as a pillow case. So if you find yourself as charmed as I was, you can bring one home. (Click on the image and it will whisk you away to my little island of commerce)
Happy Chinese New Year!
And considering it’s been a while since my last post: Happy Western New Year!
It’s been a hectic year already and I’m playing catch up with posts, so expect a plethora of them in the beginning of March. Until then I leave you with this dragon illustration. This was going to be a part of a campaign here in Toronto, but sadly the project went another direction. I liked the sketch too much to let it sit around unfinished.
Oh the silence! I have two new projects to show you patient people. Doodle-a-day catch up to come soon, but until then:
The following are photo’s from my Logolepsy project. I’m going through a Moleskine addresss book and filing it front to back with words, obviously corresponding to the section their in. Keep and eye on my twitter or instagram for a play by play…
The second project is some work I finished a few months ago for Amersand Printing in Hamilton. The final product is a mousepad/notepad used by Ampersand as a promotional product. Big thanks Philip at Mondor Design Associates for giving me a lot of room to play. This project was an absolute blast!
Check out the full project, including sketches, on my portfolio site.
That’s all the new work for today! Remember to check out my Etsy shop for all your Christmas shopping needs and a new print run! I’ll be announcing that next week.
If you know me in any personal fashion you know I’m an utter weirdo. It took most of my teenage life and a good chunk of my twenties, but I’m comfortable with my oddity. Like thousands of others one thing that helped me through was the wonderfully awkward John Hughes flicks in particular The Breakfast Club.
As a wee tribute to the awkward kids of Shermer High School here’s a wallpaper, for whatever media device you prefer, to help you celebrate your own bizarre tendencies…
Click for the full size image and right click to download.
It’s that time again: Doodle-a-day Round Up #5. This project has turned into a visual journal of sorts, showing doodles, concepts sketches, work-in-progress and all the brain farts that make it to paper in between. I’m looking forward to looking back on this at the end of the 52 weeks (Not even at the tip of the iceberg, folks) and looking at the story of this year.
Check back later today for another quoted wallpaper for your preferred communication device, this time inspired by The Breakfast Club.
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A Toronto based illustrator and professional goof ball, with a love for dancing monkeys and gooshy paint brushes.
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