Art

Most of my artwork is in the field of photo manipulation with Adobe Photoshop. For over six years now, I have had incredible fun turning ordinary images into surreal collages for online competitions, photo pranks, or simply my own amusement.

I also use Photoshop and Illustrator for more professional projects, of course, which you may preview here. I offer services in most areas of graphic design, including website templates, logos, business cards, book covers, posters, and photo retouching, so if you're in need of anything along those lines, I'd love for you to drop me a line.

All this (and sometimes more) can be found on my deviantART page.

Some of these artworks can be purchased on T-shirts and phone cases through my Society6 store.

(Click on any photo to enlarge it, then use the buttons to scroll through the others,
or click the play button to start a slideshow.)

'Cat in the Hat' - This cat most certainly does not believe you have more class than he does. You can get this on a T-shirt here: http://society6.com/crookedcravat/Cat-in-the-Hat_T-shirt#11=49&4=16'The Rabbit' - A rather extemporaneous composition that began with a photo of an 200-year-old French cloak. Inspiration, no doubt, from the clock-wielding rabbit of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.'Rook' - Inspiration for this piece came from the homonym "rook," meaning both a kind of chess piece and a species of bird related to crows and ravens. You can get this on a T-shirt here: http://society6.com/crookedcravat/Rook-fbQ_T-shirt#11=49&4=74 'The Mystic's Strings' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest; ranked first place.'My Grandfather's Watch' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to make use of a photo of an old marine hat (the one on the mouse's head). August 2010 'Piano Hand' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to make use of this image: http://bit.ly/XRPFUu; ranked first place. The hand's hands were made with photos of my own hands (which was pretty handy). I think I handled the contest goal quite nicely so that it wasn't too much of a handful. August 2010 'The Roc' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to make use of this image: http://bit.ly/VM3Vic. August 2010 'Stop, Please' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to make use of an image of a Sicily side street (seen in the balconies). August 2010 'Up and Away' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to make use of this image: http://bit.ly/UMv8Ac. April 2010 'Ultimate Ninja' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest. I used a photos of my own arms, legs, hands, and torso for this; however, I was not required to jump. April 2010 'Crop Circling' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to fabricate a photo of a UFO sighting; scored third place. March 2010 'Atlas' Burden' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to make use of a photo of a tennis ball. March 2010 'By the Pond' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to make use of 6 different images; ranked third place. March 2010 'The Wise One' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to make use of this image: http://bit.ly/SsgYFx; ranked second place. March 2010 'Nuts' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to create an image utilizing the 'Droste effect' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droste_effect); ranked third place. 'The Card Shark' - My entry in a Pxleyes.com Photoshop contest in which the goal was to make use of this image: http://bit.ly/VguPkP. March 2010 'Night Flight' - My entry in a Photoshop contest on the site that preceded Pxleyes.com, Photoshoptalent.com, which no longer exists. This ranked third place. February 2009 A flyer I designed for the Travelling Notebook project of the Toronto Public Library, March 2013One of my first Photoshop creations, an abstract desktop wallpaper made out of my own photo of the Toronto skyline. September 2009



Animation

Before I learned Photoshop, my main art program was Macromedia Flash. Thus, as well as drawing, I dabbled in animation.


February 2009: A cartoon book trailer I made for my mother's diet book.


March 2008: This one requires some explaining. Ever since I was 10, I was very eager about making a website of my own where I could showcase my guides for video games (something I loved to write as a kid). Learning web design via Internet tutorials, I began work on Gamemastertips.com, which, ironically, has now turned into a game of my own.

So, when I was 12 and still working on my site for game guides, I tried my hand at making an animated page banner featuring a cartoon guy who, as I recently noticed, looks somewhat like David Tennant. Here are two unfinished animations that were to be used for the banner: "Posing" (wait for the guy to come closer, then keep clicking on him until the sequence is over) and "Pacman."