Friday, January 15, 2016

Hockey Adult Colouring Book - John Tavares, New York Islanders


I picked up a cheap hockey colouring book for a kids "hockey crafts" program for work. I thought it would be funny to do an adult colouring book version. This is my first attempt at designing a colouring page (I'll probably colour it in myself in photoshop later). I think an adult hockey colouring book would be great for calming you down after your team loses (aka hockey sadness) or wins (aka hockey madness).

So if any one wants to try colouring it, I have uploaded a PDF version here. Send me a photo of your finished product and let me know what player you'd like to colour.

Update: I coloured it in!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year - 2015 Year in Review


Happy New Year everyone!! Here is my annual reflection and goal post.

This blog turned ten in 2015, which means I've also now been using photoshop as my primary tool for roughy ten years - Crazy! My first digital art was created in MSPaint at the age of nine, though (I illustrated a book called "The Adventures of Ted and Teresa," which I wrote with some friends about two bears.) So what has been the biggest change over the last ten years in my art? Probably my drawing style -- I gradually shifted into a more realistic, comic book style and don't cartoon too much anymore. I also read up on the latest Photoshop features more.

So what are my drawing resolutions goals for 2016?
- Aim to do one drawing a month (I managed to do 10 out of 12 months this year).
- Try an adult colour book page or two
- Draw more of a variety of things (which will be a challenge as I barely have time to watch TV or read magazines anymore)

Have an amazing 2016!

Cheers,
Jamie

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Rey (Daisy Ridley) and BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens Drawing

I only saw one movie in the theatre this year and it was the new Star Wars. It was pretty awesome and Daisy Ridley was a great lead! Original photo from here.



Sunday, December 13, 2015

Site News: 10 Years Old!

Wow! As of yesterday, this blog is ten years old! Party!


PS: Does anyone use Blogger anymore? Has Tumblr taken over?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gordie Howe Hockey Card Drawing

I'm really happy with how this drawing turned out! I just finished reading Mr Hockey and wanted to draw Gordie Howe as a result. For the hockey stick border, I was inspired by the 1911 Georges Vezina C55 hockey card. 



Photo from Pinterest.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Site Updates

Made a few quick site changes:

- Made the header and colours match my tumblr (http://whatakerfuffle.tumblr.com/)
- Streamlined the sidebars (Got rid of the crazy Celebrity tags as there are way too many now)
- Removed the comments section (Tired of moderating spam everyday). Send me an email or leave a question in my ask box on tumblr.

This blog is turning 10 in a month. Crazy!

Thanks,
Jamie

Sunday, August 23, 2015

John Tavares and Kyle Okposo Hockey Card Drawing

This card checked off a few things I've been wanting to try out:
- Drawing a player in profile (not easy 'cause of the helmet)
- Drawing skates (not sure why I hadn't done that yet - the ice and laces were fun)
- Drawing a retro background
- DRAWING KYLE OKPOSO! (I'm a huge Islanders fan, obvs.)

Click on the photos for a larger version. I included some close ups of their faces, since the details get a little lost in the card.




Sunday, July 19, 2015

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Cartoon - Titus Andromedon and Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is my favourite show from this year (I’ve taken to rewatching it just like I used to do with 30 Rock). I decided to return to a cartoon style for this one, since Ellie Kemper suits cartoons so well. For the background, I wanted it to look like their apartment, but also have an Eloise vibe.


Can I just say Tituss Burgess (who plays Titus)  is the best singer ever?






Original Photo found here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Emilia Clarke Drawing

I found this photoshot of Emilia Clarke on Pinterest and really liked it. I thought it would be good for practicing drawing different emotions. I think the two on the bottom turned out the best.




Saturday, May 30, 2015

Eddie Lack Vancouver Canucks Trading Card Drawing

I'm from Vancouver, so I drew my favourite Canuck: Eddie Lack. Eddie's cool because he's Swedish and loves Tacos.



Reference photo from the Vancouver Sun Sports Blog

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators Hockey Trading Card Drawing

Hockey Trading Card #4 is complete! This time I drew the awesome Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators. The drawing took about three days and the card border took almost two days (I listened to the Sens psych up song from 30 Rock before getting started). Reference photo found on Pinterest.




Monday, April 06, 2015

Tyler Seguin and Jamie Dallas Stars Hockey Trading Card Drawing

As suggested by Kathleen, it's a trading card of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn from the Dallas Stars. This is my third hockey trading card I've drawn (Crosby and Tavares are the other two). From my research, usually when there is more than one player on a card, they write "dynamic duo" someone on it. That term applies to these two pretty well. Reference photo from ESPN (which also features a pretty funny interview with them).


And because I can't have a post on these two without featuring this:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones Drawing

Here's a quick drawing I did for Kathleen today of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, who are both nominated for Academy Awards this year for their performances in the Theory of Everything (Eddie plays Stephen Hawking and Felicity plays Jane Hawking). Ah, I remember when I first saw Eddie in The Other Boleyn Girl and Felicity in Northanger Abbey. Both have had amazing careers since then. Good luck on Sunday you two!

Original photo found on FelicityJones.org.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks - Drawing/Trading Card

So obviously, as someone from Vancouver, I am cheering for our friendly and awesome Pacific Northwest neighbours to win Super Bowl XLIX! Russell Wilson is my favourite player from Seattle (I have a Funko Pop! of him), so I thought I'd draw a fan trading card of him. I dedicate this to my friend Matt, who is a big Hawks fan. Good luck boys!

While researching this one, I discovered that a trading card exists of my Grandpa, who was a professional football player and coach (he also did some Scouting for the Seahawks!). How cool!



Original Photo found here by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images. Also, www.seahawks.net was very useful for figuring out what colours to use!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

Hey everyone,

As tradition on What A Kerfuffle, I'd like to wish you all a most awesome 2015! This year will be Kerfuffle's 10th anniversary, which is pretty exciting! 2014 was a busy and slightly strange year for me, but overall pretty good. I was so busy librarianing that I didn't get too much drawing done, but I'm proud of what I did manage to create. Here are my drawing goals for 2015:

1) Continue to experiment -- 'Tis the only way to learn!
2) Draw some more montages and posters (in other words, do more graphic design)
3) Get better at drawing eyes (I'm better than I was a few years ago, but I'm probably the only person on the planet who prefers drawing teeth more than eyes, ha)

Here's a recap of everything I drew in 2014. My major discovery this year was that drawing hockey players is fun, ha!

Cheers,
Jamie