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Scream If You Love Process!

Who doesn’t love drawing forceful human actions?! NO ONE, that’s who! Awhile back, the beautifully designed & extremely well written Oxford American gave me a call to illustrate a feature on Elena Passarello’s story “Harpy”. Anyhoo, the title Harpy got me all riled up & a huge pile of rough work ushered forth from ye olde pen!

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Erykah Badu Process

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough get a call from Vibe Magazine to work on a portrait of Erykah Badu whereI was happy to give a solid collection of options, ranging from ‘classic portrait’ (chosen for the final) to semi-cubist to imagery inside her silhouetted body.

Interview with Magenta Manor

I recently had the fortune to be interviewed by the fine folks at MagentaManor.com, where I was allowed to prattle & expound on teaching, career evolution, the validity of awards & other possible foot-in-mouth worthy subjects!

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Strength Through Design!

Sometimes you just have to freak out a little when an art-director/designer makes your illustration look like it’s made of gold, which is what happened in this weekend’s Focus section in the Globe & Mail.

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A Complex God Complex

Creating planets is interesting work… I thought I’d show you guys some of the process work that has gone into the creation of my recent space series. These images are part of a broader plan to (hopefully) explore & combine my love of science & cosmology with design & illustration.

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Short Animations

Here are a few animation sketches of both my colour & black & white work. The black & white scene is simply to show the layering possibilities, which under better hands could be far more complicated, paced well, & include colour or other moving elements — for example: a landing airplane in the background, depth-of-field focusing, etc.

Dribbbled

I just tossed up another sneak-peek of new work on Dribble. If you’ve not had had a chance to check out the site, you can head over there & hit ‘follow’ to see snippets of illos a little early.

Have a look! dribbble.com/dushan

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Just Monkeying Around

Some early stage doodles of a baboon for the Zoo gallery show. As animals are always a treat to draw, I started playing with a baboon that would have a print-style feeling. These are some of the early versions of the image which were not quite the look I was intending, but (imo) fairly interesting none the less. The final piece below is where it all ended up.

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What I'm Listening To

The Clash, Rock the Casbah

Ty Segall, Bullet Proof Nothing

The Handsome Furs, Repatriated

Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Violent Girls

Quirks & Quarks, Podcast

WNYC's RadioLab, Podcast

What I'm Reading

"Big Bang" by Simon Singh

"The Information" by James Glick

"Why Does E=MC2?" by Bryan Greene

Work I like

Elissa Parente