Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Update

Sorry for the long time without an update. I was out of commission with getting my portfolio and site ready and then going out of the country for a bit.

Mighty wall should be up-to-date with links. Still up at school is the Zombies edition theme. I will keep it up for the first week back so if you did anything over the break you can pin it up. I will post the new theme as soon as I figure it out so you can spend the last week of your break working on it between all those personal projects you have the chance to do right now. Anyone else with links or news about upcoming shows, sites, or events, just comment here or drop me an e-mail at

To kill some time here's an interesting link I've found:
What the Font is a nice site that allows you to upload pictures and the site will figure out what font was used. Great tool in graphic design class for figuring out a logo font so you can use it in the body copy.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Mighty Wall Links

The Mighty Wall link list is growing wonderfully this year! But for those of you who haven't gotten on the list let me provide you with a place to comment or e-mail for me to get your information.


Comment to this post or e-mail me at
Please remember to post your first and last name (as you want it on the link list), your URL, and your year. If you have more then one link you want up (a blog and a website, or different types of blogs) then let me know of both of them and when the link list gets more organized I may be able to get both of them up in different categories.

For those of you without a blog or anything online I highly recommend getting something. It takes seconds to make and is an excellent way to promote yourself to an international client base. IF you are afraid of some of the sites Terms of Service and the rights you may be extending to them by posting your work then you may want to look into getting your own website (They can be as cheap as $3 a month) Both are very popular and many industry professionals have gone over the TOS with a fine tooth comb to make sure nothing sneaky is going on. Once you have a place to host your images then you can easily cross post your work onto more blogs such as LiveJournal, or even here on Blogger. All this takes maybe 30 minutes to set up, and a boring afternoon to check out the sites TOS to make sure you're happy with them.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Art Jam+ Free Admission = a Party!

Amanda Sheehan, Lauren Rowlands, and Tyrel McNicol have organized a massive FREE art jam for Friday, November 23rd, at the cage/conneXion. Open to all years the idea is to just have fun, jam, and mix with your fellow illustration students. Remember to bring your own supplies, but some surfaces will be provided to draw/paint upon (I'd recommend doing a value village run to grab some fun things to paint on). Here is the rundown quickly.
When:November 23rd, at 8pm
Where: At the cage/connexion
Who: Table of Elements, the breakdance group, will be performing.
and POSSIBLE attendees include: Joe, Clemente, and some big names from
Who else: Open to all years, and other artist are welcome too.
What (to eat/drink): It's the conneXion, so the bar will be in full swing, and the event is also a potluck so bring your own food to share but remember to label things with ingredients for safety (allergies) and courtesy (non-meat eaters).

Personally, I think this is one of the best ideas I've heard all year. It's a great chance for the younger years to see who's in the program, make some friends, and learn what's coming up in the future years ahead. And for the veterans it's a great chance to see the up and coming students, network, and meet your future competition/co-workers. Ask any teacher, Illustration is a small world, so why not do yourself a favour and have some fun while introducing yourself to our small part of it.

Mighty wall contest winner

The very talented 3rd year student Bryce Huffman is the winner of the "writting on the wall" contest. In the not too distant future you should see his awesome work up on the mightywall as our title bar.
Check out more of Bryce's work here. It's certainly worth the peek.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Mightywall Contest Extension

We're going to extend the "writing on the wall" contest till after reading week just to give everyone a chance to do something over the break. It just seemed a bit odd to end the contest right before everyone has some spare time to work on it.

Fall Back Show

Looking for a new pillow? Then check out the Fall Back show Oct. 30-31st at the Gladstone Hotel. The Fall Back Show is an exhibit featuring some of the top North American illustrators displaying artwork on pillows! Featuring the work of such illustrators as: Sandra Dionisi, Julia Breckenreid, Joe Morse, and more. It should definately be worth the peek.

Sandra Dionisi Show extended

Due to popular demand, Sandra's show has been extended from oct. 12th to friday November 1st.
Honestly, it's worth the peek if you have the spare time over break.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Mighty Wall "Writting on the Wall" Contest

The Mighty Wall looks great with all the artwork up on it right now, but the wall itself is looking a little drab. So we've decided to hold a little contest open to any and all illustration students.

What: Design a title block for the mighty wall to be painted up on the wall by the winner. This is your change to leave a lasting impression on the walls of Sheridan... or just to paint on the walls and not get in trouble. Make sure to have "The Mighty Wall" in your design and bonus points if you can work "" into the design.
when: The contest will be going on for the next 2 weeks.
where: post your designs up on the wall or e-mail digital submissions to
who: at the end of the 2 weeks a panel of teachers and students will judge the submissions and declare a winner

Any questions, feel free to reply to this post or e-mail

best of luck!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Sandra Dionisi - Lid's Beauty is a 4 Letter Word

Barberella Salon, Toronto, September 27th - October 12, 2007

(Only your hairdresser knows)

Turning a personal eye to the culture of beauty, The Bepo + Mimi Project presents

Lid's, Beauty is a 4 Letter Word - a collection of original works and objects by Sandra Dionisi

Opening Reception Thursday, September 27th 7PM - 10PM

The Bepo + Mimi Project is dedicated to increasing the presence of original artwork in business and day-to-day life.

Please follow this link for your downloadable invite:

Hope to see you there,


Friday, September 14, 2007

ABCs of 3rd year

Juan Solon took a huge initiative this summer and gathered together a group of 3rd years to post up a letter each for an Illustrative ABC. The alphabet is unfortunately incomplete due to some people getting bogged down with other projects, but the amount of stuff up is great and definitely worth the peek.
(The picture shown is V by Bryce Huffman)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Student Show: Bryce Huffman and Peter Yuill At Loose Cannon

Once a month James St. North in Hamilton hosts an art crawl between the 8 or so galleries that line the street. One of the main draws to the art crawl is the various show openings that happen and this month 3rd year Interpretive students Bryce Huffman and Peter Yuill will be featured over at the Loose Cannon gallery.

Time and Place
Date: Friday, September 14, 2007
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Loose Canon Gallery, or the one next to it.
150 James S. N. (at Cannon)
City/Town: Hamilton, ON

If you can't make it on Friday then stop by whenever you can, the art scene on James St. North is always hopping and you can always pick up some supplies or books/zines at Mixed Media

Friday, September 07, 2007

Student Gallery Is Starting Up Again

Many of you may remember from last year that Julia Breckenreid has taken it upon herself to run a small gallery of student work in the Illustration halls by the Jam wall. Well this year she's doing it again and is now taking proposals. These spots went quickly last year so I recommend getting together a couple of friends and tossing together a proposal quickly. Last year there were wall displays as well as tabletop displays (I will try to verify if that is the case this year) but you can check it out for yourself in the hallway beside A138.

For ideas of what you can do check out this show last year done with recent grad superstars James Provost, Tessar Lo, Nataly Kim, Greg Hill, and Rey Ortega at:

a quick Copy and paste proposal form:

Student Name(s):
Proposed week of show:
Theme (if any):

Thursday, August 16, 2007

It's Almost Here

You can view your timetable beginning on Tuesday, August 21 NOW via Sheridan’s student information portal – AccessSheridan.

If you'd like you can reply to this post so with what your timetable looks like. this will allow people to co-ordinate and check up on which class everyone is in.

I hope everyone has had a fun and productive lazy summer and look forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Under Construction

The mighty wall is not forgotten. It's under new management as the old management went off and got themselves graduated. It will be back soon hopefully with a shiny new look and better then ever.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hourly Comic Day 2007

For anyone looking for an art activity to start out the new month, this Thursday is Hourly Comic Day, which is a day all about making a comic for every hour you are awake that descrbies something about the past hour. When you've finished your comics, you can scan them and post them up on their message boards. Here's some more detailed info about HCD.

And here's a few of my favourites from last year:
Dave Sherrill, Jess Fink, Dean Trippe.

Also, January's mightywall theme of "puppets" is almost over! Get your art up on that wall! And if anyone has any great ideas for an upcoming theme feel free to send any of us a message suggesting it!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mighty Inspiration:


Second last in the new to Illustration online edition of Mighty Inspirations is is a valuable reasource as it's forums are not only a showcase for you to post up your work, but you can post up your roughwork in their concept forums to get quick feedback from some very skilled artists. Or you can just sit back and look at all the awesome work that gets posted up. Enjoy!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Mighty Inspiration: Illustration Friday

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So it's friday and I can think of nothing better for a friday edition of Mighty Inspiration then Illustration
Illustration friday is a site based upon themed postings of art (Just like the mighty wall, but not as mighty). They give you a weekly theme appearing on fridays and you upload a link to a piece of your work that fits the theme. You can create something entirely new or just link to an already existing piece. Either way it's a nice little distraction from school work, a bit of advertising that's enjoyable, and a great way to experiment or just have some fun without any marks being on the line.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Mighty Inspiration:

With a new year comes a new twist to Mighty Inspirations. To kick things off I plan on focusing the next few Mighty Inspirations on some of the basic "must haves" of bookmarks for the internet savvy illustration student. This should be very useful for those new to the wild world of illustration on the internet, and a great way for those who are not new to make sure they've covered all their basics. With that said, I think the best place to start would be Drawn!


Drawn is a multi-author link sharing blog for all things Illustration, Animation, drawing, and/or art. It's your one stop shop for picking up links and finding out what's happening in and around the Illustration community (and it even has a Canadian slant to it). It's an excellent site to pick up some bookmarks and find out fun and interesting things that are happening.

If you have any illustration related sites you regularly visit then just toss me an e-mail at and I will see about getting them up here.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Mighty Wall: Wrestling

So it's been a while. But we are back. I will try to get back on task of regular postings and make sure not to have another huge gap (because I know how much you love us).
To make up for it we have all of your pictures from Decemeber. And there is a new wall up now based upon Puppets!
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