Friday, December 3, 2010


So this is pretty much finished...anything I change will only be noticed on the website!

Still Going on this one... but I think I'm Close

Some tweaking and adding of texture and this ones done I think. maybe a little fixing of my composition but overall it's pretty close.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Today was very productive (drawing wise)

Last night I said I was going to dive right in and draw something... well not only did I go for it last night, but I kept the momentum going most of today... here's where I'm at on the piece I started last night!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Count Down to My London Trip!!!

Only 29 days until I leave for my trip to London. I'm spending New Years and my birthday in England, and I cant wait! Not much else going on at this point, as I havent had alot of time for drawing. In fact right after I finish this post I will be diving right into something new. In light of my trip to England I found it fitting to include a picture I drew of British actress and pop star Billie Piper. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Work/Life 2

Along with tons of awesome illustrators from all over the world, I will be featured in Worklife 2, the second Uppercase directory of illustrators. This should be out in February 2011, this is the cover released today for the Book. Some of the other local featured illustrators include Jessica Phillips, Kim Smith and Maddi Matthews. Here's the link to their profiles on the uppercase site to tease you!



Update on the Dad and Rylie

So I'm truckin along here when ever I get time...and this is how its lookin so far!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Something new...

I find every time i draw my father and my niece, it turns out to be adorable. so here's another one started! Hopefully it goes as well as it's started.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In the planning stages of a move...

I have always wanted to move to London UK, and at this rate it looks like my time in Calgary is coming to an end. I will be in London for New Years this year and will be determining if I can make a go of it out there. The wheels are in motion for the next step in my life, and I'm terrified and excited at the same time. I guess its time for me to move on, take the step and let the universe take care of me for a bit here. I need to be in a place where I'm constantly inspired and surrounded by others who want to create. London seems like that place, and I hope I'm right!

I wouldnt end this post without some sort of picture for you so here's a picture of my studio, with the latest drawing in progress..

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Whats new this week!?

I have had a relatively slow weak for drawing, but have managed to put up one thing I'm kinda happy with.

I actually just got in from a night out with some former work colleges (and a bunch of people I've never met) and decided to write. I'm not really sure what to put. I guess its just rant on an idea forming for a piece on the UN. The fact that all these meetings were going on this week, but I'm pretty sure the same problems are out there. I wanna believe the UN is the proper way to go for things like poverty and peace, but I feel like maybe its broken! Im not saying I have the solution, but I feel that there needs to be one before it can be an effective institution with teeth.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


When I was finishing my second year of college, I asked one of my instructors what I should work on over the summer. (I was kind of a keener) He replied that I find something (or someone) to draw, and not stop drawing it until i saw him next. Obviously I drew other stuff but I probably drew Susan from the Chronicles of Narnia Movie (2005 version) about 100 times over the next 4 months. Ironically in this rendition Lucy looks better than Susan, even after all that practice.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

some fun portraits and looking for more...

The last few days I have been just drawing things I really used to love. I of course still do, but I was seriously obsessed with these two for a long time.... OK I still am and it was really nice to give them another shot. Im gonna continue to visit my past obsessions for a while and see what kind of ideas i can actually generate for a lager piece.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A fun project for a friend!

3 of my former work buddies are.. shall we say,  an odd little group! Two of them are moving, one to Europe the other to San Fransisco. I was asked to draw up a caricature of them as a sort of going away present for all concerned. Here's what I have.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

..After a little break!

So I had a busy July, I was in a wedding, our show and various other things going on. This week my computer crapped out, and if any of you can guess this plays havoc for my being able to draw. I have also figured out what I'm going to be for halloween, and I'm really excited about this one. Jess and I have had a party for the past two years and this 3rd annual is gonna be our best yet.more to come on the Halloween stuff and a few more pics from last month (once my computer is back up... And thank goodness for backing up!)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

...and now for a little fun!

here's the start of a piece I'm doing. I'm a wee bit of a Doctor Who fan, so here is a sort of "ode to the Tenth Doctor" ...Still in progress!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Something a Bit Different...

Here's something I'm working on which is a bit more controversial. It's kind of a commentary on recent events in Europe. It's not done but this is more or less the direction I'm going with it!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wedding Invitations

Here are the wedding invites and Reply Cards I was working on (mentioned a few weeks ago)... I didn't want to put them up too early but they will be mailed out later this week so its not a spoiler to anyone who may see them .

Friday, April 23, 2010


Here's a near finish of a portrait I'm doing...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Busy Week

I've been keeping busy since my last post... I'm working on wedding invitations, new promo (for mail-out and website) and a portrait commission. I will post some images shortly, some in rough form some in a somewhat final form.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Some Autographs...

On Wednesday March 24th, I met the Canadian Women's Curling Team. They were at Fats Bar and Grill, signing autographs for their fans. By the time the closing ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics started I was drawing a picture of Cheryl Bernard In hopes of one day giving it to her... Well I gave her my portrait (framed) and had her sign another for me, plus I got another card signed by all of them. It was really cool to meet them.. congratulations once again!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Farewell To One of the Best

Eugene Ouchi has been my friend and mentor for 30 years... he passed away on March 7, 2010.

Since I was 5 years old he’s been my hockey coach, my mentor, my teacher and most important, my friend! He told me recently that the reason he loved being all of these things is because he was learning in an equal capacity to his students and players. “Always try to learn something in everything you do!” 

My very first memory of Eugene was him teaching me how to skate... He’d tell us to “really dig in...look at the spot were you’re going and don't stop til you get there.” ... He’d also noticed my knack for drawing and encouraged me to follow it. Over the years that followed, he always asked how the art was going... suggesting I take it to a different level. Finally I decided to go to ACAD and told him the first chance I could. He smiled... and asked me if I remembered that first lesson he taught me in hockey? Because it applied to my school work at ACAD... In order to be successful I needed to “dig in... Picture that goal line and don't stop til I get there.” 
Eugene  has taught me how to strive for my goals, and have fun doing it.  I am so lucky to have him in my life.

I will never forget you Eugene as long as I’m learning!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Recent Magazine Publication

Stephen Magazine is the official magazine for the Epcor Centre for Preforming Arts, here in Calgary.

I was one of the contributors for the Spring 2010 issue. "Meant to Be Shared, Wine and the Arts"


My name is Jason Neil, and I am a graduate from The Alberta College of Art and Design, in Calgary Alberta, Canada. I have a Bachelor of Design from the Visual Communications Design program, with a major in Illustration.

So here's a few from my site to start this off...