Friday, September 12, 2014

Photoshop barber shop!

Photoshop.  Barber shop.  They were renovating this place but I kind of wanted to preserve it the way it was, plus a few embellishments on my part.  They wanted to redo the window, so this was kind of my proposal.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

For the birds...

I recently helped do some work on a birdhouse, designed by Alex Moyle as a neighbourhood improvement project.  I liked it so much I decided to do an illustration of it, just for fun.
Taras Ostapchuk 2014 - Photoshop

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Taras Shevchenko 200th birthday

Did this for a show opening today at KUMF Gallery (
Taras Shevchenko by Taras Ostapchuk 2014, oil on board.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Love Letters

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Study of Girl with Accordion I and II

Did these for a recent show at the KUMF Gallery in Toronto.  Will post better photos at a later date!
(acrylic on board)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lest We Forget

Photoshop.  First I created each element separately - the poppy, the helmet and hats, the tartan, the hat band and even the lettering.  I couldn't find a font that I liked for this project, so I set myself the challenge of creating my own.  Even though it is a very simple font, it was more of a challenge than you might think!  There are a lot of things to be taken into consideration when designing an alphabet!  The next challenge was to recreate the 48th Highlanders tartan, as well as the 48th Highlanders hat band.  The hat band was simple but the tartan was an exercise unto itself!  I wanted to make sure I could replicate the look of woven fabric, best to zoom in for a better appreciation.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall back!

Don't forget to change your clock!