Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Glorious Christmas Tree

Mom, we did it!  Let the kids decorate the Christmas tree.  Today marks the winter solstice, and the sky kind of makes me think of that.  The tree looks like the kind of mess that kids could be proud of.  Pen and ink, photoshop.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Did some illustration work for Ghost FX a little while ago, for a documentary to be aired on the Discovery Channel.  It's having it's world premiere tonight in the US on the Science Channel so I can show you this now.  This is just some of the work I did, one of the main characters on which this documentary is based - behold Antigonus, the last king of Israel.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Poppy of Remembrance

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI and the 75th of WWII.
Pen and ink with watercolour.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wear A Poppy!

I messed around with the poster I made last year.  Some different layout ideas.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Tree

Pen and ink (and spaghetti sauce - bottom left leaf), coloured in photoshop.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stand As One

Did this painting for the USOM Fall Exhibition at KUMF Gallery.  The show opened yesterday and runs until November 2nd.  Check out details here:
I displayed it with a box of ribbons, so people could take one and show their support for Ukraine.
Acrylic on canvas.
I like painting all around the canvas as you can see here...

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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