Thursday, 1 December 2016

Fall landscape


A little late for fall depictions but it is my favourite season to illustrate. I will try a do some winter scenes as well.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

First Sketch on the #Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen


I produced this sketch on my new Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen using the Sketchbook Pro for Galaxy app. I love this tablet. I bought it for the sole purpose of drawing and I love it. I was worried about the pen being so small but it has remarkable feel and no lag.

The Sketchbook Pro app has all you need to enjoy hours of creative drawing and its easy to use especially if you already know photoshop.

I recommend this tablet to anyone interested in drawing and painting without the expense of an iPad Pro and the extra expense for purchasing the pencil.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Illustrating #dogs for a children's book


This is another page from a children's book I am currently working on.  This is my first book where I had to illustrate dogs. So when the author put four dogs into the story plus extras for a few pages I was a little worried as to how they would turn out but i'm pleased with the result.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

New book Illustration


This is a finished page from a new book I'm working on for a client. A great story! Can't wait to share it once its published.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

My new #ebook "Best Day Ever"



I am so excited about my new ebook called "Best Day Ever". It is the first book that I have both written and illustrated and I think you'll love it. Here is the synopsis:

Before the first rays of dawn, three woodland creatures busily carry out their daily tasks. Today, however, will be different. Today, work will end early for beaver, raccoon and chipmunk and adventure will be the next order of business.

Join our three friends as they set out together for a day of fun and laughter, ups and downs, meeting new friends along the way and agreeing that this day is the best day ever!

This book is about adventure and sharing that adventure with your friends. A great day can also come with its share of difficulties, but overcoming them makes the day all the more exciting and memorable. This book is also a great reminder to parents that too much work is not a good thing. Take time to enjoy your children and share in their adventures.

My book is available on Kindle as an ebook: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Day-Ever-David-Gnass-ebook/dp/B01JK0LZTA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470758393&sr=8-1&keywords=david+gnass

If you do decide to purchase a copy please take time to review it. Your honest reviews are worth gold to help me become a better writer and illustrator.






Friday, 5 February 2016

#Jazz legend Hank Mobley


I was looking through some old works I had painted for a group exhibition I was part of in downtown Toronto during the yearly held International Jazz Festival. This took place around 10 years ago. I remember a lady walking in off the street and shouted out, "Great show, wrong city." Perhaps she was thinking about New York City as the idyllic venue. None of us made any sales that week, I think she may have been right. 

I did however get to present a painting to Toronto based jazz singer Molly Johnson. That was a major highlight and it made the paper.

 I thought I'd would share this series of paintings starting with Hank Mobley. This is an oil on canvas painting. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016