Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas ( Gift Giving Season ) to everyone !!
Here's a WIP that has ground to a halt. A couple of weeks ago the Intuos 4 stopped working, I think the power cord is the cause, something I'll sort out in the comming weeks. I havn't had much luck with these things this year, My Mac blew up and my old Intuos 3 died of alcohol poisoning early in the year when one of my mates spilt beer on it.....maybe it's the digital gods giving me a sign to buy a Cintiq.....I'm not sure...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Acrylic Portrait

Here's a recent Acrylic Painting that was commisioned for a Birthday present. My aim was to keep it loose and more painterly than I normally do. Painted in Acrylic on a canvas block (12 x 16) in about 6 hours

Monday, October 4, 2010

Royal Melbourne Show Caricatures

The Melbourne Royal Show in September is the time of the year when get to park my rear end down in one spot for 11 days and draw nothing but Caricatures. Had a great time drawing along side Sydney Cartoonist Josh Spencer and all the people we got to meet & draw.

I was lucky enough to sell a couple of colour ones too

In the mornings to warm up & before we got busy....was the time to goof around and let loose on some of the other stall holders at the show.

....Li the boss....

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Gift Caricature

This Caricature was done for a family member Willem who's house & bar is the ultimate shrine to all things Jim Beam. I'm honoured to add something to the collection.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Vladimir Putin Caricature

Hi all...Here's a Putin Caricature I started over 6 months ago, got bored with it, shelved it for months but over the weekend I forced myself to finish it. I guess most Artists can relate to having part completed works clogging up their hard drives

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Life Drawing Sketches

Here's a selection of sketches from a Life Drawing class that i've been attending. Most of these were drawn with a worn down Black Prismacolor Artstik....I'll be experimenting with charcoal in the comming week

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Benjamin Pascoe Sketch

Hi all, In Celebration of my pride & joy Benjamin turning 2 this Sunday 25th, I thought I'd share this sketch I made of him late last night. I've always loved taking random photo's of Ben and there was something about the original photo and how it came about that inspired me to sketch it. I remember we were both at home alone and to keep an eye on him I took him and a bag of his favourite toys into in my studio, a place where it usually ends up with Ben tearing up paper, books and anything else he can get his little hands on. I was sitting at my computer desk engrossed in what I was doing and after about 20 miniutes or so I suddenly realised Ben had been unusually quiet and it wasn't until i swung my chair around that I found he had been sitting quietly on another chair watching me the whole time. I reached for the camera and before he had time to move/dispute having a camera in his face, I managed to snap a few pics.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Julia Gillard Caricature

This was a private commissioned and an unusual request... and one that I grasped with both hands. The brief : A Caricature of Julia Gillard as a Goose. Well here she is ..."The Red Emporer" struttin her stuff...enjoy comrades !

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Jack Black Sketch

This is the JB sketch I posted over at the Facebook Caricaturama group.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Fix it King

From time to time I'll design business cards for clients....I don't do much cartoon character stuff so it was fun to do a job like this....

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gift Caricature Photo

It's always rewarding when you get positive feedback from clients.....the Birthday boy was extremely happy with his Gift.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Acrylic Gift Caricature

I've recently switched to painting with "Liquitex" Acrylics and I must say there far superior to most other brands I've used in the past. These are 16 x 20" on Canvas and took about 8 hrs to paint each

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy New Year everyone !!

While on holiday I discovered that these cans are much more consumer-friendly than carrying around a bottle in a brown paper bag :)