Tuesday, September 14, 2010

mile high

This little lady was one of many aviatoresses (go with it) that were born, in an attempt to find the perfect employee that would be up to the job of baring the weight of a Ray Ban advertising campaign. Although she was shortlisted, she didn't make the final cut (she took the tea bag out without asking)
I thought I'd giver her a little airplay, as I might be interviewing her for a new job coming soon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

big doodle

After recently acquiring a brand spanking new tablet whilst seriously diminishing desk space, i have began to dabble in what i always feared to dabble in.

D. I. G. I. T. A. L.

after throwing back a few valiums, and the curiosity of experimentating with new photoshop brush....care of Mr Nicholas Wright (thank you kindly sir)...i penned this silly little sketch whilst talking to my mum on the phone.

behind every great child there's a mum.

...and probably a dad too.

(he has quite the enthusiastic eyebrow, willing to go that extra mile.)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

tree town

the real estate agent wasn't quite understanding what I was looking for.

so I drew him a picture.

apparently there's nothing currently available.

character building

These are some sketches of character designs for a children's book.
(some look like they took to the sauce with a little too much enthusiasm)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

if the boat's rockin'

This was a class project in which we had to draw a boat within a narrative. I wanted to give the illustration a sort of "romantic" sepia look, so I committed myself to one coloured pencil, and one coloured pencil only.

I have come to the conclusion that medium monogamy is not all its cracked up to be, and will from now on endeavour to have an "open" relationship with all mediums great and small.

After all, it's not
the size of your pencil; its what you do with it.


originally, it was mean't to be a couple in the boat, but it ended up looking like the leggy lady was all on her own-some.

With the magicall powers of technology, my teacher added a cane- and VOILA, everyone's satisfied!

digitally altered!
(thanks Bazza)

Friday, May 28, 2010

ol' chum

there's nothing like a good pair of fish nets, nomadic beauty spots and a whooole lotta leg!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

the bitch whistle

playing with illustrator, creating cheeks that could rival parachutes.
(he's so talented, he doesn't even need to use his hands)

Friday, April 23, 2010

palindromes semordnilap

Our brief was to create a playing card that illustrated a palindrome of our choice! After much deliberation it was decided:

"No Sir, away! A papaya war is on"

The illustration had to be read both ways, which presented initial difficulties which were thankfully overcome due to the invention of reflections. bless them!

This was done as an acrylic monoprint, with the aid of a sharpie.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

defying gravity

After being read one of the most beautiful books I've ever laid my little peepers on; The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Alsburg, we were asked to create a missing page from the book entitled " Defying Gravity: No matter how hard he tried, his feet would not touch the ground."
Hello imagination and irrelevant nudity!

art market

This was an illustration I created for our up and coming art market which will be applied to whatever doesn't move; including bags, prints, magnets and cards! Hoopla for versatility!

let there be LIGHT (architecture)

The Mission: Create a 360 degree paper lamp based on an IKEA lamp

Materials: Paper, Paper, Paper, Paper, Glue, Cutting Impliments, not enough time and patience of steeeeeel.

Result: a safety hazard (both me and the lamp) and a whole new slightly less admirable attitude towards paper.

This was an initial sketch I did based on my neighbourhood. At this point I didn't realise what I was getting myself in for!

a sketchy beginning

In light of the news that blog is the new black, I have decided to willing embrace the ".com" suffix and whole heartedly swim in the surf that is the net. Armed with industrial strength sunscreen, pasty skin and slightly undignified floaties, I shall attempt to dabble my toes with a sketch or two...

These are some caricatures I did in coloured pencil of some of the colourful characters I went travelling with! (sorry Michael and Dennis)

Napoleon Dynamite
done in biro

Sylvester Stallone
done in biro
(never have I seen a man more well endowed with neck)

done in graphite

done in charcoal

done in charcoal