Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Living where there are no life drawing classes....

Ahhh the pitfalls of living out in the west of sydney unfortunately means a lack of life drawing classes available to us budding artists out this ways. Sometimes i wish i lived in the inner city just so i could walk down to a life drawing gig.... then i wake up and head up into the blue mountains to walk the dog, and am grateful for the lack of crowds which seem to drive me ape-shit and are just plain exhausting to be around. Hence this is my version of a life drawing class - giant masonite board, couple clips to hold the paper, water color brushes and a pencil or two, a tune or two on the headphones, and a monitor with a bunch of pictures - it aint the same as a live model thats for sure, and something is lost there in my opinion, but its better than driving 40k's out of my way.... wish someone would bring up some life drawing clubs out to penrith - if anyone knows of any out this way plz drop me msg. Cheers.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Narrative with leanings from toppi

Tried paying more attention to the first read silhouette with this one, as well as trying to tell some sort of narrative story - inspired by toppi. I kept the colors really simple, kinda like just watercolor washes, this helps the colors support the linework as opposed to competing with it in my opinion. Inks on paper, colored in Photoshop.

Hirez can be found HERE

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another Concept Creature

Another concept creature conceived in pencil and colorized in photoshop. Hirez version can be found on HERE

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Creature_009_A2_Concept Design

This was the first time i worked this big - was originally done on A2 sized bond layout paper. An illustration/concept design i did for a prehistoric creature of sorts... Trying out more stuff with line work and texture.

You can see the ultra hirez version HERE

Monday, October 7, 2013


Been trying to loosen up my illustration style and focus on speed and message rather than just technical draftmanship... This was a quick illustration and a reprieve from rendering other stuff... Tying to just flow and emote in an impressionistic style as opposed to achieve realism..