Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Have a Merry Christmas!

Id like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a great New Year! Remember to check out the Mollusks series, rated MA 15+

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mollusks Trailer.


Please note, the series is MA 15+...it's not for the little ones.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mollusks: Its a wrap!

This year I worked on Mollusks (the short seven part animated series) creating all the layouts and painted backgrounds, as well as working on some builds and props. Here is a message from the Mollusks director, Maik Hempel. 
"It's a wrap... as they say. All done and delivered to Movie Network Channels. Now keep your beady eyes peeled for the official trailer!
Check out the cast of Mollusks in our Behind the Scenes album! Including Shaun Micallef, Bob Franklin, Roz Hammond, Dave Callan and Adrian Calear."
Watch the trailer and follow the news on the Mollusks facebook page! I'll be sure to post some screenshots featuring my work soon.
Here Adele explains the process in patronising detail.
(Photo by Maik Hempel)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Working hard!

Now that my job on the Kath & Kim film is wrapped, its time to put my head down & work hard on my bible for Cartoon Network...due date is the 30th of December, wish me luck!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Film crew work: Its a wrap!

So my job as a lighting stand in on the Kath and Kim Filim wrapped up on Friday, I thought id just share a photo I had with Richard E. Grant.

The job was so much fun, as were the cast and crew and I would love to do it again. The best part was working close with actors and writers whom I have been a fan of since I was thirteen!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rejected

Here are some rejected dog concepts I did for a recent job, the client chose a manga style in the end...not submitted by me.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Today, 90's X-men Rogue will be played by...

90's Rogue X-Men with the Admiral

 










Here I am as 90's X Men Rogue at the Melbourne Armageddon. I totally forgot my headband (left at home) and my X came off my belt. I will not make those mistakes again for next year's Supanova, the big expo. I was glad I went sans costume on the second day as it was stinking hot. I picked up a MOTU Beastman figure and MOTU tee for Maik, plus an old school TMNT tee, a munny to paint one day and a Greedo and Admiral Ackbar Lego minifig.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Exhibition and Advertising

 
Here is a photo of me at the IA exhibition on Friday night and I picked up the new IA book 12, advertising all the Illustrators Australia artists. So if you are an agent or studio and the Illustrators Australia book 12 comes through your door, flip to page 42 for my details!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

French Fox

So this is most likely the last bit of personal art for the next seven weeks. I start a new job tomorrow as a lighting stand in on an Australian feature film, which I'm pretty excited about because I have always wanted to do it. I'm going to take a new sketchbook along just in case I feel like a scribble in the downtime, as when I come home I have to keep going with the background painting for Mollusks and won't have time for my own stuff. Wish me luck!
I also have some busy weekends ahead with the Illustrators Australia exhibition and seminar, as well as the Armageddon convention (ill be dressed as Rogue from the 90's X-men), I'm going to see Janet Jackson this month AND the Melbourne Zombie Shuffle is being held on Halloween. October is the month of fun Ive been waiting for!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vote for me!

Here is the painting (again) I did for the Illustrators Australia exhibition happening this Friday 14th. Click the image to go and have a vote if you dig it for the "audience favourite" award. All paintings are up for auction...if someone buys mine, I can buy a new vacum cleaner!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rapture Painting

Here is my finished painting (and some progress shots) for the Illustrators Australia Rapture exhibition. I'm going to get get it professionally scanned and printed, just in case someone fancies buying it in the auction. I'll be surprised if someone does. I gave it my best shot with the time & skills I had and happy with the result. I think my inked version is the best looking of the bunch, I have more skill with a pen than a brush.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I still draw stuff...

At the moment Im really busy with Mollusks the Series & can't really do any personal drawing unless its for my CN bible and I cant show that stuff. So I thought id share these drawings I did at the start of the year. They were for a project that hasn't really gone anywhere & if it did at all in the future, Im sure the illustrations will be different. Anyway, I didnt want them to go to waste.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blah, blah, TV business, blah.

I was on TV this week on an Australian current affairs show called Today Tonight, where I was just faffing about in clothes for a story on garment & how they stand up to Australian tests. Anyway, here are the many emotions of my upper torso & my face talking like a ponce about how "I was really surprised at the quality of the cheaper range of clothing...blah blah blah"...idiot face. I even got my own "Fail" graphic!
Good news, I just got a job as a lighting stand-in for an actor in an Australian film for October through to November, full time & something Ive never done before, yay money! So I will most likely be unavailable for work during that period.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rapture...work in progress.

I'm going to be submitting a painting for the Illustrators Australia 16th Annual 9x5 Exhibition, where members paint onto a supplied bit of wood, similar to a cigar box. This year's theme is 'Rapture' & here is my rough sketch and inked illustration. Ill be printing it out reversed, so I can then rub a lead print of it onto my wood as a guide for when I paint. The finished product won't be as heavily inked as this, its just a guide for my brain. The finished paintings will go up for auction, I'll have to make sure I get a really good scan done, because I want my own print for my wall. Looking forward to painting this...all my dearly departed pets are in here somewhere.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

News

So I am free to announce now, that I did not win the Children's Book Council of Australia's Crichton Award for a first time children's book illustrator, I was in the top six finalists. I was informed about a month ago but couldn't say anything. So now I'm just looking forward to my runner up certificate to arrive, so I can post it up for all to see.

At the moment I haven't got any time to do my own sketches as I'm busy painting background's for The Mollusk's web series and designing characters for my Cartoon Network mini-bible. Of course this means I don't have time for much paid work, but when your so busy doing something you enjoy from home, who cares right?...right?!

Ive also sent off a manuscript for a picture book to Scholastic, fingers crossed someone gets back to me with some promising news in the future.

Back to the drawing board...the second illustration is a concept that came out tonight, totally wrong for what im doing but I liked him, so I though Id share...must have needed to draw how I felt at the time.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Virgin Australia

 












No art this week as Im busy on Maik's Mollusks project...but here (above) is another commercial I popped up in. Im the blurry one on the right in a brown dress, advertising Virgin Australia's Melbourne Lounge...this will probably be the only time in my life ill be in a business lounge, unless I can make a project happen. The full commercial is here.
This other picture is just something silly I did for a True Blood blog & needed somewhere to host it...just ignore it.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

True Blood

Another True Blood illustration. This is a little tounge-in-cheek reference to a scene in the 4th series. I was inspired to do it due to the flood of True Blood news coming out of Comic Con this weekend.Earlier this year I got to meet & have a photo with Denis O'Hare, who plays Russell Edgington (the King of Mississippi) at Supanova.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mr. Tartan Pants


This is my week five character illustration, saw this dude on chapel street...I wanted his tartan pants.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sweaty Bruce Lee Wannabe


I started doing combat classes at my gym & this dude shows up. He thought he was some sort of Bruce Lee, making noises, curling his hands up & being really intense. That made him out of time with the rest of the class, almost kicked me in the head and then spat/sweated all over us.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Eric, Sookie & Bill.

With the return of HBO's True Blood this month, I wanted to do a quick scribble depicting the evolution of the characters Sookie, Eric & Bill over the past four seasons. If you are a fan of this show, you'll know what this means.
This isn't my week four drawing, I dont have time this week as I have to work on my bible after work, but will try to do a few characters towards the end of next week based on a few characters Ive locked away in my memory OR I might be tempted to do a Space Ape fighting a Lizard on an Ice planet.

Monday, July 4, 2011

X-men's Rogue, 90's style.





















Found some time to do my week three drawing, something fun and bright. Next week ill return to a character I observe in real life...this time a man.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Featured on Design Montage

The lovely Janica Smith has an awesome Australian blog which showcases Australian artists, Design Montage The Creative Hub. My work and Q&A have just been posted, so check it out if you want to know more about me. There is also a profile on my boyfriend Maik Hempel and talented friends Peter Yong and Chris Kennett.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Women at the grocery store.

 





I was a little sidetracked this week but managed to fit in these ladies.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Snip-Snip McWhip-Flip

With Maik writing his stuff for Mollusks, I was inspired to go back and paint this little sketch I found in my files, he's a Scotish Lobster...I think we'll go eat some seafood tomorrow.

Eurotrash Lady


Here is a illustration based on the lady who owns the Eurotrash "fashion" store on Chapel Street here in Melbourne. I talked to her last weekend as she attempted to play fetch with her Italian Greyhound. She said she didnt do it much with him...she sounded like Zaza Gabore (in a good way) and is well known for her bright red hair. Pretty cool couple to draw.

Anyway, Im starting a job again this week for about 8-12 weeks & there isnt much creative drawing involved, so I thought Id try & do a weekly illustration in my spare time. Just to keep me going till the day I have to do some characters for the bible Im working on...dont want to screw that up!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yeti Loves Avant Card on stands tomorrow!

Just saw this photo of the new June batch of Avant Cards and there is Yeti, right in the middle! Got to go out tomorrow and literally take part in the experience of taking my own card off the stand and document it...going to have to get a stranger to do it as my partner in crime (Maik) is away. You can also download an e-card version at Avant Card's site.