Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Last bit of art for now...Avant Card.

Here is the final colour illustration (and thumbnail) for Avant Card I finished last week. The original sketch is a couple of posts below. I will have to look out for it on the racks in a couple of months, if you are in Australia in June and see it...GRAB IT!
Im taking a break from industry work, freelance and bascically anything work wise from Easter for three weeks. I havent had a holiday since Christmas 2009, I have been working full time in freelance ever since. I was meant to take this three weeks off over last Christmas, but had a full time contract offered to me for a character design job, so I chose to postpone. Anyhoo, it's my birthday this Sunday 24th of April, its Easter and my wrist is telling me to stop working. Anyone in this time who contacts me and asks for work will unfortunately get a "no".

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Made the shortlist!

Over at the Children's Book Council of Australia, they announced the shortlist for the Crichton Award for Illusrators and I made it in to the chosen six with my illustrations from The Monster Maintenance Manual (written by Peter Macinnis). The winner is announced on the 19th of August.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

'Like' me on Facebook!

You can now follow me on Facebook and my blog feeds onto my facebook page. Just scroll down and find the Facebook box on the right and click 'like'. I haven't been doing much personal stuff recently, because I was working on my Wonder Woman costume for Supanova for the weekend, which you can see here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

betelgeuse! betelgeuse! betelgeuse!

Over at the Autumn Society they are doing another fantastic art show in honor of three great pop culture/cult movies. Last year it was the 3G, Ghostbusters, Gremlins & Goonies, and this year its the 3B -Beetlejuice, Back to the Future & Bill and Ted's movies. You have to be invited to participate, but I felt the urge to pump out a quick little sketch of my favourite. Check out their blog.
  I have been invited by Avant Card Australia to submit an art work for their next issue of their free postcards. They are an Australia wide free postcard/advertising company and you can find their stands right across the country. Each year they invite new artists to submit work and then a few are chosen to be published for free. I used to collect them back when I was a teenager, so its pretty awesome to know that this year ill have my work on their postcards for other people to pick up. Here is the rough sketch, for once not digitally.  Also this week ill be finishing my full time job as a character designer with Zactoons and going back to doing some backgrounds for Studio Moshi for a couple of weeks. My late April camping holiday/30th to The Great Ocean Road with Maik is starting to look pretty good. Unfortunately when we return we have to move house and then ill collapse with exhaustion. By the way, why are my characters always running lately? Must be something psychological, I need to get away...betelgeuse! betelgeuse! betelgeuse!