Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas Update

This year has been busy but much more structured than 2012 and lots of fun. As well as working on the animated series The Day My Butt Went Psycho and working on an educational comic for Pearson, I have been to San Diego Comic Con, visited Dreamworks, Cartoon Network and Walt Disney Studios, had lots of fun costuming with my friends and finally started illustrating my children's book I wrote waaaay back in 2011. Unfortunately I was suffering from a back problem brought on by sitting down too much and working into the evening...so I had to pull back on my freelance and even my own drawing in my spare time.

Here is a preview of some of the book sketches I have done. I'm looking forward to colouring them all. Until then, see you next year!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Last Week This Happened...

...I Met Dan Aykroyd. So cool!

Melbourne Armageddon 2013


This past weekend I attended Melbourne Armageddon as Silk Spectre II and Ellen Ripley from Alien. 


(Top Ripley photo by Adam Duncan/Bottom photo by Tarquin Murnane)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Goal Achieved! Level Up!


This is how you watch a cartoon.
This weekend was special for the peeps at Melbourne based Studio Moshi and personally for me it was pretty important too. Eight years ago I finished my degree at uni, where I studied traditional animation. I left with a goal to one day work on an animation series and if I was lucky enough  I'd get to see my name in the credits. 

On Saturday it finally happened, my name in the credits on TV as a designer for the Australian/Canadian animated series: The Day My Butt Went Psycho.

Well done to Andrew Davies who has worked hard for the last two years to get this project up and running here in Australia. I remember working on it two years ago for like a day, when the character design was first being developed and I had a go at a background concept...so now its fantastic to be working on the actual series.

I have finally achieved my original goal, congratulations Moshi crew.
LEVEL UP!
Deuce and the rare double mouth frame.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Attention Potential Clients: Things To Avoid When Hiring An Illustrator.

I love working for free...in opposite world!
I don't usually post these things on my blog, but if you want a healthy relationship with an illustrator or even get one to work for you in the first place, you will avoid these things which are VERY common annoying.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

High Five! Two Days Till Psycho Butts!

Image from: www.animationmagazine.net/people/rising-stars-animation
One of my favourite shots from the upcoming series The Day My Butt Went Psycho...and not just because I drew up that block of chocolate Deuce is holding.

For Australia: 
Saturday September 21st on Channel Nine's Go!, straight after WB Kids.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Adele Butt


Had some spare time today so I did myself up in Butt form in celebration of The Day My Butt Went Psycho starting up this Saturday on channel Nine. Adele Butt is judging you...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Day My Butt Went Psycho News

The animated series I have been working on this year will begin screening on Australian TV soon! You can check out the official Australian Facebook page here.

I'm pretty sure I drew the door and background in this shot...I think. So long ago. I work in characters and props now.
"Meet Zack Freeman. Zack is best buddy to his butt, Deuce, and is determined to be the best Butt Fighter ever! Find out what Zack and Deuce get up to in the all new series - Saturday 21st September, 8am on Nine Network's GO! Channel."

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries.

A few months ago I did some work on the second season of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. I was a hostess...a gentleman's hostess, if you know what I mean. I have to wait till i can record the actual clips, so for now this will have to do...click the photos for a larger image.
Here I am protesting against the police. I'm yelling, "dirty cops!" and giving it a bit of the arm in the air, waving my purse around in anger.
And here I am doing my best suspicious glaring. I knew on the day that their continuity would be a bit stuffed up, cos here I am on BOTH sides of the room in the one scene. Oh well, more of me for everyone!
Just me having a chit chat with a client, escaping out of the room for some "business" and then casual walking through shot, showing up in the local paper and then trying to organise some more "business" with another client.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Coloured Jaime and Brienne (and their feels).

Here it is, all coloured! I have been meaning to post it for aaaaages. Here is the original sketch.

Now I have finished working on the children's book, I can return to my own personal artwork, yay!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

USA Wrap Up

So i'm back and had a great time in the US. So many things happened but I wasn't able to blog about it as it happened as all the plans I had with internet access was thrown out the window.
I had a wonderful time visiting friends, studios, LA and Burbank, seeing and meeting Jeff Goldblum at his Jazz band night and especially San Diego Comic Con...wow, that was an amazing geek experience.

Here are some of my favourite photos and events from my trip:

Bruce Timm!
J.Scott Campbell
Camping out for the panels.
Successfully getting into the panels.
20th anniversary X-Files panel
Hugh Jackman/The Wolverine Panel
This is me asking a question at the Days of Future Past panel.
Here are is a playlist of videos from youtube of me having a bit of banter with Hugh Jackman at Comic Con from different angles: