Monday, December 22, 2014

2014 Wrap Up

The end of 2014 turned out to be a very busy one and I am officially wrapping up 2014 today. 
After returning from Peru I began a big search for a job (after finishing working on The Day My Butt Went Psycho) and nothing much came back from the 30 or so applications and enquiries I sent out. Thankfully I found a full time position as a designer at Millipede in Melbourne, a game app studio. I also had some freelance work doing some turnarounds for a toy line and I picked up a gig helping out a sports agency design some mascots for a football club, which will continue in 2015.

Surprisingly had some interest from Nickelodeon Jnr as a possible future designer and got my name on the books at Penguin Melbourne. Im hoping to get some freelance work for either of them sometime in the future. Call me anytime, guys!

So last night I did the final bit of freelance for this year (finished up at 4am this morning) and today is my last shift at Millipede for the year. 

In 2015 I will continue to work on my book, which I have been really enjoying and I will be hoping back onto my Cartoon Network pilot project and reworking it for other funding avenues. 

I wish all the best to everyone and hope all my fellow friends, animators and illustrators a prosperous 2015 and a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fundrasier Reward Illustration

I have finished the illustration for the reward level of my fundraiser for Indiana's Cataract Surgery Bill and on going medical costs. If you would like to donate or get yourself an illustration, please click here.

My mum said Indiana is really happy and doing well. She is still in her cone but has full vision. The vet is very pleased with her progress.
Her ongoing medication and regular vet visits are adding up though, so if you would like to help out with any donations it would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you to all who have helped out so far. I will be trying to find the best way to print out the picture. I'll aim to send out the illustrations before Christmas.  

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fundrasier Reward Illustration WIP

I have started working on the illustration for the reward level of my fundraiser for Indiana's Cataract Surgery Bill and on going medical costs. She is currently recovering from her surgery and can see but she is still on a lot of medication and needs to rest. If you would like to donate or even get yourself an illustration, please click here.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Incredibles Design Chosen For Threadless!

So last month I was informed that although I hadn't won the Threadless Disney/Pixar Incredibles T-Shirt design competition, my design had been chosen for sale! Whoo-hoo! So check it out. It has just gone up online and it is currently featured on the home page with the other designs...if you like it, go ahead and purchase it...please. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

4th AACTA Awards Nomination

If you are an AACTA member, please vote before this Thursday for God Squad, which has been nominated for Best Short Animated at the 4th AACTA Awards.

Here is a new trailer (I designed the characters). LINK

Friday, November 7, 2014

Eat Your Vegetables!

A nice break from doing the family...only a few more pages of them and Im onto the animals of the book!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What's New?

Here is another page from my picture book which I did this week, I'm eager to get this done...
 ...and here are some photos from the Shag book signing  in Melbourne.
All so awesome...and expensive.

I'm Back

I'm back from my trip to Peru and it was really amazing...the real life Emperor's New Groove! The Inca Trek was pretty exhausting (because I was pretty sick on day one) but the views and rewards were many llamas...and dogs. Dogs are everywhere in Peru. The Amazon was great too, I even got to see a sloth in the wild.
We took many photos of scenery, people & animals, which I can't wait to use as reference for a Peru sketch project. I've wanted to get back into concept artwork since the Dreamworks workshop. Now I have the subject & experienced it for myself, there is no excuses not to do it. 

I'm currently free for work. So even though I'll be sending out my folio and CV to everyone and anyone I can think of for employment, please contact me if you have any paid work on offer.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Last Post Before Peru

I'm officially unemployed, as I have finished my contract on the Day My Butt Went Psycho and going on holiday to Peru! I have wanted to go there ever since I saw The Emperor's New Groove. So here is my last post before I go venture off to Machu Picchu. I'm hoping to do some sketchbook drawings as I go.
Here is my latest children's book page. See you when I get back!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Loop De Loop: Childhood

I have finally entered Loop De Loop for their Childhood theme. Roughed out in Flash and animated in Photoshop. You can watch it here and if you like, give it a vote with the stars under the video (no sign up required).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AACTA Nomination For God Squad

A short film I designed characters for a few years ago, has been nominated for an AACTA for Best Short Animation.
Well done everyone who worked on God Squad for Zac toons!
Article Link

Monday, August 25, 2014

Masters Of The Memeaverse Threadless Entry

We all know who the new wizards of the web are. Bow down to the masters of the memes; cats, sloths and pugs. Go vote 5 for them here: LINK
Also on this competition there is a FUND IT option which is an additional vote and also another way to get printed if you dont win. Friends can get a $5 discount. Use the code XNP9R9 to get it. Just click the FUND IT button and enter your details as if you were buying my shirt and enter the promo code (you dont get charged unless I get printed). You'll also be helping me earn double royalties if it DOES get printed...which means I can have more money to buy pizza if I dont win the 20K. Mmmm sad pizza. Whatever you choose to do, Thanks!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Incredibles Threadless Entry

I have entered the Threadless Incredibles competition. If you like my entry, please go give it a vote of 5 and share it around: link

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RedBubble Store Now Open!

I have started uploading my artwork to a Redbubble shop. Please come check it out and share this link with your friends. You can buy phone covers, stickers, t-shirts, throw pillows, cards etc. So far I have five collections; Marvel & DC, TV, Movies, Hip Hop Heroines and Nature. I'll be adding more over the next few months, so if you have a specific artwork from my blog or site that you would like to purchase, let me know via my Facebook page and I can stick it up there for you to buy. 

For now Im just going through all my work one by one, next up will be some Vampire related TV show and movie illustrations, some squirrels and the Yeti from my 2011 Avant card illustration.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Game Over, Man! Game Over!

Yeah I know, that's Bill Paxton's line from Aliens, but I couldn't help it.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July Update

I've finally finished my first pass of storyboards for the first presentation for the ACMI / Dreamworks project. So pooped! Here are the last rough character concepts. After the  presentation, Im going to go back and do some more concepts design, seeing as time wont be spent as much on storyboards...I hope.
This is what I stare at when I occasionally look up from my screen.
Last weekend at Oz Comic Con as Wonder Woman and Ellen Ripley.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Character Concepts & Psycho Butts Stuff

Here are some rough character designs I had to do for my ACMI Dreamworks Designing Dreams project. I just had to get something down so that I had reference for my storyboards, which im currently working on. There are a few more characters than this but these are the main dudes. I'll do more character & location concept work after the first board presentation.


Some of my designs are in some promos for The Day My Butt Went Psycho. Right now it's minimal as my character designs haven't aired yet, so here is a milkshake cups, some cheerleaders & a jetski.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June Update

I may be distracted by the 2014 World Cup at the moment but that doesn't stop me from doing some work. Here are some illustrations from my personal children's book which I have been working on since like forever.