Saturday, October 18, 2008


I entered an art competition on the NZCGI forums with this piece and won a ticket to the Massive Black workshop here in NZ in November! The idea was interpret the theme 'consequence of time'. I put up a walkthrough here as part of the rules of the competition.

...and another couple of random doodles, the second is from photo reference.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


A Bison skeleton drawn from life at the Auckland Museum, then a bunch of sketches I referenced from photos (trying to cartoon them up a bit), and lastly an unreferenced self portrait of myself drawing on the Cintiq that I did on the Cintiq at work.

I stumbled across a completely amazing 21 year old artist yesterday named Rebecca Sugar. Her style is both lively and spontaneous and technically accomplished, and she's also a most talented writer! This is evidenced in her quirky and affecting 12 page comic Don't Cry For Me, I'm Already Dead and her ongoing series Pug Davis. One is a short story about two brothers that love to quote the simpsons, and the other chronicles the epic space adventures of the mighty dog-person-thing Pug Davis and his camp sidekick Blouse. To top it all off she is a wonderful animator, and has a couple of pieces of her work up on her Youtube channel. You best be clicking those links!

Monday, October 6, 2008


One random image, one drawing done based on this image for someone on DA, and a pic done for a friend's architecture project at Uni.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


More random doodles. The Joker was from reference - what I believe was a photo of an early concept for Nolan's version of the character. I've been playing around with markers lately and finding they're great fun! I'll chuck up some more more marker pics later. Also - the girl at the bottom of the sketchpage is all kinds of screwed up sorry, but I liked Regan's scooter and David's cow skull.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A series?

Jeff pointed out that these four images seem to form some sort of a little series. I did them all around the same time but didn't intend for them to work like that - so what was it that made them go together so well? My initial thoughts were that they all seem both somber and surreal, but on closer inspection I realised that they're all looking down and to the right. Sheesh, talk about uninspired! The very top image, by the way, was done for my friend Rachel's birthday.

You should go check out Jeff's blog if I didn't already arouse your interest in the previous paragraph - the man has talent! I'll add him to the tiny list of artfriends on the right of this blog.

And here's a couple of sketchpages that haven't been posted elsewhere, to keep the punters happy. The girls arm didn't quite work out.

Friday, August 29, 2008


A CD cover I made for my little brother using my own photos - the album is a mix of the recordings Animal Collective did during the time they recorded the album Strawberry Jam. I tried to retain the visual aesthetic they went for with that album and the recent EP Water Curses.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Prayer Stairs

One (or is it two?) that Cory hasn't seen yet. The first is a sketch I had lying around that I coloured on a whim, the second is a speedpaint from a reference photograph, and the third is a collage of sketches done from more reference photos. I had a revelation about the way 'faux shadows' (there must be a proper name for them - shadows that are not from cast light but reflected light) work tonight at the bus stop - it's impossible to explain with words so hopefully I'll get around to using some photos or sketches later. I dunno though, I am quite lazy, and the subject is probably pretty boring to anyone that isn't me :P

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Trying to loosen up a bit with my sketches I guess...

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Jellyfish Girl

All stuff that's been posted elsewhere I'm afraid - new stuff in the next entry! This last page is a bunch of villain concepts I did for my hugely talented bud Cory for his comic-in-the-works.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Weekly activities and things on the Cloud9 forum - a great way to make myself actually draw, though I really should try to come up with something original and of my own at some point...

From the fight my character thread, following the hugely talented Ninth.

Erm, fighting robots.

And some interpretation of Mickey Mouse.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008


My awesome friend Rachel gave me Sibby for my birthday. He sat next to me on the bus ride home.

Mital's character in the Draw My Character activity on C9. See them all here

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008