Friday, February 27, 2009

Marama Sketchbook

More from Wellington - Cory and I started new sketchbooks and had a competition to see who could fill the most pages while I was down there for the week. We forgot to check the final result but I'm pretty sure he won (my excuse - he draws big. And lots)

Animals are all from Wellington Zoo! I hadn't been to the zoo in an age.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Marama studies

Sketches from life and observational drawings at the workshop.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Last November I flew down to Wellington with some friends to attend Massive Black's Marama workshop. I had a great few days; Learnt stuff, did a bunch of life drawing, and best of all, met some awesome and talented peeps who I still keep in contact with (Check Jez and Tom, whom I have added to my friends list on the right hand side of the blog).

I also entered the Thunderdome contest, the theme being self portrait. Amazingly, I won the contest and took home a Carl Dobsky original drawn from one of the models over the weekend, an art easel signed by all the massive black guys, a couple of DVD's and a bunch of girl's T-shirts!

I also put together a portfolio for the guys to crit, getting lots of positive feedback. I've included some of the pages below, even though it's mostly a collage of things I've posted here before.

Dobsky's portrait (drooool)

Sunday, February 8, 2009


1) Portrait of my sister for her birthday

2) Random doodle

3) An image done for my friend David for his Architectural Uni Project. He wanted a smattering of the major buildings in the Auckland CBD drawn as people, static at first and then interacting.

Here are the buildings represented (see if you Aucklanders can figure out which is which!) -

Aotea Centre
Uni flats
Hobson Street apartments
Town Hall
Vodafone HQ
...and two sneaky ones thrown in that represent nothing

4) More random doodles